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On a small PC with only Intel HD Graphics 4600 the DirectX rendering is not supported by SciChart. Thats fine but it should use the fallback render surface.

  RenderPriority ="Low"
  s:VisualXcceleratorEngine.FallbackType="{x:Type s:HighQualityRenderSurface}"

I got this exception:

    System.Exception: Your GPU is blacklisted for use by the Visual Xccelerator Engine! There are several reasons why a GPU could belong to the blacklist. For example, low computation capabilities of the GPU could cause Timeout Detection and Recovery of Graphics Adapter Drivers by the OS, resulting in crashing the application.
   at SciChart.Charting.VisualXcceleratorEngine.ivc(DependencyObject t, DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs u)
   at System.Windows.DependencyObject.OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.DependencyObject.NotifyPropertyChange(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs args)
   at System.Windows.DependencyObject.UpdateEffectiveValue(EntryIndex entryIndex, DependencyProperty dp, PropertyMetadata metadata, EffectiveValueEntry oldEntry, EffectiveValueEntry& newEntry, Boolean coerceWithDeferredReference, Boolean coerceWithCurrentValue, OperationType operationType)
   at System.Windows.DependencyObject.SetValueCommon(DependencyProperty dp, Object value, PropertyMetadata metadata, Boolean coerceWithDeferredReference, Boolean coerceWithCurrentValue, OperationType operationType, Boolean isInternal)
   at System.Windows.DependencyObject.SetValue(DependencyProperty dp, Object value)

But it should use HighQualityRenderSurface without any exception.

  • Tobias asked 4 years ago
  • last active 4 years ago
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I am trying to use IExtremeRenderContext2D.DrawColoredSprites method to draw my custom series, this is a simplified example:

public class MyCustomSeries2 : CustomRenderableSeries
    private readonly WriteableBitmap _bmp;

    public MyCustomSeries2()
        _bmp = new WriteableBitmap(5, 5, 96, 96, PixelFormats.Bgra32, null);

        _bmp.SetPixel(0, 0, Colors.White);
        _bmp.SetPixel(1, 1, Colors.White);
        _bmp.SetPixel(2, 2, Colors.White);
        _bmp.SetPixel(3, 3, Colors.White);
        _bmp.SetPixel(4, 4, Colors.White);

        _bmp.SetPixel(4, 0, Colors.White);
        _bmp.SetPixel(3, 1, Colors.White);
        _bmp.SetPixel(2, 2, Colors.White);
        _bmp.SetPixel(1, 3, Colors.White);
        _bmp.SetPixel(0, 4, Colors.White);

    protected override bool GetIsValidForDrawing()
        return true;

    protected override void Draw(IRenderContext2D renderContext, IRenderPassData renderPassData)
        var extremeRenderContext = renderContext.AsExtremeRenderContext();

        if (extremeRenderContext != null)
            var sprite = renderContext.CreateSprite(_bmp);
            extremeRenderContext.DrawColoredSprites(sprite, new[] {new ColoredVertex {ColorArgb = Colors.White.ToInt(), X = 100, Y = 100}}, 0, 1);

So I would expect to see a pixel-perfect cross with sharp edges etc. But it renders as a smoothed mess instead.
How can I make it draw my sprites pixel-to-pixel?


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I was curious, and had mentioned this in another thread, but verified what I thought. My first SciChart instance is drawing in DirectX and subsequent charts are not. Please see attached. Each chart is being created and placed inside a tabitem.

I used the suggested annotation to show the version being used (from the support forum) and found why my images are not as crisp in most of my charts.

s3d:DirectXHelper.FallbackType="{x:Type s:HighQualityRenderSurface}"
1 vote

In the designer I’m seeing this. It doesn’t seem to affect the application; however, I can’t see any of my XAML in the designer because of this problem. Also, I’m having a strange intermittent issue with multiple instances of the chart in my UI not being as smooth and sharp after adding a few charts.

DllNotFoundException: Unable to load DLL ‘sharpdx_direct3d11_1_effects_x86.dll’: The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E)

at SciChart.Drawing.DirectX.Context.D3D11.DirectXHelper.LTC.J(Object D, DXErrorEventArgs I)
at SciChart.Drawing.DirectX.Context.D3D11.Direct3D11RenderSurface.RecreateSurface()
at SciChart.Drawing.Common.RenderSurfaceBase.RenderSurfaceSizeChanged(Object sender, SizeChangedEventArgs sizeChangedEventArgs)
at System.Windows.SizeChangedEventArgs.InvokeEventHandler(Delegate genericHandler, Object genericTarget)
at System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs.InvokeHandler(Delegate handler, Object target)
at System.Windows.RoutedEventHandlerInfo.InvokeHandler(Object target, RoutedEventArgs routedEventArgs)
at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(Object source, RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean reRaised)
at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(DependencyObject sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEvent(RoutedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.FrameworkElement.OnRenderSizeChanged(SizeChangedInfo sizeInfo)
at System.Windows.ContextLayoutManager.fireSizeChangedEvents()
at System.Windows.ContextLayoutManager.UpdateLayout()
at System.Windows.UIElement.UpdateLayout()

Here’s the XAML for my chart

        <!-- Chart  -->
    <s:SciChartSurface Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1"                                   
                       s3d:DirectXHelper.FallbackType="{x:Type s:HighQualityRenderSurface}"
                       RenderableSeries="{s:SeriesBinding Measurements}"
                       Annotations="{s:AnnotationsBinding Annotations}"
                       Style="{StaticResource ResourceKey=SurfaceStyle}"                                                      
                       GridLinesPanelStyle="{StaticResource ResourceKey=GridLinesPanelStyle}">

        <!-- Distance Axis-->
            <s:NumericAxis AxisTitle="Distance (cm)"
                           FontFamily="Arial" FontSize="12"
                               GrowBy="0.05, 0.05"
                               s:CursorModifier.AxisLabelContainerStyle="{StaticResource CursorModAxisLabelStyle}"
                               s:CursorModifier.AxisLabelTemplate="{StaticResource CursorModAxisLabelTemplate}"
                               Style="{DynamicResource ResourceKey=DistanceAxisStyle}" />

        <!-- Dose Axis -->
            <s:NumericAxis AxisTitle="Dose (%)"
                               GrowBy="0.05, 0.05" 
                               Style="{DynamicResource ResourceKey=DoseAxisStyle}"
                               s:CursorModifier.AxisLabelContainerStyle="{StaticResource CursorModAxisLabelStyle}"
                               s:CursorModifier.AxisLabelTemplate="{StaticResource CursorModAxisLabelTemplate}" />

        <!-- Modifiers (zoom, panning, tooltips, cursor) -->
                <s:RubberBandXyZoomModifier IsAnimated="True" IsXAxisOnly="False" />
                <s:ZoomExtentsModifier ExecuteOn="MouseDoubleClick" />
                <s:ZoomPanModifier ExecuteOn="MouseRightButton" />
                <s:MouseWheelZoomModifier ActionType="Zoom" XyDirection="XYDirection" />
                <s:XAxisDragModifier DragMode="Scale" />
                <s:YAxisDragModifier DragMode="Scale" />
                <s:TooltipModifier x:Name="ChartTooltip" IsEnabled="True" />
                <s:CursorModifier x:Name="ChartCursor" IsEnabled="False" ShowAxisLabels="True" Foreground="Red" />

0 votes

I just purchased a license for WPF 2D+3D (Pro) and tried to use a scichartsurface without DirectX and it works fine but as soon as I include

                s3D:DirectXHelper.FallbackType="{x:Type s:HighSpeedRenderSurface}"

I get the following runtime error:

System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException: ‘Could not load file or assembly ‘SciChart.Drawing.DirectX, PublicKeyToken=b55dd9efe817e823′ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.’

What am I doing wrong? I installed the newest Scichart version on the Nuget channel. In Nuget I can see that “SciChart”, “SciChart3D”, “SciChart.DirectX” and a bunch of SharpDX libraries were installed.

  • bbmat asked 6 years ago
  • last active 6 years ago
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I use your library. and I want to use directX.

but when I open a page using this(following your article),

I saw a error message and my program was terminated…

Error is,

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: myprogram.exe
Problem Signature 02:
Problem Signature 03: 5b88a1cf
Problem Signature 04: SharpDX.D3DCompiler
Problem Signature 05:
Problem Signature 06: 592da5b5
Problem Signature 07: 2e
Problem Signature 08: c8
Problem Signature 09: System.DllNotFoundException
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0d9f
Additional Information 2: 0d9f788f3d877e9bf9dd1ced0a063406
Additional Information 3: f3e4
Additional Information 4: f3e4c83f74a923e37478f9aa84b2c268

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but I imported that in my project.

and Debug or Release folder has that dll.

This problem occured on another computer…(installed directX driver/ OS is Win7)

My development PC is fine.(Win10)

Why is it??

Please tell me awesome solution…

  • CholJin Ko asked 6 years ago
  • last active 6 years ago
0 votes


I developed a program using scichart.

Unfortunatly, It can not work on some computers.

There are same hardware and OS(Window 7).

I found this problem when I use DirectX.

I have referenced your code. and My code had ChangeRenderSurface method.

but It can not work well…

I think the problem occurred when I called scichart3d.

What is wrong?

Does it need to install anything else?

If you have a solution , please tell me.

  • Guest asked 6 years ago
  • last active 6 years ago
0 votes

I use a scatter series that contains around 200,000 data points and I noticed that in the DirectX assisted rendering mode (not sure it also applies to the normal non DirectX mode) scatter points are sampled, meaning, not all scatter points are visible on the chart surface.

How can I turn that off to display all data points even if that may affect performance? I chart financial time series and the chart often shows discrete jumps when there are actually many data points in between when zooming in.


  • bbmat asked 7 years ago
  • last active 7 years ago
1 vote

I have just finished my first pass evaluation of the SciChart performance. When drawing a lesser number of points (<100000), SciChart outperforms two other packages I have evaluated. However, when drawing more points (200,000 – 2,000,000), SciChart does not meet the performance of the other packages.

The evaluation involved selecting a different number of lines and number of points per line. The transition to worse performance occurred in the following setups:

Line Count Points/Line Loop Count Total Time (ms)
2 100,000 25 1890
5 100,000 25 4670
2 1,000,000 10 7400
2 10,000,000 10 74000

These setups average out to about 0.37 usec per point. This is where the other packages outperformed SciChart, as their per point times kept improving.

I have tried to follow all of the performance tips I found on your website. I have included the code used to evaluate SciChart and would appreciate any help in improving the results.


  • Dave Leach asked 8 years ago
  • last active 8 years ago
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