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I’m using the YAxes property of the chart to data bind to a collection of NumericAxisViewModels. Is there a way to rotate the tick labels in this scenario. I can’t define a style in XAML and then assign it to the Axis because the axis is created in scichart somewhere. All I have is the axis view model. I have a LabelProvider but it doesn’t seem to support rotation unless I access the ParentAxis. Ultimately I would like to rotate some vertical axis and not other but I might be able to live with rotating all of them.

I have tried defining a style in xaml that applies to all numeric axis but it didn’t work:

<Style TargetType="{x:Type s:DefaultTickLabel}">
        <Setter Property="LayoutTransform">
                <RotateTransform Angle="-90"/>

Adding a LabelProvider sort of works but seems a little hacky and doesn’t set the scale appropriately ( I have to zoom to extends to see the labels). Is this the way I am supposed to do it?

public override string FormatLabel(IComparable dataValue) {
        var style = new Style(typeof(DefaultTickLabel));
        style.Setters.Add(new Setter(DefaultTickLabel.LayoutTransformProperty, new  RotateTransform(-90.0)));
        ParentAxis.TickLabelStyle = style;
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I am using the 2D Heatmap with text as my working prototype. I wish to have a secondary Axis on the opposite side of my man Axis that displays a count for that row or column. To display this information is simple enough through using the LabelProvider (although two lines maybe a bit tricky), and I can do some stuff with the TickProvider when it gets a bit too busy.

My question is on how I can position these TickLabels to be in the center of a row/column?

My first thought was I could be cheeky and set the margin value to offset it in its style but it seems it only works so far with the TickLabel just displayed below the tick.

        <Style x:Key="LeftAxisLabelStyle" TargetType="s:NumericTickLabel">
                   <Setter Property="Margin" Value="0,0,0,-30"/>

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What I am trying to achieve seems to be the default positioning for column charts, and histograms. I was wondering if there is a behind the scenes option or an override I’ve missed to set this?

Alternatively annotations maybe the way to go but I get the impression that this is more for on chart labels rather than for Axis?

p.s. I think when dealing with multiple Axes, you should give an warning/error if an “Id” is not given to secondary Axis as the graph will just show blank.

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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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If I make my own implementation of AxisLabelprovider for a CategoryDatetimeAxis I get different DateTime.Kind settings depending on the function called to format a label.
I put in the values as DateTime.Kind = DateTimeKind.Utc to the DataSeries<DateTime, double>

I have this implementation for my labelprovider:

public class CategoryAxisLabelProvider : TradeChartAxisLabelProvider

    public override string FormatLabel(IComparable dataValue)
        DateTime value = (DateTime)Convert.ChangeType(dataValue, typeof(DateTime));
        if (value.Kind != DateTimeKind.Local)
            value = value.ToLocalTime();

        string s = value.ToString("HH:mm:ss\nfff 'ms'");
        return s;

    public override string FormatCursorLabel(IComparable dataValue)
        // do something

If FormatCursorLabel is called the “dataValue” has DateTime.Kind = DateTimeKind.Utc.
If FormatLabel is called the “dataValue” has Datetime.Kind = DateTimeKind.Unspecified. (Although the value is UTC)

How to handle DateTimeKind.Unspecified? Is it Utc or does it depend on what I put into the dataseries?

  • Uwe Hafner asked 3 years ago
  • last active 3 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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