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I’m trying to convert Android (Java) code to iOS (Swift), and I need to create a custom SCIZoomPanModifier. In the android code, onFling, onDown, and onDown were overridden, but I can’t seem to do that in iOS. How can I override onFling, onDown, and onUp in iOS to mimic the android code?


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Currently we have two graph surfaces with two Y axes on each side and we need all of the Y axes to have fixed width size. Until now we were achieving that like this:
topGraphSurface.LeftAxisAreaForcedSize = 45;
topGraphSurface.RightAxisAreaForcedSize = 45;
bottomGraphSurface.LeftAxisAreaForcedSize = 45;
bottomGraphSurface.RightAxisAreaForcedSize = 45;

but since updating to the new SciChart v3 we get the error “SciChartSurface does not contain a definition for (Left)AxisAreaForcedSize”. I couldn’t find any information about this in the Migration guide, so is there a way to achieve this in the new version?

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I’m trying to clear a SCIUniformHeatmapDataSeries after connecting it to a SCIChartSurface, but it is very slow and energy consuming. However, if I clear the data series before it is connected to the sci chart, then the clearing is pretty fast. How can I clear the data series after it is connected to the chart surface quickly? Do I have to make a new data series, clear it, and connect to the scichartsurface every time I want to clear a data series? This is for iOS by the way.
EDIT: code

for i in 0..<data.MATRIX_COLUMNS {
        for j in 0..<data.MATRIX_ROWS  {
            data.ecm2DMatrix[i][j] = Double.nan
            SCIUpdateSuspender.usingWith(charts.ecmSurface) {
      [i][j], atX: i, y: j)
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I would like to change the color of chart legend, but have failed to find information on how can I do this for iOS. Any sort of tutorial would be highly appreciated.

Worst case scenario would be to create a custom theme that is based on Bright Spark theme and update legend parameters there, but for this I would need to know what exactly does Bright Spark theme looks like.

Looking forward to any recommendations.

Best Regards,

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Hello, I’m having an issue when I put multiple surfaces in an iOS view. Only the one made first is shown and there is a black space in place of the other. I swapped the order of creation and now the other is visible instead. Does anyone know why this is happening or have suggestions for putting multiple surfaces in an iOS view? Thanks

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Hello, I’ve been trying to create a SCIUniformHeatMap, but I only get a blank, black screen.
Can anyone recommend why colors and the graph aren’t showing up? Thanks

var ecmSurface: SCIChartSurface = SCIChartSurface()
var ecmDataSeries = SCIUniformHeatmapDataSeries(xType: .double, yType: .double, zType: .double, xSize: ReviewModeData.MATRIX_COLUMNS, ySize:ReviewModeData.MATRIX_ROWS)
var heatmapRenderableSeries: SCIFastUniformHeatmapRenderableSeries = SCIFastUniformHeatmapRenderableSeries()
private let countColors = 6
private var colorRGBArray: [UIColor] = [
UIColor(red: 0.0/255.0, green: 0.0/255.0, blue: 131.0/255.0, alpha: 1),
UIColor(red: 0.0/255.0, green: 0.0/255.0, blue: 255.0/255.0, alpha: 1),
UIColor(red: 0.0/255.0, green: 255.0/255.0, blue: 255.0/255.0, alpha: 1),
UIColor(red: 255.0/255.0, green: 255.0/255.0, blue: 0.0/255.0, alpha: 1),
UIColor(red: 255.0/255.0, green: 0.0/255.0, blue: 0.0/255.0, alpha: 1),
UIColor(red: 128.0/255.0, green: 0.0/255.0, blue: 0.0/255.0, alpha: 1)
for i in 0..<ReviewModeData.MATRIX_COLUMNS {
for j in 0 ..< ReviewModeData.MATRIX_ROWS {
ecmDataSeries.update(z: ecm2DMatrix[i][j], atX: i, y: j)
var colorZValueArray: [Double] = determineColorMapValues(clim1: 0, clim2: 1);
var colorMap = SCIColorMap(colors: colorRGBArray, andStops: colorZValueArray as [NSNumber])

//configure ECM heatmap
heatmapRenderableSeries.minimum = ReviewModeData.ECM_CLIM1
heatmapRenderableSeries.maximum = ReviewModeData.ECM_CLIM2
heatmapRenderableSeries.dataSeries = ecmDataSeries
heatmapRenderableSeries.colorMap = colorMap!

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When search this forum, I found that we can achieve it by adding point marker. But I am getting this error when trying to add point marker :
‘Operation: setPointMarker: is not avaliable on type: SCIHorizontallyStackedColumnsCollection’

let me know this feature(round top corners of bars) is availble or not ! Or is there any way to do this ?

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If we set ClipMode.None we can pan infinitely to the uncharted space of left and right. this is fine.
But I want to do panning infinitely only to the left side. So I set ‘clipAtMax’. This is stop panning at right. But instead of panning infinity to the left, it is stretching the left part.
Any solution ?

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Stacked Bar chat: If we give 0 values, there are Black lines showing at middle of screen. please see attached screen.

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We are using stacked bar chart, and showing only 6 bars visible at a time.
In the X-Axis, the month labels are missing for alternate months & only displays all month label as a flash when graph is being scrolled. Is there any way to fix this.

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After upgraded SciChart to SciChart_iOS_SDK_3.0.0.5074, using rollover modifier on a SciChart surface which was embedded into a scroll view will crash the app. It crashed when user scroll horizontally on a SciChart surface inside a horizontal scrollable scrollview. It is the same with the vertically scrollable scrollview.

2020-03-09 10:14:15.489302+0800 ******[4835:62890] -[SCIRolloverModifier onTouchesCancelled:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x60000ba28500

2020-03-09 10:14:15.503967+0800 *******[4835:62890] *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘NSInvalidArgumentException’, reason: ‘-[SCIRolloverModifier onTouchesCancelled:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x60000ba28500’
*** First throw call stack:
0 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff23c7127e exceptionPreprocess + 350
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00007fff513fbb20 objc_exception_throw + 48
2 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff23c91fd4 -[NSObject(NSObject) doesNotRecognizeSelector:] + 132
3 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff23c75c4c
forwarding + 1436
4 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff23c77f78 _CF_forwarding_prep_0 + 120
5 SciChart 0x000000011139aaba -[SCITouchModifierBase onEvent:] + 186
6 SciChart 0x000000011135dfd8 +[SCIEventManager raiseOnEvent:toTarget:isMaster:] + 267
7 SciChart 0x000000011132d03f __38-[SCIEventDispatcher p_SCI_commonInit]_block_invoke + 165
8 SciChart 0x000000011132d45d -[SCIEventDispatcher raiseOnEvent:withAction:] + 569
9 SciChart 0x000000011133fa94 -[SCIChartSurfaceBase p_SCI_onTouchEvent:] + 233
10 SciChart 0x000000011133f996 -[SCIChartSurfaceBase touchesCancelled:withEvent:] + 209
11 UIKitCore 0x00007fff480bf863 forwardTouchMethod + 340
12 UIKitCore 0x00007fff480bf974 -[UIResponder touchesCancelled:withEvent:] + 49
13 UIKitCore 0x00007fff480bf863 forwardTouchMethod + 340
14 UIKitCore 0x00007fff480bf974 -[UIResponder touchesCancelled:withEvent:] + 49
15 UIKitCore 0x00007fff480a4a43 __106-[UIApplication _cancelViewProcessingOfTouchesOrPresses:withEvent:sendingCancelToViewsOfTouchesOrPresses:]_block_invoke + 609
16 UIKitCore 0x00007fff480a429e -[UIApplication _cancelTouchesOrPresses:withEvent:includingGestures:notificationBlock:] + 1163
17 UIKitCore 0x00007fff480a47ac -[UIApplication _cancelViewProcessingOfTouchesOrPresses:withEvent:sendingCancelToViewsOfTouchesOrPresses:] + 158
18 UIKitCore 0x00007fff47c37f2f -[UIGestureEnvironment _cancelTouches:event:] + 707
19 UIKitCore 0x00007fff47c40115 -[UIGestureRecognizer _updateGestureForActiveEvents] + 1779
20 UIKitCore 0x00007fff47c31eda _UIGestureEnvironmentUpdate + 2706
21 UIKitCore 0x00007fff47c3140a -[UIGestureEnvironment _deliverEvent:toGestureRecognizers:usingBlock:] + 467
22 UIKitCore 0x00007fff47c3117f -[UIGestureEnvironment _updateForEvent:window:] + 200
23 UIKitCore 0x00007fff480d04b0 -[UIWindow sendEvent:] + 4574
24 UIKitCore 0x00007fff480ab53b -[UIApplication sendEvent:] + 356
25 UIKit 0x0000000114ad2bd4 -[UIApplicationAccessibility sendEvent:] + 85
26 UIKitCore 0x00007fff4812c71a __dispatchPreprocessedEventFromEventQueue + 6847
27 UIKitCore 0x00007fff4812f1e0 __handleEventQueueInternal + 5980
28 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff23bd4471 __CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_A_SOURCE0_PERFORM_FUNCTION + 17
29 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff23bd439c __CFRunLoopDoSource0 + 76
30 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff23bd3b74 __CFRunLoopDoSources0 + 180
31 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff23bce87f __CFRunLoopRun + 1263
32 CoreFoundation 0x00007fff23bce066 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 438
33 GraphicsServices 0x00007fff384c0bb0 GSEventRunModal + 65
34 UIKitCore 0x00007fff48092d4d UIApplicationMain + 1621
35 ****** 0x000000010b51505f main + 143
36 libdyld.dylib 0x00007fff5227ec25 start + 1
37 ??? 0x0000000000000001 0x0 + 1

  • Gary Chan asked 7 months ago
  • last active 7 months ago
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I am using SciChart_iOS_SDK_3.0.0.5074 with Swift 5.

I want to show string type on X-axis. I am using below code snippet.

class YearsLabelProvider: SCILabelProviderBase<SCINumericAxis> {

   var xLabels: [String] = ["Test", "Test", "Test", "Test", "Test", "Test", "Test", "Test",     "Test", "Test", "Test", "Test", "Test", "Test"]

   func update(_ axis: ISCIAxisCore!) { }

   override func formatLabel(_ dataValue: ISCIComparable!) -> ISCIString! {
        let index = Int(dataValue.toDouble())
        return NSString(string: index >= 0 && index < xLabels.count ? xLabels[index] : "")

    override func formatCursorLabel(_ dataValue: ISCIComparable!) -> ISCIString! {
        let index = Int(dataValue.toDouble())

        var result: String?

        if (index >= 0 && index < xLabels.count) {
            result = xLabels[index]
        return NSString(string: result!)

Application crashes while loading with the following error –

” *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘Initializer not allowed Exception’, reason: ‘Parameterless initializer of Chart.YearsLabelProvider class shouldn’t be used. Please use one of the designated initializers instead'”

Kindly help us resolving this issue since this is a showstopper issue.
I would also like to know about what data SCIXyDataSeries accepts when we are working with strings.

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I’m getting the following crash:

2020-02-14 16:45:43.902812-0500 CommonStock Development[2425:710225] -[SCIRolloverModifier onTouchesCancelled:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x282ffe080
2020-02-14 16:45:43.904098-0500 CommonStock Development[2425:710225] *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception ‘NSInvalidArgumentException’, reason: ‘-[SCIRolloverModifier onTouchesCancelled:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x282ffe080’

whenever I try to scrub my chart, I must also note that in order for the legend to show, I have to tap really hard on the surface.

This is my code:

func set(data set: SimpleChartDataSet, alternate: SimpleChartDataSet) {

    let lineDataSeries = SCIXyDataSeries(xType: .double, yType: .double)
    let dashedDataSeries = SCIXyDataSeries(xType: .double, yType: .double)

    let group = DispatchGroup()
    group.enter() .userInteractive).async {
        for (index, i) in set.enumerated() {
            lineDataSeries.append(x: Double(index), y: Double(i))

        for (index, i) in alternate.enumerated() {
            dashedDataSeries.append(x: Double(index), y: Double(i))


    group.notify(queue: .main) {

        let lineSeries = SCIFastMountainRenderableSeries()
        lineSeries.zeroLineY = set.min() ?? 0.0
        lineSeries.dataSeries = lineDataSeries
        lineSeries.strokeStyle = SCISolidPenStyle(color:, thickness: 2.0)
        lineSeries.areaStyle =  SCILinearGradientBrushStyle(start: CGPoint(x: 0, y: 1), end: CGPoint(x: 0, y: 0), start:, end: UIColor.clear)

        let dashedSeries = SCIFastLineRenderableSeries()
        dashedSeries.zeroLineY = set.min() ?? 0.0
        dashedSeries.dataSeries = dashedDataSeries
        dashedSeries.strokeStyle = SCISolidPenStyle(color: UIColor.white, thickness: 2.0, strokeDashArray: [2.0,2.0,2.0,2.0])

        SCIUpdateSuspender.usingWith(self.surface) {


            let xAxis = SCINumericAxis()
            xAxis.drawLabels = false
            xAxis.drawMajorBands = false
            xAxis.drawMajorGridLines = false
            xAxis.drawMinorGridLines = false
            xAxis.drawMinorTicks = false
            xAxis.drawMajorTicks = false
            xAxis.drawLabels = false

            let yAxis = SCINumericAxis()
            yAxis.drawLabels = false
            yAxis.drawMajorBands = false
            yAxis.drawMajorGridLines = false
            yAxis.drawMinorGridLines = false
            yAxis.drawMinorTicks = false
            yAxis.drawMajorTicks = false
            yAxis.drawLabels = false

            self.surface.xAxes.add(items: xAxis)
            self.surface.yAxes.add(items: yAxis)
            self.surface.renderableSeries.add(items: lineSeries, dashedSeries )
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Hi SciChart team,

there is a working example that implement a Polar Chart type for iOS?
I was unable to find anything in the documentation. Only for WPF platform.
If not, there is a plan to support this kind of chart in next release of the library?

Thanks for the help.

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When calling SCIThemeManager.ApplyTheme(Surface, SCIThemeManager.SCIChart_Bright_SparkStyleKey); within a the code-behind running on the iPhoneSimulator running iOS 13.2, the iOS system throws an Objective-C exception with the following details:

Foundation.MonoTouchException: 'Objective-C exception thrown.  Name: NSInternalInconsistencyException Reason: applyThemeProvider: must be implemented in subclass

Although the exact same pattern works without issue on the corresponding Xamarin.Android project and the examples that call this line seem to be OK too, it is not clear from any documentation what this issue could be. Any advice would be appreciated.

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I cannot get SCILinearGradientBrushStyle working on a donut chart. Only radial gradients work

Here is my code sample:

let segment = SCIPieSegment()
segment.fillStyle = SCILinearGradientBrushStyle(colorCodeStart: 0xff007aff, finish: 0x4D007aff, direction: .horizontal)
segment.value = 100.0
segment.title = "Segment"

The segment just renders a flat color

  • Ryan Chesla asked 11 months ago
  • last active 10 months ago
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I would like to add scrollBar to SCINumericAxis for example xAxis.

I did find documentation:

But on iOS version, I can’t find numericAxis.Scrollbar is missing

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I have previously asked a question regarding Android and Xamarin (

Now, I have the same question, but for iOS. Do you have any examples available for taking chart legend outside of chart area on iOS?

Thank you and have a nice day!


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I am working on Xamarin Android project with C#. Since having a legend within the chart causes problems with too many axis’ (no scrolling is available thus selecting different series in a legend becomes unavailable) and having a legend outside of chart area, anywhere we desire, would be of a preference, is there a tutorial on how could I achieve such a thing? Our project needs this functionality for both Android and iOS.

Would be grateful if anyone could help out with this issue.

Thank you in advance!

  • pauzu asked 1 year ago
  • last active 1 year ago
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The problem is how to sign the X-axis (the time axis).
How can I change the date and time format on the x axis?
Is this possible when I use the SCICategoryDateTimeAxis?
We use the code from example to set the time format

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Hey all,

is there a way on iOS to export a SciChartSurface to a vector format in order to embed the exported chart into a PDF document? Right now the only thing I can find in the Documentation is exportToUIImage(). If not – any ideas for a workaround until such feature is implemented?

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I am creating point data series using SCIXyScatterRenderableSeries.
I need to tap on specific data points and display pop over or some view on top of it. Pop over provides information regarding that point.

How can I implement that in iOS.

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So I want to draw multiple charts so is there any way I can have stacked yAxes like yAxis 2 should be drawn below yAxis1. I have gone through your example and there I got that we can add multiple surface but its becoming difficult for us to show a crosshair on all surfaces since we have a custom cross hair. Can you guide on same. Thanks in advance

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I want to hide the axis and the place occupied by the axis on xammarin.iOS, i’am using below code to do the same, the problem here is it does hide the axis but it is not removing the place occupied by axis,

Axis.IsVisible = false;

is it the right way to hide the axis and remove the place occupied by it, or am I missing something here.

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I’m in process optimizing my app.
I’m using Objective-c.

I’d found some memory leaking issues and successfully fixed some of that.

A first issue was about ‘renderableSeries’ under ‘SCIChartSurfaceView’.
If you set class of UIView as ‘SCIChartSurfaceView’ in interface builder and make outlet without setting ‘strong’ or ‘weak’ in .m file,
It never get released automatically and will stay retained on memory.
For me, it caused about 90MB of memory leaking.
But I could solve this issue manually by putting -(void)clear; method of renderableSeries in viewWillDisappear method.

Another issue is about ‘SCIDateTimeDeltaCalculator’ and ‘SCINumericDeltaCalculator’.
It causes about 50MB of memory leaking.
But problem is, I couldn’t find neither where it’s been called nor how I release this manually.

I will be waiting for your answer.


(lldb) po SciChartVersionNumber

(lldb) po SciChartVersionString

I wanted to know what version I’m using.. but i couldn’t know… what version am i using..?

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We have lots of Point Markers in our series that overlap, so we’re trying to find a way to Cluster them in Android and iOS. I can see that there is an SCIPointMarkerClusterizer. Can you give us some pointers on how we can achieve point marker clustering and/or spacing?

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Hey again!

Is there kind of a delegate that notify me if the user uses the crosshair/SCIRolloverModifier?
I want to know which value he is inspecting to show him further information outside the chart for this datapoint.

Thanks and Greeting

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is there a way to set the padding (aka reduce the gap) between bars in a SCIFastColumnRenderableSeries?

I attach a screenshot of my current situation: I would like to have zero margin between columns.

I tried searching in the knowledge base but all the answers I found seem to refer to APIs not available in the iOS SDK


There is not such class method in the iOS SDK called SciChartSurface.Padding

Thanks for your help

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Can SciChart be used in UITableviewCell? Is it possible to use Software rendering on iOS?

The OpenGL/Metal charts are great, but I suspect Software rendering would be a better for displaying data in UITableViewCells. There are many mobile apps out there that use charts in tableviews and I’d love to be able to use SciChart here too.

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Hey Guys,

I have a requirement where I need to show Donut Chart Title , but adding any annotation is crashing my application.

    let textAnnotation = SCITextAnnotation()
    textAnnotation.coordinateMode = .relative
    textAnnotation.x1 = SCIGeneric(0.5)
    textAnnotation.y1 = SCIGeneric(0.5)
    textAnnotation.horizontalAnchorPoint = .center
    textAnnotation.verticalAnchorPoint = .center
    textAnnotation.text = "Test" = 14 = UIColor.fromARGBColorCode(0xff000000); = UIColor.clear
    chartSurface.annotations = SCIAnnotationCollection(childAnnotations: [textAnnotation])


-1 votes

Hello Team,

In Pie Chart with DonutSeries, the segment spacing seems to have no effect on graph.

donutSeries.segmentSpacing = 10


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I’m try to generate a UIImage from a SCIChartSurface into a graphic context using the code below from a view that is not displayed on the screen. The image created is pure black, which indicates it did not draw. If I display the graph in a view on the devices screen, the graph draws correctly.

UIGraphicsBeginImageContextWithOptions(self.chart.bounds.size, NO, 0.0);
[self.chart drawViewHierarchyInRect:self.chart.bounds afterScreenUpdates:YES];
UIImage *chartImage = UIGraphicsGetImageFromCurrentImageContext();

Are there any special steps that are needed to draw into a graphic context?

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Hi all,

Why the API’s for iOS, Android and WPF are not identically?
I have seen many samples on the forum, but to adapt it to a different platform is very hard.
A lot of classes are different for each platform.

  • Is there any “comparison” for the different platforms?
  • Is this planned to unify the API’s?


  • Urs Geser asked 2 years ago
  • last active 2 years ago
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Hi Guys,

I am not able to figure out solution for handling NAN values in iOS which is available in Android in case of FastLineRenderableSeries.


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I’m trying to add annotations on a chart but they are rendering above my legend.

Initially (similar to most of the demo code I’ve seen), I setup my modifiers, then created my series and animated them in — then added my annotations (adding to annotationGroup). This created a timeline of blank chart surface with legend (good so far), annotations popping in before the chart series animated in (weird / not good) and on TOP of the legend (really bad), then the animation of the series after that.

I’ve tried about everything I can think of and the best I’ve been able to do is use a completion block of the animation rendering the series — and moved my chart modifiers (and legend) into that completion block. If I put the annotations in the completion block, they will render after the chart modifier and I have the same problem (even if placed after the chart modifiers). I have to set the annotations before the animation, and then the chart modifier in the completion block will work and the legend will be above the . Of course, this is a bit odd too — as first my annotations pop up by themselves on the blank surface, followed by my series animating in, then at the end of the 2 second animation, the legend just pops in.

I really would like my legend to be rendered first on the blank surface and the annotations and chart series to animate in together under my legend. I’m gathering that’s unlikely (at least the animation part) — but is there anyway I can place my legend first and still have the annotations go under it? It feels like the layers should be: modifiers > annotations > rendered series. I also I’ve read this order before in some WPF docs I believe, but doesn’t seem to be respected on iOS?

UPDATE: My current work around isn’t sufficient because I really need access to the renderable series to create the annotations which means I really can’t defer my chart modifiers (i.e. legend) until after the annotations. Additionally, if I need to update (remove / re-add) an annotation due to a series being deactivated in the legend, now my annotations are on top of the legend again.

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I am placing annotations at the top of every bar in a stacked bar graph (and a standard bar graph on another screen) showing the total of all the stacked bars by iterating through my data, generating the sum, and placing it at the correct x,y (an incredibly manual process that seems like there should be much easier to do but I found no other way to do it – if there is a better way, I would love to hear it, but that’s a secondary issue and not my current problem).

I also have a legend where the user can select / deselect series.

When the user selects/deselects a series from the legend, I need to hide all my annotations and then recreate them because the sums of the stacked bars has changed (or if no bars are showing, remove my annotation completely). My assumption is I could reiterate through my data and check series to see if they are visible (isVisible) and recalculate the sums and recreate the annotations (another very manual process but I can probably work it out).

My primary problem is I see no way for me to intercept that this legend event occurred. The series get hidden internally and I never have a chance to do anything with the annotations. It seems like this may be doable on other platforms but I’m at a loss on iOS. There is no delegate / block event handler / etc.

Any thoughts?

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I have a simple chart using a an SCIDateTimeAxis to display dates along the x-axis. In some situations, the labels displayed along this x-axis are way too close together. Please see attached screenshot. I was wondering whether there is a property somewhere I can configure to increase the required “culling” space between labels? Or, failing that, what would I need to implement myself to somehow drop some of the displayed labels in order to make them more readable?

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Hi guys,

Is it possible to capture the tap event when we tap on a point marker or a data point? I can see there’s a DataPointSelectionModifier for WPF, but there’s nothing for iOS. Our goal is to show a popup (tooltip) on the point marker when the user taps on it.

Lazar Nikolov

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I’m trying to create a spectrum viewer with your library. One important feature is a cursor supporting both automatic mode and manual mode. In automatic mode, it stays at the maximum value. In manual mode, it moves with finger panning. It’s close to the SCICursorModifier with the cross lines, but it should always stay on the plot even without touch. Also it should reside on real data points instead of anywhere in between like the SCIRolloverModifier instead of the SCICursorModifier.

Could you give me some advices about how to achieve it? Thanks.

EDIT: after reading more of your documents, I believe HorizontalLineAnnotation and VerticalLineAnnotation are the way to go. I have already added them as the automatic mode cursor. For the manual mode, I still need your help to achieve either:
1) a callback function for the VerticalLineAnnotation drag event, so that I could move both lines to the corresponding data point
2) a custom ZoomPanModifier to allow me to distinguish one point or two points touch: one point panning to move the whole plot and two points panning to determine the new cursor location and redraw the two annotations there

EDIT2: I was able to create a custom VerticalLineAnnotation class to handle the panning event. There is one more question left. Right now in order to update the verticallineannotation and horizontallineannotation on the graph, I remove them from sciChartSurface.annotations, change x/y locations and add them back. Is there a redraw or refresh or update function to call directly?


  • Haoran Xie asked 2 years ago
  • last active 2 years ago
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The numeric axis in our app weirdly displays the range from -2000 until 8000, even if it has or hasn’t got data series appended to it. I tried setting the VisibleRange and VisibleRangeLimit when creating the axis, but still no results. Here’s a piece of the code:

new SCINumericAxis
   AxisAlignment = SCIAxisAlignment.Left,
   AxisId = "axis_id",
   TextFormatting = " 0%",
   VisibleRangeLimit = new SCIDoubleRange(-30, 100),
   VisibleRange = new SCIDoubleRange(-30, 100)

The Y values that we have are doubles, example:

[0]: 98.26171875
[1]: 0
[2]: NaN
[3]: 98.26171875
[4]: 0
[5]: NaN
[6]: 78.203125
[7]: NaN
[8]: 38.96484375
[9]: NaN
[10]: 98.28125
[11]: 0
[12]: NaN
[13]: 68.22265625
[14]: 0

So just by looking at the values, we should have a data range from 0 to 100, but I think somehow it messes up the conversion and ends up with ridiculously large numbers. I’m not doing any additional operations on the data, the printed data above is the data from the XyDataSeries. The Y type is Double, the YMin is 0, the YMax is 98, but still ends up drawing the values until 10000.

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I would like to format several lines differently while still scaling them all to the same YAxis. For example if one line needs to go out to 4 decimal places but then another does not need any decimal values at all i would like those formats to be represented in all of the tooltips with said formats.

1 vote

I’m having difficulty determining the easiest method of placing the legend outside of the chart surface in iOS. I’ve done a ton of trial and error and have run into several issues. I understand that the SCIChartLegend class is just a subclass of UICollectionView. The problem seems to be these two things:

— When adding a legend via SCILegendModifier it only allows for custom placement if using SCILegendModifier’s initializer which also requires you assign an SCILegendDataSource. Or at least that’s required for the initializer with the useAutoPlacement parameter that I can then set to false (not even sure if that would work once I got that far).

— Placing the SCIChartLegend view manually without first initializing an SCILegendModifier with it results in none of the legend cells being loaded. I would imagine this is due to a missing SCILegendDataSource.

It seems like these could be overcome if I could somehow construct a default instance of SCILegendDataSource. Unfortunately, SCILegendDataSource only exposes one initializer which requires I pass it a xib name for the legend items. But I do not want to customize the legend items- I simply want to be able to construct the default SCILegendDataSource because that is apparently required to get the SCIChartLegend working.

Am I making this more complicated than it needs to be? What’s the simplest path to placing the chart legend where I want in iOS?

  • Sean Young asked 2 years ago
  • last active 2 years ago
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Hello, I’m trailing your library right now. I would like to be able to move the graph around as well as a cursor on the graph. So I enabled both SCIZoomPanModifier and SCICursorModifier. But since both use one finger panning, the result wasn’t that good. Do you have any guidance for solving the conflict and letting them working together? I’m thinking to do it in the following way: if the touch location is within certain pixel range of the cursor, panning action will move the cursor, otherwise it moves the graph. Is it possible? Thanks

  • Haoran Xie asked 2 years ago
  • last active 2 years ago
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Hello, I’m trailing your library right now. I’m wondering how to change the background color of the legend box. The document page for LegendModifier shows coming soon. I don’t see such option in LegendModifier definition in Xcode either. Thanks

  • Haoran Xie asked 2 years ago
  • last active 2 years ago
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We’d like to customize the look of our legends. We have 4 legends displaying different data, but right now the only thing we can change is the Theme. Is there any way to customize the legend items, like add some icons, change the point marker shape and size, change the check box icon etc…

P.S.: I’m not a trial user. We have an iOS, Android and WPF licenses purchased.

Project info:

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I have a simple line renderable series in iOS with an SCIDateTimeAxis for X and an SCINumericAxis for Y. At this point all I’m trying to do is format the Y-axis labels and cursor labels as currency. According to the documentation, this should be as simple as:

yAxis.textFormatting = "$%f"

But it does not appear to properly use this formatting. The Y-axis is showing values like “$%f1400” when formatting a value for 14.

So, I instead attempted creating my own label provider by overriding SCINumericLabelProvider:

class CurrencyLabelProvider: SCINumericLabelProvider {

static let formatter: NumberFormatter = {
    let formatter = NumberFormatter()
    formatter.numberStyle = .currency
    return formatter

override func formatLabel(_ dataValue: SCIGenericType) -> NSAttributedString! {
    let value = dataValue.doubleData
    let string = CurrencyLabelProvider.formatter.string(from: NSNumber(value: value))!
    return NSAttributedString(string: string)

Then assigning:

yAxis.labelProvider = CurrencyLabelProvider()

This works to properly format the axis labels. So, I also override SCINumericLabelProvider to provide the cursor labels:

 override func formatCursorLabel(_ dataValue: SCIGenericType) -> NSAttributedString! {
    let value = dataValue.doubleData
    let string = CurrencyLabelFormatter.formatter.string(from: NSNumber(value: value))!
    return NSAttributedString(string: string)

This then properly formats the cursor label for the Y-axis- but it also formats the X-axis cursor:
Formatted Cursor

At this point, the X-axis is already assigned an SCIDateTimeLabelProvider- the X-axis is not assigned CurrencyLabelProvider. But it seems to be overridden by the Y-axis label provider or simply unused. The X-axis labels are formatted as dates properly, but X-axis cursor values are just numbers when not being interfered with by the Y-axis label provider.

Am I misunderstanding something or are these all bugs in the iOS SDK? We’re currently evaluating whether this package will meet our needs and it certainly appears to be riddled with issues.

  • Sean Young asked 2 years ago
  • last active 2 years ago
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How would I go about doing this in swift?

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We’re trying to make multiple legends on the screen, for example, 1 for the left axis and its data series, 1 for the right axis and its data series. I can see it’s possible in the WPF documentation, but in the iOS documentation it says “Coming soon!”. Do we need to wait for a future release of the Xamarin.iOS library or is it possible somehow now?

By the way, I’m not a trial user. We’ve just purchased a license today.

Lazar Nikolov

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I am developing a Xamarin iOS application and I’m using a SCIPieChartSurface. I can create the chart and set its values, but it is not possible to auto-update the donut with new data.
I am trying to update the value by doing:

myDonut.MyPieSegment.Value = newValue;

But nothing happends…

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I’m trying to make a chart with a “toggle function”.

The “toggle function” what i wanted to make is this.

  1. enter to UIViewController which Chart is in it
  2. before singleTap on a chart, a chart has zoomPanModifier, XAxisDragModifier,, etc
  3. after make singleTap on the chart, that chart has only CursorModifier.
  4. CursorModifier’s UI stays on chart without disappearing and i can move crossed line to specific point i want (just like what CursorModifier originally does)
  5. another single tap on chart would make a chart to have all other modifiers but CursorModifer.

What I have made successfully was 1,2,3,5 . not 4.

The way i was going to solve this problem was make fake touch event on Chart view and
snatch UIGestureRecognizer Event and let ChartView think they’re being touched till I give stop signal

But I heard that there is no more way to pass fake touch to UIView.

So I’m feeling difficulty on this problem…..

is there any easy way to solve this problem?



(lldb) po SciChartVersionNumber

(lldb) po SciChartVersionString

I wanted to know what version I’m using.. but i couldn’t know… what version am i using..?

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