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Overview

The WinUI Step Area Chart is similar to the area chart, but it does not use the shortest distance to connect two data points using straight lines. Instead, the step area chart uses vertical and horizontal lines to connect the data points in a series forming a step-like progression.

WinUI Step Area Chart Documentation

WinUI Step Area Chart


Key Features

WinUI Vertical Step Area Chart

Vertical Chart

Rotate the WinUI Step Area chart to plot data vertically and view data from a different perspective.

WinUI Step Area Chart with Customized Color and Thickness

UI Styling

Customize the color and dashes of the WinUI Step Area Chart using built-in APIs to make it visually unique.

WinUI Step Area Chart with Data Labels

Data Labels

Data labels display information about the data points. Customize the labels foreground, border, and background. Template support to customize the default appearance with the desired view. Rotate a data label by its given angle.


Code Example

Easily get started with WinUI Step Area Chart using a few simple lines of XAML and C# code, as demonstrated below.

<Window x:Class="ChartExample.MainPage"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        xmlns:local="using:ChartExample"
        xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
        xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" 
        xmlns:chart="using:Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Charts"
        mc:Ignorable="d"
        Title="WinUI Step Area Chart" Height="450" Width="700">
    
    <!--Setting DataContext-->
    <Window.DataContext>
        <local:ViewModel/>
    </Window.DataContext>
    
    <StackPanel>
        <chart:SfCartesianChart Height="300" Width="500">
            <!--Initialize the horizontal axis for the WinUI Chart-->
            <chart:SfCartesianChart.PrimaryAxis>
                <chart:CategoryAxis />
            </chart:SfCartesianChart.PrimaryAxis>

            <!--Initialize the vertical axis for the WinUI Chart-->
            <chart:SfCartesianChart.SecondaryAxis>
                <chart:NumericalAxis />
            </chart:SfCartesianChart.SecondaryAxis>
           
            <!--Adding Step Area Series to the WinUI Chart-->
            <chart:SfCartesianChart.Series>
                <chart:StepAreaSeries 
                        ItemsSource="{Binding Data}" 
                        XBindingPath="Month"
                        YBindingPath="Target">
                </chart:StepAreaSeries>
            <chart:SfCartesianChart.Series>
        </chart:SfCartesianChart>
    </StackPanel>
</Window>
public class Model
{
    public string Month { get; set; }

    public double Target { get; set; }

    public Model(string xValue, double yValue)
    {
        Month = xValue;
        Target = yValue;
    }
}

public class ViewModel
{
    public ObservableCollection<Model> Data { get; set; }

    public ViewModel()
    {
        Data = new ObservableCollection<Model>()
        {
            new Model("Jan", 50),
            new Model("Feb", 70),
            new Model("Mar", 65),
            new Model("Apr", 57),
            new Model("May", 48), 
        };
    }
}

Learning Resources

Navigate to the GitHub code used to configure the WinUI Step Area Chart

WinUI Step Area Chart GitHub Code

Explore the WinUI Step Area Chart example from GitHub to learn how to render and configure charts.

Navigate to the options available in the user guide to customize the WinUI Step Area Chart

WinUI Step Area Chart User Guide

Learn more about the available options to customize WinUI Step Area Charts.

Navigate to the API referencs documentation of the WinUI Step Area Chart

WinUI Step Area Chart API Reference

Explore the WinUI Step Area Chart APIs.


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