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ChartControl.ObjectSelected Event

Occurs before any chart element is selected at runtime.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v18.2.UI.dll


public event HotTrackEventHandler ObjectSelected
Public Event ObjectSelected As HotTrackEventHandler

Event Data

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

Property Description
AdditionalObject Provides access to an object related to the object being hit. The returned value depends on the HotTrackEventArgs.Object type and hit point location.
Cancel Gets or sets whether the hot-tracking should be cancelled.
HitInfo Gets details on the chart elements located at the point where an end-user has clicked when hot-tracking or selecting a chart element at runtime.
Object Gets the chart element, for which the event was raised.


An end-user is able to select some items of the ChartControl at runtime if the ChartControl.RuntimeSelection property is set to true. Handle the ObjectSelected event if you want to perform specific actions when an end-user selects a chart's elements, or if you want to disable the selection of particular elements. Note that the currently selected element of the chart can be accessed via the HotTrackEventArgs.Object property.


If you handle the ObjectSelected event, it will be raised regardless of the current ChartControl.RuntimeSelection property value.


This example demonstrates how to implement custom hot-tracking and selection of the chart's elements at runtime.


To enable runtime hot-tracking and selection, the ChartControl.RuntimeSelection property should be set to true.

If you want to change the default hot-tracking and selection, you should handle the ChartControl.ObjectHotTracked and ChartControl.ObjectSelected events, implement your custom hot-tracking and selection approaches and set the Cancel property to true.

For example, the code below illustrates how to disable selection and hot-tracking of a chart's diagram.

using DevExpress.XtraCharts;
// ...

private void chartControl1_ObjectHotTracked(object sender, HotTrackEventArgs e) {
   // Prevent the chart's diagram from being hot-tracked.
   if (e.Object is Diagram) 
      e.Cancel = true;

private void chartControl1_ObjectSelected(object sender, HotTrackEventArgs e) {
   // Prevent the chart's Diagram from being selected.
   if (e.Object is Diagram) 
      e.Cancel = true;


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