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How to drag and drop the chart series points at run time?


We can drop and drag the chart series points by calculating new X and Y values while doing any ChartRegionMouse Events like MouseUp, MouseDown, MouseHover, MouseLeave on the chart. The series new X and Y values are calculated from the mousepoint and GetValueByPoint which returns the X and Y values of the mousepoint calculated from the ChartPoint. The following code snippet must be given under the Mouse Event handler.


private void chartControl1_ChartRegionMouseUp(object sender, Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Chart.ChartRegionMouseEventArgs e)


Cursor = Cursors.SizeAll;

if (this.isDragging)


double newY = Math.Floor(this.chartControl1.ChartArea.GetValueByPoint(e.Point).YValues[0]);

double newX = this.chartControl1.ChartArea.GetValueByPoint(e.Point).X;

if (newY < 0 || newY >= 50 || newX < 0 || newX > 7)

MessageBox.Show("Cannot drag outside chart bounds");






this.isDragging = false;

this.currentRegion = null;

this.selectedDataPoint.Y = 0;

this.selectedDataPoint.X = 0;



this.chartControl1.Series[0].Style.TextFormat = "{0}";




Private Sub chartControl1_ChartRegionMouseUp(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Chart.ChartRegionMouseEventArgs) Handles ChartControl1.ChartRegionMouseUp

Cursor = Cursors.SizeAll

If Me.isDragging Then

Dim newY As Double = Math.Floor(Me.ChartControl1.ChartArea.GetValueByPoint(e.Point).YValues(0))

Dim newX As Double = Me.ChartControl1.ChartArea.GetValueByPoint(e.Point).X

If newY < 0 OrElse newY >= 50 OrElse newX < 0 OrElse newX > 7 Then

MessageBox.Show("Cannot drag outside chart bounds")




End If

Me.selectedDataPoint.Y = 0

Me.selectedDataPoint.X = 0

Me.isDragging = False

Me.currentRegion = Nothing


End If

Me.ChartControl1.Series(0).Style.TextFormat = "{0}"


End Sub

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
60 04/30/2011 07/10/2014 Windows Forms Chart
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