ConstantLine(String, DateTime) Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the ConstantLine class with the specified name and date time value.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public ConstantLine(
    string name,
    DateTime value
)
Public Sub New(
    name As String,
    value As Date
)

Parameters

Name Type Description
name String

A String that specifies the name of the constant line. This value is assigned to the ChartElementNamed.Name property.

value DateTime

A DateTime value that specifies the date time value at which the constant line will be shown. This value is assigned to the ConstantLine.AxisValue property.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to create a ChartControl with two series of the OverlappedGanttSeriesView type, and add this chart to a form at runtime. Before proceeding with this example, first create a Windows Forms Application in Visual Studio, and include all necessary assemblies to the References list of your project.

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 a new chart.
    ChartControl overlappedGanttChart = new ChartControl();

    // Create two Gantt series.
    Series series1 = new Series("Planned", ViewType.Gantt);
    Series series2 = new Series("Completed", ViewType.Gantt);

    // Set the date-time values scale type for both series,
    // as it is qualitative, by default.
    series1.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.DateTime;
    series2.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.DateTime;

    // Add points to them.
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Market analysis", new DateTime[] { 
    new DateTime(2006, 8, 16), new DateTime(2006, 8, 23) }));
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Feature planning", new DateTime[] { 
    new DateTime(2006, 8, 23), new DateTime(2006, 8, 26) }));
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Implementation", new DateTime[] { 
    new DateTime(2006, 8, 26), new DateTime(2006, 9, 26) }));
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Testing & bug fixing", new DateTime[] { 
    new DateTime(2006, 9, 26), new DateTime(2006, 10, 10) }));

    series2.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Market analysis", new DateTime[] { 
    new DateTime(2006, 8, 16), new DateTime(2006, 8, 23) }));
    series2.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Feature planning", new DateTime[] { 
    new DateTime(2006, 8, 23), new DateTime(2006, 8, 26) }));
    series2.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Implementation", new DateTime[] { 
    new DateTime(2006, 8, 26), new DateTime(2006, 9, 10) }));

    // Add both series to the chart.
    overlappedGanttChart.Series.AddRange(new Series[] { series1, series2 });

    // Access the view-type-specific options of the series.
    ((GanttSeriesView)series1.View).BarWidth = 0.6;
    ((GanttSeriesView)series2.View).BarWidth = 0.3;

    // Access the type-specific options of the diagram.
    GanttDiagram myDiagram = (GanttDiagram)overlappedGanttChart.Diagram;

    myDiagram.AxisY.Interlaced = true;
    myDiagram.AxisY.GridSpacing = 10;
    myDiagram.AxisY.Label.Angle = -30;
    myDiagram.AxisY.DateTimeOptions.Format = DateTimeFormat.MonthAndDay;

    // Add task links for the first Gantt series.
    ((GanttSeriesView)series1.View).LinkOptions.ArrowHeight = 7;
    ((GanttSeriesView)series1.View).LinkOptions.ArrowWidth = 11;
    for (int i = 1; i < series1.Points.Count; i++) {
        series1.Points[i].Relations.Add(series1.Points[i - 1]);
    }

    // Add a progress line.
    ConstantLine progress =
    new ConstantLine("Current progress", new DateTime(2006, 9, 10));
    progress.ShowInLegend = false;
    progress.Title.Alignment = ConstantLineTitleAlignment.Far;
    myDiagram.AxisY.ConstantLines.Add(progress);

    // Adjust the legend.
    overlappedGanttChart.Legend.AlignmentHorizontal = 
        LegendAlignmentHorizontal.Right;

    // Add a title to the chart (if necessary).
    overlappedGanttChart.Titles.Add(new ChartTitle());
    overlappedGanttChart.Titles[0].Text = "R&amp;D Schedule";

    // Add the chart to the form.
    overlappedGanttChart.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
    this.Controls.Add(overlappedGanttChart);
 }
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