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Tutorial 08b - Adding Multiple Axis with MVVM

As well as series, and annotations, it is also possible to add multiple Axis to a SciChartSurface using our MVVM API.

Source code for this tutorial can be found at our SciChart.WPF.Examples Github Repository under v5.x > Tutorials

It's quite simple to do this. We add some code in our View using the AxesBinding MarkupExtension to bind to collections in the viewmodel.

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<!-- Add a new line for XAxes and YAxes binding to collections in the ViewModel -->
<s:SciChartSurface Grid.Row="1"
                    RenderableSeries="{s:SeriesBinding RenderableSeries}" 
                    Annotations="{s:AnnotationsBinding Annotations}"
                    YAxes="{s:AxesBinding YAxes}"
                    XAxes="{s:AxesBinding XAxes}"
                    ChartTitle="{Binding ChartTitle}">

    <!-- Don't forget to remove the XAxis and YAxis we defined in XAML! -->
            <s:RubberBandXyZoomModifier IsEnabled="{Binding EnableZoom}" />
            <s:ZoomPanModifier IsEnabled="{Binding EnablePan}" ClipModeX="None" />
            <s:LegendModifier ShowLegend="True" Orientation="Horizontal" VerticalAlignment="Top" HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>
            <s:RolloverModifier ShowTooltipOn="MouseHover"/>


Now in the ViewModel we need collections for the YAxes and XAxes. We update our MainViewModel like this:

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public class MainViewModel : BindableObject
    private string _chartTitle = "Hello SciChart World!";
    private string _xAxisTitle = "XAxis";
    private string _yAxisTitle = "YAxis";
    private ObservableCollection<IRenderableSeriesViewModel> _renderableSeries = new ObservableCollection<IRenderableSeriesViewModel>();
    private bool _enablePan;
    private bool _enableZoom = true;
    private XyDataSeries<double, double> _lineData;
    private DummyDataProvider _dummyDataProvider = new DummyDataProvider();
    private ObservableCollection<IAnnotationViewModel> _annotations = new ObservableCollection<IAnnotationViewModel>();
    private ObservableCollection<IAxisViewModel> _yAxes = new ObservableCollection<IAxisViewModel>();
    private ObservableCollection<IAxisViewModel> _xAxes = new ObservableCollection<IAxisViewModel>();
    public MainViewModel()
        // Subscribe to future updates
        int i = 0;
        _dummyDataProvider.SubscribeUpdates((newValues) =>
            // Append when new values arrive
            _lineData.Append(newValues.XValues, newValues.YValues);
            // Zoom the chart to fit
            // Every 100th datapoint, add an annotation
            if (i % 100 == 0)
                Annotations.Add(new InfoAnnotationViewModel() { X1 = _lineData.XValues.Last(), Y1 = 0.0 });                 
    private void CreateChartAxis()
        YAxes.Add(new NumericAxisViewModel()
            AutoRange = AutoRange.Always,
            AxisTitle = "Left YAxis",
            Id = "LeftYAxis",
            AxisAlignment = AxisAlignment.Left,
        YAxes.Add(new NumericAxisViewModel()
            AutoRange = AutoRange.Always,
            AxisTitle = "Right YAxis",
            AxisAlignment = AxisAlignment.Right,
        XAxes.Add(new NumericAxisViewModel()
            AutoRange = AutoRange.Always,
            AxisTitle = "XAxis",
            AxisAlignment = AxisAlignment.Bottom,
    public ObservableCollection<IAxisViewModel> YAxes {  get { return _yAxes; } }
    public ObservableCollection<IAxisViewModel> XAxes { get { return _xAxes; } }

   ... code omitted for brevity ...

When you run your application you should see something like this:



Registering Series, Annotations on different axis

By default, all series and annotations are registered onto the axis with Axis.ID='DefaultAxisId'. If you wish to change this, set the YAxisId/XAxisId on the RenderableSeries, or Annotation equal to the axis ID you want it registered on.

For more info, see the Multiple Axis documentation.