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Overview

The WPF Area Chart is like a line chart that represents time-dependent data and shows the trend at equal intervals, but it fills the area created by the line. This type of chart can be configured with a numerical, category, date-time, or logarithmic axis for the graph. It supports zooming, scrolling, tooltip, trackball, and selection.

WPF Area Chart documentation

WPF Area Chart


Key features

WPF Vertical Area Chart

Vertical area chart

Rotate the WPF Area Chart to plot data vertically and view data from a different perspective.

WPF Area Chart showing Empty Point aka Null Point

Empty/Null point chart

The WPF Area Chart handles empty or null data points elegantly.

WPF Area Chart with Customized Border and Color

UI styling

Customize the color and border of the WPF Area Chart using the built-in APIs to make it visually unique.

WPF Area Chart with Multiple Axes

Multiple axes

Use multiple axes to plot different data sets that significantly vary from one another in the WPF Area Chart.

WPF Area Chart with Data Marker

Area chart markers

The WPF Area Chart data points are visualized as marks with the built-in symbols such as cross, square, plus, inverted triangles, hexagon, ellipses, vertical lines, horizontal lines, diamonds, triangles, and pentagons.

WPF Area Chart with Data Labels

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 Area Chart" Height="450" Width="700">
    
    <!--Setting DataContext-->
    <Window.DataContext>
        <local:ViewModel/>
    </Window.DataContext>
    
    <StackPanel>
        <chart:SfChart Height="300" Width="500">
            <!--Initialize the horizontal axis 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 Area Series to the WPF Chart-->
            <chart:AreaSeries 
                    ItemsSource="{Binding Data}" 
                    XBindingPath="Month"
                    YBindingPath="Target">
            </chart:AreaSeries>
        </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 Area Chart

GitHub Code

The WPF Area Chart configuration code is available in GitHub.

Navigate to the options available in the user guide to customize the WPF Area Chart

WPF Area Chart User Guide

Learn more about the available options to customize WPF Area Charts.

Navigate to the API references documentation of the WPF Area Chart

WPF Area Chart API Reference

Explore the WPF Area Chart APIs.


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