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ChartControl.CustomDrawCrosshair Event

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

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v18.2.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 provide a custom appearance for the crosshair cursor using the ChartControl.CustomDrawCrosshair event. This event is invoked when you click the Custom Draw Crosshair Cursor button on the form.

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 customization of the crosshair cursor 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 {
        bool handleCustomDraw;
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            handleCustomDraw = true;
            chartControl1.CustomDrawCrosshair += chartControl1_CustomDrawCrosshair;
        }

        private void chartControl1_CustomDrawCrosshair(object sender, CustomDrawCrosshairEventArgs e) {
            if (!handleCustomDraw) return;

            // 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 crosshair argument label. 
            foreach (CrosshairAxisLabelElement axisLabelElement in e.CrosshairAxisLabelElements)
                axisLabelElement.BackColor = Color.Blue;

            foreach (CrosshairElementGroup group in e.CrosshairElementGroups) {
                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;

                // Specify the text color and marker size for the crosshair  cursor label that shows series. 
                element.LabelElement.TextColor = Color.Red;
                element.LabelElement.MarkerSize = new Size(15, 15);
            }

            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);
            }
        }
    }
}
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