Range.Auto Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the minimum and maximum axis values are calculated automatically based upon the series being drawn.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v19.2.dll

Declaration

public bool Auto { get; set; }
Public Property Auto As Boolean

Property Value

Type Description
Boolean

true, if the minimum and maximum axis values are calculated automatically; otherwise, false.

Remarks

Use the Auto property to control whether the minimum and maximum values of an axis should be calculated automatically.

If the Auto property is set to true, an axis's minimum and maximum values are calculated automatically based upon the corresponding data (specifically, arguments or data values which depend upon the axis's type - X or Y respectively) of all the series being drawn on the chart control's diagram. In this case, the values of the Range.MinValue and Range.MaxValue properties are automatically set to appropriate values.

When the Auto property is set to false, the minimum and maximum axis values are defined via the Range.MinValue and Range.MaxValue properties.

For more information, refer to Visual Ranges and Whole Ranges .

Examples

This example demonstrates how to use the AxisBase.VisualRange property to define the visible range of an axis, and the AxisBase.WholeRange property to define its whole range.

For more information on axis range, refer to Visual Ranges and Whole Ranges .

using DevExpress.XtraCharts;
using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace WindowsFormsApplication1 {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {

            // Create a chart control.
            ChartControl chartControl1 = new ChartControl();

            // Add the chart to the form.
            chartControl1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
            this.Controls.Add(chartControl1);

            // Create a bar series and add points to it.
            Series series1 = new Series("Series 1", ViewType.Bar);
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("A", new double[] { 26.25 }));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("B", new double[] { 1.52 }));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("C", new double[] { 22.21 }));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("D", new double[] { 15.35 }));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("E", new double[] { 4.15 }));

            // Add the series to the chart.
            chartControl1.Series.Add(series1);

            // Cast the chart's diagram to the XYDiagram type, to access its axes.
            XYDiagram diagram = (XYDiagram)chartControl1.Diagram;

            // Enable the diagram's scrolling.
            diagram.EnableAxisXScrolling = true;
            diagram.EnableAxisYScrolling = true;

            // Define the whole range for the X-axis. 
            diagram.AxisX.WholeRange.Auto = false;
            diagram.AxisX.WholeRange.SetMinMaxValues("A", "D");

            // Disable the side margins 
            // (this has an effect only for certain view types).
            diagram.AxisX.VisualRange.AutoSideMargins = false;

            // Limit the visible range for the X-axis.
            diagram.AxisX.VisualRange.Auto = false;
            diagram.AxisX.VisualRange.SetMinMaxValues("B", "C");

            // Define the whole range for the Y-axis. 
            diagram.AxisY.WholeRange.Auto = false;
            diagram.AxisY.WholeRange.SetMinMaxValues(1, 26);
        }
    }
}
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