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The WPF 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.

WPF Step Area Chart documentation

WPF Step Area Chart

Key features

WPF Vertical Step Area Chart

Vertical chart

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

WPF Step Area Chart with Customized Color and Thickness

UI styling

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

WPF Step Area Chart with Data Labels

Data labels

Data labels display information about the data points. It provides the support for customizing the foreground, border, and background in addition to template support to customize the default appearance with the desired view. You can rotate a data label by its given angle.

Code example

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

<Window x:Class="ChartExample.MainWindow"
        Title="WPF Step Area 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 SfChart-->
                <chart:NumericalAxis />
            <!--Adding Step Area 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 the GitHub code used to configure the WPF Step Area Chart

WPF Step Area Chart GitHub code

Explore the WPF 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 WPF Step Area Chart

WPF Step Area Chart User Guide

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

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

WPF Step Area Chart API reference

Explore the WPF Step Area Chart APIs.


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