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2D XY Diagram

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A 2D XY Diagram allows you to visualize data in a Cartesian chart.


Compatible Series Types

You can add the following series to the 2D XY Diagram:

See the following help topic for more information: Series Type Compatibility.

How to: Create a Chart with the 2D XY Diagram

The markup below shows how to create a chart with the BarSideBySideSeries2D and LineSeries2D series (the second series is in a separate pane).

    <!-- The XY diagram's settings. -->
        <!-- The x-axis settings. -->
            <dxc:AxisX2D GridLinesVisible="True"/>
        <!-- The y-axis settings. -->
            <dxc:AxisY2D GridLinesMinorVisible="True"/>
            <dxc:Pane x:Name="pane"/>
        <!-- The Side-by-Side Bar series settings. -->
        <dxc:BarSideBySideSeries2D DisplayName="Series 1">
            <dxc:SeriesPoint Argument="A" Value="5"/>
            <dxc:SeriesPoint Argument="B" Value="2"/>
            <dxc:SeriesPoint Argument="C" Value="4"/>
        <!-- The Line series settings. -->
        <dxc:LineSeries2D DisplayName="Series 2" 
                          dxc:XYDiagram2D.SeriesPane="{Binding ElementName=pane}">
            <dxc:SeriesPoint Argument="A" Value="7"/>
            <dxc:SeriesPoint Argument="B" Value="3"/>
            <dxc:SeriesPoint Argument="C" Value="2"/>
        <dxc:Title Content="Cartesian Chart" 

Related API members:

Class or Property Description
XYDiagram2D The 2D XY diagram.
XYDiagram2D.AxisX Contains the X-axis settings.
XYDiagram2D.AxisY Contains the Y-axis settings.
XYDiagram2D.Panes The diagram’s pane collection.
BarSideBySideSeries2D The Side-by-Side Bar series.
BarSeries2D.Model Specifies a series model.
SeriesPoint A series point.
LineSeries2D The Line series.
XYDiagram2D.SeriesPane Specifies a pane that displays a series. This property is an attached property of the XYDiagram2D class.
ChartControlBase.Legends The collection of chart legends.
ChartControlBase.Titles The collection of chart titles.

Use the following code to access the 2D XY diagram’s options at runtime:

// Cast Diagram to the XYDiagram2D type. 
XYDiagram2D diagram = chart.Diagram as XYDiagram2D;
if (diagram != null) {
    // Access diagram properties, for example, rotate the diagram. 
    diagram.Rotated = true;
    // Access properties of objects that belong to the diagram,  
    // for example, axes. 
    diagram.AxisX.Title = new AxisTitle {
        Content = "Date-Time Scale Type"

Refer to the following help topic to learn how to populate a chart with data: Providing Data.

The Diagram’s Specific Options

The following options are available:

See the following help topic for more information: Secondary Axes.

Customize Diagram Appearance

The following appearance customization properties are available:

Use the XYDiagram2D.DefaultPane property to specify appearance settings for the default diagram pane.

The following example hides the diagram border, specifies paddings and margins, changes the font style, and makes the diagram transparent:

<dxc:ChartControl Background="{x:Null}">
    <dxc:XYDiagram2D  BorderThickness="0" Padding="10" Margin="10"  FontStyle="Italic" >
            <dxc:Pane DomainBrush="Transparent" />
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