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CrosshairLineElement Class

Defines the appearance of a crosshair argument line and crosshair value line elements when custom drawing a crosshair cursor using the ChartControl.CustomDrawCrosshair event.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v19.1.dll

Declaration

[RuntimeObject]
public class CrosshairLineElement

The following members accept/return CrosshairLineElement objects:

Remarks

To get access to the appearance properties of the CrosshairLineElement object, use the CrosshairElementBase.LineElement property when dealing with crosshair value lines and the CustomDrawCrosshairEventArgs.CrosshairLineElement property for the crosshair argument line if the CrosshairOptions.SnapMode property is set to NearestArgument.

When the CrosshairOptions.SnapMode is set to NearestValue, these properties will affect other crosshair line elements. For instance, the CustomDrawCrosshairEventArgs.CrosshairLineElement property will change the appearance of crosshair value lines.

For more information on crosshair cursors, see Tooltip and Crosshair Cursor.

Examples

This example shows how to provide a custom appearance for the crosshair cursor using the ChartControl.CustomDrawCrosshair event. This event is invoked when you click the Custom Draw Crosshair Cursor button on the form.

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 customization of the crosshair cursor 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 {
        bool handleCustomDraw;
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            handleCustomDraw = true;
            chartControl1.CustomDrawCrosshair += chartControl1_CustomDrawCrosshair;
        }

        private void chartControl1_CustomDrawCrosshair(object sender, CustomDrawCrosshairEventArgs e) {
            if (!handleCustomDraw) return;

            // 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 crosshair argument label. 
            foreach (CrosshairAxisLabelElement axisLabelElement in e.CrosshairAxisLabelElements)
                axisLabelElement.BackColor = Color.Blue;

            foreach (CrosshairElementGroup group in e.CrosshairElementGroups) {
                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;

                // Specify the text color and marker size for the crosshair  cursor label that shows series. 
                element.LabelElement.TextColor = Color.Red;
                element.LabelElement.MarkerSize = new Size(15, 15);
            }

            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);
            }
        }
    }
}

Inheritance

Object
CrosshairLineElement
See Also