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ChartImageUtils.GetViewImage(ViewType, ISvgPaletteProvider) Method

Returns an image that depicts the series view with the specified palette.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v20.2.dll


public static Image GetViewImage(
    ViewType viewType,
    ISvgPaletteProvider provider
Public Shared Function GetViewImage(
    viewType As ViewType,
    provider As ISvgPaletteProvider
) As Image


Name Type Description
viewType ViewType

The series view type shown in the resulting image.

provider DevExpress.Utils.Design.ISvgPaletteProvider

An ISvgPaletteProvider object that specifies colors used to paint vector images.


Type Description

The resulting image.


You can directly pass an SvgPalette object to the provider parameter. Also, you can obtain the palette from a UserLookAndFeel as follows:

UserLookAndFeel lookAndFeel = new UserLookAndFeel(chartControl1) { SkinName = "DevExpress Dark Style", UseDefaultLookAndFeel = false };
ISvgPaletteProvider paletteProvider = SvgPaletteHelper.GetSvgPalette(lookAndFeel, ObjectState.Normal);
viewImages.AddImage(ChartImageUtils.GetViewImage(vt, paletteProvider));


In the example below, a user can switch between series views by selecting them in the drop-down list.

The following code uses the ChartImageUtils.GetViewImage method to obtain view icons and then use them to create an ImageComboBoxEdit's items. ImageCollection objects (in the example below, smallViewImages and viewImages) are used to store images:

using DevExpress.Utils.Svg;
using DevExpress.XtraCharts;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors.Controls;
using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    SvgPalette palette = new SvgPalette();
    palette.Colors.Add(new SvgColor("Red", ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#D04D2F")));
    palette.Colors.Add(new SvgColor("Yellow", ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#EEB764")));
    palette.Colors.Add(new SvgColor("Blue", ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#377AB5")));
    palette.Colors.Add(new SvgColor("Green", ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#4DAE89")));
    palette.Colors.Add(new SvgColor("Black", ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#000000")));
    palette.Colors.Add(new SvgColor("White", ColorTranslator.FromHtml("#FFFFFF")));

    imageComboBoxEdit1.Properties.SmallImages = viewImages;
    imageComboBoxEdit1.Properties.LargeImages = smallViewImages;

    viewImages.ImageSize = new Size(16, 16);
    smallViewImages.ImageSize = new Size(32, 32);

    foreach (ViewType vt in Enum.GetValues(typeof(ViewType))) {

        viewImages.AddImage(ChartImageUtils.GetViewImage(vt, palette));
        smallViewImages.AddImage(ChartImageUtils.GetViewImage(vt, palette));

        imageComboBoxEdit1.Properties.Items.Add(new ImageComboBoxItem(vt, imageComboBoxEdit1.Properties.Items.Count));
    imageComboBoxEdit1.EditValue = ViewType.Line;
private void imageComboBoxEdit1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e) {
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