ChartDirector 6.0 (C++ Edition)

Simple Bar Chart (1)




This example demonstrates the basic steps in creating bar charts.

Source Code Listing

[The following code is available in "cppdemo/simplebar". 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 bar chart
    double data[] = {85, 156, 179.5, 211, 123};

    // The labels for the bar chart
    const char *labels[] = {"Mon", "Tue", "Wed", "Thu", "Fri"};

    // Create a XYChart object of size 250 x 250 pixels
    XYChart *c = new XYChart(250, 250);

    // Set the plotarea at (30, 20) and of size 200 x 200 pixels
    c->setPlotArea(30, 20, 200, 200);

    // Add a bar chart layer using the given data
    c->addBarLayer(DoubleArray(data, (int)(sizeof(data) / sizeof(data[0]))));

    // Set the labels on the x axis.
    c->xAxis()->setLabels(StringArray(labels, (int)(sizeof(labels) / sizeof(labels[0]))));

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

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