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Series Views Compatibility

This document describes certain limitations which should be taken into account in order to plot series of different view types together onto the same chart control.

With the WinForms Chart Control it is possible to combine several series of different view types into a single chart, and show all of them simultaneously. For instance, you may combine bars and lines together, or even show the Candle Stick Chart on the same diagram as shown in the images below.

However, the following constraint is imposed on the view types of series, in order to plot them together:

Note

Series of different view types can be plotted within the same diagram, if their view types support the same diagram type.

Furthermore, the type of a chart's diagram is determined by the view type of the first visible series in the chart's collection. And, the Diagram object is equal to null (Nothing in Visual Basic) until the chart has at least one series.

Therefore, it's impossible to plot 2D and 3D series within the same chart, and for example, a Pie series together with a Bar series: their diagram types are different, so you can only plot two independent chart controls side-by-side.

The following image demonstrates two charts with different diagram types (XY-Diagram and XY-Diagram 3D). And, each chart contains series of different view types, adapted for this diagram type.

The following table lists the available diagram types, and series view types they support.

2D Diagram Type Compatible Series View Types
SimpleDiagram Pie Chart, Doughnut Chart, Nested Doughnut Chart and Funnel Series View
SwiftPlotDiagram Swift Plot Series View
XYDiagram Area Chart, Bubble Chart, Candle Stick Chart, Full-Stacked Area Chart, Full-Stacked Bar Chart, Full-Stacked Spline Area Chart, Line Chart, Overlapped Range Bar Chart, Point Chart, Scatter Line Chart, Side-by-Side Bar Chart, Side-by-Side Stacked Bar Chart, Side-by-Side Full-Stacked Bar Chart, Side-by-Side Range Bar Chart, Spline Area Chart, Spline Chart, Stacked Area Chart, Stacked Bar Chart, Stacked Spline Area Chart, Step Line Chart and Stock Chart
GanttDiagram Overlapped Gantt Chart and Side-by-Side Gantt Chart
RadarDiagram Radar Area Chart, Radar Line Chart, Scatter Radar Line Chart and Radar Point Chart
PolarDiagram Polar Area Chart, Polar Line Chart, Scatter Polar Line Chart and Polar Point Chart
3D Diagram Type Compatible Series View Types
SimpleDiagram3D Pie Chart and Doughnut Chart
XYDiagram3D Area Chart, Full-Stacked Area Chart, Full-Stacked Bar Chart, Full-Stacked Spline Area Chart, Line Chart, Manhattan Bar Chart, Side-by-Side Bar Chart, Side-by-Side Stacked Bar Chart, Side-by-Side Full-Stacked Bar Chart, Spline Area Chart, Spline Chart, Stacked Area Chart, Stacked Bar Chart, Stacked Spline Area Chart and Step Line Chart
FunnelDiagram3D Funnel Series View

For more detailed information on each diagram type, refer to the corresponding document in the Diagram Types section of this help.

Note

Auto-executable sample projects on combining either 2D or 3D series view types are available in the DevExpress Code Central database, and you can download them at How to combine several charts on a single 2D XY-diagram and How to combine several charts on a single 3D XY-diagram.

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