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# Essential Studio for Xamarin.FormsCustomizable Chart Axis

## Overview

Axis in a Cartesian chart plays a vital role in identifying the value of the visualized data. Charts typically have two axes that are used to measure and categorize data, a vertical axis (y-axis) and a horizontal axis (x-axis).

The vertical axis always uses a numerical scale. The horizontal axis supports the following scale types:

• Category
• Numeric
• Date-time
• Logarithmic
• Date-time category

## Types

### Categorical

The categorical axis is a nonlinear axis that displays text in axis labels.

### Numerical

The numerical axis is a linear axis that displays numbers with an equal interval in axis labels.

### Date-time

The date-time axis displays date-time values with an equal interval in axis labels. It is typically used as an x-axis.

### Logarithmic

Uses a logarithmic scale and displays numbers in labels.

### Date-time category

Nonlinear date-time axis that accepts date-time values and renders data based on its index.

## Customizations

### Multiple axes

Visualize different units of data with multiple axes, which can be placed at either side of the chart.

### Smart axis labels

Position axis labels in multiple rows to avoid collision between two labels.

### Automatic range calculation

The best possible axis ranges and intervals are calculated automatically based on the given values. The ranges can be further customized with a custom range and range padding.

### Labels position

Place the axis labels and tick lines inside the chart area to reduce the space consumption of an axis, allowing you to plot the data as large as possible.

### Label rotation

Rotate the axis labels to place all the labels within the available space.

### Axis crossing

The position of the axis can be moved anywhere in the chart relative to its associated axis.

### Opposite position

When the chart has multiple axes, this feature arranges the axes by moving them to the opposite position from their default position.

### Duplicate axis

Display a duplicate axis on the other side of the original axis to make the chart easily readable when it is rendered in a large monitor or in landscape mode in mobile devices.

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