Stacked Step Area Chart

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The Stacked Step Area series can be plotted using the StackedStepAreaSeriesView class, which belongs to the Area Series Views view group. These series are similar to Stacked Area series, but step series do not use the shortest distance to connect two data points. Instead, this chart type uses vertical and horizontal lines to connect the data points in a series forming a step-like progression.

A Stacked Step Area chart is shown in the image below. Note that this chart type is based upon the XYDiagram, so it can be rotated to show areas vertically and horizontally.



If two stacked areas contain data points for different arguments, points for missing arguments are not treated as zero-value points.

A Stacked Area chart can display series containing data points with positive and negative values. However, a series with positive values is stacked only with other series containing positive values; and a series with negative values is stacked with other series containing negative values.

Note that if a series contains data points with positive and negative values, it is treated as a series with positive values, while all its negative values are treated as zeros.

Chart Type Characteristics

The table below lists the main characteristics of this chart type.

Feature Value
Series View type StackedStepAreaSeriesView
Diagram type 2D-XYDiagram
Number of arguments per series point 1
Number of values per series point 1

For information on which chart types can be combined with the Stacked Step Area Chart, refer to the Series Views Compatibility document.