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ManualDateTimeScaleOptions.AutoGrid Property

Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the spacing of grid lines is calculated automatically based upon the major tickmarks of the axis.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Charts

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Charts.v21.2.dll

Declaration

public bool AutoGrid { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description
Boolean

true, if grid spacing is performed automatically; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The AutoGrid property is tightly interrelated to the ManualDateTimeScaleOptions.GridSpacing property. Changing the value of one property affects the other. By default, the AutoGrid property is set to true and the grid line spacing is calculated automatically.

The following images demonstrate how the AutoGrid property works.

AutoGrid = true,

GridSpacing=4

AutoGrid = false,

GridSpacing=1

AutoGridTrue

AutoGrid_False

Example

This example demonstrates how to use the manual date-time scale options of the X-axis.

Data aggregation is enabled automatically for the date-time scale on the X-axis in both automatic and manual scale options.

When the AxisX2D.DateTimeScaleOptions property is set to ManualDateTimeScaleOptions, you can define the ManualDateTimeScaleOptions.GridAlignment, ManualDateTimeScaleOptions.MeasureUnit and ManualDateTimeScaleOptions.AggregateFunction properties manually.

To use the automatic date-time scale options, set the AxisX2D.DateTimeScaleOptions property to AutomaticDateTimeScaleOptions, and select the appropriate AutomaticDateTimeScaleOptions.AggregateFunction.

To prevent the axis scale from being divided into intervals (and thus prevent chart data from being aggregated), set the ManualDateTimeScaleOptions.AggregateFunction property to None.

View Example

<Window
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        xmlns:dxc="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/charts" 
        x:Class="WpfApplication19.MainWindow"
        Title="MainWindow" Height="400" Width="525">
    <Grid>
        <dxc:ChartControl>
            <dxc:XYDiagram2D >
                <dxc:XYDiagram2D.AxisX>
                    <dxc:AxisX2D GridLinesMinorVisible="True" GridLinesVisible="True">
                        <dxc:AxisX2D.DateTimeScaleOptions>
                            <dxc:ManualDateTimeScaleOptions AggregateFunction="Maximum" AutoGrid="False"
                                                            GridAlignment="Year" MeasureUnit="Month" 
                                                            GridSpacing="3" GridOffset="1"/>
                        </dxc:AxisX2D.DateTimeScaleOptions>
                    </dxc:AxisX2D>
                </dxc:XYDiagram2D.AxisX>
                <dxc:LineSeries2D DataSource="{Binding Path=Rate}" 
                                  ArgumentDataMember="Argument" ValueDataMember="Value"  />
            </dxc:XYDiagram2D>          
        </dxc:ChartControl>
    </Grid>
</Window>
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