ChartControl.CustomDrawCrosshair Event

Occurs before crosshair items are drawn when the chart's contents are being drawn.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v20.1.UI.dll

Declaration

public event CustomDrawCrosshairEventHandler CustomDrawCrosshair
Public Event CustomDrawCrosshair As CustomDrawCrosshairEventHandler

Event Data

The CustomDrawCrosshair event's data class is CustomDrawCrosshairEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
CrosshairAxisLabelElements Gets the settings of crosshair axis label elements to customize their appearance.
CrosshairElementGroups Provides access to the settings of crosshair elements and crosshair group header elements to customize their appearance.
CrosshairElements Obsolete. Gets the settings of crosshair elements (crosshair value lines, crosshair value labels, crosshair labels) to customize their appearance.
CrosshairGroupHeaderElements Obsolete. Gets the settings of crosshair group header elements to customize their appearance.
CrosshairLegendElements Returns crosshair legend elements to customize their appearance.
CrosshairLineElement Gets the settings of a crosshair line element to customize its appearance (color, line style).
IndicatorLegendElements Returns all indicator elements that the Crosshair Cursor shows in a legend.

Remarks

Use the CustomDrawCrosshair event to create a custom appearance of crosshair items.

Examples

This example shows how to use the ChartControl.CustomDrawCrosshair event to provide a custom appearance for the crosshair cursor. This event is invoked when you select the Custom Draw Crosshair Cursor check box.

If you wish to display crosshair axis lines and labels on a chart before custom drawing the crosshair cursor, set the CrosshairOptions.ShowArgumentLine, CrosshairOptions.ShowArgumentLabels, CrosshairOptions.ShowValueLabels and CrosshairOptions.ShowValueLine properties to true.

Note that the crosshair cursor customization is provided for the CrosshairOptions.SnapMode property set to NearestArgument.

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

namespace CustomDrawCrosshairCursor {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
        }
        private void OnCheckEditCheckedChanged(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            if (checkEdit1.Checked)
                chartControl1.CustomDrawCrosshair += OnChartControlCustomDrawCrosshair;
            else 
                chartControl1.CustomDrawCrosshair -= OnChartControlCustomDrawCrosshair;               
        }

        private void OnChartControlCustomDrawCrosshair(object sender, CustomDrawCrosshairEventArgs e) {
            // Specify the crosshair argument line color, dash style and thickness.
            e.CrosshairLineElement.Color = Color.Green;
            e.CrosshairLineElement.LineStyle.DashStyle = DashStyle.DashDot;
            e.CrosshairLineElement.LineStyle.Thickness = 3;

            // Specify the back color for the crosshair argument axis label. 
            foreach (CrosshairAxisLabelElement axisLabelElement in e.CrosshairAxisLabelElements)
                axisLabelElement.BackColor = Color.Blue;

            foreach (CrosshairElementGroup group in e.CrosshairElementGroups) {
                CrosshairGroupHeaderElement groupHeaderElement = group.HeaderElement;

                // Specify the text, text color and font for the crosshair group header element. 
                groupHeaderElement.Text = "Custom draw";
                groupHeaderElement.TextColor = Color.Green;
                groupHeaderElement.Font = new Font(this.Font, FontStyle.Bold);

                // Obtain a crosshair element for the first series.
                CrosshairElement element = group.CrosshairElements[0];

                // Specify the color, dash style and thickness for the crosshair value lines. 
                element.LineElement.Color = Color.DarkViolet;
                element.LineElement.LineStyle.DashStyle = DashStyle.Dash;
                element.LineElement.LineStyle.Thickness = 2;

                // Specify the text color and back color for the crosshair value labels.
                element.AxisLabelElement.TextColor = Color.Red;
                element.AxisLabelElement.BackColor = Color.Yellow;

                // Format the text shown for the series in the crosshair cursor label. Specify the text color and marker size. 
                element.LabelElement.TextColor = Color.Red;
                element.LabelElement.MarkerSize = new Size(15, 15);
                element.LabelElement.Text = string.Format("{0}: A={1}; V={2}", element.Series.Name, element.SeriesPoint.Argument, element.SeriesPoint.Values[0]);
            }
        }
    }
}
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