Getting started with Angular 3D Chart component

27 Apr 202424 minutes to read

This section explains you the steps required to create a simple Angular 3D Chart and demonstrate the basic usage of the 3D Chart component in an Angular environment.

Setup angular environment

You can use Angular CLI to setup your Angular applications.
To install Angular CLI use the following command.

npm install -g @angular/cli

Create an Angular application

Start a new Angular application using below Angular CLI command.

ng new my-app
cd my-app

Installing Syncfusion 3D Chart package

Syncfusion packages are distributed in npm as @syncfusion scoped packages. You can get all the Angular Syncfusion package from npm link.

Currently, Syncfusion provides two types of package structures for Angular components,

  1. Ivy library distribution package format
  2. Angular compatibility compiler(Angular’s legacy compilation and rendering pipeline) package.

Ivy library distribution package

Syncfusion Angular packages(>=20.2.36) has been moved to the Ivy distribution to support the Angular Ivy rendering engine and the package are compatible with Angular version 12 and above. To download the package use the below command.

Add @syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts package to the application.

npm install @syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts --save

Angular compatibility compiled package(ngcc)

For Angular version below 12, you can use the legacy (ngcc) package of the Syncfusion Angular components. To download the ngcc package use the below.

Add @syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts@ngcc package to the application.

npm install @syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts@ngcc --save

To mention the ngcc package in the package.json file, add the suffix -ngcc with the package version as below.

@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts:"20.2.38-ngcc"

Note: If the ngcc tag is not specified while installing the package, the Ivy Library Package will be installed and this package will throw a warning.

Registering 3D Chart module

Import 3D Chart module into Angular application(app.module.ts) from the package @syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts [src/app/app.module.ts].

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
// import the ChartModule for the Chart component
import { Chart3DModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts';
import { AppComponent }  from './app.component';

@NgModule({
  //declaration of ChartModule into NgModule
  imports:      [ BrowserModule, Chart3DModule ],
  declarations: [ AppComponent ],
  bootstrap:    [ AppComponent ]
})
export class AppModule { }
  • Modify the template in app.component.ts file to render the ej2-angular-charts component
    [src/app/app.component.ts].
import { Component, ViewEncapsulation } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
  selector: 'app-container',
  // specifies the template string for the 3D Charts component
  template: `<ejs-chart3d id='chart-container'></ejs-chart3d>`,
  encapsulation: ViewEncapsulation.None
})
export class AppComponent  { }

Now use the app-container in the index.html instead of default one.

<app-container></app-container>
  • Now run the application in the browser using the below command.
npm start

The below example shows a basic 3D Charts.

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core'
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'
import { Chart3DModule} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts'



import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
imports: [
         Chart3DModule
    ],


standalone: true,
    selector: 'app-container',
    // specifies the template string for the 3D Chart component
    template: `<ejs-chart3d id='chart-container'></ejs-chart3d>`
})
export class AppComponent {

}
import { bootstrapApplication } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import 'zone.js';
bootstrapApplication(AppComponent).catch((err) => console.error(err));

Module injection

3D Chart component are segregated into individual feature-wise modules. In order to use a particular feature, you need to inject its feature service in the AppModule. In the current application, we are going to modify the above basic 3D Chart to visualize sales data for a particular year. For this application we are going to use column series, tooltip, data label, category axis and legend feature of the 3D Chart. Please find relevant feature service name and description as follows.

  • ColumnSeries3DService - Inject this provider to use column series.
  • Legend3DService - Inject this provider to use legend feature.
  • Tooltip3DService - Inject this provider to use tooltip feature.
  • DataLabel3DService - Inject this provider to use datalabel feature.
  • Category3DService - Inject this provider to use category feature.

These modules should be injected to the provider section as follows,

    import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
    import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
    import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
    import { Chart3DComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts';
    import { Category3DService, Legend3DService, Tooltip3DService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts';
    import { DataLabel3DService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts';

    @NgModule({
        imports: [
            BrowserModule,
        ],
        declarations: [AppComponent, Chart3DComponent],
        bootstrap: [AppComponent],
        providers: [ Category3DService, Legend3DService, Tooltip3DService, DataLabel3DService ]
    })

Populate chart with data

This section explains how to plot below JSON data to the 3D Chart.

    export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
    public chartData: Object[];
    ngOnInit(): void {
        // Data for chart series
        this.chartData = [
            { x: 'Tesla', y: 137429 },
            { x: 'Aion', y: 80308 },
            { x: 'Wuling', y: 76418 },
            { x: 'Changan', y: 52849 },
            { x: 'Geely', y: 47234 },
            { x: 'Nio', y: 31041 },
            { x: 'Neta', y: 22449 },
            { x: 'BMW', y: 18733 }
        ];
    }
}

Add a series object to the 3D Chart by using series property. Now map the field names x and y in the JSON data to the xName and yName properties of the series, then set the JSON data to dataSource property.

Since the JSON contains category data, set the valueTypefor horizontal axis to Category.

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core'
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'
import { Chart3DAllModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts'




import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
imports: [
         Chart3DAllModule
    ],

providers: [Chart3DAllModule]
standalone: true,
    selector: 'app-container',
    template: `<ejs-chart3d style='display:block;' align='center' [primaryXAxis]='primaryXAxis' [primaryYAxis]='primaryYAxis'
    rotation=7 tilt=10 depth=100 [enableRotation]='enableRotation'>
    <e-chart3d-series-collection>
        <e-chart3d-series [dataSource]='dataSource' type='Column' xName='x' yName='y'>
        </e-chart3d-series>
    </e-chart3d-series-collection>
</ejs-chart3d>`
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
    public dataSource?: Object[];
    public primaryXAxis?: Object;
    public primaryYAxis?: Object;
    public enableRotation?: boolean;
    ngOnInit(): void {
        this.dataSource = [
            { x: 'Tesla', y: 137429 }, { x: 'Aion', y: 80308 },
            { x: 'Wuling', y: 76418 }, { x: 'Changan', y: 52849 },
            { x: 'Geely', y: 47234 }, { x: 'Nio', y: 31041 },
            { x: 'Neta', y: 22449 }, { x: 'BMW', y: 18733 }];
        this.primaryXAxis = {
            valueType: 'Category',
            labelRotation: -45,
            labelPlacement: 'BetweenTicks'
        };
        this.primaryYAxis = {
            maximum: 150000,
            interval: 50000
        };
        this.enableRotation = true;
    }
}
import { bootstrapApplication } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import 'zone.js';
bootstrapApplication(AppComponent).catch((err) => console.error(err));

Add 3D Chart title

You can add a title using title property to the 3D Chart to provide quick information to the user about the data plotted in the 3D Chart.

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core'
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'
import { Chart3DAllModule} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts'



import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
imports: [
         Chart3DAllModule
    ],

providers: [Chart3DAllModule]
standalone: true,
    selector: 'app-container',
    // specifies the template string for the Chart component
    template: `<ejs-chart3d style='display:block;' align='center' [title]='title' [primaryXAxis]='primaryXAxis' [primaryYAxis]='primaryYAxis'
    rotation=7 tilt=10 depth=100 [enableRotation]='enableRotation'>
    <e-chart3d-series-collection>
        <e-chart3d-series [dataSource]='dataSource' type='Column' xName='x' yName='y'>
        </e-chart3d-series>
    </e-chart3d-series-collection>
</ejs-chart3d>`
})
export class AppComponent {
    public dataSource?: Object[];
    public primaryXAxis?: Object;
    public primaryYAxis?: Object;
    public enableRotation?: boolean;
    public title?: string;
    ngOnInit(): void {
        this.dataSource = [
            { x: 'Tesla', y: 137429 }, { x: 'Aion', y: 80308 },
            { x: 'Wuling', y: 76418 }, { x: 'Changan', y: 52849 },
            { x: 'Geely', y: 47234 }, { x: 'Nio', y: 31041 },
            { x: 'Neta', y: 22449 }, { x: 'BMW', y: 18733 }];
        this.primaryXAxis = {
            valueType: 'Category',
            labelRotation: -45,
            labelPlacement: 'BetweenTicks'
        };
        this.primaryYAxis = {
            maximum: 150000,
            interval: 50000
        };
        this.enableRotation = true;
        this.title = 'Top Selling Electric Cars in China';
    }
}
import { bootstrapApplication } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import 'zone.js';
bootstrapApplication(AppComponent).catch((err) => console.error(err));

Enable legend

You can use legend for the 3D Chart by setting the visible property to true in legendSettings object and by injecting the Legend3DService into the @NgModule.providers.

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core'
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'
import { Chart3DAllModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts'




import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
imports: [
         Chart3DAllModule
    ],

providers: [Chart3DAllModule]
standalone: true,
    selector: 'app-container',
    template: `<ejs-chart3d style='display:block;' align='center' [primaryXAxis]='primaryXAxis' [primaryYAxis]='primaryYAxis'
    rotation=7 tilt=10 depth=100 [legendSettings]="legendSettings" [enableRotation]='enableRotation' [title]='title'>
    <e-chart3d-series-collection>
        <e-chart3d-series [dataSource]='dataSource' type='Column' xName='x' yName='y' name='Sales'>
        </e-chart3d-series>
    </e-chart3d-series-collection>
</ejs-chart3d>`
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
    public dataSource?: Object[];
    public primaryXAxis?: Object;
    public primaryYAxis?: Object;
    public enableRotation?: boolean;
    public title?: string;
    public legendSettings?: Object;
    ngOnInit(): void {
        this.dataSource = [
            { x: 'Tesla', y: 137429 }, { x: 'Aion', y: 80308 },
            { x: 'Wuling', y: 76418 }, { x: 'Changan', y: 52849 },
            { x: 'Geely', y: 47234 }, { x: 'Nio', y: 31041 },
            { x: 'Neta', y: 22449 }, { x: 'BMW', y: 18733 }];
        this.primaryXAxis = {
            valueType: 'Category',
            labelRotation: -45,
            labelPlacement: 'BetweenTicks'
        };
        this.primaryYAxis = {
            maximum: 150000,
            interval: 50000
        };
        this.enableRotation = true;
        this.title = 'Top Selling Electric Cars in China';
        this.legendSettings = { visible: true };
    }
}
import { bootstrapApplication } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import 'zone.js';
bootstrapApplication(AppComponent).catch((err) => console.error(err));

Add data label

You can add data labels to improve the readability of the 3D Chart.
This can be achieved by setting the visible property to true in the dataLabel object and by injecting DataLabel3DService into the @NgModule.providers.

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core'
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'
import { Chart3DAllModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts'




import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
imports: [
         Chart3DAllModule
    ],

providers: [Chart3DAllModule]
standalone: true,
    selector: 'app-container',
    template: `<ejs-chart3d style='display:block;' align='center' [primaryXAxis]='primaryXAxis' [primaryYAxis]='primaryYAxis'
    rotation=7 tilt=10 depth=100 [enableRotation]='enableRotation' [title]='title'>
    <e-chart3d-series-collection>
        <e-chart3d-series [dataSource]='dataSource' [dataLabel]="datalabel" type='Column' xName='x' yName='y' name='Sales'>
        </e-chart3d-series>
    </e-chart3d-series-collection>
</ejs-chart3d>`
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
    public dataSource?: Object[];
    public primaryXAxis?: Object;
    public primaryYAxis?: Object;
    public enableRotation?: boolean;
    public title?: string;
    public legendSettings?: Object;
    public datalabel?: Object;
    ngOnInit(): void {
        this.dataSource = [
            { x: 'Tesla', y: 137429 }, { x: 'Aion', y: 80308 },
            { x: 'Wuling', y: 76418 }, { x: 'Changan', y: 52849 },
            { x: 'Geely', y: 47234 }, { x: 'Nio', y: 31041 },
            { x: 'Neta', y: 22449 }, { x: 'BMW', y: 18733 }];
        this.primaryXAxis = {
            valueType: 'Category',
            labelRotation: -45,
            labelPlacement: 'BetweenTicks'
        };
        this.primaryYAxis = {
            maximum: 150000,
            interval: 50000
        };
        this.enableRotation = true;
        this.title = 'Top Selling Electric Cars in China';
        this.legendSettings = { visible: true };
        this.datalabel = {
            visible: true
        };
    }
}
import { bootstrapApplication } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import 'zone.js';
bootstrapApplication(AppComponent).catch((err) => console.error(err));

Enable tooltip

The tooltip is useful when you cannot display information by using the data labels due to space constraints. You can enable tooltip by setting the enable property as true in tooltip object and by injecting Tooltip3DService into the @NgModule.providers.

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core'
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser'
import { Chart3DAllModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-charts'




import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
imports: [
         Chart3DAllModule
    ],

providers: [Chart3DAllModule]
standalone: true,
    selector: 'app-container',
    template: `<ejs-chart3d style='display:block;' align='center' [tooltip]="tooltip" [primaryXAxis]='primaryXAxis' [primaryYAxis]='primaryYAxis'
    rotation=7 tilt=10 depth=100 [enableRotation]='enableRotation'>
    <e-chart3d-series-collection>
        <e-chart3d-series [dataSource]='dataSource' [dataLabel]="datalabel" type='Column' xName='x' yName='y' name='Sales'>
        </e-chart3d-series>
    </e-chart3d-series-collection>
</ejs-chart3d>`
})
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {
    public dataSource?: Object[];
    public primaryXAxis?: Object;
    public primaryYAxis?: Object;
    public enableRotation?: boolean;
    public title?: string;
    public legendSettings?: Object;
    public datalabel?: Object;
    public tooltip?: Object;
    ngOnInit(): void {
        this.dataSource = [
            { x: 'Tesla', y: 137429 }, { x: 'Aion', y: 80308 },
            { x: 'Wuling', y: 76418 }, { x: 'Changan', y: 52849 },
            { x: 'Geely', y: 47234 }, { x: 'Nio', y: 31041 },
            { x: 'Neta', y: 22449 }, { x: 'BMW', y: 18733 }];
        this.primaryXAxis = {
            valueType: 'Category',
            labelRotation: -45,
            labelPlacement: 'BetweenTicks'
        };
        this.primaryYAxis = {
            maximum: 150000,
            interval: 50000
        };
        this.enableRotation = true;
        this.title = 'Top Selling Electric Cars in China';
        this.legendSettings = { visible: true };
        this.datalabel = {
            visible: true
        };
        this.tooltip = { enable: true };
    }
}
import { bootstrapApplication } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import 'zone.js';
bootstrapApplication(AppComponent).catch((err) => console.error(err));

You can also explore our Angular 3D Charts example that shows various 3D Chart types and how to represent time-dependent data, showing trends in data at equal intervals.