ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider.ArgumentDataMember Property

Gets or sets the name of the data field that contains the arguments of the chart range control client's points.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v20.1.dll

Declaration

[XtraSerializableProperty]
[DefaultValue(null)]
public string ArgumentDataMember { get; set; }
<XtraSerializableProperty>
<DefaultValue(Nothing)>
Public Property ArgumentDataMember As String

Property Value

Type Default Description
String

null

A String value that specifies the data field name.

Remarks

Use the ArgumentDataMember property to specify the bound data source's data field from which the chart client provider of the range control obtains its point arguments.

To specify the ArgumentDataMember property for the chart range control client, you should access the ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider object using the ChartRangeControlClientBase.DataProvider property.

Examples

This example demonstrates how to set up a range control with the date-time chart client to display a chart with date-time data in the range control's background.

In order to provide data to a chart date-time range control client, you need to access the ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider object using the ChartRangeControlClientBase.DataProvider property and assign a data source to the ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider.DataSource property. Then specify the required data fields via the ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider.ArgumentDataMember, ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider.ValueDataMember, and ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider.SeriesDataMember (optional) properties.

In the current example, a date-time chart client is bound to a simple data table containing three columns ("Argument", "Value", and "Series").

In addition, this example shows how to customize chart client common settings (e.g., change the date-time range, customize template view and grid options).

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors;

namespace DateTimeChartRangeClient {

    public partial class Form1 : Form {

        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();

            // Assign a date-time chart client to the Range control. 
            rangeControl1.Client = dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1;

            // Generate a data table and bind the date-time client to it.
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.DataSource = CreateChartData(50, 2);

            // Specify data members to bind the client.
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.ArgumentDataMember = "Argument";
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.ValueDataMember = "Value";
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.SeriesDataMember = "Series";

            // Specify the chart range control client view.       
            AreaChartRangeControlClientView areaView = new AreaChartRangeControlClientView();
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.TemplateView = areaView;

            // Customize the area view appearance. 
            areaView.AreaOpacity = 90;
            areaView.Color = Color.Aqua;
            areaView.ShowMarkers = true;
            areaView.MarkerSize = 5;
            areaView.MarkerColor = Color.Red;

            // Format labels of the date-time chart range control client. 
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.LabelFormat = "D";

            // Specify the palette name to get a nice-looking chart.
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.PaletteName = "Office";

            // Customize grid alignment, grid spacing, snap spacing and snap alignment of the chart range control client.
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.GridAlignment = RangeControlDateTimeGridAlignment.Day;
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.GridSpacing = 1;
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.SnapSpacing = 1;
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.SnapAlignment = RangeControlDateTimeGridAlignment.Week;

            // Change the date-time range of the chart range control client.
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.Range.Min = DateTime.Now;
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.Range.Max = DateTime.Now.AddDays(50);
        }

        private DataTable CreateChartData(int pointCount, int seriesCount) {

            // Create an empty table.
            DataTable table = new DataTable("Table1");

            // Add three columns to the table.
            table.Columns.Add("Argument", typeof(DateTime));
            table.Columns.Add("Value", typeof(Double));
            table.Columns.Add("Series", typeof(string));

            // Add data rows to the table.
            Random rand = new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks);
            DataRow row = null;
            double value = 0;

            for (int seriesIndex = 0; seriesIndex < seriesCount; seriesIndex++) {
                for (int pointIndex = 0; pointIndex < pointCount; pointIndex++) {
                    value += (rand.NextDouble() - 0.3);
                    row = table.NewRow();
                    row["Argument"] = DateTime.Now.Date.AddDays(pointIndex);
                    row["Value"] = Math.Sin(pointIndex) + value;
                    row["Series"] = seriesIndex.ToString();
                    table.Rows.Add(row);
                }
            }
            return table;
        }
    }
}
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