SciChart® the market leader in Fast WPF Charts, WPF 3D Charts, and now iOS Charting & Android Chart Components

Welcome to the SciChart Community Forums!

Please use the forums below to ask questions about SciChart. Take a moment to read our Question asking guidelines on how to ask a good question and our support policy. We also have a tag=SciChart on where you can earn rep for your questions!

Please note: SciChart team will only answer questions from customers with active support subscriptions. Expired support questions will be ignored. If your support status shows incorrectly, contact us and we will be glad to help.


I want to use the SCI Schart view over the smartphone camera surfaceview layout.
When the SCI Chart view is overlapped on the camera surfaceview, only the camera image is visible.
How can the SCI Chart view look normal on the camera surfaceview?

  • You must to post comments

Hi there,

I think this happens because by default we use render surface which is based on GLSurfaceView. GLSurfaceView has the best performance but it has a drawback – GLSurfaceView is drawn outside of Android’s view hierarchy and doesn’t support transparency.

Please can you try to switch to other render surface implementation. For example you could try to switch on GLTextureView which is based on TextureView. It was created to resolve problems which I described above but it isn’t so fast as our default render surface:

    sciChartSurface.setRenderSurface(new GLTextureView(getActivity()));

Hope this will help you.

Best regards,

  • You must to post comments
Showing 1 result
Your Answer

Please first to submit.