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Pie Chart

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Short Description

The Pie Chart is represented by the PieSeriesView object, which belongs to Pie and Donut Series Views. This view is useful when it's necessary to compare the percentage values of different point arguments in the same series, and to illustrate these values as easy to understand pie slices.

A Pie chart is shown in the image below. Note that if a chart contains several series of the PieSeriesView type, all these series are displayed in the same diagram according to the SimpleDiagram.Dimension and SimpleDiagram.LayoutDirection property values.


Chart Type Characteristics

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

Feature Value
Series View type PieSeriesView
Diagram type 2D-SimpleDiagram
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 Pie Chart, refer to the Series Views Compatibility document.


The following example demonstrates how to create a ChartControl with a series of the PieSeriesView type, and add this chart to a form at runtime.

Note that this series view type is associated with the SimpleDiagram type, and you should cast your diagram object to this type, in order to access its specific options.


A complete sample project is available at https://github.com/DevExpress-Examples/how-to-create-a-pie-chart-e1189

using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraCharts;
// ...

namespace Series_PieChart {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            // Create an empty chart.
            ChartControl pieChart = new ChartControl();

            // Create a pie series.
            Series series1 = new Series("A Pie Series", ViewType.Pie);

            // Populate the series with points.
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Russia", 17.0752));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Canada", 9.98467));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("USA", 9.63142));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("China", 9.59696));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Brazil", 8.511965));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Australia", 7.68685));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("India", 3.28759));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Others", 81.2));

            // Add the series to the chart.

            // Format the the series labels.
            series1.Label.TextPattern = "{A}: {VP:p0}";

            // Adjust the position of series labels. 
            ((PieSeriesLabel)series1.Label).Position = PieSeriesLabelPosition.TwoColumns;

            // Detect overlapping of series labels.
            ((PieSeriesLabel)series1.Label).ResolveOverlappingMode = ResolveOverlappingMode.Default;

            // Access the view-type-specific options of the series.
            PieSeriesView myView = (PieSeriesView)series1.View;

            // Show a title for the series.
            myView.Titles.Add(new SeriesTitle());
            myView.Titles[0].Text = series1.Name;

            // Specify a data filter to explode points.
            myView.ExplodedPointsFilters.Add(new SeriesPointFilter(SeriesPointKey.Value_1,
                DataFilterCondition.GreaterThanOrEqual, 9));
            myView.ExplodedPointsFilters.Add(new SeriesPointFilter(SeriesPointKey.Argument,
                DataFilterCondition.NotEqual, "Others"));
            myView.ExplodeMode = PieExplodeMode.UseFilters;
            myView.ExplodedDistancePercentage = 30;
            myView.RuntimeExploding = true;
            myView.HeightToWidthRatio = 0.75;

            // Hide the legend (if necessary).
            pieChart.Legend.Visibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.False;

            // Add the chart to the form.
            pieChart.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;

A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E1189.

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