AutoScaleBreaks.Enabled Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether automatic scale breaks are enabled.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v21.2.dll


public bool Enabled { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

true if automatic scale breaks are enabled; otherwise, false.


When the Enabled property is set to true, you can define the maximum number of automatic scale breaks via the AutoScaleBreaks.MaxCount property.


Both automatic and manual scale breaks can co-exist along the same axis. The scale breaks calculation is performed in such a way so that if their ranges interfere, scale breaks are merged.

To access the collection of manual scale breaks, use the Axis.ScaleBreaks property.

For more information, refer to Scale Breaks.


Use the following code, to enable automatic scale breaks at runtime.

// Cast your diagram object to an appropriate diagram type,
// to access its axes.
XYDiagram diagram = (XYDiagram)chartControl1.Diagram;

// Enable automatic scale breaks creation, 
// and define their maximum number.
diagram.AxisY.AutoScaleBreaks.Enabled = true;
diagram.AxisY.AutoScaleBreaks.MaxCount = 5;

// Define the scale breaks' options, which are common
// for both manual and automatic scale breaks.
diagram.AxisY.ScaleBreakOptions.Style = ScaleBreakStyle.Waved;
diagram.AxisY.ScaleBreakOptions.SizeInPixels = 30;
diagram.AxisY.ScaleBreakOptions.Color = Color.Turquoise;
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