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All 2D series view types support animation.

Expanded Overview

There are two approaches to applying animation effects for the series.

  • Turn on automatic animation on data changing or chart loading, setting the ChartControl.AnimationStartMode property to OnDataChanged or OnLoad.

  • Manually start animation using the ChartControl.Animate method.

Two types of animation exist: series animation and series point animation. All animations are represented by the AnimationBase class descendants.

Despite the fact that most series views support both series and series point animation, Bar, Bubble, Financial, Funnel, Gantt, Point, Pie and Donut, Polar Point and Radar Point series views support series point animation only.

For all animations, it is possible to specify the animation start time using the AnimationBase.BeginTime property, and the animation duration using AnimationBase.Duration.

Also, an easing function, which specifies the rate of change of animation progress over time, can be set using the AnimationBase.EasingFunction for all animations. For example, the following image shows a chart animated using BounceEasingFunction with EasingFunctionBase.EasingMode set to Out.

For more information about Easing Functions, refer to the Easing Functions document.

Expanded Series Animation

These type of animations influence series whose views represent points as united objects, e.g., line.

Animation of this type is specified using a series view's SeriesAnimation property.

The following code demonstrates how to set the Unwind animation to a series with the line view.

The table below lists animations grouped by the series view to which these animations can be applied.

Expanded Series Point Animation

This group’s animations are applied independently to each point. In addition to default animation settings, these animations have properties that allow you to configure point animation order and delay between point animation start times.

Note that series point animation is specified using properties with different names for different view types. For views supporting series animation, the property specifying the series point animation is SeriesPointAnimation. At the same time, the series view without series animation has the Animation property that allows you to set point animation.

The following code demonstrates how to set the Widen point animation to a series with the line view.

The table below represents animations grouped by series views to which this animation can be applied.

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