LineStyle Class

Defines line style settings.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public class LineStyle :
    ChartElement
Public Class LineStyle
    Inherits ChartElement

Remarks

The LineStyle class contains settings that define the style of lines within a chart control.

The properties exposed by the LineStyle class allow you to specify the line width (LineStyle.Thickness) and line dash style (LineStyle.DashStyle).

An object of the LineStyle type can be accessed via the GridLines.LineStyle and GridLines.MinorLineStyle properties of a grid line and via the LineStyle properties of other chart elements (such as series labels, constant lines, line series views).

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to create a ChartControl with a series of the LineSeriesView 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 lineChart = new ChartControl();

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

    // Add points to it.
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint(1, 2));
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint(2, 12));
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint(3, 14));
    series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint(4, 17));

    // Add the series to the chart.
    lineChart.Series.Add(series1);

    // Set the numerical argument scale types for the series,
    // as it is qualitative, by default.
    series1.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical;

    // Access the view-type-specific options of the series.
    ((LineSeriesView)series1.View).MarkerVisibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.True;
    ((LineSeriesView)series1.View).LineMarkerOptions.Kind = MarkerKind.Triangle;
    ((LineSeriesView)series1.View).LineStyle.DashStyle = DashStyle.Dash;

    // Access the type-specific options of the diagram.
    ((XYDiagram)lineChart.Diagram).EnableAxisXZooming = true;

    // Hide the legend (if necessary).
    lineChart.Legend.Visibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.False;

    // Add a title to the chart (if necessary).
    lineChart.Titles.Add(new ChartTitle());
    lineChart.Titles[0].Text = "A Line Chart";

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

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