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Layer is an element that contains different objects (e.g. images) to define a visual presentation of a gauge and its elements.

Layers can be added at two levels:

For example, the following picture illustrates two layers - one is added to the LinearGaugeControl and therefore occupies the whole Gauge control's space; and another is added to the LinearScale object.

Linear Gauge_Layer

Every new layer is painted behind all other gauge elements, because its LayerOptions.ZIndex property is set to -100 by default. If you want to bring this layer in front of other gauge elements (or paint it above other layers, if there are any), you need to set the ZIndex property to a greater value.

For example, the following picture illustrates two layers added to the same LinearScale object - one layer defines its background, while another layer is placed in a foreground.

LinearGauge_Background and foreground layers

The table below lists the main properties affecting element behavior and appearance.

Characteristics Members
Availability LinearGaugeControl.Layers, LinearScale.Layers
Visibility LayerBase.Visible
Appearance LinearGaugeControl.Model,LinearGaugeLayer.Presentation,LinearScaleLayer.Presentation
Behaviour GaugeLayerBase.Options