As ChartDirector.Chart is merely used as a namespace, it is never needed to create any ChartDirector.Chart object. Just use Chart.{function_name} or Chart.{constant_name} to access the static functions and constants.

For example, to access the

**NoValue**predefined constant, simply use

**Chart.NoValue**.

**Properties**

Name | Description |
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NoValue | A constant equals to 1.7E+308 to represent missing values in ChartDirector. |

BottomLeft | A constant equals to 1 to represent the bottom left position. |

BottomCenter | A constant equals to 2 to represent the bottom center position. |

BottomRight | A constant equals to 3 to represent the bottom right position. |

Left | A constant equals to 4 to represent the left position. |

Center | A constant equals to 5 to represent the center position. |

Right | A constant equals to 6 to represent the right position. |

TopLeft | A constant equals to 7 to represent the top left position. |

TopCenter | A constant equals to 8 to represent the top center position. |

TopRight | A constant equals to 9 to represent the top right position. |

Bottom | A constant equals to 2 to represent the bottom position. |

Top | A constant equals to 8 to represent the top position. |

TopLeft2 | A constant equals to 10 to represent the alternative exterior top left position. |

TopRight2 | A constant equals to 11 to represent the alternative exterior top right position. |

BottomLeft2 | A constant equals to 12 to represent the alternative exterior bottom left position. |

BottomRight2 | A constant equals to 13 to represent the alternative exterior bottom right position. |

Transparent | A constant equals to FF000000 (in hex) to represent the transparent color. |

BackgroundColor | A constant equals to FFFF0000 (in hex) to represent the background color. |

LineColor | A constant equals to FFFF0001 (in hex) to represent the default line color. |

TextColor | A constant equals to FFFF0002 (in hex) to represent the default text color. |

SameAsMainColor | A constant equals to FFFF0007 (in hex) to represent the current main color. |

Palette | A constant equals to FFFF0000 (in hex) to represent the starting index of the color palette. |

DataColor | A constant equals to FFFF0008 (in hex) to represent the starting index of automatic data color. |

defaultPalette | A constant array of integers to represent the default palette. |

whiteOnBlackPalette | A constant array of integers to represent the white on black palette. |

transparentPalette | A constant array of integers to represent the semi-transparent palette. |

NormalGlare | A constant equals to 3 to represent using normal glare strength in Chart.glassEffect shading style. |

ReducedGlare | A constant equals to 2 to represent using reduced glare strength in Chart.glassEffect shading style. |

NoGlare | A constant equals to 1 to represent disabling the glare in Chart.glassEffect shading style. |

DashLine | A constant equals to 0505 (in hex) to represent a dash line pattern for use in dash colors. |

DotLine | A constant equals to 0202 (in hex) to represent a dotted line pattern for use in dash colors. |

DotDashLine | A constant equals to 05050205 (in hex) to represent a dot-dash line pattern for use in dash colors. |

AltDashLine | A constant equals to 0A050505 (in hex) to represent a alternating long/short dash line pattern for use in dash colors. |

goldGradient | A constant array of integers to represent a gradient that looks like a golden color. |

silverGradient | A constant array of integers to represent a gradient that looks like a silver color. |

redMetalGradient | A constant array of integers to represent a gradient that looks like a red metallic color. |

blueMetalGradient | A constant array of integers to represent a gradient that looks like a blue metallic color. |

greenMetalGradient | A constant array of integers to represent a gradient that looks like a green metallic color. |

SquareShape | A constant equals to 1 to represent a square. |

DiamondShape | A constant equals to 2 to represent a diamond shape. |

TriangleShape | A constant equals to 3 to represent a triangle pointing upwards. |

RightTriangleShape | A constant equals to 4 to represent a triangle pointing rightwards. |

LeftTriangleShape | A constant equals to 5 to represent a triangle pointing leftwards. |

InvertedTriangleShape | A constant equals to 6 to represent a triangle pointing downwards. |

CircleShape | A constant equals to 7 to represent a circle. |

GlassSphereShape | A constant equals to 15 to represent a glass sphere. |

GlassSphere2Shape | A constant equals to 16 to represent a bright glass sphere. |

SolidSphereShape | A constant equals to 17 to represent a solid sphere. |

DefaultShading | A constant equals to 0 to represent default sector shading style. |

FlatShading | A constant equals to 1 to represent flat sector shading style. |

LocalGradientShading | A constant equals to 2 to represent local gradient sector shading style. |

GlobalGradientShading | A constant equals to 3 to represent global gradient sector shading style. |

ConcaveShading | A constant equals to 4 to represent concave sector shading style. |

RoundedEdgeShading | A constant equals to 6 to represent rounded edge sector shading style. |

RadialShading | A constant equals to 7 to represent radial sector shading style. |

RingShading | A constant equals to 8 to represent ring sector shading style. |

SmoothShading | A constant equals to 0 to represent smooth surface shading style. |

TriangularShading | A constant equals to 1 to represent triangular surface shading style. |

RectangularShading | A constant equals to 2 to represent rectangular surface shading style. |

TriangularFrame | A constant equals to 3 to represent triangular frame only surface shading style. |

RectangularFrame | A constant equals to 4 to represent rectangular frame only surface shading style. |

DiamondPointer | A constant equals to 0 to represent the diamond style meter pointer. |

TriangularPointer | A constant equals to 1 to represent the triangular style meter pointer. |

ArrowPointer | A constant equals to 2 to represent the arrow style meter pointer. |

ArrowPointer2 | A constant equals to 3 to represent the alternative arrow style meter pointer. |

LinePointer | A constant equals to 4 to represent the line style meter pointer. |

PencilPointer | A constant equals to 5 to represent the pencil style meter pointer. |

TriangularPointer2 | A constant equals to 6 to represent the new triangular style meter pointer. |

LinePointer2 | A constant equals to 7 to represent the new line style meter pointer. |

PNG | A constant equals to 0 to represent the PNG image format. |

GIF | A constant equals to 1 to represent the GIF image format. |

JPG | A constant equals to 2 to represent the JPG image format. |

BMP | A constant equals to 4 to represent the BMP image format. |

WMP | A constant equals to 3 to represent the WAP bitmap image format. |

SVG | A constant equals to 5 to represent the SVG image format. |

SVGZ | A constant equals to 6 to represent the compressed SVG image format. |

A constant equals to 7 to represent the PDF image format. | |

NoAntiAlias | A constant equals to 0 to represent that text should be drawn without using anti-alias. |

AntiAlias | A constant equals to 1 to represent that text should be drawn with classical anti-alias. |

AutoAntiAlias | A constant equals to 2 to represent that text should be drawn with an automatically determined anti-alias method. |

CompatAntiAlias | A constant equals to 6 to represent that text should be drawn with an automatically determined anti-alias method that behaves the same way as in ChartDirector 5.0.x or earlier versions. |

TryPalette | A constant equals to 0 to represent that palette based image format should be used if the image contains 256 colors or less. |

ForcePalette | A constant equals to 1 to represent that palette based image format should always be used (dither the image if necessary). |

NoPalette | A constant equals to 2 to represent that true color image format should always be used. |

Quantize | A constant equals to 0 to represent that the quantize dithering method should be used if dithering is required. |

OrderedDither | A constant equals to 1 to represent that the ordered dithering method should be used if dithering is required. |

ErrorDiffusion | A constant equals to 2 to represent that the error diffusion dithering method should be used if dithering is required. |

SideLayout | A constant equals to 0 to represent the side label layout method for pie/donut charts. |

CircleLayout | A constant equals to 1 to represent the circular label layout method for pie/donut charts. |

Side | A constant equals to 3 to represent the "Side" data representation method for multiple data sets. |

Stack | A constant equals to 1 to represent the "Stack" data representation method for multiple data sets. |

Overlay | A constant equals to 0 to represent the "Overlay" data representation method for multiple data sets. |

Percentage | A constant equals to 4 to represent the "Percentage" data representation method for multiple data sets. |

MonotonicNone | A constant equals to 0 to represent that a spline curve is not constraint to flow in any direction. |

MonotonicX | A constant equals to 1 to represent that a spline curve is constrained to not overshooting or undershooting in the x-axis direction. |

MonotonicY | A constant equals to 2 to represent that a spline curve is constrained to not overshooting or undershooting in the y-axis direction. |

MonotonicXY | A constant equals to 3 to represent that a spline curve is constrained to not overshooting or undershooting in both the x-axis direction and the y-axis direction. |

MonotonicAuto | A constant equals to 3 to represent that the system will automatically determine whether to constrained a spline curve to not overshooting or undershooting in the x-axis direction and/or the y-axis direction. |

LinearRegression | A constant equals to 1 to represent that linear regression be used to draw a trend line. |

ConstrainedLinearRegression | A constant equals to 0 to represent that constrained linear regression be used to draw a trend line. |

ExponentialRegression | A constant equals to -1 to represent that exponential regression be used to draw a trend line. |

LogarithmicRegression | A constant equals to -2 to represent that logarithmic regression be used to draw a trend line. |

LogTick | A constant equals to +1.6e308 to represent that the ticks in a log scale axis should be 1 - 2 - 5 - 10 style increments. |

LinearTick | A constant equals to +1.5E+308 to represent that the ticks in a log scale axis should be 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 style increments. |

TickInc | A constant equals to +1E+200 to represent the distance between major ticks. |

MinorTickOnly | A constant equals to -1.7e308 to represent that the label position should contain a minor tick only. |

MicroTickOnly | A constant equals to -1.6e308 to represent that the label position should contain a micro tick only. |

PixelScale | A constant equals to 0 to represent that the size is measured in pixels. |

XAxisScale | A constant equals to 1 to represent that the size is measured using the x-axis scale. |

YAxisScale | A constant equals to 2 to represent that the size is measured using y-axis scale. |

AngularAxisScale | A constant equals to 1 to represent that the size is measured using the angular-axis scale. |

RadialAxisScale | A constant equals to 2 to represent that the size is measured using the radial-axis scale. |

EndPoints | A constant equals to 3 to represent that the vector lengths and directions are measured by specifying the end points. |

DataBound | A constant equals to -1.7E-100 to represent that the interpolated z values should not exceed the minimum or maximum values of the original data. |

XAxisAtOrigin | A constant equals to 1 to represent that the x-axis should intersect with the zero point of the y-axis if it exists on the chart. |

YAxisAtOrigin | A constant equals to 2 to represent that the y-axis should intersect with the zero point of the x-axis if it exists on the chart. |

XYAxisAtOrigin | A constant equals to 3 to represent that the x-axis and y-axis should intersect at the origin if it exists on the chart. |

XAxisSymmetric | A constant equals to 1 to represent that the x-axis should be symmetrical about the origin. |

XAxisSymmetricIfNeeded | A constant equals to 2 to represent that the x-axis should be symmetrical about the origin if the data contain both positive and negative values. |

YAxisSymmetric | A constant equals to 4 to represent that the y-axis should be symmetrical about the origin. |

YAxisSymmetricIfNeeded | A constant equals to 8 to represent that the y-axis should be symmetrical about the origin if the data contain both positive and negative values. |

XYAxisSymmetric | A constant equals to 16 to represent that the the x-axis and y-axis should be symmetrical about the origin. |

XYAxisSymmetricIfNeeded | A constant equals to 32 to represent that the x-axis and y-axis should be symmetrical about the origin if the data contain both positive and negative values. |

NormalLegend | A constant equals to 0 to represent that the legend keys order should follow the creation order of the data sets. |

ReverseLegend | A constant equals to 1 to represent that the legend keys order is the reverse of the creation order of the data sets. |

NoLegend | A constant equals to 2 to represent that no legend keys should be added to the legend box. |

AutoGrid | A constant equals to -2 to represent that the number of columns in the legend box with grid layout is automatically determine. |

ChartBackZ | A constant equals to 100 (in hex) to represent the z-order of the back surface of the chart. |

ChartFrontZ | A constant equals to ffff (in hex) to represent the z-order of the front surface of the chart. |

PlotAreaZ | A constant equals to 1000 (in hex) to represent the z-order of the plot area back surface of the chart. |

GridLinesZ | A constant equals to 2000 (in hex) to represent the z-order of the grid lines of the chart. |

TouchBar | A constant equals to -1.7e-100 to represent that the bars in a bar layer should touch each others with no gap in between. |

HLOCDefault | A constant equals to 0 to represent that the HLOC symbols should be drawn using the same color. |

HLOCOpenClose | A constant equals to 1 to represent that the HLOC symbols should be drawn using two alternative colors based on whether the closing price is higher than the opening price. |

HLOCUpDown | A constant equals to 2 to represent that the HLOC symbols should be drawn using two alternative colors based on whether the closing price is higher than the previous closing price. |

AggregateSum | A constant equals to 0 to represent using the sum as the aggregated value in ArrayMath.aggregate. |

AggregateAvg | A constant equals to 1 to represent using the average as the aggregated value in ArrayMath.aggregate. |

AggregateStdDev | A constant equals to 2 to represent using the standard deviation as the aggregated value in ArrayMath.aggregate. |

AggregateMin | A constant equals to 3 to represent using the minimum value as the aggregated value in ArrayMath.aggregate. |

AggregateMed | A constant equals to 4 to represent using the median value as the aggregated value in ArrayMath.aggregate. |

AggregateMax | A constant equals to 5 to represent using the maximum value as the aggregated value in ArrayMath.aggregate. |

AggregatePercentile | A constant equals to 6 to represent using the percentile value as the aggregated value in ArrayMath.aggregate. |

AggregateFirst | A constant equals to 7 to represent using the first value as the aggregated value in ArrayMath.aggregate. |

AggregateLast | A constant equals to 8 to represent using the last value as the aggregated value in ArrayMath.aggregate. |

AggregateCount | A constant equals to 9 to represent using the item count as the aggregated value in ArrayMath.aggregate. |

BoxFilter | A constant equals to 0 to represent a Box graphical re-sampling filter. |

LinearFilter | A constant equals to 1 to represent a Linear graphical re-sampling filter. |

QuadraticFilter | A constant equals to 2 to represent a Quadratic graphical re-sampling filter. |

BSplineFilter | A constant equals to 3 to represent a B-spline graphical re-sampling filter. |

HermiteFilter | A constant equals to 4 to represent a Hermite graphical re-sampling filter. |

CatromFilter | A constant equals to 5 to represent a Catrom graphical re-sampling filter. |

MitchellFilter | A constant equals to 6 to represent a Mitchell graphical re-sampling filter. |

SincFilter | A constant equals to 7 to represent a Sinc graphical re-sampling filter. |

LanczosFilter | A constant equals to 8 to represent a Lanczos graphical re-sampling filter. |

GaussianFilter | A constant equals to 9 to represent a Gaussian graphical re-sampling filter. |

HanningFilter | A constant equals to 10 to represent a Hanning graphical re-sampling filter. |

HammingFilter | A constant equals to 11 to represent a Hamming graphical re-sampling filter. |

BlackmanFilter | A constant equals to 12 to represent a Blackman graphical re-sampling filter. |

BesselFilter | A constant equals to 13 to represent a Bessel graphical re-sampling filter. |

ViewPortNoUpdate | A constant equals to 0 to represent that the viewport position and size should remain unchanged. |

KeepVisibleRange | A constant equals to 1 to represent that the viewport should be adjusted to keep the axis end points unchanged. |

ScrollWithMax | A constant equals to 2 to represent that the viewport should be adjusted to keep the distance from the axis end points to the upper full range unchanged. |

ScrollWithMin | A constant equals to 3 to represent that the viewport should be adjusted so keep the distance from the axis end points to the lower full range unchanged. |

**Methods**

Name | Description |
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ClearTypeColor | Gets a value to represent that standard ClearType technology be used for drawing text. |

ClearTypeMono | Gets a value to represent that monochrome ClearType technology be used for drawing text. |

setLicenseCode | Sets the license code into ChartDirector. |

getVersion | Gets ChartDirector version information. |

getBootLog | A diagnostic function to obtain the ChartDirector boot log. |

testFont | A diagnostic function to perform a font loading test. |

chartTime | Obtain the second elapsed since 01-01-0001 00:00:00 to the given time, which is the date/time format used by ChartDirector. |

chartTime2 | Converts a UNIX time (seconds elapsed since 01-01-1970 00:00:00 GMT) to the date/time format used by ChartDirector. |

getChartYMD | Gets the year, month and day represented by a ChartDirector date/time. |

getChartWeekDay | Gets the weekday represented by a ChartDirector date/time. |

CTime | Converts a .NET DateTime to ChartDirector's date/time format. |

CTime2 | Converts an array of .NET DateTime objects to ChartDirector's date/time format. |

NTime | Converts a date/time in ChartDirector's date/time format to a .NET DateTime object. |

NTime2 | Converts an array of dates/times in ChartDirector's date/time format to .NET DateTime objects. |

goldColor | Creates a golden color, most commonly used as a background color. |

silverColor | Creates a silver color, most commonly used as a background color. |

metalColor | Creates a color by modulates the brightness of another color to create metallic shiny effects. |

brushedGoldColor | Creates a brushed golden color, most commonly used as a background color. |

brushedSilverColor | Creates a brushed silver color, most commonly used as a background color. |

brushedMetalColor | Creates a color by modulates the brightness of another color to create brushed metallic shiny effects. |

CColor | Converts a .NET System.Drawing.Color object to a ChartDirector color. |

CColor2 | Converts an array of .NET System.Drawing.Color objects to an array of ChartDirector colors. |

NColor | Converts a ChartDirector color to a .NET System.Drawing.Color object. |

NColor2 | Converts an array of ChartDirector colors to an array of .NET System.Drawing.Color objects. |

fromWPFColor | Converts a System.Windows.Media.Color object to a ChartDirector color. |

fromWPFColor2 | Converts an array of System.Windows.Media.Color objects to an array of ChartDirector colors. |

toWPFColor | Converts a ChartDirector color to a System.Windows.Media.Color object. |

toWPFColor2 | Converts an array of ChartDirector colors to an array of System.Windows.Media.Color objects. |

glassEffect | A complex shading effect that emulates tinted glass or semi-transparent plastic material. |

softLighting | A special shading effect that looks like gradient coloring. |

barLighting | A special shading effect for rectangular and polygonal bars on a BarLayer. It shades all surfaces of a 2D or 3D bar with gradient colors. |

cylinderEffect | A special shading effect that emulates the lighting of a cylinder surface. |

flatBorder | Specifies a flat border of a given width. |

phongLighting | Sets the parameters for the phong lighting effect. |

PolygonShape | Gets the shape id that represents a polygon. |

Polygon2Shape | Gets the shape id that represents a polygon in an alternative orientation. |

StarShape | Gets the shape id that represents a star shape. |

CrossShape | Gets the shape id that represents a '+' shape. |

Cross2Shape | Gets the shape id that represents a 'X' shape. |

ArrowShape | Gets the shape id that represents an arrow shape. |

PolynomialRegression | Sets the degree of the polynomial regression to be used in a trend layer. |

StartOfSecondFilter | Creates a data filter that matches date/times that represent the start of a new second in a date/time series. |

StartOfMinuteFilter | Creates a data filter that matches date/times that represent the start of a new minute in a date/time series. |

StartOfHourFilter | Creates a data filter that matches date/times that represent the start of a new hour in a date/time series. |

StartOfDayFilter | Creates a data filter that matches date/times that represent the start of a new day in a date/time series. |

StartOfWeekFilter | Creates a data filter that matches date/times that represent the start of a new week in a date/time series. |

StartOfMonthFilter | Creates a data filter that matches date/times that represent the start of a new month in a date/time series. |

StartOfYearFilter | Creates a data filter that matches date/times that represent the start of a new year in a date/time series. |

RegularSpacingFilter | Creates a data filter that matches 1 out of every N elements. |

AllPassFilter | Creates a data filter that matches every element. |

NonePassFilter | Creates a data filter that matches no element. |

SelectItemFilter | Creates a data filter that matches the specified item. |

bSearch | Uses binary search to search for a value in an array. |

arraySlice | Creates a new array with the elements copied from a part of a given array. |