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Originally I had this in XAML for my ChartModifier:

<s:ModifierGroup s:MouseManager.MouseEventGroup="{Binding GUID}">
<s:LegendModifier x:Name="legendModifier" GetLegendDataFor="AllSeries"/>
<helpers:RubberBandXyZoomModifierEx x:Name="rubberBandXyZoom" ReceiveHandledEvents="True" ExecuteOn="MouseLeftButton" ZoomExtentsY="False"/>
<helpers:ZoomPanModifierEx ReceiveHandledEvents="True" ClipModeX="None"/>
<s:MouseWheelZoomModifier />
<s:RolloverModifier IsEnabled="{Binding IsRolloverModifier}" ReceiveHandledEvents="True" />
<s:CursorModifier IsEnabled="{Binding IsCursorModifier}" ReceiveHandledEvents="True" ShowTooltip="True" ShowTooltipOn="MouseMiddleButtonDown"/>
<s:XAxisDragModifier ReceiveHandledEvents="True"/>
<helpers:ZoomExtentsModifierEx ExecuteOn="MouseDoubleClick" IsAnimated="False"/>
<helpers:ContextMenuModifier x:Name="ContextMenuModifier" ReceiveHandledEvents="True"/>

And this for the SciChartLegend:

<s:SciChartLegend x:Name="legendControl"
LegendData="{Binding LegendData, ElementName=ChartModifiers.legendModifier, Mode=OneWay}"
Style="{StaticResource LegendStyle}"

This works fine but now I would like to create the ChartModifier in my VM so I modified:

// Create ChartModifiers
ChartModifiers = new BindableCollection<IChartModifier>();
ChartModifiers.Add(new RubberBandXyZoomModifierEx() { ReceiveHandledEvents = true, ExecuteOn = ExecuteOn.MouseLeftButton, ZoomExtentsY = false });
ChartModifiers.Add(new XAxisDragModifier());
ChartModifiers.Add(new ZoomPanModifierEx() { ReceiveHandledEvents = true, ExecuteOn = ExecuteOn.MouseRightButton, ClipModeX = ClipMode.None });
ChartModifiers.Add(new ZoomExtentsModifier() { ExecuteOn = ExecuteOn.MouseDoubleClick });
ChartModifiers.Add(new MouseWheelZoomModifier());
ChartModifiers.Add(new CursorModifier() { ReceiveHandledEvents = true, ShowTooltip = true, ShowTooltipOn = ShowTooltipOptions.MouseMiddleButtonDown });
ChartModifiers.Add(new LegendModifier() { Name = "legendModifier", GetLegendDataFor = SourceMode.AllSeries });

This works but my legend does not show up correctly (see attached images). I’m also using styles to display my legend horizontally.

How can I create the ChartModifier in my VM and continue to have my legend show up correctly in a horizontal position?



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Hi Johnny,

I don’t think you can do an ElementName binding in XAML if the name is declared on an element in code-behind. If you check your output window I’m guessing there is a BindingExpression error (silent binding error) saying cannot find ElementName ChartModifier.legendModifier ?

You can try this though instead:

<s:SciChartLegend x:Name="legendControl"
LegendData="{Binding ElementName=sciChart, Path=ChartModifier[LegendModifier].LegendData, Mode=OneWay}"
Style="{StaticResource LegendStyle}"

Then make sure both the SciChartSurface.ChartModifier group has LegendModifier, and the SciChartSurface is defined in XAML and named ‘sciChartSurface’.

Alternatively, you can create the legend in code and a Binding in code. I don’t recommend this, binding in code-behind is messy and a tricky syntax!

UPDATE 2014:
SciChartLegend expose the Orientation property now. Also it is integrated into LegendModifier, so it is possible to add a legend in this way:

                &lt;SciChart:LegendModifier ShowLegend="True" Orientation="Horizontal"/&gt; 

Best regards,

  • johnnyp112
    Andrew, I've tried as you suggested but it did not work:<SciChart:SciChartSurface.ChartModifier> <SciChart:ModifierGroup> <SciChart:LegendModifier ShowLegend="True" Orientation="Horizontal" /> </SciChart:ModifierGroup> </SciChart:SciChartSurface.ChartModifier>I get the following error:System.Windows.Data Error: 17 : Cannot get 'Item[]' value (type 'IChartModifier') from 'ChartModifier' (type 'ModifierGroup'). BindingExpression:Path=ChartModifier[LegendModifier].LegendData; DataItem='SciChartSurface' (Name='sciChartSurface'); target element is 'SciChartLegend' (Name='legendControl'); target property is 'LegendData' (type 'ChartDataObject') TargetInvocationException:'System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: source at System.Linq.Enumerable.FirstOrDefault[TSource](IEnumerable`1 source, Func`2 predicate) at Abt.Controls.SciChart.ChartModifiers.ModifierGroup.c689b0c4b4c7def15ef40147da66c7e75(String c6e5e4488895074ac25393fbb1e18915d) at Abt.Controls.SciChart.ChartModifiers.ModifierGroup.get_Item(String name) --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at System.RuntimeMethodHandle.InvokeMethod(Object target, Object[] arguments, Signature sig, Boolean constructor) at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.UnsafeInvokeInternal(Object obj, Object[] parameters, Object[] arguments) at System.Reflection.RuntimeMethodInfo.Invoke(Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] parameters, CultureInfo culture) at System.Reflection.RuntimePropertyInfo.GetValue(Object obj, BindingFlags invokeAttr, Binder binder, Object[] index, CultureInfo culture) at MS.Internal.Data.PropertyPathWorker.GetValue(Object item, Int32 level) at MS.Internal.Data.PropertyPathWorker.RawValue(Int32 k)'
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