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VerticalSliceModifier

The VerticalSliceModifier allows showing one or more vertical lines on the chart and a tooltip on data-points of all series under the line. The VerticalSliceModifier is very similar in behaviour to the RolloverModifier, but allows one or more lines to be positioned and optionally dragged by the user.

 

Declaring a VerticalSliceModifier in XAML

Please see the code sample below for how to add a VerticalSliceModifier to a SciChartSurface.

Declaring a VerticalSliceModifier
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<s:SciChartSurface>

    <!-- XAxis, YAxis, RenderableSeries omitted for brevity -->

    <s:SciChartSurface.ChartModifier>
        <s:ModifierGroup>
            <s:VerticalSliceModifier Name="sliceModifier">
                <s:VerticalSliceModifier.VerticalLines>
                    <s:VerticalLineAnnotation X1="1" />
                    <s:VerticalLineAnnotation X1="3" />
                    <s:VerticalLineAnnotation X1="5" />
                    <s:VerticalLineAnnotation X1="7" />
                    <s:VerticalLineAnnotation X1="9" />
                </s:VerticalSliceModifier.VerticalLines>
            </s:VerticalSliceModifier>
        </s:ModifierGroup>
    </s:SciChartSurface.ChartModifier>
</s:SciChartSurface>

Declaring a VerticalSliceModifier in Code

To declare a VerticalSliceModifier in code-behind, use the following C# code:

Declaring a VerticalSliceModifier
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var sciChartSurface = new SciChartSurface();
sciChartSurface.XAxis = new NumericAxis();
sciChartSurface.YAxis = new NumericAxis();
var verticalSliceModifier = new VerticalSliceModifier();
verticalSliceModifier.VerticalLines.Add(new VerticalLineAnnotation() { X1 = 1 } );
verticalSliceModifier.VerticalLines.Add(new VerticalLineAnnotation() { X1 = 3 } );
sciChartSurface.ChartModifier = new ModifierGroup(verticalSliceModifier);

Properties of the VerticalSliceModifier

Changing when Tooltips are Shown

You may change when the VerticalSliceModifier Tooltips are shown using the VerticalSliceModifeir.ShowTooltipsOn property. Please see the ShowTooltipOptions  for available options.

 Showing or Hiding the XAxis Label

You may show or hide the XAxis Label via the VerticalSliceModifier.ShowAxisLabels property.

Styling the VerticalSliceModifier Tooltips

Tooltips for the VerticalSliceModifier are styled in the exact same way as the RolloverModifier and, using the attached properties VerticalSliceModifier.TooltipContainerStyle and VerticalSliceModifier.TooltipTemplate.

NOTE: For a detailed walkthrough of defining TooltipContainerStyle and TooltipTemplate for different series types, please see Styling the Tooltip Item Template, Styling the Tooltip Item Template for other Series Types, Styling the Rollover Axis Label, Styling the Tooltip Container

Styling the Tooltip Item Template

SciChart by default has a number of Tooltip templates which are unique to the series type. To change the Tooltip template, use the VerticalSliceModifier.TooltipTemplate attached property:

NOTE: TooltipTemplate may be shared between the RolloverModifier and VerticalSliceModifier. You do not need to declare two TooltipTemplates if you are using both modifiers. You only need to attach it to the RenderableSeries twice using both RolloverModifier. TooltipTemplate and VerticalSliceModifier.TooltipTemplate.

Styling the Tooltip Item Template
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<s:SciChartSurface >
   <s:SciChartSurface.Resources>
      <!-- Tooltip Template for an XyDataSeries binds to XySeriesInfo -->
      <!-- Check out the properties on XySeriesInfo to see what you can bind to -->
      <DataTemplate x:Key="XyTooltipTemplate" DataType="s:XySeriesInfo">
         <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical">              
            <TextBlock Foreground="White">
               <Run Text="Series: "/>
               <Run Text="{Binding SeriesName, StringFormat='{}{0}:'}"/>
            </TextBlock>              
            <TextBlock Foreground="White">
               <Run Text="X-Value: "/>
               <Run Text="{Binding FormattedXValue}"/>
            </TextBlock>
            <TextBlock Foreground="White">
               <Run Text="Y-Value: "/>
               <Run Text="{Binding FormattedYValue}"/>
            </TextBlock>
         </StackPanel>
      </DataTemplate>
   </s:SciChartSurface.Resources>

   <s:SciChartSurface.RenderableSeries>
      <s:FastLineRenderableSeries s:VerticalSliceModifier.TooltipTemplate="{StaticResource XyTooltipTemplate}"/>                             
   </s:SciChartSurface.RenderableSeries>           

   <s:SciChartSurface.ChartModifier>
      <s:ModifierGroup>
         <s:RolloverModifier ShowTooltipOn="Always" />                   
      </s:ModifierGroup>
   </s:SciChartSurface.ChartModifier>
</s:SciChartSurface>
Styling the VerticalSliceModifier Tooltip Container

The Tooltip container is styled via the VerticalSliceModifier.TooltipContainerStyle Attached property. This property should be set on the BaseRenderableSeries if you wish to override it.

NOTE: TooltipContainerStyles may be shared between the RolloverModifier and VerticalSliceModifier. You do not need to declare two TooltipContainerStyles if you are using both modifiers. You only need to attach it to the RenderableSeries twice using both RolloverModifier.TooltipContainerStyle and VerticalSliceModifier.TooltipContainerStyle.

Styling the VerticalSliceModifier Tooltip Container
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<s:SciChartSurface>
   <s:SciChartSurface.Resources>
      <!-- The TooltipControl template is defined below -->
      <!-- Change this if you want to have a non-default tooltip container -->
      <!-- The ContentPresenter is bound to the DataContext (a SeriesInfo type) -->
      <!-- and the ContentTemplate is the DataTemplate for the SeriesInfo -->
      <!-- Finally, the TooltipContainerStyle is set on the RenderableSeries -->     
      <Style x:Key="TooltipStyle1" TargetType="s:TooltipControl">
            <Setter Property="Template">
                <Setter.Value>
                    <ControlTemplate TargetType="s:TooltipControl">
                        <Border Background="#ff6495ed"
                                BorderBrush="#ff4d81dd"
                                BorderThickness="2"
                                Effect="{StaticResource DropShadowEffect}"
                                Opacity="0.9"
                                Padding="5">

                            <ContentPresenter Content="{TemplateBinding DataContext}"
                                 ContentTemplate="{TemplateBinding ContentTemplate}" />
                        </Border>
                    </ControlTemplate>
                </Setter.Value>
            </Setter>
        </Style>
   </s:SciChartSurface.Resources>
  
   <s:SciChartSurface.RenderableSeries>
      <s:FastLineRenderableSeries s:VerticalSliceModifier.TooltipContainerStyle="{StaticResource TooltipStyle1}"/>
   </s:SciChartSurface.RenderableSeries>
</s:SciChartSurface>

Styling the Vertical Lines

The vertical lines themselves are provided by the VerticalLineAnnotation, which works in unison with the VerticalSliceModifier to place tooltips over the Vertical Lines. For instance, the following style applied to VerticalLineAnnotation sets the Stroke, StrokeThickness, ShowLabel on the XAxis, LabelPlacement.

Styling the Vertical Lines
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<s:SciChartSurface>
   <s:SciChartSurface.Resources>
     <Style x:Key="sliceStyle" TargetType="s:VerticalLineAnnotation">
       <Setter Property="ShowLabel" Value="True" />
       <Setter Property="Stroke" Value="#427EF6" />
       <Setter Property="StrokeThickness" Value="1" />
       <Setter Property="IsEditable" Value="True" />
     <Setter Property="LabelPlacement" Value="Axis" />
     </Style>
   </s:SciChartSurface.Resources>
  
   <!-- XAxis, YAxis, RenderableSeries omitted for brevity -->

   <s:SciChartSurface.ChartModifier>
      <s:ModifierGroup>
         <s:VerticalSliceModifier Name="sliceModifier">
            <s:VerticalSliceModifier.VerticalLines>
               <s:VerticalLineAnnotation X1="1" Style="{Staticresource sliceStyle}"/>
            </s:VerticalSliceModifier.VerticalLines>
         </s:VerticalSliceModifier>
      </s:ModifierGroup>
   </s:SciChartSurface.ChartModifier>
</s:SciChartSurface>

NOTE: See The VerticalLineAnnotation Type for detailed information about styling the VerticalLineAnnotation.

Changing the Vertical Line Axis Label Style / Font Color

When attaching VerticalLineAnnotations to the VerticalSliceModifier, you can change the style of the axis label when creating the vertical line. For instance:

Changing the Vertical Line Axis Label Style / Font Color
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<s:SciChartSurface>  
   <!-- XAxis, YAxis, RenderableSeries omitted for brevity -->
   <s:SciChartSurface.ChartModifier>
      <s:ModifierGroup>
         <s:VerticalSliceModifier Name="sliceModifier" ShowLabels="FalsE">
            <s:VerticalSliceModifier.VerticalLines>
               <s:VerticalLineAnnotation ShowLabel="False" ...>
                  <s:VerticalLineAnnotation.AnnotationLabels>
                     <s:AnnotationLabel LabelPlacement="Axis" FontSize="16"
                                                      Foreground="White"/>            
                  </s:VerticalLineAnnotation.AnnotationLabels>
               </s:VerticalLineAnnotation>
            </s:VerticalSliceModifier.VerticalLines>              
         </s:VerticalSliceModifier>
      </s:ModifierGroup>
   </s:SciChartSurface.ChartModifier>
</s:SciChartSurface>

 

 


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