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TimeSpanChartRangeControlClientGridOptions Class

Contains specific settings which define the representation of grid lines and labels in the time-span chart range control client.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public sealed class TimeSpanChartRangeControlClientGridOptions :

The following members return TimeSpanChartRangeControlClientGridOptions objects:


Use the TimeSpanChartRangeControlClient.GridOptions property to get access to the TimeSpanChartRangeControlClientGridOptions object.

Use the following properties to customize grid settings:


Grid properties provided by the TimeSpanChartRangeControlClientGridOptions class are calculated automatically, because the ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions.Auto is set to true. When you change the default value of the specific property, this resets the grid automatic calculation (the ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions.Auto is set to false).

To format chart client argument values, use the ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions.LabelFormat property.


This example demonstrates how to configure a range control with the time-span chart client to display a chart with time-span data in the range control’s background.

In order to provide data to a chart time-span range control client, 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 time-span 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 time-span range, customize template view and grid options).

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

namespace TimeSpanChartRangeClient {
    public partial class Form1 : XtraForm {
        public Form1() {

            // Assign a time-span chart client to the Range control. 
            rangeControl1.Client = timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1;

            // Generate a data table and bind the time-span client to it.
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.DataSource = CreateChartData(100, 2);

            // Specify data members to bind the client.
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.ArgumentDataMember = "Argument";
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.ValueDataMember = "Value";
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.SeriesDataMember = "Series";

            // Specify the chart range control client view.       
            AreaChartRangeControlClientView areaView = new AreaChartRangeControlClientView();
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.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 time-span chart range control client. 
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.LabelFormat = "c";

            // Specify the palette name to get a nice-looking chart.
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.PaletteName = "Office";

            // Customize grid alignment, grid spacing, snap spacing and snap alignment of the chart range control client.
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.GridAlignment = RangeControlTimeSpanGridAlignment.Hour;
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.GridSpacing = 1;
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.SnapSpacing = 1;
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.SnapAlignment = RangeControlTimeSpanGridAlignment.Hour;

            // Change the time-span range of the chart range control client.
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.Range.Min = TimeSpan.FromHours(9);
            timeSpanChartRangeControlClient1.Range.Max = TimeSpan.FromHours(18);
        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(TimeSpan));
            table.Columns.Add("Value", typeof(Double));
            table.Columns.Add("Series", typeof(string));

            // Add data rows to the table.
            Random rand = new Random(10);
            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"] = TimeSpan.FromMinutes(pointIndex * 30);
                    row["Value"] = Math.Sin(pointIndex) + value;
                    row["Series"] = seriesIndex.ToString();
            return table;


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