ChartDirector 6.0 (C++ Edition)

Rotated Area Chart




This example demonstrates swapping the x and y axes to produce an rotated area chart in which the area goes from left to right (instead of bottom to top).

The x and y axes in the example are configured as follows:

The area in this chart is filled using a gradient color created with BaseChart.gradientColor.

Source Code Listing

[The following code is available in "cppdemo/rotatedarea". A MFC version of the code is available in "mfcdemo/mfcdemo" (Windows edition only). A QT version of the code is available in "qtdemo/qtdemo".]
#include "chartdir.h"

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    // The data for the area chart
    double data[] = {30, 28, 40, 55, 75, 68, 54, 60, 50, 62, 75, 65, 75, 89, 60, 55, 53, 35, 50, 66,
        56, 48, 52, 65, 62};

    // The labels for the area chart
    double labels[] = {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
        22, 23, 24};

    // Create a XYChart object of size 320 x 320 pixels
    XYChart *c = new XYChart(320, 320);

    // Swap the x and y axis to become a rotated chart
    c->swapXY();

    // Set the y axis on the top side (right + rotated = top)
    c->setYAxisOnRight();

    // Reverse the x axis so it is pointing downwards
    c->xAxis()->setReverse();

    // Set the plotarea at (50, 50) and of size 200 x 200 pixels. Enable horizontal and vertical
    // grids by setting their colors to grey (0xc0c0c0).
    c->setPlotArea(50, 50, 250, 250)->setGridColor(0xc0c0c0, 0xc0c0c0);

    // Add a line chart layer using the given data
    c->addAreaLayer(DoubleArray(data, (int)(sizeof(data) / sizeof(data[0]))), c->gradientColor(50,
        0, 300, 0, 0xffffff, 0x0000ff));

    // Set the labels on the x axis. Append "m" after the value to show the unit.
    c->xAxis()->setLabels(DoubleArray(labels, (int)(sizeof(labels) / sizeof(labels[0]))),
        "{value} m");

    // Display 1 out of 3 labels.
    c->xAxis()->setLabelStep(3);

    // Add a title to the x axis
    c->xAxis()->setTitle("Depth");

    // Add a title to the y axis
    c->yAxis()->setTitle("Carbon Dioxide Concentration (ppm)");

    // Output the chart
    c->makeChart("rotatedarea.png");

    //free up resources
    delete c;
    return 0;
}