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The WPF bar chart is used to compare the frequency, count, total, or average of data in different categories. It is ideal for showing variations in the value of an item over time. It supports zooming, scrolling, tooltip, trackball, and selection.

Simple WPF bar chart.

Key features

The WPF bar chart shows the overlapping bars.

Overlapping chart

Compare two different types of relational values using bar charts that overlap one another.

The WPF bar chart rendered with multiple axes.

Multiple axes

Use multiple axes to plot different data sets that significantly vary from one another.

The WPF bar chart shown with gradient color.


Apply gradient colors to differentiate data series, improving the readability and appearance of the chart.

WPF chart shows spacing between bar charts.

Spacing and width

Customize the spacing between bars and the bar widths.

The WPF tornado chart.

Tornado or back-to-back chart

Plot data bidirectionally to compare and analyze the values clearly.

The WPF bar chart marker support.

Display markers

The WPF bar chart data points are visualized as markers with built-in symbols such as a cross, square, plus, inverted triangle, hexagon, ellipse, vertical line, horizontal line, diamond, triangle, and pentagon.

WPF chart shows the marker labels in bar chart.

Data labels

Data labels display information about data points. Customize the labels’ foreground, border, and background. Template support allows you to customize the default label appearance with a desired view. You can rotate a data label to a specified angle.

Code example

<Window x:Class="ChartExample.MainWindow"
        Title="WPF Bar Chart" Height="450" Width="700">
    <!--Setting DataContext-->
        <chart:SfChart Height="300" Width="500">
            <!--Initialize the horizontal axis for the WPF Chart-->
                <chart:CategoryAxis />

            <!--Initialize the vertical axis for the WPF Chart-->
                <chart:NumericalAxis />
            <!--Adding Bar Series to the WPF Chart-->
                    ItemsSource="{Binding Data}" 
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 GitHub code used to configure the WPF bar chart.

GitHub code

The WPF bar chart configuration code is available in GitHub.

Navigate to the options available in the user guide to customize the WPF bar chart.

Bar chart user guide

Learn more about the available options to customize WPF bar charts.

Navigate to the API reference documentation of the WPF bar chart.

Bar chart API reference

Explore the WPF bar chart APIs.


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