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Scale.ShowLabels Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether labels should be displayed on a scale.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Gauges

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Gauges.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Gauges


public DefaultBoolean ShowLabels { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

true to show labels on a scale; otherwise false.

Available values:

Name Description Return Value

The value is true.



The value is false.



The value is specified by a global option or a higher-level object.



Set the ShowLabels property value to either DefaultBoolean.True or DefaultBoolean.False to control the visibility of labels on a Circular or Linear scale.

Note that by default, the ShowLabels property is set to DefaultBoolean.Default. This means that label visibility is defined by the current model of a gauge control, set by the CircularGaugeControl.Model or LinearGaugeControl.Model properties.


The following example illustrates a gauge that looks and behaves like a typical ‘knob’ element of a real-life dashboard. In this case we demonstrate how to create, for example, a realistic volume control.

To provide its appearance, we use custom templates for an arc scale’s needle and layer elements. For your convenience, these templates are stored in the KnobRestoreDictionary.xaml file, and named OscilloscopeNeedleTemplate and OscilloscopeScaleLayerTemplate. They can be easily re-used in your application.

This knob also provides the capability to interactively modify its value via mouse clicks. To enable this, the ValueIndicatorBase.IsInteractive property of a gauge’s needle is set to True to enable its interactivity.

Finally, below the knob-like gauge, there is a Label control, which is bound to the ValueIndicatorBase.Value property of a needle to display the current volume set by knob.

View Example

<ResourceDictionary xmlns=""
    <ControlTemplate x:Key="OscilloscopeNeedleTemplate">
        <Grid RenderTransformOrigin="0, 0.5" Width="100" Height="100" Margin="-50,0,0,0">
            <Ellipse Margin="6" Fill="Transparent"/>
            <Grid x:Name="Needle" Margin="0">
                <Ellipse Width="7" Height="7" Fill="#FF1B5D83" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Margin="0,0,15,0"/>
                <Ellipse Width="5" Height="5" Fill="#FF3286AD" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Margin="0,0,16,0"/>
                <Path Stretch="Fill" Fill="#FF1A2752" 
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                      HorizontalAlignment="Center" Height="85" Margin="0" VerticalAlignment="Center" Width="85" Opacity="0.35"/>
    <ControlTemplate x:Key="OscilloscopeScaleLayerTemplate">
        <Grid RenderTransformOrigin="0.5, 0.5" Width="100" Height="100">
            <Ellipse Fill="White" Margin="0,1,0,-1" Opacity="0.9"/>
            <Ellipse Fill="#FFAEB3BE" Margin="0,0,0,1"/>
            <Ellipse Grid.Column="1" Margin="0,1,0,0">
                    <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,1" StartPoint="0.5,0">
                        <GradientStop Color="#FFCBCFD5" Offset="0"/>
                        <GradientStop Color="#FFF5F6F7" Offset="1"/>
            <Path Stretch="Fill" Data="F1 M 798,507C 798,540.137 784.121,567 767,567C 749.879,567 736,540.137 736,507L 798,507 Z " 
                  HorizontalAlignment="Center" Height="56.5" Margin="0,0,0,-18.5" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Width="64">
                    <RadialGradientBrush Center="0.5,0.002" GradientOrigin="0.5,0.002" RadiusY="0.688" RadiusX="0.533">
                        <GradientStop Color="#FF2D344B" Offset="0"/>
                        <GradientStop Color="#002D344B" Offset="1"/>
                        <GradientStop Color="#CC2D344B" Offset="0.8"/>
            <Ellipse Margin="6">
                    <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,1" StartPoint="0.5,0">
                        <GradientStop Color="#FFBCC0CA" Offset="0"/>
                        <GradientStop Color="#FF5C6378" Offset="1"/>
            <Ellipse Margin="7">
                    <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,1" StartPoint="0.5,0">
                        <GradientStop Color="#FFFAFAFC" Offset="0"/>
                        <GradientStop Color="#FF9499AB" Offset="1"/>
            <Ellipse Margin="10" Fill="White"/>
            <Ellipse Margin="10,11,10,10">
                    <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,1" StartPoint="0.5,0">
                        <GradientStop Color="#FFE9EBEE" Offset="0"/>
                        <GradientStop Color="#FFCFD4DA" Offset="1"/>

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