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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. 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. It supports zooming, scrolling, tooltip, trackball, and selection.

WPF Column Chart documentation

WPF Column Chart

Key features

WPF Column Chart with Overlapping Bars

Overlapping chart

Compare two different types of relational values using WPF Column Charts that overlap one another.

WPF Column Chart with Gradient Brush


Apply gradient colors to visualize data in different colors, improving the readability and appearance of the WPF Column Chart.

WPF Column Chart with Multiple Axes

Multiple axes

Use multiple axes to plot different data sets along two or more axes having different data points and values.

WPF Column Chart with Data Markers

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 Column Chart with Data Labels

Data labels

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

Code example

Easily get started with the WPF Column Chart using a few simple lines of C# code example as demonstrated below,

<Window x:Class="ChartExample.MainWindow"
        Title="WPF Column 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 Column 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 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

WPF 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

WPF Column Chart API Reference

Explore the WPF Column Chart APIs.


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