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When the GrowBy property on NumericAxis3D is specified, a tooltip modifier on the same 3D chart shows over data points that are not those under the mouse pointer.

To replicate the issue:

  1. Clone the examples project from GitHub and open the SciChart2D3D.Examples solution.

  2. In UniformColumn3D.xaml change the XAxis, YAxis, ZAxis and ChartModifier elements to the following, from line 101 onwards:

        <s3D:NumericAxis3D AutoRange="Always"  />
        <s3D:NumericAxis3D AutoRange="Always" />
        <s3D:NumericAxis3D AutoRange="Always" />
        <s3D:TooltipModifier3D HoverDelay="150" CrosshairMode="Lines" ShowTooltipOn="MouseOver" />
  3. Run the application and observe that the 3D Charts -> Basic Chart Types -> Uniform Column 3D chart shows a chart with correct tooltips appearing when the mouse is hovered over columns on the chart.

  4. Add GrowBy=”0.1, 0.1″ to each axis property as follows:

        <s3D:NumericAxis3D AutoRange="Always" GrowBy="0.1,0.1"  />
        <s3D:NumericAxis3D AutoRange="Always" GrowBy="0.1,0.1" />
        <s3D:NumericAxis3D AutoRange="Always"  GrowBy="0.1,0.1"/>
  5. Run the application again and hover the mouse over the same chart. Note that the tooltop is now shown for a data point different to whichever one the mouse is over at the time, which is incorrect.

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I’ve just downloaded the new v6 SDK and tried to use the tooltip feature both in my existing application and in the examples suite, and in both cases tooltips do not appear at all. The example suite for both .NET Framework and .NET Core crashes and the solution export feature produces a solution that does not build in Visual Studio.

The first example, 3D Charts -> Tooltips and Hit Test 3D Charts -> Series Custom Tooltips 3D Chart, crashes the example suite if I hover over a data point. The application closes with no error message.

The second example, 3D Charts -> Tooltips and Hit Test 3D Charts -> Series Tooltips 3D Chart, does not show any tooltips at all, in contrast to the same example from the v5 example suite. The application in this case does not crash, though.

In my own application the tooltip does not show whereas with the previous version of SciChart it did. I cannot see an exception raised.

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I am trying to modify the 3D Charts > Tooltips and Hit Test 3D Charts > Series Tooltips 3D Chart example to change the colour of the tooltip crosshairs to red. By crosshairs I mean the green lines in the image attached.

Green Crosshairs

I modified SeriesTooltips3DChart.xaml by adding:

        <Style x:Key="MyCrosshairOverlayStyle" TargetType="Line">
            <Setter Property="Stroke" Value="Red" />
            <Setter Property="StrokeThickness" Value="2" />
        <Style x:Key="MyCrosshairProjectionStyle" TargetType="t3D:CrosshairLines">
            <Setter Property="CrosshairOverlayStyle" Value="{StaticResource MyCrosshairOverlayStyle}" />
            <Setter Property="ProjectionMode" Value="Crosshair" />

and modifying the TooltipModifier3D element:

<t3D:TooltipModifier3D CrosshairMode="Lines" CrosshairPlanesFill="#33FF6600" CrosshairProjectionStyle="{StaticResource MyCrosshairProjectionStyle}" />

I expected this to apply the coloured lines but it did not. What have I misunderstood?

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Does SciChart provide a built-in way to display multiple data series on the same 3D chart where the series do not share a common unit or order of magnitude? On a 2D chart I would use a second y-axis via the YAxes collection but I can’t find an equivalent property on the SciChart3DSurface class.

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Hi SciChart Team,
Is it possible to turn on anti aliasing for the major grid lines in 3D Surface?
The rendered lines in Chart look good, but the major grid lines look like they are built from the small strokes.

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Hello. How to draw a plane through 3 points on WPF 3D Point Cloud Chart?

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3d Surface Chart
I have read the announcement for 3d charts on iOS and Android. That’s exactly me requirement.
Is a release date already planned or is a beta version available?
What are the limitations for a 3d chart on Android (number of points, memory consumption, time to create the view).
We need a 3d surface chart with x=400 points and y= ~1000point (400’000 points).

  • Is this possible?
  • Can this chart be rotated fluid?

2d Chart
I have a requirement for a 2d chart on Android.
The user must be able to move some points in a line chart. Like “design” a set curve.

  • Is this possible?
  • Exist’s some codes samples?

Best regards

  • Urs Geser asked 11 months ago
  • last active 11 months ago
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I’ve tried to access the values to print them in a different view, but I cant reach them. So my question is there a specific way to reach them?

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we are currently using SciChart 2D in our Application. I got the request to provide a 3D representation of one of our charts, so I started to download the newest Version of SciChart to get a trial on the 3D charts. I included the dll’s to our application and reworked the code to show a 3D chart instead. I think the code will work, but in our application I can’t see a chart. I just see a black rectangle (See attachement) with a text that 3D charts are only available in the 3D or SDK editions.

Can you help me?


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Dear all
When the binding data is changed in real time to the ColumnRenderableSeries, the pointer size of the corresponding series is changed to an arbitrary size.
ColumnRenderableSeries wants to know if it can fix the size when the x and z axes are changed in real time.
Or, I want to know if there is a function that can calculate the position of xyz in 3D chart and adjust the height of the corresponding pointer.

Thank you for your reply.

  • Lee JunHee asked 2 years ago
  • last active 2 years ago
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I’ve had great success showing pixel values of a 2D image using the UniformDataSeries3D type. What I’d like to do now is display a subset of the pixel values in an image using a rectangular region of interest. However, it seems that the axes always start from 0. If I want to have the axes to not begin at value 0, will I have to calculate points for the whole image and zoom in? Or is there a way to set what the starting value of the axes are (while still indexing the values at index 0)

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I would like to know if there is a possibility to export 3d charts to XPS format. I’ve tried using ExportToFile extension method:
sciChart.ExportToFile(filePath, ExportType.Xps, true);

While this method works well on 2d chart, it throws an exception:

InvalidCastException: Unable to cast object of type ‘SciChart.Charting3D.SciChart3DSurface’ to type ‘SciChart.Charting.Visuals.SciChartSurface’.

Stack Trace:
at SciChart.Charting.Visuals.SciChartSurfaceBase.CreateCloneOfSurfaceInMemory(Size newSize)
at SciChart.Charting.Visuals.SciChartSurfaceBase.ExportToFileInternal(String fileName, ExportType exportType, Boolean useXamlRenderSurface, Nullable`1 size)
at SciChart.Charting.Visuals.SciChartSurfaceBase.ExportToFile(String fileName, ExportType exportType, Boolean useXamlRenderSurface)

It suggests there is no way to export 3d charts, am I correct?

  • Wojciech asked 2 years ago
  • last active 2 years ago
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I’ve created a 2D Heatmap Chart which works for itself perfectly fine (incl. x-y zooming, panning, annotations, etc.), but once I’ve added a 3D chart (even without any datapoints), the behaviour of my Heatmap chart changes. After a double click on the chart, the displayed range changes. The zoom and pan direction works only in yDirection, new created annotations are not displayed correctly anymore, previous annotations disappear, when I try to move them.

Does anyone have an idea what the problem might be?

Each chart (2D Heatmap and 3D Pointcloud) has its own view and viewmodel.
In the images below you can see the 3D chart (which I more or less copied from the examples).
The image on the right shows the heatmap chart before I created the 3D chart view. During that phase everything works fine.
The image in the middle is showing the heatmap after the 3D chart view was created.
In the meantime there is not happening much in the code. There is a message that the 3D Libraries are initialized (“INITIALIZING NATIVE LIBS IN SC3DS CTOR”). That sounds quite normal to me.

Thanks in advance,


  • Tim asked 4 years ago
  • last active 4 years ago
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I’m using the shiny new 3D capabilities and wanted to know if the X(red), Y(green), Z(blue) axis orientation indicator can be removed from a chart.

Looked for a property on the SciChart3DSurface and Camera3D but didn’t find anything.

Is it a “always present in demo” thing?


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Is there any solution to catch the following fatal error, while trying to open any 3D chart in examples suite?
Throwed error SciChart 3D

Thank you in advance!

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Needing a 3D Plot for only around 100 points.

There is a SciChart3D nuget available for download but without any example.

Has anyone used it and can provide an example to me.


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