ChartDirector 6.0 (C++ Edition)

Simple Bar Chart (2)




This example extends the Simple Bar Chart (1) example to demonstrates various methods to control the chart appearance and to add titles.

Source Code Listing

[The following code is available in "cppdemo/simplebar2". 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, 211, 123, 189, 166};

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

    // Create a XYChart object of size 600 x 400 pixels
    XYChart *c = new XYChart(600, 400);

    // Add a title box using grey (0x555555) 24pt Arial Bold font
    c->addTitle("    Bar Chart Demonstration", "arialbd.ttf", 24, 0x555555);

    // Set the plotarea at (70, 60) and of size 500 x 300 pixels, with transparent background and
    // border and light grey (0xcccccc) horizontal grid lines
    c->setPlotArea(70, 60, 500, 300, Chart::Transparent, -1, Chart::Transparent, 0xcccccc);

    // Set the x and y axis stems to transparent and the label font to 12pt Arial
    c->xAxis()->setColors(Chart::Transparent);
    c->yAxis()->setColors(Chart::Transparent);
    c->xAxis()->setLabelStyle("arial.ttf", 12);
    c->yAxis()->setLabelStyle("arial.ttf", 12);

    // Add a blue (0x6699bb) bar chart layer with transparent border using the given data
    c->addBarLayer(DoubleArray(data, (int)(sizeof(data) / sizeof(data[0]))), 0x6699bb
        )->setBorderColor(Chart::Transparent);

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

    // For the automatic y-axis labels, set the minimum spacing to 40 pixels.
    c->yAxis()->setTickDensity(40);

    // Add a title to the y axis using dark grey (0x555555) 14pt Arial Bold font
    c->yAxis()->setTitle("Y-Axis Title Placeholder", "arialbd.ttf", 14, 0x555555);

    // Output the chart
    c->makeChart("simplebar2.png");

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