Sneak peek: Custom draw axis labels in XtraCharts v2009 vol 2 (WinForms and ASP.NET charting)

10 June 2009

One of a series of posts on the new functionality that'll appear in DXperience v2009 vol 2. This is all pre-beta stuff, it'll probably be something like the end of the month before the beta is ready.

In this post, a quick look at the feature that allows you to custom draw the axis labels for your chart so, instead of accepting the default text that XtraCharts provides, you can jazz it up to suit the data or the chart you are displaying. For example, in this screenshot from the demo, the Y axis axis labels are drawn to size to indicate the values, and also negative labels are shown in red and positive ones in green.

Custom draw axis labels

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Steve Sharkey
Steve Sharkey

I like the example - almost worthy of one of the interface posts we all enjoyed so much - this is one of those finishing touch type features that I love (things like this give an application that polished, quality feel) but so often timescales prevent me from implementing!

11 June 2009

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