Tickmarks Class

Contains specific settings which define the tickmarks appearance for a chart control’s axes

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v21.1.dll


public abstract class Tickmarks :

The following members accept/return Tickmarks objects:


The Tickmarks class serves as a base class for the TickmarksX and TickmarksY classes, which provide tickmarks functionality for the axes within a chart’s diagram.

For more information, refer to Grid Lines, Tickmarks and Interlacing.


This example demonstrates how the grid lines and tickmarks of an axis can be customized at runtime.

To access an axis, you should cast your chart’s diagram object to the required diagram type. Then, use the Axis2D.Tickmarks and AxisBase.GridLines properties to access the corresponding elements. To define the number of minor tickmarks (grid lines), use the AxisBase.MinorCount property.

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

// Customize the appearance of the axes' tickmarks.
diagram.AxisX.Tickmarks.CrossAxis = true;
diagram.AxisX.Tickmarks.Length = 5;
diagram.AxisX.Tickmarks.Thickness = 2;

diagram.AxisY.Tickmarks.Visible = false;
diagram.AxisY.Tickmarks.MinorVisible = false;

diagram.AxisX.Tickmarks.MinorLength = 3;
diagram.AxisX.Tickmarks.MinorThickness = 1;

diagram.AxisX.MinorCount = 2;
diagram.AxisY.MinorCount = 4;

// Customize the appearance of the axes' grid lines.
diagram.AxisX.GridLines.Visible = false;
diagram.AxisX.GridLines.MinorVisible = false;

diagram.AxisY.GridLines.Visible = true;
diagram.AxisY.GridLines.MinorVisible = true;

diagram.AxisY.GridLines.Color = Color.Red;
diagram.AxisY.GridLines.LineStyle.DashStyle = DashStyle.Solid;
diagram.AxisY.GridLines.LineStyle.Thickness = 2;

diagram.AxisY.GridLines.MinorColor = Color.Blue;
diagram.AxisY.GridLines.MinorLineStyle.DashStyle = DashStyle.Dash;
diagram.AxisY.GridLines.MinorLineStyle.Thickness = 1;
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