The Series manages data and its appearance on the chart. The following image represents several series on charts:

The Donut and Line series

Note that, a chart's series should be compatible with the chart type. Refer to the Pie Series and Cartesian Series guides for more information.

How to: Provide series data

All series interact with their data sources using Data interfaces. The following code snippets demonstrate how to implement one of them:

// Interfaces declaration.
@interface Gdp : NSObject
    @property NSDate *year;
    @property double value;

    +(instancetype) gdpWithYear: (NSDate *)year andValue: (double)value;

@interface GdpData : NSObject <DXDateTimeSeriesData>
    +(instancetype) dataWithArray: (NSArray<Gdp *> *)gdps;

// Interfaces implementation.
@implementation Gdp
    +(instancetype) gdpWithYear:(NSDate *)year andValue: (double)value {
        Gdp *gdp = [[Gdp alloc] init];
        gdp.year = year;
        gdp.value = value;
        return gdp;

@implementation GdpData {
    NSArray<Gdp *> *gdps;
    +(instancetype) dataWithArray:(NSArray<Gdp *> *)gdps {
        GdpData *data = [[GdpData alloc] init];
        data->gdps = gdps;
        return data;

    -(int) getDataCount {
        return (int)[gdps count];

    -(NSDate *)getArgumentByIndex: (int)index {
        return [gdps objectAtIndex:index].year;

    -(double) getValueByIndex: (int) index {
        return [gdps objectAtIndex:index].value;

// ...
DXLineSeries *lineSeries = [[DXLineSeries alloc] init]; = [GdpData dataWithArray:gdps];
[self.chart addSeries:lineSeries];
// ...

The series Data source type should be compatible with the axis type in the Cartesian chart; otherwise series is not plotted on the chart. Refer to the Series: Data Providing guide to learn more.

The table below represents all symbols required to specify data.

Symbol Description

Gets or sets the Pie (Donut) series's data.

Gets or sets the Cartesian series's data.


The DXPieSeries data source's protocol.


The protocol of a DXSeries's data with qualitative arguments.


The protocol of a DXBubbleSeries's data with qualitative arguments and value-weight values.


The protocol of a DXSeries's data with numeric arguments.


The protocol of a DXBubbleSeries's data with numeric arguments and value-weight values.


The protocol of a DXSeries's data with date-time arguments.


The protocol of a DXBubbleSeries's data with date-time arguments and value-weight values.


The protocol of a DXStockSeries or DXCandleStickSeries series's data with date-time arguments and Open-High-Low-Close values.

Refer to the Data Providing guide for more information.

How to: configure series point labels

Labels can accompany series points. Note that different series types have different label settings. The image below demonstrates a Line series's customized point labels with highlighted parameters available for configuration.

Customized line series labels

The following code snippet demonstrates how to configure a Line series point labels:

DXMarkerSeriesLabel *seriesLabel = [[DXPieSeriesLabel alloc] init];
seriesLabel.hidden = DXDefaultBooleanNo;
seriesLabel.textPattern = @"{L}: {V$##.##}";
seriesLabel.position = DXPieSeriesLabelPositionTwoColumns;

series.label = seriesLabel;

Use a series's label property to access the settings that specifies the contents, position and appearance of series point labels.

In the code above, series label placeholders (L and V) specify a series point value that should be added to the label. The following label placeholders are available:

Placeholder Description
{S} Displays a series name.
{A} Displays a series point argument.
{V} Displays a series point value.
{VP} Displays a series point value as percentages.
{W} Displays a Bubble series point weight.
{O} Displays a financial series point open value.
{H} Displays a financial series point high value.
{L} Displays a financial series point low value.
{C} Displays a financial series point close value.

These values can be formatted using default format strings going after the $ sign. For example, in the {VP$#.##} string, VP is a placeholder, $ is a format string separator, and #.## is a format string.

Refer to the Series: Labels guide to learn more about series labels.

How to: Customize appearance of series

A series' appearance parameters depend on the series type. The following image demonstrates customizable appearance parameters:

Bar and line, and Pie chart

Each series has style parameters, available via the style property. Refer to the required series type reference for more information.

Series type Series style type
DXPieSeries DXPieSeriesStyle
DXDonutSeries DXPieSeriesStyle
DXAreaSeries DXAreaSeriesStyle
DXStackedAreaSeries DXAreaSeriesStyle
DXFullStackedAreaSeries DXAreaSeriesStyle
DXStepAreaSeries DXAreaSeriesStyle
DXBarSeries DXBarSeriesStyle
DXStackedBarSeries DXBarSeriesStyle
DXFullStackedBarSeries DXBarSeriesStyle
DXSideBySideStackedBarSeries DXBarSeriesStyle
DXSideBySideFullStackedBarSeries DXBarSeriesStyle
DXPointSeries DXPointSeriesStyle
DXLineSeries DXLineSeriesStyle
DXStepLineSeries DXLineSeriesStyle
DXScatterLineSeries DXLineSeriesStyle
DXCandleStickSeries DXCandleStickSeriesStyle
DXStockSeries DXStockSeriesStyle