FinancialSeriesViewBase.LevelLineLength Property

Gets or sets a value specifying the length (in axis units) of the level line in financial series.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v20.2.dll


public double LevelLineLength { get; set; }
Public Property LevelLineLength As Double

Property Value

Type Description

A Double value which represents the length of a level line in axis units, where an axis unit is the distance between two major values on the axis. This value should be greater than or equal to 0.


The LevelLineLength property specifies the length of a level line in all Financial Series (Stock Series and Candle Stick Series). Since this property's value is measured as a fraction of axis units, this allows its length to be automatically resized when the size of a Chart is changed. For instance, if the LevelLineLength property is set to 0.5, then the length of every level line will always be equal to half the range between two major values on the axis.

For instance, these are the level lines in the Stock Series view.



This example creates a ChartControl with a series of the StockSeriesView type and adds this chart to a form at runtime. Before you proceed with this example, create a Windows Forms Application in Visual Studio and include all necessary assemblies in the References list of your project.

For more information about the features of financial charts, refer to the following help topic: Financial Charting

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraCharts;
    private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
        // Create a new chart.
        ChartControl stockChart = new ChartControl();

        // Create a stock series.
        Series series1 = new Series("Series 1", ViewType.Stock);

        // Bind the series to data.
        series1.DataSource = GetDataPoints();
        series1.SetFinancialDataMembers("Argument", "Low", "High", "Open", "Close");

        // Specify that date-time arguments are expected.
        series1.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.DateTime;

        // Add the series to the chart.

        // Customize the series view settings.
        StockSeriesView view = (StockSeriesView)series1.View;

        view.LineThickness = 2;
        view.LevelLineLength = 0.25;

        // Specify the series reduction options.
        view.ReductionOptions.ColorMode = ReductionColorMode.OpenToCloseValue;
        view.ReductionOptions.Level = StockLevel.Close;
        view.ReductionOptions.Visible = true;

        // Set point colors.
        view.Color = Color.Green;
        view.ReductionOptions.Color = Color.Red;

        // Access the chart's diagram.
        XYDiagram diagram = (XYDiagram)stockChart.Diagram;

        // Exclude empty ranges from the X-axis range
        // to avoid gaps in the chart's data.
        diagram.AxisX.DateTimeScaleOptions.SkipRangesWithoutPoints = true;

        // Hide the range without points at the beginning of the y-axis.
        diagram.AxisY.WholeRange.AlwaysShowZeroLevel = false;

        // Hide the legend.
        stockChart.Legend.Visibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.False;

        // Add a title to the chart.
        stockChart.Titles.Add(new ChartTitle());
        stockChart.Titles[0].Text = "Stock Chart";

        // Add the chart to the form.
        stockChart.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;

    List<DataPoint> GetDataPoints() {
        List<DataPoint> dataPoints = new List<DataPoint> {
            new DataPoint(DateTime.Now.AddDays(-9), 24.00, 25.00, 25.00, 24.875),
            new DataPoint(DateTime.Now.AddDays(-8), 23.625, 25.125, 24.00, 24.875),
            new DataPoint(DateTime.Now.AddDays(-7), 26.25, 28.25, 26.75, 27.00),
            new DataPoint(DateTime.Now.AddDays(-6), 26.50, 27.875, 26.875, 27.25),

            new DataPoint(DateTime.Now.AddDays(-4), 25.75, 26.875, 26.75, 26.00),
            new DataPoint(DateTime.Now.AddDays(-3), 25.75, 26.75, 26.125, 26.25),
            new DataPoint(DateTime.Now.AddDays(-2), 25.75, 26.375, 26.375, 25.875),
            new DataPoint(DateTime.Now.AddDays(-1), 24.875, 26.125, 26.00, 25.375),
            new DataPoint(DateTime.Now.AddDays(0), 25.125, 26.00, 25.625, 25.75),
        return dataPoints;
public class DataPoint {
    public DateTime Argument { get; set; }
    public double Low { get; set; }
    public double High { get; set; }
    public double Open { get; set; }
    public double Close { get; set; }
    public DataPoint(DateTime arg, double low, double high, double open, double close) {
        this.Argument = arg;
        this.Low = low;
        this.High = high;
        this.Open = open;
        this.Close = close;
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