ChartDirector 6.2 (.NET Edition)

Symbol Line Chart (2)




This example demonstrates using symbols to represent data points and using gradient color for plot area background.

Source Code Listing

[Windows Forms - C# version] NetWinCharts\CSharpWinCharts\symbolline2.cs
using System;
using ChartDirector;

namespace CSharpChartExplorer
{
    public class symbolline2 : DemoModule
    {
        //Name of demo module
        public string getName() { return "Symbol Line 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)
        {
            // The data for the line chart
            double[] data0 = {42, 49, 33, 38, 64, 56, 29, 41, 44, 57, 59, 42};
            double[] data1 = {65, 75, 47, 34, 42, 49, 73, 62, 90, 69, 66, 78};
            double[] data2 = {36, 28, 25, 28, 38, 20, 22, 30, 25, 33, 30, 24};
            string[] labels = {"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct",
                "Nov", "Dec"};

            // Create a XYChart object of size 600 x 375 pixels
            XYChart c = new XYChart(600, 375);

            // Add a title to the chart using 18pt Times Bold Italic font
            c.addTitle("Product Line Global Revenue", "Times New Roman Bold Italic", 18);

            // Set the plotarea at (50, 55) and of 500 x 280 pixels in size. Use a vertical gradient
            // color from light blue (f9f9ff) to sky blue (aaccff) as background. Set border to
            // transparent and grid lines to white (ffffff).
            c.setPlotArea(50, 55, 500, 280, c.linearGradientColor(0, 55, 0, 335, 0xf9fcff, 0xaaccff
                ), -1, Chart.Transparent, 0xffffff);

            // Add a legend box at (50, 28) using horizontal layout. Use 10pt Arial Bold as font,
            // with transparent background.
            c.addLegend(50, 28, false, "Arial Bold", 10).setBackground(Chart.Transparent);

            // Set the x axis labels
            c.xAxis().setLabels(labels);

            // Set y-axis tick density to 30 pixels. ChartDirector auto-scaling will use this as the
            // guideline when putting ticks on the y-axis.
            c.yAxis().setTickDensity(30);

            // Set axis label style to 8pt Arial Bold
            c.xAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8);
            c.yAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8);

            // Set axis line width to 2 pixels
            c.xAxis().setWidth(2);
            c.yAxis().setWidth(2);

            // Add axis title using 10pt Arial Bold Italic font
            c.yAxis().setTitle("Revenue in USD millions", "Arial Bold Italic", 10);

            // Add a line layer to the chart
            LineLayer layer = c.addLineLayer2();

            // Set the line width to 3 pixels
            layer.setLineWidth(3);

            // Add the three data sets to the line layer, using circles, diamands and X shapes as
            // symbols
            layer.addDataSet(data0, 0xff0000, "Quantum Computer").setDataSymbol(Chart.CircleSymbol,
                9);
            layer.addDataSet(data1, 0x00ff00, "Atom Synthesizer").setDataSymbol(Chart.DiamondSymbol,
                11);
            layer.addDataSet(data2, 0xff6600, "Proton Cannon").setDataSymbol(Chart.Cross2Shape(), 11
                );

            // Output the chart
            viewer.Chart = c;

            //include tool tip for the chart
            viewer.ImageMap = c.getHTMLImageMap("clickable", "",
                "title='Revenue of {dataSetName} in {xLabel}: US$ {value}M'");
        }
    }
}

[Windows Forms - VB Version] NetWinCharts\VBNetWinCharts\symbolline2.vb
Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Imports ChartDirector

Public Class symbolline2
    Implements DemoModule

    'Name of demo module
    Public Function getName() As String Implements DemoModule.getName
        Return "Symbol Line 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

        ' The data for the line chart
        Dim data0() As Double = {42, 49, 33, 38, 64, 56, 29, 41, 44, 57, 59, 42}
        Dim data1() As Double = {65, 75, 47, 34, 42, 49, 73, 62, 90, 69, 66, 78}
        Dim data2() As Double = {36, 28, 25, 28, 38, 20, 22, 30, 25, 33, 30, 24}
        Dim labels() As String = {"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", _
            "Oct", "Nov", "Dec"}

        ' Create a XYChart object of size 600 x 375 pixels
        Dim c As XYChart = New XYChart(600, 375)

        ' Add a title to the chart using 18pt Times Bold Italic font
        c.addTitle("Product Line Global Revenue", "Times New Roman Bold Italic", 18)

        ' Set the plotarea at (50, 55) and of 500 x 280 pixels in size. Use a vertical gradient
        ' color from light blue (f9f9ff) to sky blue (aaccff) as background. Set border to
        ' transparent and grid lines to white (ffffff).
        c.setPlotArea(50, 55, 500, 280, c.linearGradientColor(0, 55, 0, 335, &Hf9fcff, &Haaccff), _
            -1, Chart.Transparent, &Hffffff)

        ' Add a legend box at (50, 28) using horizontal layout. Use 10pt Arial Bold as font, with
        ' transparent background.
        c.addLegend(50, 28, False, "Arial Bold", 10).setBackground(Chart.Transparent)

        ' Set the x axis labels
        c.xAxis().setLabels(labels)

        ' Set y-axis tick density to 30 pixels. ChartDirector auto-scaling will use this as the
        ' guideline when putting ticks on the y-axis.
        c.yAxis().setTickDensity(30)

        ' Set axis label style to 8pt Arial Bold
        c.xAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8)
        c.yAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8)

        ' Set axis line width to 2 pixels
        c.xAxis().setWidth(2)
        c.yAxis().setWidth(2)

        ' Add axis title using 10pt Arial Bold Italic font
        c.yAxis().setTitle("Revenue in USD millions", "Arial Bold Italic", 10)

        ' Add a line layer to the chart
        Dim layer As LineLayer = c.addLineLayer2()

        ' Set the line width to 3 pixels
        layer.setLineWidth(3)

        ' Add the three data sets to the line layer, using circles, diamands and X shapes as symbols
        layer.addDataSet(data0, &Hff0000, "Quantum Computer").setDataSymbol(Chart.CircleSymbol, 9)
        layer.addDataSet(data1, &H00ff00, "Atom Synthesizer").setDataSymbol(Chart.DiamondSymbol, _
            11)
        layer.addDataSet(data2, &Hff6600, "Proton Cannon").setDataSymbol(Chart.Cross2Shape(), 11)

        ' Output the chart
        viewer.Chart = c

        'include tool tip for the chart
        viewer.ImageMap = c.getHTMLImageMap("clickable", "", _
            "title='Revenue of {dataSetName} in {xLabel}: US$ {value}M'")

    End Sub

End Class

[WPF - C#] NetWPFCharts\symbolline2.cs
using System;
using ChartDirector;

namespace CSharpWPFDemo
{
    public class symbolline2 : DemoModule
    {
        //Name of demo module
        public string getName() { return "Symbol Line 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)
        {
            // The data for the line chart
            double[] data0 = {42, 49, 33, 38, 64, 56, 29, 41, 44, 57, 59, 42};
            double[] data1 = {65, 75, 47, 34, 42, 49, 73, 62, 90, 69, 66, 78};
            double[] data2 = {36, 28, 25, 28, 38, 20, 22, 30, 25, 33, 30, 24};
            string[] labels = {"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct",
                "Nov", "Dec"};

            // Create a XYChart object of size 600 x 375 pixels
            XYChart c = new XYChart(600, 375);

            // Add a title to the chart using 18pt Times Bold Italic font
            c.addTitle("Product Line Global Revenue", "Times New Roman Bold Italic", 18);

            // Set the plotarea at (50, 55) and of 500 x 280 pixels in size. Use a vertical gradient
            // color from light blue (f9f9ff) to sky blue (aaccff) as background. Set border to
            // transparent and grid lines to white (ffffff).
            c.setPlotArea(50, 55, 500, 280, c.linearGradientColor(0, 55, 0, 335, 0xf9fcff, 0xaaccff
                ), -1, Chart.Transparent, 0xffffff);

            // Add a legend box at (50, 28) using horizontal layout. Use 10pt Arial Bold as font,
            // with transparent background.
            c.addLegend(50, 28, false, "Arial Bold", 10).setBackground(Chart.Transparent);

            // Set the x axis labels
            c.xAxis().setLabels(labels);

            // Set y-axis tick density to 30 pixels. ChartDirector auto-scaling will use this as the
            // guideline when putting ticks on the y-axis.
            c.yAxis().setTickDensity(30);

            // Set axis label style to 8pt Arial Bold
            c.xAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8);
            c.yAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8);

            // Set axis line width to 2 pixels
            c.xAxis().setWidth(2);
            c.yAxis().setWidth(2);

            // Add axis title using 10pt Arial Bold Italic font
            c.yAxis().setTitle("Revenue in USD millions", "Arial Bold Italic", 10);

            // Add a line layer to the chart
            LineLayer layer = c.addLineLayer2();

            // Set the line width to 3 pixels
            layer.setLineWidth(3);

            // Add the three data sets to the line layer, using circles, diamands and X shapes as
            // symbols
            layer.addDataSet(data0, 0xff0000, "Quantum Computer").setDataSymbol(Chart.CircleSymbol,
                9);
            layer.addDataSet(data1, 0x00ff00, "Atom Synthesizer").setDataSymbol(Chart.DiamondSymbol,
                11);
            layer.addDataSet(data2, 0xff6600, "Proton Cannon").setDataSymbol(Chart.Cross2Shape(), 11
                );

            // Output the chart
            viewer.Chart = c;

            //include tool tip for the chart
            viewer.ImageMap = c.getHTMLImageMap("clickable", "",
                "title='Revenue of {dataSetName} in {xLabel}: US$ {value}M'");
        }
    }
}

[ASP.NET Web Forms - C# version] NetWebCharts\CSharpASP\symbolline2.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)
{
    // The data for the line chart
    double[] data0 = {42, 49, 33, 38, 64, 56, 29, 41, 44, 57, 59, 42};
    double[] data1 = {65, 75, 47, 34, 42, 49, 73, 62, 90, 69, 66, 78};
    double[] data2 = {36, 28, 25, 28, 38, 20, 22, 30, 25, 33, 30, 24};
    string[] labels = {"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov",
        "Dec"};

    // Create a XYChart object of size 600 x 375 pixels
    XYChart c = new XYChart(600, 375);

    // Add a title to the chart using 18pt Times Bold Italic font
    c.addTitle("Product Line Global Revenue", "Times New Roman Bold Italic", 18);

    // Set the plotarea at (50, 55) and of 500 x 280 pixels in size. Use a vertical gradient color
    // from light blue (f9f9ff) to sky blue (aaccff) as background. Set border to transparent and
    // grid lines to white (ffffff).
    c.setPlotArea(50, 55, 500, 280, c.linearGradientColor(0, 55, 0, 335, 0xf9fcff, 0xaaccff), -1,
        Chart.Transparent, 0xffffff);

    // Add a legend box at (50, 28) using horizontal layout. Use 10pt Arial Bold as font, with
    // transparent background.
    c.addLegend(50, 28, false, "Arial Bold", 10).setBackground(Chart.Transparent);

    // Set the x axis labels
    c.xAxis().setLabels(labels);

    // Set y-axis tick density to 30 pixels. ChartDirector auto-scaling will use this as the
    // guideline when putting ticks on the y-axis.
    c.yAxis().setTickDensity(30);

    // Set axis label style to 8pt Arial Bold
    c.xAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8);
    c.yAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8);

    // Set axis line width to 2 pixels
    c.xAxis().setWidth(2);
    c.yAxis().setWidth(2);

    // Add axis title using 10pt Arial Bold Italic font
    c.yAxis().setTitle("Revenue in USD millions", "Arial Bold Italic", 10);

    // Add a line layer to the chart
    LineLayer layer = c.addLineLayer2();

    // Set the line width to 3 pixels
    layer.setLineWidth(3);

    // Add the three data sets to the line layer, using circles, diamands and X shapes as symbols
    layer.addDataSet(data0, 0xff0000, "Quantum Computer").setDataSymbol(Chart.CircleSymbol, 9);
    layer.addDataSet(data1, 0x00ff00, "Atom Synthesizer").setDataSymbol(Chart.DiamondSymbol, 11);
    layer.addDataSet(data2, 0xff6600, "Proton Cannon").setDataSymbol(Chart.Cross2Shape(), 11);

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

    // Include tool tip for the chart
    WebChartViewer1.ImageMap = c.getHTMLImageMap("", "",
        "title='Revenue of {dataSetName} in {xLabel}: US$ {value}M'");
}

</script>

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

[ASP.NET Web Forms - VB Version] NetWebCharts\VBNetASP\symbolline2.aspx
(Click here on how to convert this code to code-behind style.)
<%@ 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)

    ' The data for the line chart
    Dim data0() As Double = {42, 49, 33, 38, 64, 56, 29, 41, 44, 57, 59, 42}
    Dim data1() As Double = {65, 75, 47, 34, 42, 49, 73, 62, 90, 69, 66, 78}
    Dim data2() As Double = {36, 28, 25, 28, 38, 20, 22, 30, 25, 33, 30, 24}
    Dim labels() As String = {"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", _
        "Oct", "Nov", "Dec"}

    ' Create a XYChart object of size 600 x 375 pixels
    Dim c As XYChart = New XYChart(600, 375)

    ' Add a title to the chart using 18pt Times Bold Italic font
    c.addTitle("Product Line Global Revenue", "Times New Roman Bold Italic", 18)

    ' Set the plotarea at (50, 55) and of 500 x 280 pixels in size. Use a vertical gradient color
    ' from light blue (f9f9ff) to sky blue (aaccff) as background. Set border to transparent and
    ' grid lines to white (ffffff).
    c.setPlotArea(50, 55, 500, 280, c.linearGradientColor(0, 55, 0, 335, &Hf9fcff, &Haaccff), -1, _
        Chart.Transparent, &Hffffff)

    ' Add a legend box at (50, 28) using horizontal layout. Use 10pt Arial Bold as font, with
    ' transparent background.
    c.addLegend(50, 28, False, "Arial Bold", 10).setBackground(Chart.Transparent)

    ' Set the x axis labels
    c.xAxis().setLabels(labels)

    ' Set y-axis tick density to 30 pixels. ChartDirector auto-scaling will use this as the
    ' guideline when putting ticks on the y-axis.
    c.yAxis().setTickDensity(30)

    ' Set axis label style to 8pt Arial Bold
    c.xAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8)
    c.yAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8)

    ' Set axis line width to 2 pixels
    c.xAxis().setWidth(2)
    c.yAxis().setWidth(2)

    ' Add axis title using 10pt Arial Bold Italic font
    c.yAxis().setTitle("Revenue in USD millions", "Arial Bold Italic", 10)

    ' Add a line layer to the chart
    Dim layer As LineLayer = c.addLineLayer2()

    ' Set the line width to 3 pixels
    layer.setLineWidth(3)

    ' Add the three data sets to the line layer, using circles, diamands and X shapes as symbols
    layer.addDataSet(data0, &Hff0000, "Quantum Computer").setDataSymbol(Chart.CircleSymbol, 9)
    layer.addDataSet(data1, &H00ff00, "Atom Synthesizer").setDataSymbol(Chart.DiamondSymbol, 11)
    layer.addDataSet(data2, &Hff6600, "Proton Cannon").setDataSymbol(Chart.Cross2Shape(), 11)

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

    ' Include tool tip for the chart
    WebChartViewer1.ImageMap = c.getHTMLImageMap("", "", _
        "title='Revenue of {dataSetName} in {xLabel}: US$ {value}M'")

End Sub

</script>

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

[ASP.NET MVC - Controller] NetMvcCharts\Controllers\Symbolline2Controller.cs
using System;
using System.Web.Mvc;
using ChartDirector;

namespace NetMvcCharts.Controllers
{
    public class Symbolline2Controller : Controller
    {
        //
        // Default Action
        //
        public ActionResult Index()
        {
            ViewBag.Title = "Symbol Line Chart (2)";
            createChart(ViewBag.Viewer = new RazorChartViewer(HttpContext, "chart1"));
            return View("~/Views/Shared/ChartView.cshtml");
        }

        //
        // Create chart
        //
        private void createChart(RazorChartViewer viewer)
        {
            // The data for the line chart
            double[] data0 = {42, 49, 33, 38, 64, 56, 29, 41, 44, 57, 59, 42};
            double[] data1 = {65, 75, 47, 34, 42, 49, 73, 62, 90, 69, 66, 78};
            double[] data2 = {36, 28, 25, 28, 38, 20, 22, 30, 25, 33, 30, 24};
            string[] labels = {"Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct",
                "Nov", "Dec"};

            // Create a XYChart object of size 600 x 375 pixels
            XYChart c = new XYChart(600, 375);

            // Add a title to the chart using 18pt Times Bold Italic font
            c.addTitle("Product Line Global Revenue", "Times New Roman Bold Italic", 18);

            // Set the plotarea at (50, 55) and of 500 x 280 pixels in size. Use a vertical gradient
            // color from light blue (f9f9ff) to sky blue (aaccff) as background. Set border to
            // transparent and grid lines to white (ffffff).
            c.setPlotArea(50, 55, 500, 280, c.linearGradientColor(0, 55, 0, 335, 0xf9fcff, 0xaaccff), -1,
                Chart.Transparent, 0xffffff);

            // Add a legend box at (50, 28) using horizontal layout. Use 10pt Arial Bold as font, with
            // transparent background.
            c.addLegend(50, 28, false, "Arial Bold", 10).setBackground(Chart.Transparent);

            // Set the x axis labels
            c.xAxis().setLabels(labels);

            // Set y-axis tick density to 30 pixels. ChartDirector auto-scaling will use this as the
            // guideline when putting ticks on the y-axis.
            c.yAxis().setTickDensity(30);

            // Set axis label style to 8pt Arial Bold
            c.xAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8);
            c.yAxis().setLabelStyle("Arial Bold", 8);

            // Set axis line width to 2 pixels
            c.xAxis().setWidth(2);
            c.yAxis().setWidth(2);

            // Add axis title using 10pt Arial Bold Italic font
            c.yAxis().setTitle("Revenue in USD millions", "Arial Bold Italic", 10);

            // Add a line layer to the chart
            LineLayer layer = c.addLineLayer2();

            // Set the line width to 3 pixels
            layer.setLineWidth(3);

            // Add the three data sets to the line layer, using circles, diamands and X shapes as symbols
            layer.addDataSet(data0, 0xff0000, "Quantum Computer").setDataSymbol(Chart.CircleSymbol, 9);
            layer.addDataSet(data1, 0x00ff00, "Atom Synthesizer").setDataSymbol(Chart.DiamondSymbol, 11);
            layer.addDataSet(data2, 0xff6600, "Proton Cannon").setDataSymbol(Chart.Cross2Shape(), 11);

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

            // Include tool tip for the chart
            viewer.ImageMap = c.getHTMLImageMap("", "",
                "title='Revenue of {dataSetName} in {xLabel}: US$ {value}M'");
        }
    }
}

[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>