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is it possible to keep the Y axis unchanged with ZoomPanModifier (XyDirection=”XDirection”) and ZoomExtentsModifier?

The RubberBandXyZoomModifier allows this by setting ZoomExtentsY to “False”, but i don’t know how to do this for ZoomPanModifier and ZoomExtentsModifier.


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Hello Robin,

yesterday I had to change that behavior in my application. Best way I found was to take out ZoomExtentsModifier and create a simple method that sets the visible range to minimum and maximum of that axis.
You will have to adapt a bit to your solution specially the GetCompleteRange (I have more then 1 yaxis)

hope it helps

<SciChart:SciChartSurface x:Name="chart"
        private void ModifierGroup_MouseDoubleClick(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
        public void ZoomExtents()
        public void SetSpeedYAxisVisibleRange()
            SpeedVsDistanceAxis.AutoRange = false;
            SpeedVsDistanceAxis.VisibleRange = new DoubleRange(0, Properties.Settings.Default.VMax);
        /// <summary>
        /// sets the visible range of the X axis to the full range
        /// </summary>
        public void SetDistanceXAxisVisibleFullRange()
            double xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax;
            GetCompleteRange(out xmin, out xmax, out ymin, out ymax);

            ((NumericAxis) chartDistanceSpeed.XAxis).VisibleRange = new DoubleRange(xmin, xmax);

        public void GetCompleteRange(out double xmin, out double xmax, out double ymin, out double ymax)
            DoubleRange range = ((NumericAxis)chartDistanceSpeed.XAxis).GetMaximumRange().AsDoubleRange();
            xmin = range.Min;
            xmax = range.Max;

            if (chartDistanceSpeed.YAxis == null)
                range = ((NumericAxis)chartDistanceSpeed.YAxes.GetAxisById("DefaultAxisId")).GetMaximumRange().AsDoubleRange();
                range = ((NumericAxis) chartDistanceSpeed.YAxis).GetMaximumRange().AsDoubleRange();
            ymin = range.Min;
            ymax = range.Max;
  • Andreas Mueller-Bluemlein
    Hi Marcel,thank you, it helped! All i had to write was
    private void sciChart_MouseDoubleClick(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
    	XAxis.AnimatedVisibleRange = XAxis.GetMaximumRange();
    so i "regained" the ZoomExtentsModifier. The ZoomPanModifier is still missing but is also by far the less important modifier for me (at the moment).@SciChart Team: Nevertheless, it would be i nice feature to add the ZoomExtentsY property to both ZoomPanModifier and ZoomExtentsModifier. I wonder if i'm the first one with this usecase.Best regards, Robin
  • Andrew
    Hi Robin,Noted - I've added a feature request. This is a fairly simple one so we can include in our minor updates. I can't recal if you're the first that has requested this, but quite often people ask for very small deviations from stock functionality. For that we often suggest overriding the modifier, but I looked at the code and it wasn't an easy one to do.Thanks Marcel for your assistance also!Regards, Andrew
  • cdicu
    Hi, I'm interested in this feature too : "add the ZoomExtentsY property to both ZoomPanModifier and ZoomExtentsModifier"
  • Andrew
    Hello,Ok so 3 people asked for this (2 in the last 10 minutes), so we're going to do it to include in our next minor update. It's not a big piece of code. If you need it urgently can you contact me (via ) and I can send over a custom modifier?I understand you just need to prevent ZoomExtents in the Y-Direction for ZoomPanModifier (and possibly ZoomExtentsModifier), is that correct?Best regards, Andrew
  • cdicu
    Yes I would need the Y axis to stay unchanged when panning (using ZoomPanModifier with XyDirection="XDirection")ZoomExtentsModifier is less important because it can be easily done in a mouse handler (see a few posts before)I can wait for the next update, no problem;Thanks :)
  • Andrew
    Hi cdicu,This work is done, if you would like to email us using the contact-form I can get you the new modifier code.Best regards, Andrew
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