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BaseCrosshairLabelElement.Font Property

Gets or sets the font used to display the crosshair label’s content.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Charts

Declaration

public Font Font { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description
Font

A Font object which specifies the font used to display the crosshair label’s content.

Remarks

Important

Use the DXFont property instead of Font to specify the font used to display the crosshair label’s content.

Use the Font property when custom drawing a crosshair-specific label element (a crosshair axis label, crosshair group header element, or crosshair common label) using the ChartControl.CustomDrawCrosshair event handler.

CustomDrawExampleResult

Before using the Font property, make sure the ChartControl.CrosshairEnabled property is set to true.

For more information, refer to Tooltip and Crosshair Cursor.

Example

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

Custom draw a crosshair cursor

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 available for the CrosshairOptions.SnapMode property set to NearestArgument.

View Example

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.Drawing;
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.DXFont = new DXFont("SegoeUI", 12, DXFontStyle.Bold);

                // Obtain 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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