ChartDirector 6.0 (ASP/COM/VB Edition)


The BaseChart class is an abstract class containing methods that are common to all chart types.

setSize(Self)Sets the size of the chart, exclusive of the drop shadow (if any).
getWidth(Self)Gets the width of the chart.
getHeight(Self)Gets the height of the chart.
getAbsOffsetX(Self)Gets the x offset of the chart relative to the outermost MultiChart container.
getAbsOffsetY(Self)Gets the y offset of the chart relative to the outermost MultiChart container.
setBackground(Self)Sets the background color, border color and 3D border effect of the chart.
setRoundedFrame(Self)Sets the border style of the chart to rounded corners.
setThickFrame(Self)Sets a thick frame around the chart.
setDropShadow(Self)Adds a drop shadow to the chart.
setBorder(Self)Sets the border color of the chart.
setWallpaper(Self)Uses the image from the specified file as the wallpaper to repetitively fill the background of the chart.
setBgImage(Self)Uses the image from the specified file as the background image of the chart.
setSearchPath(Self)Sets the file system search path for loading image files.
setTransparentColor(Self)Specifies a certain color to mean transparent when creating a raster image output.
setAntiAlias(Self)Controls whether anti-alias is used when drawing lines, shapes and text.
addTitle(Self)Adds a title at the top center of the chart.
addTitle2(Self)Adds a title to the chart.
addLegend(Self)Adds a legend box to the chart.
addLegend2(Self)Adds a legend box to the chart with grid layout.
getLegend(Self)Gets the LegendBox object representing the legend box in the chart.
layoutLegend(Self)Lays out and gets the LegendBox object representing the legend box in the chart.
getDrawArea(Self)Retrieves the internal DrawArea object that is used to draw the chart.
addText(Self)Adds a text box to the chart.
addTable(Self)Adds a CDML table to the chart.
addLine(Self)Adds a line to the chart.
addExtraField(Self)Adds an array of text to be used as an extra field in various places.
addExtraField2(Self)Adds an array of numbers/dates to be used as an extra field in various places.
setColor(Self)Change the color at the specified position in the palette.
setColors(Self)Change the colors in the palette.
setColors2(Self)Change the colors in the palette, starting from the specified position in the palette.
getColor(Self)Gets the color at the specified position of the palette.
adjustBrightness(Self)Creates a color that is a darkened or brightened version of the given color.
halfColor(Self)Creates a color that is half the intensity of the given color.
dashLineColor(Self)Creates a dash line color.
patternColor(Self)Creates a pattern color using an array of colors as the bitmap pattern.
patternColor2(Self)Creates a pattern color by loading the pattern from an image file.
linearGradientColor(Self)Creates a two-point linear gradient color.
linearGradientColor2(Self)Creates a multi-point linear gradient color.
radialGradientColor(Self)Creates a two-point radial gradient color.
radialGradientColor2(Self)Creates a multi-point radial gradient color.
gradientColor(Self)Creates a two-point linear gradient color.
gradientColor2(Self)Creates a multi-point linear gradient color.
setDefaultFonts(Self)Sets the defaults for normal, bold, italic and bold-italic fonts.
setFontTable(Self)Sets an entry in the font table to the specified font name.
formatValue(Self)Formats a number/date using the ChartDirector formatting syntax as is in Parameter Substitution and Formatting.
setNumberFormat(Self)Sets the characters used for thousand separator, decimal point, and negative sign.
setMonthNames(Self)Sets the names of the months for date/time formatting purposes.
setWeekDayNames(Self)Sets the names of the week days for date/time formatting purposes.
setAMPM(Self)Sets the names to be used to denote morning and afternoon.
layout(Self)Perform auto-scaling of the axes (if any) and compute the positions of the various objects in the chart.
enableVectorOutput(Self)This method is deprecated. It has no effect and may be removed in future versions of ChartDirector.
setOutputOptions(Self)Sets output format options for the next chart output. Currently, only SVG, SVGZ and PDF output formats support output options.
makeChart(Self)Generates the chart image and save it into a file.
makeChart2(Self)Generates the chart as an image in memory.
makeChart3(Self)Generates the chart in internal format and return a DrawArea object to allow adding custom drawings on top of the chart.
makePicture(Self)Generates the chart as an OLE Picture object. The object can be used directly in Visual Basic PictureBox and Image controls.
makeSession(Self)Generates the chart as an image, saves it to a session variable and returns query parameters for loading the image.
makeTmpFile(Self)Generates the chart as an image and save it to a temporary file, and automatically remove old files.
initDynamicLayer(Self)Initializes a dynamic layer for drawing text and shapes.
removeDynamicLayer(Self)Removes the dynamic layer if any.
getHTMLImageMap(Self)Generates an HTML image map for the chart.
getJsChartModel(Self)Gets the Javascript Chart Model for passing to WebChartViewer.ChartModel for the purpose of supporting track cursors in a web application.
getChartMetrics(Self)Gets the chart metrics for passing to WebChartViewer.ChartMetrics to support viewports for web applications.