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StockSeriesView Class

Represents a series view of the Stock type.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Charts


public class StockSeriesView :


The StockSeriesView class provides the functionality of a series view of the stock type within a chart control.

In addition to the common financial view settings inherited from the base FinancialSeriesViewBase class, the StockSeriesView class declares a stock type specific setting that allows you to control which open-close level lines should be displayed within the view (StockSeriesView.ShowOpenClose).

Note that a particular view type can be defined for a series via its SeriesBase.View property.

For more information on series views of the stock bar type please see the Stock Chart topic.


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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