This C# tutorial demonstrates how to create the Microsoft Pyramid Chart (both 2D and 3D Pyramid Chart), and insert the MS Pyramid Chart as image to PDF Page.

Pyramid chart perform a gradient view of data, someone consider it make a more clear comparison than bar graph. The following C# .NET demo code shows how to create and save Microsoft Pyramid Chart to PDF document programmatically.
Please note, before developers using the chart making code, the MS Chart Control should be referred to your .NET application:

  • System.Windows.Forms.DataVisualization.Charting (for .NET WinForms project)
  • System.Web.UI.DataVisualization.Charting (for ASP.NET application)

Draw and insert Microsoft 2D Pyramid Chart to PDF in C# code.
public static void InsertMSChartToPDF()
    // Create a new PDF document.
    PdfDocument document = new PdfDocument();

    // Create an empty page in this document.
    PdfPage page = document.AddPage();

    // Obtain an XGraphics object to render to
    XGraphics g = XGraphics.FromPdfPage(page);

    // Create pyramid chart stream object
    Stream chartStream = CreateMSPyramidChart();

    // Convert chart stream to XImage object
    XImage chartImage = XImage.FromStream(chartStream);

    // Insert the chart image to pdf page in any position
    g.DrawImage(chartImage, 50, 50);

    // Save and show the document

public static Stream CreateMSPyramidChart()
    // Create ms chart object
    Chart chart = new Chart();

    ChartArea chartArea = new ChartArea();
    Series series1 = new Series();
    // Input Data Point
    DataPoint dataPoint1 = new DataPoint(0, 39);
    DataPoint dataPoint2 = new DataPoint(0, 18);
    DataPoint dataPoint3 = new DataPoint(0, 15);
    DataPoint dataPoint4 = new DataPoint(0, 12);
    DataPoint dataPoint5 = new DataPoint(0, 5);

    // Set series1 with data, color, chart type and name
    series1.BorderColor = Color.FromArgb(64, 64, 64, 64);
    series1.ChartType = SeriesChartType.Pyramid;
    series1.BorderWidth = 3;
    series1.Color = Color.FromArgb(180, 65, 140, 240);
    series1.Name = "Series1";
    // Bind series to chart

    // Set chart 3D style
    chartArea.Area3DStyle.Enable3D = false;

    // Bind chart area to chart object

    // Modify chart size
    chart.Size = new Size(400, 300);

    // Render chart graphics to stream
    MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
    chart.SaveImage(ms, ChartImageFormat.Png);
    return ms;
Make and render MS 3D Pyramid Chart to PDF in C# code.

All the step and code are the same as above, only need change the chartArea.Area3DStyle.Enable3D = false; in the "CreateMSPyramidChart()" to the C# code below.

chartArea.Area3DStyle.Enable3D = true;
chartArea.Area3DStyle.Inclination = 15;
chartArea.Area3DStyle.IsRightAngleAxes = false;
chartArea.Area3DStyle.Perspective = 10;
chartArea.Area3DStyle.Rotation = 10;
chartArea.BackColor = Color.WhiteSmoke;            

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