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Full-Stacked Spline Area Chart

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Short Description

The Full-Stacked Spline Area Chart (100% Stacked Spline Area Chart) is represented by the FullStackedSplineAreaSeriesView object, which belongs to Area Series Views. This view is similar to a Full-Stacked Area Chart, but plots a fitted curve through each data point in a series.

A Full-Stacked Spline Area chart is shown in the image below. Note that this chart type is based upon the XYDiagram, so it can be rotated to show bars either vertically or horizontally.



A Full-Stacked Spline Area chart can display series containing data points with positive or negative values. A series with positive values, however, is stacked only with other series containing positive values, and a series with negative values is stacked with other series containing negative values.

Note that if a series contains data points with both positive and negative values, it is treated as a series with positive values, while all its negative values are treated as zeros.

Chart Type Characteristics

The table below lists the main characteristics of this chart type.

Feature Value
Series View type FullStackedSplineAreaSeriesView
Diagram type 2D-XYDiagram
Number of arguments per series point 1
Number of values per series point 1


For information on which chart types can be combined with the Full-Stacked Spline Area Chart, refer to the following help topic: Combining Different Series Views.


The following example creates a ChartControl with a series of the FullStackedSplineAreaSeriesView type, sets its general properties, and adds this chart to a form at runtime. Before proceeding with this example, first create a Windows Forms Application in Visual Studio, and add all required assemblies to the project’s References list.

Then, add the following code to the Form.Load event handler.

using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraCharts;
// ...

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    // Create an empty chart.
    ChartControl fullStackedSplineAreaChart = new ChartControl();

    // Create two series of the FullStackedSplineArea view type.
    Series series1 = new Series("Series 1", ViewType.FullStackedSplineArea);
    Series series2 = new Series("Series 2", ViewType.FullStackedSplineArea);

    // Populate both series with points.
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("A", 80));
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("B", 20));
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("C", 50));
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("D", 30));
    series2.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("A", 40));
    series2.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("B", 60));
    series2.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("C", 20));
    series2.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("D", 80));

    // Add the series to the chart.
    fullStackedSplineAreaChart.Series.AddRange(new Series[] {

    // Adjust the view-type-specific options of the series.
    ((FullStackedSplineAreaSeriesView)series1.View).LineTensionPercent = 80;
    ((FullStackedSplineAreaSeriesView)series2.View).Transparency = 80;

    // Access the diagram's options.
    ((XYDiagram)fullStackedSplineAreaChart.Diagram).Rotated = true;

    // Add a title to the chart and hide the legend.
    ChartTitle chartTitle1 = new ChartTitle();
    chartTitle1.Text = "Full Stacked Spline Area Chart";
    fullStackedSplineAreaChart.Legend.Visible = false;

    // Add the chart to the form.
    fullStackedSplineAreaChart.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;


For the complete sample project, see the following DevExpress Support Center example:

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