Chart Features in WinForms C# Tutorial
The Chart controls for C# Windows Forms applications provide various features to meet specific requirements. By using this Chart control, developers can create functionalities such as scroll and zoom, selection, tooltip, trackball, title, legend, smart labels, and drill down for Chart in their Windows Forms C# projects. This Chart controls is easy to use and complete C# code sample is included for the convenience of WinForms Chart UI designers. The following are an overview of these features.
Create Scroll and Zoom for Chart in C# WinForms
The WinForms Chart Control provides zoom and scroll functionalities for designing Chart in C# Windows Forms applications. The zoom functionality is provided for Chart users to zoom the chart area when there is a large of data points that may be displayed too close to read by human eyes at the normal chart scale. The scroll functionality is provided for users to move the displayed visible chart area. To create scroll and zoom features for Chart in C# Windows Forms applications, developers need add the Chart control to the chart's Controllers collection and customize the zoom mode
Design Selection for Chart in WinForms C#
The Chart Control for Windows Forms applications provides selection feature for developers to design more interactive Chart for their C# Windows Forms applications. The following tutorial shows how to add the selection functionality to charts in C# and design more interactive chart in Windows Forms template projects.
Create Tooltip for Chart in C# Windows Forms
The WinForms Chart Control provides a tooltip feature for developers to design more interactive Chart for their C# Windows Forms applications. The tooltip is able to display the information of a specific data point when users hover over the data point. If not, it will display the information about the closest data point around the hold position in chart.
Customize Chart Title in Windows Forms C#
The title of chart can be displayed in the chart. The property named as DisplayTitle determines if displaying the title for Chart or not. To show the title in Chart, the value of the DisplayTitle property should be true and the text of title can be set with C# code:
Configure Legend of Chart in C# Windows Forms
The Windows Forms Chart control offers the support for the legends that is the descriptions of the charts on the plot. The items in the legend are series specific for the pie chart, and the data points will be displayed in the legend. There will be only one item displayed for line series for each series
Use Smart of Labels of Chart in C# Windows Forms
The Chart controls for C# Windows Forms provides a built-in functionality to overlap the labels. To resolve labels overlapping, we need to use the SmartLabelsController. Developers can add the controller to the Controllers collection of Chart, and the arrangement of the labels will be arranged in a way with less overlaps.
Create Drill down for Chart in Windows Forms C#
The drill down functionality is able to be used to click on a graphical element like a bar, a pie segment and so on, which may stand for some data. The Drill down feature can navigate to another view that may hold some different data than the previous one. The drill down functionality is able to display the chart data point that may have appearance like hotspots for drilling down or zooming into the chart data.
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