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How to show/hide grid lines?

You can show or hide the major and minor grid lines of a chart axis using the ShowMajorGridLines and ShowMinorGridLines properties of the respective axis. The default value of these properties is true.







Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
5520 10/29/2015 03/05/2018 Xamarin.Forms SfChart
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Narasimha Murthy Jun 14, 2018

Is there a way to force display all grid lines for Primary axes? 

Divya Venkatesan [Syncfusion] Jun 14, 2018

Hi Narasimha,


You can show the all the gridLines by setting the ShowMajorGridLines property of axis as true.


Code snippets[Xaml]:


    <chart:CategoryAxis ShowMajorGridLines="True"/>



Code snippets[C#]:

Chart.PrimaryAxis.ShowMajorGridLines = true;



Divya Venkatesan


Codrina Merigo Nov 26, 2018

Is there a way to see the gridlines(both major and minor) over an area chart ?

Michael Prabhu M [Syncfusion] Nov 27, 2018

Hi Codrina,


We would like to inform you that the gridlines are always rendered first, so that series will always be over the grid lines. If you want to show all the gridLines of AreaSeries, then you have to use the opacity property which is available in ChartSeries. Please refer the below code snippet and let us know whether this fulfills your requirement.


Code snippet[Xaml]:


      <chart:NumericalAxis ShowMajorGridLines="True" ShowMinorGridLines="True" MinorTicksPerInterval="1">


           <chart:ChartLineStyle StrokeColor="Black" />



           <chart:ChartLineStyle StrokeColor="Black" />






    <chart:AreaSeries Color="Cyan" StrokeColor="Blue" Opacity="0.3" ItemsSource="{Binding Data1}" XBindingPath="XValue" YBindingPath="YValue" EnableTooltip="True">







Codrina Merigo Nov 27, 2018

Thank you for your reply, but I was thinking to create a white atep area chart to cover some data. This is why I was asking for the gridlines to be visible.

 My requirement is to create a "stepped" area chart with minimum and maximum - like a range area chart but rendered with steps both up and down - is this kind of chart possible ? Thank you.

Michael Prabhu M [Syncfusion] Nov 28, 2018

Hi Codrina,


You can achieve this requirement by adding the two StepLineSeries in chart. Please refer the below code snippet and also, we have attached the prepared sample for your reference.


Sample: 5520_kb


Code snippet[XAML]

<chart:StepLineSeries Color="Blue" ItemsSource="{Binding Data1}" XBindingPath="XValue" YBindingPath="YValue" EnableTooltip="True">                   



<chart:StepLineSeries Color="Blue" ItemsSource="{Binding Data2}" XBindingPath="XValue" YBindingPath="YValue" EnableTooltip="True">




Codrina Merigo Nov 28, 2018

Thank you for your quick reply. In my scenario I have also a line series and the are between the steps represents a range:







I also need to see both minor and major gridlines.

Is it possible to color the blue area somehow  as below ?

Codrina Merigo Dec 04, 2018


Are there any news on this issue ? 

Thank you very much

Michael Prabhu M [Syncfusion] Dec 05, 2018

Hi Codrina,


We have achieved this requirement by using RangeAreaSeries and displaying it like a step area series by adding datapoints in intermediate positions. For that we have created a method, you can use that method to convert datapoints to display like StepAreaSeries. Please refer the below code snippet.


Code snippet [C#]

private void ConvertDataToStepChartData(ObservableCollection data)




   for(int i = 1; i < data.Count; i++)


    Data2.Add(new Model(data[i].XValue, data[i - 1].High, data[i  -1].Low));





We have prepared a simple sample for your requirement and it can be downloaded from the below link.


Sample: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/directtrac/general/ze/5520_sample1345624951.zip





Codrina Merigo Dec 06, 2018

Thank you very much for the sample and the solution!

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