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Tooltip and Crosshair Cursor

The Tooltip and Crosshair Cursor allow end-users to interact with the chart and obtain detailed information about data points.



By default the Chart Control uses the Crosshair Cursor when its diagram type is XY-Diagram or Swift Plot and the Tooltip for all other 2D diagrams. 3D diagrams do not support tooltips and crosshair at all.

Though the Tooltip and Crosshair Cursor are similar, these features have the following differences:

Crosshair Cursor


Supported Diagrams

The Crosshair Cursor is designed for the Cartesian (XY-) and Swift Plot diagrams only.

All diagram types.

Displayed Values

The Crosshair Cursor displays all points that have the same argument or value.


The Chart Control shows the tooltip only for point under the mouse cursor.


Customization Capabilities

  • Crosshair Label position
  • Crosshair Label header text
  • Crosshair Label item text
  • Crosshair Argument and Value Lines
  • Crosshair Argument and Value Line Labels
  • Tooltip Position
  • Tooltip Beak Visibility
  • Tooltip Text
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