BaseCrosshairLabelElement Class

The base class for classes that provide functionality for crosshair label elements.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v19.2.dll

Declaration

[RuntimeObject]
public abstract class BaseCrosshairLabelElement
<RuntimeObject>
Public MustInherit Class BaseCrosshairLabelElement

Remarks

The BaseCrosshairLabelElement class serves as a base for classes that provide the crosshair label element functionality of the crosshair cursor.

Use the properties of the BaseCrosshairLabelElement when custom drawing the crosshair cursor using the ChartControl.CustomDrawCrosshair event handler.

For more information, refer to Tooltip and Crosshair Cursor.

Examples

This example shows how to use the ChartControl.CustomDrawCrosshair event to provide a custom appearance for the crosshair cursor. This event is invoked when you select the Custom Draw Crosshair Cursor check box.

If you wish to display crosshair axis lines and labels on a chart before custom drawing the crosshair cursor, set the CrosshairOptions.ShowArgumentLine, CrosshairOptions.ShowArgumentLabels, CrosshairOptions.ShowValueLabels and CrosshairOptions.ShowValueLine properties to true.

Note that the crosshair cursor customization is provided for the CrosshairOptions.SnapMode property set to NearestArgument.

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

namespace CustomDrawCrosshairCursor {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
        private void OnCheckEditCheckedChanged(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            if (checkEdit1.Checked)
                chartControl1.CustomDrawCrosshair += OnChartControlCustomDrawCrosshair;
            else 
                chartControl1.CustomDrawCrosshair -= OnChartControlCustomDrawCrosshair;               
        }

        private void OnChartControlCustomDrawCrosshair(object sender, CustomDrawCrosshairEventArgs e) {
            // Specify the crosshair argument line color, dash style and thickness.
            e.CrosshairLineElement.Color = Color.Green;
            e.CrosshairLineElement.LineStyle.DashStyle = DashStyle.DashDot;
            e.CrosshairLineElement.LineStyle.Thickness = 3;

            // Specify the back color for the crosshair argument axis label. 
            foreach (CrosshairAxisLabelElement axisLabelElement in e.CrosshairAxisLabelElements)
                axisLabelElement.BackColor = Color.Blue;

            foreach (CrosshairElementGroup group in e.CrosshairElementGroups) {
                CrosshairGroupHeaderElement groupHeaderElement = group.HeaderElement;

                // Specify the text, text color and font for the crosshair group header element. 
                groupHeaderElement.Text = "Custom draw";
                groupHeaderElement.TextColor = Color.Green;
                groupHeaderElement.Font = new Font(this.Font, FontStyle.Bold);

                // Obtain a crosshair element for the first series.
                CrosshairElement element = group.CrosshairElements[0];

                // Specify the color, dash style and thickness for the crosshair value lines. 
                element.LineElement.Color = Color.DarkViolet;
                element.LineElement.LineStyle.DashStyle = DashStyle.Dash;
                element.LineElement.LineStyle.Thickness = 2;

                // Specify the text color and back color for the crosshair value labels.
                element.AxisLabelElement.TextColor = Color.Red;
                element.AxisLabelElement.BackColor = Color.Yellow;

                // Format the text shown for the series in the crosshair cursor label. Specify the text color and marker size. 
                element.LabelElement.TextColor = Color.Red;
                element.LabelElement.MarkerSize = new Size(15, 15);
                element.LabelElement.Text = string.Format("{0}: A={1}; V={2}", element.Series.Name, element.SeriesPoint.Argument, element.SeriesPoint.Values[0]);
            }
        }
    }
}
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