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Overview

The WPF column chart (vertical bar chart) uses vertical bars (called columns) to display different values of one or more items. The column chart is likely the most common chart type being used. It is like a bar chart except that here the bars are vertical, not horizontal. Points from other series are drawn as columns next to each other. The chart supports zooming, scrolling, tooltip, trackball, and selection.

Beautiful WPF column chart


Key features

The WPF column chart shows the overlapping bars

Overlapping chart

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

The WPF column chart shows the gradient color support

Gradient

Apply gradient colors to visualize data in different colors, improving the readability and appearance of the column chart.

The WPF column chart shows the multiple axes support

Multiple axes

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

The WPF column chart with marker display

Display markers

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

WPF chart shows the marker labels support in column chart

Data labels

Data labels display information about data points. Support is provided for customizing the labels’ foreground, border, and background, and template support allows customizing the default label appearance with a desired view. You can rotate a data label by a specified angle.


Code example

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

            <!--Initialize the vertical axis for the WPF Chart-->
            <chart:SfChart.SecondaryAxis>
                <chart:NumericalAxis />
            </chart:SfChart.SecondaryAxis>

            <!--Adding Column Series to the WPF Chart-->
            <chart:ColumnSeries 
                    ItemsSource="{Binding Data}" 
                    XBindingPath="Month"
                    YBindingPath="Target">
            </chart:ColumnSeries>
        </chart:SfChart>
    </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 GitHub code used to configure the WPF column chart

GitHub Code

The WPF column chart configuration code is available in GitHub.

Navigate to the options available in the user guide to customize the WPF column chart

Column Chart User Guide

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

Navigate to the API references documentation of the WPF column chart

Column Chart API Reference

Explore the WPF column chart APIs.


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