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Performance degrades at a much higher rate when adding FastBandSeries (with multiple axes) when compared to FastLineSeries (with one Y-Axis)

I have this demo project that shows the rendering stuttering that occurs when panning the FastBand Chart. To ensure that this is not some performance hit of purely having multiple Y-Axes, you can simply add one series and the behavior persists. (As well as I know there are examples with multiple Y-Axes with line series that are blazing fast).

I would really like to get to the bottom of this as the one chart type is dragging down the performance of our product overall.

Below the demo project is attached.

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I’m implementing exporting charts. As part of my export, the user can specify the size of the chart. I’ve managed to get sciChartSurface.ExportToBitmapSource() working fine for single graphs.

However, I’ve got some quite complex layouts, and when I try to render parent controls that contain Scichart controls manually, with say:

ExportUIElement.Arrange(new Rect(size));

 int dpiScaling = 3;
RenderTargetBitmap bmp = new RenderTargetBitmap(Width * dpiScaling, Height * dpiScaling,
                                                                                                           96 * dpiScaling, 96 * dpiScaling,

I’m finding everything working, the chart layout & axis/labels update and render fine, but the chart content is not re-rendered to the new size, causing some messy/strange visual effects. This one was arranged to a larger size, you can see that the actual chart content is now sitting snugly in the middle of a large margin:

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Can I force Scichart to re-render these so I can manually render the component in a different size?

  • Ken Hobbs asked 10 months ago
  • last active 5 months ago
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In the oil industry a well survey is usually displayed by a series of points connected by arcs. An arc is very close to the actual path a drill will take between points on a survey. Survey points are about 90 feet apart, so connecting them with a straight line looks ugly. Which method should I override to accomplish this?

If I get ambitious, I may also consider using Bezier curves to connect points, as this could be useful to represent geological boundaries as a background for my well survey plots.

I have attached a picture showing the type of plots I need to make. The red line is a survey and the background represents geological layers. The survey is presently connected with straight lines, which makes it difficult to determine precisely where the survey intercept the boundaries.

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If I create a bubble chart with auto x-range and keep appending bubbles (so the xrange grows over time to show all the data), after a while some of the bubbles will start to flash on and off. Its as though if they are centred between pixels then the whole bubble doesn’t get drawn.

Any ideas?


  • F W asked 2 years ago
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I try to add data series and have them rendered on a chart surface. The surface and entire chart library is wrapped in an mvvm-based api. The sci chart control and wrapping library are rendered on a document panel. I add new data series via the viewmodel and here is where I have some unexpected behavior:

a) When being on a different document panel, meaning the chart control is NOT visible, and when I add a new data series via view model and then view the document panel that hosts the sci chart control, no chart series are rendered on the chart but I do see the correct legend data (such as chart series name, color, stroke thickness). Please see below screen shot “Capture1.jpg” .

b) When I make the sci chart control visible by viewing the document panel that hosts the sci chart control and then via a button and command add the very same data series via my chart control’s view model the charts are correctly rendered. Please see “Capture2.jpg”.

My question is why is that the case? I basically expose a method in my chart library view model that lets me add data and if I invoke that methods while being on a document panel that does not host the chart control the added data series is not rendered on the chart. But strangely the correct chart legend data are displayed and also the chart control itself is correctly rendered. No problems when the hosting document panel is active and the very same method is invoked.

Basically what I currently observe is that the data series are not rendered at all as long as the chart control is not “in view” or the hosting document panel is not selected. I am sure programmatically all references and bindings are correct.

I have spend many hours debugging this issue and do not seem to find an answer. Any pointers?

Thanks a lot,


Here is how I bind the content control to the view model of my sci chart charting library (user control)

<ContentControl Grid.Row="1" Content="{Binding ChartControl, Mode=OneWay}" />

…and the view model is instantiated in the hosting view model constructor:

public MainWindowViewModel()
       ChartControl = new SciChartControlViewModel();

        ExitApplicationCommand = new RelayCommand(OnExitApplicationCommand);
        LoadDataSeriesFromFilesCommand = new RelayCommand(OnLoadDataSeriesFromFilesCommand);
        RefreshDataSeriesFromFilesCommand = new RelayCommand(OnRefreshDataSeriesFromFilesCommand);



…Test() performs the following action:

private void Test()
        var quotes = new List<Quote>();
        List<DateTime> timeStamps = new List<DateTime>();
        List<double> values = new List<double>();
        List<SciChartAnnotation> annotations = new List<SciChartAnnotation>();
        Random rand = new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks);
        DateTime currentDt = DateTime.Now;
        double currentValue = 0;

        for (int index = 0; index <= 50000; index++)
            var randomValue = rand.NextDouble();
            currentDt = currentDt + TimeSpan.FromSeconds(randomValue);
            currentValue = currentValue + randomValue - 0.5;

            if (index % 1000 == 0)
                var buySell = rand.NextDouble() > 0.5 ? SciChartAnnotationDirection.Buy : SciChartAnnotationDirection.Sell;
                annotations.Add(new SciChartAnnotation(buySell, currentDt, currentValue, "Index:" + index));


            quotes.Add(new Quote(){DataProviderId = "Provider1", SymbolId = "Symbol1", QuoteType = QuoteType.BidAsk, CompressionType = TimeCompressionType.NoCompression, CompressionUnits = 0, TimeStamp = currentDt, Bid = currentValue, Ask= currentValue + 0.05, });


        ChartControl.AddDataSet("Pane1", "0.00000", quotes, annotations);
        //ChartControl.AddDataSet("MattSeries", ChartType.Scatter, 1, "0.00000", timeStamps, values);


…it basically tries to render chart series and annotations.

Strangely, as mentioned before, the series legends render correctly and the annotations also all render correctly but the chart series do not! Could this be a bug? Please refer to the image “Capture3” for a screenshot.

  • bbmat asked 3 years ago
  • last active 3 years ago
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