ChartDirector 6.2 (.NET Edition)

Finance Chart (2)




This example demonstrate creating a full-featured finance chart, with candlesticks, moving averages, Donchian channel, volume bars, MACD and Stochastic indicators.

This example employs the FinanceChart library add-on to allow complex financial charts to be composed easily. In this example, the key steps are:

For simplicity and to allow this example to run without connecting to a real database, a RanTable object is used to simulate the data. RanTable is a ChartDirector utility class used for creating tables with random numbers.

Source Code Listing

[Windows Forms - C# version] NetWinCharts\CSharpWinCharts\finance2.cs
using System;
using ChartDirector;

namespace CSharpChartExplorer
{
    public class finance2 : DemoModule
    {
        //Name of demo module
        public string getName() { return "Finance Chart (2)"; }

        //Number of charts produced in this demo module
        public int getNoOfCharts() { return 1; }

        //Main code for creating chart.
        //Note: the argument chartIndex is unused because this demo only has 1 chart.
        public void createChart(WinChartViewer viewer, int chartIndex)
        {
            // Create a finance chart demo containing 100 days of data
            int noOfDays = 100;

            // To compute moving averages starting from the first day, we need to get extra data
            // points before the first day
            int extraDays = 30;

            // In this exammple, we use a random number generator utility to simulate the data. We
            // set up the random table to create 6 cols x (noOfDays + extraDays) rows, using 9 as
            // the seed.
            RanTable rantable = new RanTable(9, 6, noOfDays + extraDays);

            // Set the 1st col to be the timeStamp, starting from Sep 4, 2002, with each row
            // representing one day, and counting week days only (jump over Sat and Sun)
            rantable.setDateCol(0, new DateTime(2002, 9, 4), 86400, true);

            // Set the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th columns to be high, low, open and close data. The open
            // value starts from 100, and the daily change is random from -5 to 5.
            rantable.setHLOCCols(1, 100, -5, 5);

            // Set the 6th column as the vol data from 5 to 25 million
            rantable.setCol(5, 50000000, 250000000);

            // Now we read the data from the table into arrays
            double[] timeStamps = rantable.getCol(0);
            double[] highData = rantable.getCol(1);
            double[] lowData = rantable.getCol(2);
            double[] openData = rantable.getCol(3);
            double[] closeData = rantable.getCol(4);
            double[] volData = rantable.getCol(5);

            // Create a FinanceChart object of width 640 pixels
            FinanceChart c = new FinanceChart(640);

            // Add a title to the chart
            c.addTitle("Finance Chart Demonstration");

            // Set the data into the finance chart object
            c.setData(timeStamps, highData, lowData, openData, closeData, volData, extraDays);

            // Add a slow stochastic chart (75 pixels high) with %K = 14 and %D = 3
            c.addSlowStochastic(75, 14, 3, 0x006060, 0x606000);

            // Add the main chart with 240 pixels in height
            c.addMainChart(240);

            // Add a 10 period simple moving average to the main chart, using brown color
            c.addSimpleMovingAvg(10, 0x663300);

            // Add a 20 period simple moving average to the main chart, using purple color
            c.addSimpleMovingAvg(20, 0x9900ff);

            // Add candlestick symbols to the main chart, using green/red for up/down days
            c.addCandleStick(0x00ff00, 0xff0000);

            // Add 20 days donchian channel to the main chart, using light blue (9999ff) as the
            // border and semi-transparent blue (c06666ff) as the fill color
            c.addDonchianChannel(20, 0x9999ff, unchecked((int)0xc06666ff));

            // Add a 75 pixels volume bars sub-chart to the bottom of the main chart, using
            // green/red/grey for up/down/flat days
            c.addVolBars(75, 0x99ff99, 0xff9999, 0x808080);

            // Append a MACD(26, 12) indicator chart (75 pixels high) after the main chart, using 9
            // days for computing divergence.
            c.addMACD(75, 26, 12, 9, 0x0000ff, 0xff00ff, 0x008000);

            // Output the chart
            viewer.Chart = c;
        }
    }
}

[Windows Forms - VB Version] NetWinCharts\VBNetWinCharts\finance2.vb
Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Imports ChartDirector

Public Class finance2
    Implements DemoModule

    'Name of demo module
    Public Function getName() As String Implements DemoModule.getName
        Return "Finance Chart (2)"
    End Function

    'Number of charts produced in this demo module
    Public Function getNoOfCharts() As Integer Implements DemoModule.getNoOfCharts
        Return 1
    End Function

    'Main code for creating chart.
    'Note: the argument chartIndex is unused because this demo only has 1 chart.
    Public Sub createChart(viewer As WinChartViewer, chartIndex As Integer) _
        Implements DemoModule.createChart

        ' Create a finance chart demo containing 100 days of data
        Dim noOfDays As Integer = 100

        ' To compute moving averages starting from the first day, we need to get extra data points
        ' before the first day
        Dim extraDays As Integer = 30

        ' In this exammple, we use a random number generator utility to simulate the data. We set up
        ' the random table to create 6 cols x (noOfDays + extraDays) rows, using 9 as the seed.
        Dim rantable As RanTable = New RanTable(9, 6, noOfDays + extraDays)

        ' Set the 1st col to be the timeStamp, starting from Sep 4, 2002, with each row representing
        ' one day, and counting week days only (jump over Sat and Sun)
        rantable.setDateCol(0, DateSerial(2002, 9, 4), 86400, True)

        ' Set the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th columns to be high, low, open and close data. The open value
        ' starts from 100, and the daily change is random from -5 to 5.
        rantable.setHLOCCols(1, 100, -5, 5)

        ' Set the 6th column as the vol data from 5 to 25 million
        rantable.setCol(5, 50000000, 250000000)

        ' Now we read the data from the table into arrays
        Dim timeStamps() As Double = rantable.getCol(0)
        Dim highData() As Double = rantable.getCol(1)
        Dim lowData() As Double = rantable.getCol(2)
        Dim openData() As Double = rantable.getCol(3)
        Dim closeData() As Double = rantable.getCol(4)
        Dim volData() As Double = rantable.getCol(5)

        ' Create a FinanceChart object of width 640 pixels
        Dim c As FinanceChart = New FinanceChart(640)

        ' Add a title to the chart
        c.addTitle("Finance Chart Demonstration")

        ' Set the data into the finance chart object
        c.setData(timeStamps, highData, lowData, openData, closeData, volData, extraDays)

        ' Add a slow stochastic chart (75 pixels high) with %K = 14 and %D = 3
        c.addSlowStochastic(75, 14, 3, &H006060, &H606000)

        ' Add the main chart with 240 pixels in height
        c.addMainChart(240)

        ' Add a 10 period simple moving average to the main chart, using brown color
        c.addSimpleMovingAvg(10, &H663300)

        ' Add a 20 period simple moving average to the main chart, using purple color
        c.addSimpleMovingAvg(20, &H9900ff)

        ' Add candlestick symbols to the main chart, using green/red for up/down days
        c.addCandleStick(&H00ff00, &Hff0000)

        ' Add 20 days donchian channel to the main chart, using light blue (9999ff) as the border
        ' and semi-transparent blue (c06666ff) as the fill color
        c.addDonchianChannel(20, &H9999ff, &Hc06666ff)

        ' Add a 75 pixels volume bars sub-chart to the bottom of the main chart, using
        ' green/red/grey for up/down/flat days
        c.addVolBars(75, &H99ff99, &Hff9999, &H808080)

        ' Append a MACD(26, 12) indicator chart (75 pixels high) after the main chart, using 9 days
        ' for computing divergence.
        c.addMACD(75, 26, 12, 9, &H0000ff, &Hff00ff, &H008000)

        ' Output the chart
        viewer.Chart = c

    End Sub

End Class

[WPF - C#] NetWPFCharts\finance2.cs
using System;
using ChartDirector;

namespace CSharpWPFDemo
{
    public class finance2 : DemoModule
    {
        //Name of demo module
        public string getName() { return "Finance Chart (2)"; }

        //Number of charts produced in this demo module
        public int getNoOfCharts() { return 1; }

        //Main code for creating chart.
        //Note: the argument chartIndex is unused because this demo only has 1 chart.
        public void createChart(WPFChartViewer viewer, int chartIndex)
        {
            // Create a finance chart demo containing 100 days of data
            int noOfDays = 100;

            // To compute moving averages starting from the first day, we need to get extra data
            // points before the first day
            int extraDays = 30;

            // In this exammple, we use a random number generator utility to simulate the data. We
            // set up the random table to create 6 cols x (noOfDays + extraDays) rows, using 9 as
            // the seed.
            RanTable rantable = new RanTable(9, 6, noOfDays + extraDays);

            // Set the 1st col to be the timeStamp, starting from Sep 4, 2002, with each row
            // representing one day, and counting week days only (jump over Sat and Sun)
            rantable.setDateCol(0, new DateTime(2002, 9, 4), 86400, true);

            // Set the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th columns to be high, low, open and close data. The open
            // value starts from 100, and the daily change is random from -5 to 5.
            rantable.setHLOCCols(1, 100, -5, 5);

            // Set the 6th column as the vol data from 5 to 25 million
            rantable.setCol(5, 50000000, 250000000);

            // Now we read the data from the table into arrays
            double[] timeStamps = rantable.getCol(0);
            double[] highData = rantable.getCol(1);
            double[] lowData = rantable.getCol(2);
            double[] openData = rantable.getCol(3);
            double[] closeData = rantable.getCol(4);
            double[] volData = rantable.getCol(5);

            // Create a FinanceChart object of width 640 pixels
            FinanceChart c = new FinanceChart(640);

            // Add a title to the chart
            c.addTitle("Finance Chart Demonstration");

            // Set the data into the finance chart object
            c.setData(timeStamps, highData, lowData, openData, closeData, volData, extraDays);

            // Add a slow stochastic chart (75 pixels high) with %K = 14 and %D = 3
            c.addSlowStochastic(75, 14, 3, 0x006060, 0x606000);

            // Add the main chart with 240 pixels in height
            c.addMainChart(240);

            // Add a 10 period simple moving average to the main chart, using brown color
            c.addSimpleMovingAvg(10, 0x663300);

            // Add a 20 period simple moving average to the main chart, using purple color
            c.addSimpleMovingAvg(20, 0x9900ff);

            // Add candlestick symbols to the main chart, using green/red for up/down days
            c.addCandleStick(0x00ff00, 0xff0000);

            // Add 20 days donchian channel to the main chart, using light blue (9999ff) as the
            // border and semi-transparent blue (c06666ff) as the fill color
            c.addDonchianChannel(20, 0x9999ff, unchecked((int)0xc06666ff));

            // Add a 75 pixels volume bars sub-chart to the bottom of the main chart, using
            // green/red/grey for up/down/flat days
            c.addVolBars(75, 0x99ff99, 0xff9999, 0x808080);

            // Append a MACD(26, 12) indicator chart (75 pixels high) after the main chart, using 9
            // days for computing divergence.
            c.addMACD(75, 26, 12, 9, 0x0000ff, 0xff00ff, 0x008000);

            // Output the chart
            viewer.Chart = c;
        }
    }
}

[ASP.NET Web Forms - C# version] NetWebCharts\CSharpASP\finance2.aspx
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<%@ Page Language="C#" Debug="true" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="ChartDirector" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="chart" Namespace="ChartDirector" Assembly="netchartdir" %>

<!DOCTYPE html>

<script runat="server">

//
// Page Load event handler
//
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    // Create a finance chart demo containing 100 days of data
    int noOfDays = 100;

    // To compute moving averages starting from the first day, we need to get extra data points
    // before the first day
    int extraDays = 30;

    // In this exammple, we use a random number generator utility to simulate the data. We set up
    // the random table to create 6 cols x (noOfDays + extraDays) rows, using 9 as the seed.
    RanTable rantable = new RanTable(9, 6, noOfDays + extraDays);

    // Set the 1st col to be the timeStamp, starting from Sep 4, 2002, with each row representing
    // one day, and counting week days only (jump over Sat and Sun)
    rantable.setDateCol(0, new DateTime(2002, 9, 4), 86400, true);

    // Set the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th columns to be high, low, open and close data. The open value
    // starts from 100, and the daily change is random from -5 to 5.
    rantable.setHLOCCols(1, 100, -5, 5);

    // Set the 6th column as the vol data from 5 to 25 million
    rantable.setCol(5, 50000000, 250000000);

    // Now we read the data from the table into arrays
    double[] timeStamps = rantable.getCol(0);
    double[] highData = rantable.getCol(1);
    double[] lowData = rantable.getCol(2);
    double[] openData = rantable.getCol(3);
    double[] closeData = rantable.getCol(4);
    double[] volData = rantable.getCol(5);

    // Create a FinanceChart object of width 640 pixels
    FinanceChart c = new FinanceChart(640);

    // Add a title to the chart
    c.addTitle("Finance Chart Demonstration");

    // Set the data into the finance chart object
    c.setData(timeStamps, highData, lowData, openData, closeData, volData, extraDays);

    // Add a slow stochastic chart (75 pixels high) with %K = 14 and %D = 3
    c.addSlowStochastic(75, 14, 3, 0x006060, 0x606000);

    // Add the main chart with 240 pixels in height
    c.addMainChart(240);

    // Add a 10 period simple moving average to the main chart, using brown color
    c.addSimpleMovingAvg(10, 0x663300);

    // Add a 20 period simple moving average to the main chart, using purple color
    c.addSimpleMovingAvg(20, 0x9900ff);

    // Add candlestick symbols to the main chart, using green/red for up/down days
    c.addCandleStick(0x00ff00, 0xff0000);

    // Add 20 days donchian channel to the main chart, using light blue (9999ff) as the border and
    // semi-transparent blue (c06666ff) as the fill color
    c.addDonchianChannel(20, 0x9999ff, unchecked((int)0xc06666ff));

    // Add a 75 pixels volume bars sub-chart to the bottom of the main chart, using green/red/grey
    // for up/down/flat days
    c.addVolBars(75, 0x99ff99, 0xff9999, 0x808080);

    // Append a MACD(26, 12) indicator chart (75 pixels high) after the main chart, using 9 days for
    // computing divergence.
    c.addMACD(75, 26, 12, 9, 0x0000ff, 0xff00ff, 0x008000);

    // Output the chart
    WebChartViewer1.Image = c.makeWebImage(Chart.PNG);
}

</script>

<html>
<body>
    <chart:WebChartViewer id="WebChartViewer1" runat="server" />
</body>
</html>

[ASP.NET Web Forms - VB Version] NetWebCharts\VBNetASP\finance2.aspx
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<%@ Page Language="VB" Debug="true" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="ChartDirector" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="chart" Namespace="ChartDirector" Assembly="netchartdir" %>

<!DOCTYPE html>

<script runat="server">

'
' Page Load event handler
'
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)

    ' Create a finance chart demo containing 100 days of data
    Dim noOfDays As Integer = 100

    ' To compute moving averages starting from the first day, we need to get extra data points
    ' before the first day
    Dim extraDays As Integer = 30

    ' In this exammple, we use a random number generator utility to simulate the data. We set up the
    ' random table to create 6 cols x (noOfDays + extraDays) rows, using 9 as the seed.
    Dim rantable As RanTable = New RanTable(9, 6, noOfDays + extraDays)

    ' Set the 1st col to be the timeStamp, starting from Sep 4, 2002, with each row representing one
    ' day, and counting week days only (jump over Sat and Sun)
    rantable.setDateCol(0, DateSerial(2002, 9, 4), 86400, True)

    ' Set the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th columns to be high, low, open and close data. The open value
    ' starts from 100, and the daily change is random from -5 to 5.
    rantable.setHLOCCols(1, 100, -5, 5)

    ' Set the 6th column as the vol data from 5 to 25 million
    rantable.setCol(5, 50000000, 250000000)

    ' Now we read the data from the table into arrays
    Dim timeStamps() As Double = rantable.getCol(0)
    Dim highData() As Double = rantable.getCol(1)
    Dim lowData() As Double = rantable.getCol(2)
    Dim openData() As Double = rantable.getCol(3)
    Dim closeData() As Double = rantable.getCol(4)
    Dim volData() As Double = rantable.getCol(5)

    ' Create a FinanceChart object of width 640 pixels
    Dim c As FinanceChart = New FinanceChart(640)

    ' Add a title to the chart
    c.addTitle("Finance Chart Demonstration")

    ' Set the data into the finance chart object
    c.setData(timeStamps, highData, lowData, openData, closeData, volData, extraDays)

    ' Add a slow stochastic chart (75 pixels high) with %K = 14 and %D = 3
    c.addSlowStochastic(75, 14, 3, &H006060, &H606000)

    ' Add the main chart with 240 pixels in height
    c.addMainChart(240)

    ' Add a 10 period simple moving average to the main chart, using brown color
    c.addSimpleMovingAvg(10, &H663300)

    ' Add a 20 period simple moving average to the main chart, using purple color
    c.addSimpleMovingAvg(20, &H9900ff)

    ' Add candlestick symbols to the main chart, using green/red for up/down days
    c.addCandleStick(&H00ff00, &Hff0000)

    ' Add 20 days donchian channel to the main chart, using light blue (9999ff) as the border and
    ' semi-transparent blue (c06666ff) as the fill color
    c.addDonchianChannel(20, &H9999ff, &Hc06666ff)

    ' Add a 75 pixels volume bars sub-chart to the bottom of the main chart, using green/red/grey
    ' for up/down/flat days
    c.addVolBars(75, &H99ff99, &Hff9999, &H808080)

    ' Append a MACD(26, 12) indicator chart (75 pixels high) after the main chart, using 9 days for
    ' computing divergence.
    c.addMACD(75, 26, 12, 9, &H0000ff, &Hff00ff, &H008000)

    ' Output the chart
    WebChartViewer1.Image = c.makeWebImage(Chart.PNG)

End Sub

</script>

<html>
<body>
    <chart:WebChartViewer id="WebChartViewer1" runat="server" />
</body>
</html>

[ASP.NET MVC - Controller] NetMvcCharts\Controllers\Finance2Controller.cs
using System;
using System.Web.Mvc;
using ChartDirector;

namespace NetMvcCharts.Controllers
{
    public class Finance2Controller : Controller
    {
        //
        // Default Action
        //
        public ActionResult Index()
        {
            ViewBag.Title = "Finance Chart (2)";
            createChart(ViewBag.Viewer = new RazorChartViewer(HttpContext, "chart1"));
            return View("~/Views/Shared/ChartView.cshtml");
        }

        //
        // Create chart
        //
        private void createChart(RazorChartViewer viewer)
        {
            // Create a finance chart demo containing 100 days of data
            int noOfDays = 100;

            // To compute moving averages starting from the first day, we need to get extra data points
            // before the first day
            int extraDays = 30;

            // In this exammple, we use a random number generator utility to simulate the data. We set up
            // the random table to create 6 cols x (noOfDays + extraDays) rows, using 9 as the seed.
            RanTable rantable = new RanTable(9, 6, noOfDays + extraDays);

            // Set the 1st col to be the timeStamp, starting from Sep 4, 2002, with each row representing
            // one day, and counting week days only (jump over Sat and Sun)
            rantable.setDateCol(0, new DateTime(2002, 9, 4), 86400, true);

            // Set the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th columns to be high, low, open and close data. The open value
            // starts from 100, and the daily change is random from -5 to 5.
            rantable.setHLOCCols(1, 100, -5, 5);

            // Set the 6th column as the vol data from 5 to 25 million
            rantable.setCol(5, 50000000, 250000000);

            // Now we read the data from the table into arrays
            double[] timeStamps = rantable.getCol(0);
            double[] highData = rantable.getCol(1);
            double[] lowData = rantable.getCol(2);
            double[] openData = rantable.getCol(3);
            double[] closeData = rantable.getCol(4);
            double[] volData = rantable.getCol(5);

            // Create a FinanceChart object of width 640 pixels
            FinanceChart c = new FinanceChart(640);

            // Add a title to the chart
            c.addTitle("Finance Chart Demonstration");

            // Set the data into the finance chart object
            c.setData(timeStamps, highData, lowData, openData, closeData, volData, extraDays);

            // Add a slow stochastic chart (75 pixels high) with %K = 14 and %D = 3
            c.addSlowStochastic(75, 14, 3, 0x006060, 0x606000);

            // Add the main chart with 240 pixels in height
            c.addMainChart(240);

            // Add a 10 period simple moving average to the main chart, using brown color
            c.addSimpleMovingAvg(10, 0x663300);

            // Add a 20 period simple moving average to the main chart, using purple color
            c.addSimpleMovingAvg(20, 0x9900ff);

            // Add candlestick symbols to the main chart, using green/red for up/down days
            c.addCandleStick(0x00ff00, 0xff0000);

            // Add 20 days donchian channel to the main chart, using light blue (9999ff) as the border
            // and semi-transparent blue (c06666ff) as the fill color
            c.addDonchianChannel(20, 0x9999ff, unchecked((int)0xc06666ff));

            // Add a 75 pixels volume bars sub-chart to the bottom of the main chart, using
            // green/red/grey for up/down/flat days
            c.addVolBars(75, 0x99ff99, 0xff9999, 0x808080);

            // Append a MACD(26, 12) indicator chart (75 pixels high) after the main chart, using 9 days
            // for computing divergence.
            c.addMACD(75, 26, 12, 9, 0x0000ff, 0xff00ff, 0x008000);

            // Output the chart
            viewer.Image = c.makeWebImage(Chart.PNG);
        }
    }
}

[ASP.NET MVC - View] NetMvcCharts\Views\Shared\ChartView.cshtml
@{ Layout = null; }

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>
<head>
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width" />
    <title>@ViewBag.Title</title>
</head>
<body style="margin:5px 0px 0px 5px">
    <div style="font:bold 18pt verdana;">
        @ViewBag.Title
    </div>
    <hr style="border:solid 1px #000080" />
    <div>
        @{
            if (ViewBag.Viewer is Array)
            {
                // Display multiple charts
                for (int i = 0; i < ViewBag.Viewer.Length; ++i)
                {
                    @:@Html.Raw(ViewBag.Viewer[i].RenderHTML())
                }
            }
            else
            {
                // Display one chart only
                @:@Html.Raw(ViewBag.Viewer.RenderHTML())
            }
        }
    </div>
</body>
</html>