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I have a chart that has a DateTime XAxis and a NumericYAxis. I want to do something such as FastLineRenderableSeries.GetYValueAt(datetime) yet i can’t find a suitable extension method for such thing. Seems like a fairly simple thing but the documentation does not cover it.

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We have Scichart 2.32 version software. In this version, we are using DateTimeAxis format on XAxis. We are showing XAxis Labels in this Text Formatting as “yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss”.
But now, we need to changing the TextFormatting of XLabels.
We need to show time representation of XLabels in Minutes format. We need to show only minute representation during the Time span in the live chart.

How can we achieve this TextFormatting in 2.32 version software? If not, can we achieve this Formatting in the newer versions?

  • gamze asked 3 months ago
  • last active 3 months ago
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Hello, SciChart team!
i’m having some troubles with dated 3D charts.
so what do i need is to display samples which have 65k double points and a DateTime
Firstly i thought waterfall series would fill my needs, but i encountered these problems:
1. Charts wouln’t render Large series like 10 slices with 65k points per slice, 15k is ok (the charts just hang and don’t display anything for tens of minutes)
2. so the series would appear 10×15000, but i had issues with autorange and zooming when interval between slices is as small as 2 seconds (AutoRange is set to always)
my guess is that i need to set properties StepZ and StartZ correctly, but I couldn’t figure it out. i thought “StepZ” should be TimeSpan or smth like that, but it is DateTime too, so i tried some variations and didn’t succeed. could you please explain these properties’ use?
3. maybe this is feature but why do series go below 0 in the Y direction?

so then i reallized that i don’t always need to fill series with color and Waterfall series don’t quite fit ( even with transparent fill they have border lines on series start and end, and i thought i would add several PointLine RenderableSeries, one for each sample with fixed Z Datetime, but when i added such Renderable Series i get “SciChart3DSurface didn’t render, because an exception was thrown: Exception thrown: ‘System.IndexOutOfRangeException’ in SciChart.Charting3D.dll”
i played with example from latest SciChart version and attached altered solution to this post
so hit sidebar’s “Test” button and try both methods AddPointLineRenderSeries and AddWaterfallRenderSeries

Thanks in advance!
Best regards,

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I cannot get panning to work on the x axis which is a DateTimeAxis. I am databinding the visible range to a property on my view model and the zooming works ok. Also panning on the Y-axis works.

Here is my XAML:

<s:SciChartSurface x:Name="_sciChartSurface" Grid.Row="1" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" RenderableSeries="{s:SeriesBinding PlotViewModels}">
                <s:DateTimeAxis AxisTitle="{Binding HorizontalTitle}" VisibleRange="{Binding HorizontalRange, Mode=TwoWay}" AutoRange="Never"
                            IsStaticAxis="True" DrawMajorBands="False" TextFormatting="dd-MMM-yyyy" SubDayTextFormatting="H:mm:ss:tt"
                <s:NumericAxis AxisTitle="{Binding VerticalTitle}" AxisAlignment="Left"  VisibleRange="{Binding VerticalRange}"
                           AutoRange="{Binding AutoRange}" DrawMajorBands="False"/>

                    <s:RubberBandXyZoomModifier IsXAxisOnly="False" 
                                            RubberBandFill="#55FFFFFF" RubberBandStroke="#FFFFFFFF" RubberBandStrokeDashArray="2 2">

                    <s:ZoomPanModifier ExecuteOn="MouseRightButton" ClipModeX="None" XyDirection="XYDirection" IsEnabled="True" />
                    <!-- Allow Dragging YAxis to Scale -->
                    <s:YAxisDragModifier DragMode="Scale"/>
                    <!-- Allow Dragging XAxis to Pan -->
                    <s:XAxisDragModifier DragMode="Scale" IsEnabled="True"/>

                    <s:MouseWheelZoomModifier ActionType="Zoom" XyDirection="XYDirection"/>

                    <s:ZoomExtentsModifier IsAnimated="True" ExecuteOn="MouseDoubleClick"/>
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DateTimes are represented with ticks equal to 100 nanoseconds– But using a DateTimeAxis I cannot plot points down to this level.

It appears that the axis is converting to doubles behind the scenes and thus loses the precision that a DateTime has. When zoomed in the chart pan and zoom has erratic behavior (freezing and not responding in what appears to be a non-systematic way).

I’ve attached a simple solution that reproduces the unexpected behavior.

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I’m using a DateTimeAxis and by default major tick lines (and labels) are shown every 1/2 second – this is too busy/crowded for me. How do I change this to show a label every second? I set AutoTicks to false, but am not sure what to do about MajorDelta/MinorDelta when my X value is a DateTime object.

   <s:FastLineRenderableSeries x:Name="PositionSeries" StrokeThickness="2"/>

   <s:DateTimeAxis x:Name="PositionXAxis" TextFormatting="mm:ss"/>
XyDataSeries<DateTime, double> _positionSeries;
PositionSeries.DataSeries = _positionSeries;
  • Dan Pilat asked 2 years ago
  • last active 2 years ago
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I would like to implement a custom DateTime axis LabelProvider with the following behavior:

  • Show full date and time at the start of the visible region
  • Show only time on all other ticks unless the date changes from the previous tick.

So, an axis might look like:

10/01/2016 23:00 23:30 10/02 00:00 00:30 01:00

It seems this is doable as long as 00:00:00 appears as one of the label values, but I’m not sure l can be guaranteed. It is likely that none of the entries in the series would contain that exact value. One entry might be 23:59:17 and the next 00:01:13.

Is there any way for a LabelProvider to determine what the preceding label value was?


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I am using trial version of SciChart and doing some tests.

I need to bring scroll bar on top of X axis.

After some research and parsing visual tree, I am planning to change style of SciChartSurface and replace axis and scroll bar, which are placed inside stack panel.

Is this right solution? If AxisAlignment is Top, visual tree may differ. If this is right way to go, where can I find style of surface? Bland does not recognize chart and I can’t use it.


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I ran into a problem with EllipsePointMarkers when I have a big amount of PointMarkers inside the Rendersurface. Here is a brief description of what I am trying to do:

  1. I created a custom BasePointMarker-derived class which draws Ellipses with a varying Color – depending on some threshold defined in the IPointMetaData implementation

  2. Everything works fine as long as the points are not tightly spaced between each other. That said, when I rescale my Rendersurface, the points get shifted so that the red points (who are below the threshold) will move up and suddenly green points are at minimum YValue positions.

I attached two pictures which hopefully illustrate my problem better than my words can do. Maybe somebody knows a workaround / fix for this problem. Any help is appreciated! ( I assume it has sth to do with the RescaleMode which prevents some points from being drawn to the surface and shifts others so that the Chart isn’t too dense)


Since Andrew suggested that the behavior comes from my custom code (which is hopefully true), here are the relevant parts:


<s:SciChartSurface Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0"
                       Background="White" RenderableSeries="{s:SeriesBinding DiarySeriesViewModels}">
            <s:NumericAxis AxisAlignment="Left" DrawMajorBands="False" VisibleRange="0,900"/>
            <s:DateTimeAxis DrawMajorBands="True" VisibleRangeLimit="{Binding VisibleRangeLimit}"
                            CursorTextFormatting="dd.MM.yyyy HH:mm"/>



    public List<IRenderableSeriesViewModel> DiarySeriesViewModels { get; private set; }

inside the Constructor:

this.DiarySeriesViewModels.Add(new LineRenderableSeriesViewModel()
            AntiAliasing = true,
            PointMarker = new DiaryPointMarker()
                AntiAliasing = true,
                LowRatingColor = Brushes.Red,
                MidRatingColor = Brushes.Orange,
                HighRatingColor = Brushes.Green,
                Width = 10,
                Height = 10,
                StrokeThickness = 2
            DataSeries = GetSampleSeries()


private XyDataSeries<DateTime, double> GetSampleSeries()
        var series = new XyDataSeries<DateTime, double>();

        var startDate = this.VisibleRangeLimit.Min.AddDays(5);
        var currentDate = startDate;
        int i = 0;
        while (currentDate < DateTime.Now)
            var yval = 60*(Math.Log(i))*Math.Abs(Math.Sin(Math.PI*(i++/100.0)));
            currentDate = currentDate.AddHours(5.3);
            string comment = i%20 == 0 ? String.Format("Sample comment #{0}", i) : string.Empty;
            double rating = 100*yval/60;
            series.Append(currentDate,yval,new DiaryPointMetaData(rating,comment));

        return series;

DiaryPointMarker.cs: (based on an example which I found here at SciChart)

public class DiaryPointMarker : BasePointMarker
    private IList<IPointMetadata> _dataPointMetadata;
    IList<int> _dataPointIndexes = new List<int>();

    private IPen2D _lowStrokePen;
    private IPen2D _midStrokePen;
    private IPen2D _highStrokePen;

    private IBrush2D _lowRatingColor;
    private IBrush2D _midRatingColor;
    private IBrush2D _highRatingColor;
    private IBrush2D _noCommentColor;

    public Brush LowRatingColor { get; set; }
    public Brush MidRatingColor { get; set; }
    public Brush HighRatingColor { get; set; }

    public override void BeginBatch(IRenderContext2D context, Color? strokeColor, Color? fillColor)
        _dataPointMetadata = _dataPointMetadata ?? RenderableSeries.DataSeries.Metadata;

        _dataPointIndexes = new List<int>();

        base.BeginBatch(context, strokeColor, fillColor);

    public override void MoveTo(IRenderContext2D context, double x, double y, int index)
        if (IsInBounds(x, y))

        base.MoveTo(context, x, y, index);

    public override void Draw(IRenderContext2D context, IEnumerable<Point> centers)

        var markerLocations = centers.ToArray();

        for (int i = 0; i < markerLocations.Length; ++i)
            var diaryMetaInfo = _dataPointMetadata[_dataPointIndexes[i]] as DiaryPointMetaData;

            var center = markerLocations[i];

                diaryMetaInfo.Rating < 60 ? _lowStrokePen : diaryMetaInfo.Rating < 80 ? _midStrokePen : _highStrokePen,
                String.IsNullOrEmpty(diaryMetaInfo.Comment) ? _noCommentColor : diaryMetaInfo.Rating < 60 ? _lowRatingColor : diaryMetaInfo.Rating < 80 ?_midRatingColor : _highRatingColor,

    private void TryCasheResources(IRenderContext2D context)
        _lowStrokePen = _lowStrokePen ?? context.CreatePen(LowRatingColor.ExtractColor(), AntiAliasing, (float)StrokeThickness, Opacity);
        _midStrokePen = _midStrokePen ?? context.CreatePen(MidRatingColor.ExtractColor(), AntiAliasing, (float)StrokeThickness, Opacity);
        _highStrokePen = _highStrokePen ?? context.CreatePen(HighRatingColor.ExtractColor(), AntiAliasing, (float)StrokeThickness, Opacity);

        _lowRatingColor = _lowRatingColor ?? context.CreateBrush(LowRatingColor);
        _midRatingColor = _midRatingColor ?? context.CreateBrush(MidRatingColor);
        _highRatingColor = _highRatingColor ?? context.CreateBrush(HighRatingColor);
        _noCommentColor = _noCommentColor ?? context.CreateBrush(Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 0, 0));
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I have built a file availability chart displaying point markers for dates. The marker is being displayed on the left-most edge for each category. The effect is that when the user hovers directly over a marker it will often shown the wrong date in the mouse over label. Is there a way to center the point marker alignment with the category axis?

I’m using WPF version 3.4

  • wawr asked 3 years ago
  • last active 3 years ago
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I have the following code for a vertical slice modifier

    <s:VerticalSliceModifier Name="sliceModifier"
                            <s:VerticalLineAnnotation Style="{StaticResource sliceStyle}"
                                                      X1="{Binding ParentViewModel.SliceModifierPosition, Mode=TwoWay}" />


This results in a nullreference exception. When I remove the VerticalLines, there is no nullreference exception, also no vertical lines.
As far as I can see ParentViewModel.SliceModifierPosition, does not have a value at the time.

I tried setting the visibility of the slicemodifier to collapsed, but it did not help the exception. Is there any to remove the slicemodifier for the time when X1 is not valid (using MVVM and not binding the slicemodifier itself)?

nullreference exception location
: Abt.Controls.SciChart.ChartModifiers.VerticalSliceModifier.OnAttached()
: Abt.Controls.SciChart.ChartModifiers.ModifierGroup.TB(IChartModifier C)
: Abt.Controls.SciChart.Common.Extensions.EnumerableExtensions. <a href="IEnumerable1 , Action1″>
: Abt.Controls.SciChart.ChartModifiers.ModifierGroup.TB(IEnumerable`1 C)
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I’m creating stock OHLC Bar Charts. My users have asked me if I can create a chart such that when the trading is open and there are no trades, the X Axis behaves like a DateTimeAxis and empty space appears on the chart in the X direction between trades. However, they would like the times that trading to does not take place to not appear on the X Axis so that there is no space between the last minute of open trading for one trading session and the next minute of trading for the next session. Is such a chart possible with Sci Charts?

  • deepakb1 asked 3 years ago
  • last active 3 years ago
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I would like to ask if there is any easy way to select distict time intervals.
I have thought of creating vertical slices on mouse down and up events,
and highlighting the surface between the slices. Is there an easier way
to do this?


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Hello, SciChart team, i’m trying to implement vertical slices on my chart surface, but X axis is a DateTimeAxis, but i’m getting nullReferenceException when trying to move (just click on it).

“System.NullReferenceException occurred
_message=Ссылка на объект не указывает на экземпляр объекта.
Message=Ссылка на объект не указывает на экземпляр объекта.
в Abt.Controls.SciChart.Visuals.Annotations.AnnotationBase.GetBasePoints()
InnerException: “

trying to solve this problem i downloaded scischart 3.42 but this didn’t help, it even made things worse underlining my scichartsurface declaration in .xaml file saying “2 is not a valid value for property orintation”
which is not used, and this chart worked before upgrade.
please help me out,
Volkov Alexander

Update: full rebuilding solved the latter problem. i’m adding zip containing txt with scichartsurface definition and methods from .cs which add and remove slices

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Is there any possibility to draw Bands only for special days, like Saturday, Sunday, BankHolidays… ?

  • Jan Kaiser asked 4 years ago
  • last active 4 years ago
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I want to override the default AxisLabelTemplate for a DateTimeAxis beyond the normal circumstances.
Setting the AxisLabelTemplate to a StaticResource is easy enough, but all I have inside the Template is the CursorFormattedDataValue and I want to be able to send in something more then a simple string.

<ControlTemplate x:Key="RolloverModifierAxisLabelTemplateDefault">
    <Border Background="LightGray" 
            Visibility="{Binding IsXAxis, Converter={StaticResource BoolToVisibilityConverter}}">
        <TextBlock Text="{Binding CursorFormattedDataValue}" />

Extending the LabelProviderBase gives me the opportunity to override the FormatCursorLabel method, but it only returns a string and not an object and therefore I can not pass my own data structure to be used inside the AxisLabelTemplate.

How can we solve this issue? Is there a workaround, or is this something you need to implement?

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