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How to: Create an Image Annotation Anchored to a Chart or Pane

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This example demonstrates how to create two image annotations - one anchored to a chart (by specifying two absolute pixel coordinates), and another one - to a pane (by specifying two axis values). For general information, refer to Annotations.

To demonstrate how this can be done, we’ll use a chart similar to the one created in the following tutorial: Lesson 1 - Create a Simple Unbound Chart.

Anchor an Annotation to a Chart

  1. Click the chart’s smart tag, and in its actions list, click Annotations… link.


  2. In the invoked Annotation Collection Editor, click Add, and then double-click the Image Annotation type.


  3. For the created annotation, click the ellipsis button for its Annotation.AnchorPoint property.


  4. Then, choose the Chart Anchor Point type.


  5. And, define the X and Y coordinates (in pixels) for the annotation’s anchor point. Note that these coordinates are absolute, and will not be changed when the chart is resized.


  6. Now, the annotation has been anchored to that point, and after you specify its image (ImageAnnotation.Image) and position (Annotation.ShapePosition), the chart looks as follows.


Anchor an Annotation to a Pane

  1. Now, create another image annotation, and via its Annotation.AnchorPoint property, specify the Pane Anchor Point type.


  2. Then, choose the pane, to which the annotation is anchored, and specify the axes, and their values for the anchor point.


  3. After you specify the annotation’s image (ImageAnnotation.Image) and position (Annotation.ShapePosition), the chart looks as follows.


    Note that the pane anchor point sticks to the specified axes’ coordinates when the chart is being resized, or scrolled and zoomed.

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