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Hey Guys,

On a SciChart surface (CandleStickChart), how could I add LineAnnotation, BoxAnnotation, and TextBox annotation using TradingAnnotationCreationModifierMvvm (available under
ChartAnnotations/Trade Annotations sample). I have recreated a sample, based on the example.

Following is my XAML code,

Chart Surface: Modifiers.

<s:TradingAnnotationCreationModifierMvvm AnnotationViewModelType="{Binding DataContext.AnnotationCreationVM.AnnotationType, Source={StaticResource ROOT_OHLC_CHART_SPY}}"
                                                         AnnotationViewModelsCollection="{Binding LAnnotations}"
                                                         IsEnabled="{Binding DataContext.AnnotationCreationVM.IsAnnotationCreationEnable, Source={StaticResource ROOT_OHLC_CHART_SPY}, Mode=TwoWay}"
                                <ext:EventToCommandBehavior Command="{Binding DataContext.AnnotationCreationVM.AnnotationCreatedCommand, Source={StaticResource ROOT_OHLC_CHART_SPY}}"
                                                    PassArguments="True" />

ParentView Buttons,

<ToggleButton Width="Auto" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" Content="Line" 
                                  Style="{StaticResource ChartToggleButton}" 
                                  IsChecked="{Binding AnnotationCreationVM.Line}" 
                                  CommandParameter="{x:Type s:LineAnnotationViewModel}"/>
                    <ToggleButton Width="Auto" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" Content="Elliot Wave"  Grid.Row="1"
                                  Style="{StaticResource ChartToggleButton}" 
                                  IsChecked="{Binding AnnotationCreationVM.EllioteWave}" 
                                  CommandParameter="{x:Type dt:ElliotWaveAnnotationViewModel}"/>
                    <ToggleButton Width="Auto" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" Content="Pitch Fork" Grid.Row="2" 
                                  Style="{StaticResource ChartToggleButton}" 
                                  IsChecked="{Binding AnnotationCreationVM.PitchFork}" 
                                  CommandParameter="{x:Type dt:PitchforkAnnotationViewModel}"/>
                    <ToggleButton Width="Auto" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" Content="Xabcd" Grid.Row="3" 
                                  Style="{StaticResource ChartToggleButton}" 
                                  IsChecked="{Binding AnnotationCreationVM.Xabcd}" 
                                  CommandParameter="{x:Type dt:XabcdAnnotationViewModel}"/>
                    <ToggleButton Width="Auto" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" Content="Head N Shoulders" Grid.Row="4" 
                                  Style="{StaticResource ChartToggleButton}" 
                                  IsChecked="{Binding AnnotationCreationVM.Hns}" 
                                  CommandParameter="{x:Type dt:HeadAndShouldersAnnotationViewModel}"/>
                    <ToggleButton Width="Auto" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" Content="Fibonacci Extension" Grid.Row="5" 
                                  Style="{StaticResource ChartToggleButton}" 
                                  IsChecked="{Binding AnnotationCreationVM.FibExt}" 
                                  CommandParameter="{x:Type dt:FibonacciExtensionAnnotationViewModel}"/>
                    <ToggleButton Width="Auto" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" Content="Fibonacci Retracement" Grid.Row="6"
                                  Style="{StaticResource ChartToggleButton}" 
                                  IsChecked="{Binding AnnotationCreationVM.FibRetr}" 
                                  CommandParameter="{x:Type dt:FibonacciRetracementAnnotationViewModel}"/>

ParentView view model,

public ICommand AnnotationCreatedCommand => new ActionCommand<AnnotationCreationMVVMArgs>(e =>
            var annotation = e.NewAnnotationViewModel;
            if (annotation != null)
                if (annotation is ITradingAnnotationViewModel tradingAnnotation)
                    ((AnnotationBase)tradingAnnotation.Annotation).Selected += OnAnnotationSelectionChanged;
                    ((AnnotationBase)tradingAnnotation.Annotation).Unselected += OnAnnotationSelectionChanged;
                annotation.IsEditable = true;
                annotation.CanEditText = true;
                annotation.IsSelected = true;

                FibRetr = false;
                FibExt = false;
                Hns = false;
                Xabcd = false;
                PitchFork = false;
                EllioteWave = false;
                Line = false;

            IsAnnotationCreationEnable = false;
            IsAnnotationDrawn = false;

        catch { }

    private void OnAnnotationSelectionChanged(object sender, EventArgs eventArgs)
            var parent = ((System.Windows.FrameworkElement)((System.Windows.FrameworkElement)sender).Parent).TemplatedParent;
            if(parent is SciChartSurface)
                var surface = parent as SciChartSurface;
                if(null != surface)
                    OHLCVChart chart = surface.DataContext as OHLCVChart;
                    Annotations = chart.LAnnotations;
                    SelectedAnnotation = Annotations.FirstOrDefault(x => x.IsSelected);
        catch { }        

If there is any other way to club all Trading related annotations + TextBox, Line, TrendLine Annotations creation dynamically using any other modiefier, that will do. We are tying to build Trading charts: with Ability to add annotations.


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I create a real time chart and want to add line annotation which help to user to understand chart wave form.
However I can’t add fix position of annotation. I change annotation every time chart is update but the annotation is not fixed in one position. The x value is datetime axis and the visible range is 5 second. Data is added around 100 data per second.

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I’m creating lines chart with data from CSV file.
I have multiple series and each serie has its own YAxis.
As it comes from different CSV files, the number of series and their names are not known in advance.

I create the series in the code (MVVM) .

I’m using the trial version for 2 weeks now and before I purchase the licence, I have two questions:

1) I need to implement a function allowing the user to create multiple VerticalSliceModifier and display data for each serie on the graph and store data to a list or datatable.

Is it possible to have Vertical Slice Tooltip with multiple YAxis ?
If I create a vertical line annotation, can I get data for each serie crossing the line?

2) I need to be able to add annotation dynamically (measure, text, box, lines…).
Is there a way to save annotations to a list (and then to a file) so that if the user reopens the same CSV file he can load and display the corresponding annotations?

Thank you in advance for your answer,

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Dear All,

I would like to ask are there any method to draw a line (or annotation) by user touch event ?

For example user touch the chart to set the starting point of the line and then touch/drag to another point to draw the line.


  • Ray Hung asked 4 years ago
  • last active 2 years ago
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After reading the example annotation code and articles in the forum, I still can’t find a way to achieve my purpose: My app has a thread to receive data sent by a server, the data may trigger an annotation created lively. My app also need to maintain all created annotations and change their properties like X/Y values or remove them later. So far I only see the way of creating annotation by clicking some button. I tries different ways but failed.

Please help me out with some detailed guides. I am a beginner for WPF.


I try to do this in user thread:

LineAnnotation annotationBase = new LineAnnotation();
change annotationBase properties.

But get this exception:

2014-11-09 13:42:20,623 [11] ERROR WpfApplication2.MainWindow [(null)] – at System.Windows.Input.InputManager..ctor()
at System.Windows.Input.InputManager.GetCurrentInputManagerImpl()
at System.Windows.Input.KeyboardNavigation..ctor()
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.FrameworkServices..ctor()
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.EnsureFrameworkServices()
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement..ctor()
at System.Windows.Controls.Control..ctor()
at System.Windows.Controls.ContentControl..ctor()
at Abt.Controls.SciChart.ChartModifiers.ApiElementBase..ctor()
at Abt.Controls.SciChart.Visuals.Annotations.AnnotationBase..ctor()
at Abt.Controls.SciChart.Visuals.Annotations.LineAnnotationBase..ctor()
at Abt.Controls.SciChart.Visuals.Annotations.LineAnnotation..ctor()
at WpfApplication2.InstrumentViewModel.addZone() in c:\Users\jokeslala\Documents\Visual Studio 2013\Projects\WpfApplication2\WpfApplication2\InstrumentViewModel.cs:line 134
at WpfApplication2.InstrumentViewModel.addMA20(Int32 barIdx, Double ma) in c:\Users\jokeslala\Documents\Visual Studio 2013\Projects\WpfApplication2\WpfApplication2\InstrumentViewModel.cs:line 128
at WpfApplication2.MainWindow.processEMA(String str) in c:\Users\jokeslala\Documents\Visual Studio 2013\Projects\WpfApplication2\WpfApplication2\MainWindow.xaml.cs:line 222
at WpfApplication2.MainWindow.consumeQueue() in c:\Users\jokeslala\Documents\Visual Studio 2013\Projects\WpfApplication2\WpfApplication2\MainWindow.xaml.cs:line 155

  • chunxi asked 7 years ago
  • last active 7 years ago
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