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Axis

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An Axis provides end-users with a visual means for reading and analyzing the data displayed within the chart area. Most charts contain two axes: a numerical axis of values (the Y-axis) and an axis of arguments (the X-axis).

Axis

An axis allows you to access and customize the following chart elements:

The code snippet below illustrates how to customize axes.

         <Charts:CartesianChart Style="{StaticResource CommonCartesianChartStyle}">
            <Charts:CartesianChart.Legend>
                <Charts:Legend BorderThickness="0" Margin="0,-5,0,-5"/>
            </Charts:CartesianChart.Legend>
            <Charts:CartesianChart.AxisX>
                <Charts:AxisX x:Name="axisX"/>
            </Charts:CartesianChart.AxisX>
            <Charts:CartesianChart.AxisY>
                <Charts:AxisY x:Name="axisY">
                    <Charts:AxisY.LabelOptions>
                        <Charts:AxisLabelOptions Pattern="{V}"/>
                    </Charts:AxisY.LabelOptions>
                    <Charts:AxisY.Title>
                        <Charts:AxisTitle Content="Population mid-year, millions"/>
                    </Charts:AxisY.Title>
                </Charts:AxisY>
            </Charts:CartesianChart.AxisY>
            <Charts:CartesianChart.Series>
                <Charts:Series x:Name="seriesErope" DisplayName="Europe">
                    <Charts:Series.Data>
                        <Charts:DataPointCollection>
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="1950" Value="546" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="1960" Value="605" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="1970" Value="656" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="1980" Value="694" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="1990" Value="721" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2000" Value="730" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2010" Value="728" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2020" Value="721" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2030" Value="704" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2040" Value="680" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2050" Value="650" />
                        </Charts:DataPointCollection>
                    </Charts:Series.Data>
                </Charts:Series>
                <Charts:Series x:Name="seriesAmericas" DisplayName="Americas">
                    <Charts:Series.Data>
                        <Charts:DataPointCollection>
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="1950" Value="332" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="1960" Value="417" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="1970" Value="513" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="1980" Value="614" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="1990" Value="721" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2000" Value="836" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2010" Value="935" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2020" Value="1027" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2030" Value="1110" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2040" Value="1178" />
                            <Charts:DataPoint Argument="2050" Value="1231" />
                        </Charts:DataPointCollection>
                    </Charts:Series.Data>
                </Charts:Series>
            </Charts:CartesianChart.Series>
        </Charts:CartesianChart>