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Chart Control in WPF

Posted by Mahak Gupta Articles | WPF May 08, 2012
In this article we will discuss the many types of Chart Controls In WPF.
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In this article we will discuss the many types of Chart Controls In WPF. Here we discuss the Column, Line, Bar, Pie and Area Charts.
So First we create the Column Chart.

Column Chart: Here we take a simple example of the total marks of the students in the class. For this follow these steps:

Step 1: Download the WPF Toolkit from the following link:

http://wpf.codeplex.com/

Step 2: Now add the Reference to your project as:

Project menu:-> Add Reference

ChartWPF1.jpg

Step 3: Now add the following in the <window> tag:

<Window x:Class="Chart_Control_In_WPF.Window1"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    Title="Window1" Height="916" Width="1137"
xmlns:my="clr-namespace:System.Windows.Controls.DataVisualization.Charting;assembly=
System.Windows.Controls.DataVisualization.Toolkit
">
    <ScrollViewer HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Auto"
      VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Auto" Margin="0,-28,0,28">
<
Window>

Step 4: Now add the following code in the grid to add the chart control:

<Grid Height="921">
            <my:Chart Height="262" HorizontalAlignment="Left" 
            Margin="33,0,0,620" Name="ColumnChart1" Title="Total Marks"
            VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Width="380">
                <my:ColumnSeries DependentValuePath="Value"

            </my:Chart>
        </Grid>

Step 5: After that we add the code in the .cs file:

public Window1()
{
    InitializeComponent();
    showColumnChart();  

}
private void showColumnChart()
{
    List<KeyValuePair<string, int>> MyValue = new List<KeyValuePair<string, int>>();
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Mahak", 300));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Pihu", 250));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Rahul", 289));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Raj", 256));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Vikas", 140));

    ColumnChart1.DataContext = MyValue;

}

Here we call the function showColumnChart(). In which we provide the values we want to show in the chart. Here we take the KeyValuePair which will be used to show the value in the chart like this:

<my:Chart  Name="AreaChart1" Title="Total Marks" Margin="33,330,0,358" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Width="379">
                <my:AreaSeries DependentValuePath="Value"
          IndependentValuePath
="Key"
ItemsSource="{Binding}"
            IsSelectionEnabled="True"/>
            </my:Chart>

The Output Will Be:

ChartWPF2.jpg

Area Chart

Step 1: Now we create the Area Chart. For this first we add the following code in the .xaml file:

<my:Chart  Name="AreaChart1" Title="Total Marks" Margin="33,330,0,358" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Width="379">
                <my:AreaSeries DependentValuePath="Value"
            IndependentValuePath="Key" ItemsSource="{Binding}"
            IsSelectionEnabled="True"/>
            </my:Chart>

Step 2: After that, we add the following code in the showColumnChart() function in the .cs file :

private void showColumnChart()
{
    List<KeyValuePair<string, int>> MyValue = new List<KeyValuePair<string, int>>();
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Mahak", 300));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Pihu", 250));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Rahul", 289));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Raj", 256));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Vikas", 140));

    ColumnChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
   
 AreaChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
}

The Output Will Be:

ChartWPF3.jpg

Line Chart

Step 1: Now we create the Line Chart. For this first we add the following code in the .xaml file:

<my:Chart  Name="LineChart1" Title="Total Marks"
            VerticalAlignment="Top" Margin="33,611,440,0" Height="254">
                <my:LineSeries  DependentValuePath="Value"
            IndependentValuePath="Key" ItemsSource="{Binding}"
            IsSelectionEnabled="True"/>


Step 2: After that, we add the following code in the showColumnChart() function in the .cs file :

private void showColumnChart()
{
    List<KeyValuePair<string, int>> MyValue = new List<KeyValuePair<string, int>>();
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Mahak", 300));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Pihu", 250));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Rahul", 289));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Raj", 256));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Vikas", 140));

    ColumnChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
     AreaChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
     LineChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
   

}

The Output Will Be:

ChartWPF4.jpg

Pie Chart

Step 1: Now we create the Pie Chart. For this first we add the following code in the .xaml file:

<my:Chart  Name="PieChart1" Title="Total Marks"
            VerticalAlignment="Top" Margin="449,39,43,0" Height="262">
                <my:PieSeries DependentValuePath="Value"
            IndependentValuePath="Key" ItemsSource="{Binding}"
            IsSelectionEnabled="True" />
            </my:Chart>

Step 2: After that, we add the following code in the showColumnChart() function in the .cs file :

private
void showColumnChart()

{
    List<KeyValuePair<string, int>> MyValue = new List<KeyValuePair<string, int>>();

    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Mahak", 300));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Pihu", 250));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Rahul", 289));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Raj", 256));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Vikas", 140));

    ColumnChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
     AreaChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
     LineChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
     PieChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
}


The Output Will be:

ChartWPF5.jpg

Bar Chart

Step 1: Now we create the Bar Chart. For this first we add the following code in the .xaml file:

<my:Chart  Name="BarChart1" Title="Total Marks" Margin="515,330,0,335">
                <my:BarSeries  DependentValuePath="Value"
            IndependentValuePath="Key" ItemsSource="{Binding}"
            IsSelectionEnabled="True"/>
            </my:Chart>

Step 2: After that, we add the following code in the showColumnChart() function in the .cs file :

private void showColumnChart()
{
    List<KeyValuePair<string, int>> MyValue = new List<KeyValuePair<string, int>>();
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Mahak", 300));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Pihu", 250));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Rahul", 289));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Raj", 256));
    MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Vikas", 140));
 

    ColumnChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
     AreaChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
     LineChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
    PieChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
  
 BarChart1.DataContext = MyValue;

}

private void showColumnChart()
{
List<KeyValuePair<string, int>> MyValue = new List<KeyValuePair<string, int>>();
MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Mahak", 300));
MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Pihu", 250));
MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Rahul", 289));
MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Raj", 256));
MyValue.Add(new KeyValuePair<string, int>("Vikas", 140));


ColumnChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
AreaChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
LineChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
PieChart1.DataContext = MyValue;
BarChart1.DataContext = MyValue;

}

The Output Will Be:

ChartWPF6.jpg
 

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