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ChartControl.DataSource Property

Gets or sets the chart control's data source.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraCharts
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraCharts.v17.1.UI.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: Object
A System.Object representing the chart control's data source.

Expanded Remarks

Use the DataSource property to specify the data source from which the current chart control will obtain information about the data series it displays.

When a PivotGridControl instance is assigned to the DataSource property, the chart's bindings and layout are auto-adjusted. To learn more on this, see Pivot Charting (Integration with a Pivot Grid Control).

There are two types of data binding available in a chart control: you can bind either the entire chart, or its individual series. In both cases, you first need to create a data source (any object which implements either System.Collections.IList, System.ComponentModel.IListSource or System.ComponentModel.IBindingList interfaces), and then assign it to the DataSource property.

If series binding is used (when, for series contained within the Series collection, both their DevExpress.XtraCharts.SeriesBase.ArgumentDataMember and DevExpress.XtraCharts.SeriesBase.ValueDataMembers properties are specified), you can define different data sources for each series using its DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series.DataSource property. Note that this property has a higher priority than the DataSource property of the chart control.

Note that data binding performed at the chart control level (chart binding) can force series objects to be created dynamically, based upon the common template settings. For this purpose, you should set the DataSource and SeriesDataMember properties of a chart control and assign the required data fields to the DevExpress.XtraCharts.SeriesBase.ArgumentDataMember and DevExpress.XtraCharts.SeriesBase.ValueDataMembers properties, which are available via the SeriesTemplate property of the chart control. The auto-created series objects will not exist within the Series collection, and can be customized using the SeriesTemplate settings.

For more information, refer to Providing Data.

Expanded Example

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E3.

The following example demonstrates how to bind a chart to data at runtime using series templates. It uses the same approach as the design-time example, but another data table is generated in this code to simplify the example. For this example to work correctly, don't forget to include all necessary assemblies to the References list of your project.

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