SeriesBase.ActualArgumentScaleType Property

Gets the actual scale type used for series arguments.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v21.1.dll

Declaration

[Browsable(false)]
public ScaleType ActualArgumentScaleType { get; }

Property Value

Type Description
ScaleType

A ScaleType enumeration value.

Available values:

Name Description
Qualitative

Identifies the Qualitative data scale. This means that data provided for the Series.Points will be treated as qualitative values and will be shown on the axis as textual representations (e.g., A, B, and C).

Numerical

Identifies the Numerical data scale. This means that data provided for the Series.Points will be treated as numerical values and will be shown on the axis as numbers (e.g., 100, 200, and 300). Note that in this case the AxisBase.NumericOptions property is used to define the output format of numerical values shown on the axis.

DateTime

Identifies the DateTime data scale. This means that data provided for the Series.Points will be treated as DateTime values and will be shown on the axis as DateTime values (e.g., January, 2003, January, 2004, and January, 2005). Note that in this case the AxisBase.DateTimeOptions property is used to define the output format of DateTime values shown on the axis.

TimeSpan

Identifies the TimeSpan data scale. The data that you provide for the Series.Points will be treated and shown on the axis as TimeSpan values (for example, 00:00:00, 00:00:01, 00:00:02). Note that in this case, the axis’s TimeSpanScaleOptions property allows you to specify the scale-related settings. To define the output format of TimeSpan values shown on the axis, use the AxisBase.Label‘s TextPattern property.

Auto

The scale type is automatically determined according to the real type of underlying data.

Remarks

Use the ActualArgumentScaleType property to get the actual argument scale type which is calculated, dependent on the value of the SeriesBase.ArgumentScaleType property.

By default, the SeriesBase.ArgumentScaleType property is set to Auto. This means that the argument scale type is automatically detected and you don’t need to specify this property before providing data for a chart.

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