Represents a chart page element.

public class Chart : RotatingPageElement, ICoordinate, ISerializable
Public Class Chart
    Inherits RotatingPageElement
    Implements ICoordinate, ISerializable

Inheritance: ObjectPageElementTaggablePageElementRotatingPageElementChart

Implements: ICoordinate, ISerializable

Licensing Info

This class is a full DynamicPDF Core Suite feature. One of the following is required for non-evaluation usage:


The following example creates a chart page element and creates a date time area series chart.
Imports System
Imports ceTe.DynamicPDF
Imports ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements
Imports ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements.Charting
Imports ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements.Charting.Series
Module MyModule
    Sub Main()
        ' Create a PDF Document
        Dim MyDocument As Document = New Document()
        ' Create a Page and add it to the document
        Dim MyPage As Page = New Page()
        ' Create a chart
        Dim MyChart As Chart = New Chart(0, 0, 400, 200)
        ' Get the default plot area from the chart
        Dim MyPlotArea As PlotArea = MyChart.PrimaryPlotArea
        ' Create header titles and add it to the chart
        Dim MyTitle1 As Title = New Title("Website Visitors")
        Dim MyTitle2 As Title = New Title("Year - 2007")
        ' Create date time area series and add values to it
        Dim MyAreaSeries1 As DateTimeAreaSeries = New DateTimeAreaSeries("Website A")
        MyAreaSeries1.Values.Add(5, New DateTime(2007, 1, 1))
        MyAreaSeries1.Values.Add(7, New DateTime(2007, 2, 1))
        MyAreaSeries1.Values.Add(9, New DateTime(2007, 3, 1))
        MyAreaSeries1.Values.Add(6, New DateTime(2007, 4, 1))
        Dim MyAreaSeries2 As DateTimeAreaSeries = New DateTimeAreaSeries("Website B")
        MyAreaSeries2.Values.Add(4, New DateTime(2007, 1, 1))
        MyAreaSeries2.Values.Add(2, New DateTime(2007, 2, 1))
        MyAreaSeries2.Values.Add(5, New DateTime(2007, 3, 1))
        MyAreaSeries2.Values.Add(8, New DateTime(2007, 4, 1))
        Dim MyAreaSeries3 As DateTimeAreaSeries = New DateTimeAreaSeries("Website C")
        MyAreaSeries3.Values.Add(2, New DateTime(2007, 1, 1))
        MyAreaSeries3.Values.Add(4, New DateTime(2007, 2, 1))
        MyAreaSeries3.Values.Add(6, New DateTime(2007, 3, 1))
        MyAreaSeries3.Values.Add(9, New DateTime(2007, 4, 1))
        ' Add date time area series to the plot area
        ' Create a title and add it to yAxis
        Dim MyTitle3 As Title = New Title("Viewers (in millions)")
        ' Set label  format for the axis labels
        MyAreaSeries1.XAxis.LabelFormat = "MMM"
        MyChart.AutoLayout = True
        ' Add the chart to the page
        ' Save the PDF
    End Sub
End Module
using System;
using ceTe.DynamicPDF;
using ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements;
using ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements.Charting;
using ceTe.DynamicPDF.PageElements.Charting.Series;

public class Example
    public static void CreatePDF(string outputPath)
        // Create a PDF Document
        Document document = new Document();

        // Create a Page and add it to the document
        Page page = new Page();

        // Create a chart
        Chart chart = new Chart(0, 0, 400, 200);

        // Get the default plot area from the chart
        PlotArea plotArea = chart.PrimaryPlotArea;

        // Create header titles and add it to the chart
        Title title1 = new Title("Website Visitors");
        Title title2 = new Title("Year - 2007");

        // Create date time area series and add values to it
        DateTimeAreaSeries areaSeries1 = new DateTimeAreaSeries("Website A");
        areaSeries1.Values.Add(5, new DateTime(2007, 1, 1));
        areaSeries1.Values.Add(7, new DateTime(2007, 2, 1));
        areaSeries1.Values.Add(9, new DateTime(2007, 3, 1));
        areaSeries1.Values.Add(6, new DateTime(2007, 4, 1));
        DateTimeAreaSeries areaSeries2 = new DateTimeAreaSeries("Website B");
        areaSeries2.Values.Add(4, new DateTime(2007, 1, 1));
        areaSeries2.Values.Add(2, new DateTime(2007, 2, 1));
        areaSeries2.Values.Add(5, new DateTime(2007, 3, 1));
        areaSeries2.Values.Add(8, new DateTime(2007, 4, 1));
        DateTimeAreaSeries areaSeries3 = new DateTimeAreaSeries("Website C");
        areaSeries3.Values.Add(2, new DateTime(2007, 1, 1));
        areaSeries3.Values.Add(4, new DateTime(2007, 2, 1));
        areaSeries3.Values.Add(6, new DateTime(2007, 3, 1));
        areaSeries3.Values.Add(9, new DateTime(2007, 4, 1));

        // Add date time area series to the plot area

        // Create a title and add it to yAxis
        Title title3 = new Title("Viewers (in millions)");

        // Set label  format for the axis labels
        areaSeries1.XAxis.LabelFormat = "MMM";

        chart.AutoLayout = true;

        // Add the chart to the page

        // Save the PDF


By default, the AutoLayout property of the chart is set to true. Being set to true indicates that the X, Y, Width and Height properties for all the chart elements are calculated automatically.


Chart(Single, Single, Single, Single)Initializes a new instance of the Chart class.
Chart(Single, Single, Single, Single, Font, Single, Color)Initializes a new instance of the Chart class.


AngleGets or sets the heights of the angle element.
(Inherited from RotatingPageElement)
AutoLayoutGets or sets whether elements should be arranged automatically on the chart or not.
BackgroundColorGets or sets the Color to use for the background of the chart.
BorderColorGets or sets the Color to use for the border of the chart.
BorderStyleGets or sets the LineStyle to use for the border style of the chart.
BorderWidthGets or sets the border width of the chart.
BottomPaddingGets or sets the bottomPadding of the chart.
ChartLegendSpacingGets or sets the chartLegendSpacing of the chart.
FontGets or sets the Font to use for the text in the chart.
FontSizeGets or sets the font size of the text in the chart.
FooterTitlesGets the footer TitleList in the chart.
HeaderTitlesGets the header TitleList in the chart.
HeightGets or sets the height of the chart.
IDGets or sets the ID of the page element.
(Inherited from PageElement)
IgnoreMarginsGets or sets ignore margin property. Setting false will consider the margin while placing the page element based on the RelativeTo property.
(Inherited from PageElement)
LeftPaddingGets or sets the leftPadding of the chart.
LegendsGets the LegendList in the chart.
PlotAreasGets the PlotAreaList in the chart.
PrimaryPlotAreaGets the Default PlotArea of the chart.
RelativeToGets and sets placement of the page element on the page.
(Inherited from PageElement)
RightPaddingGets or sets the rightPadding of the chart.
TagGets or sets the tag of the taggable element.
(Inherited from TaggablePageElement)
TagOrderGets or sets the tag order of the taggable element.
(Inherited from TaggablePageElement)
TextColorGets the Color to use for the text in the chart.
TopPaddingGets or sets the topPadding of the chart.
WidthGets or sets the width of the chart.
XGets or sets the x coordinate of the chart.
YGets or sets the y coordinate of the chart.


Draw(PageWriter)Draws the page element to the given PageWriter object.
(Inherited from RotatingPageElement)
Equals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object .
(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode()Serves as a hash function for a particular type.
(Inherited from Object)
GetType()Gets the Type of the current instance.
(Inherited from Object)
Layout()Arranges all of the elements of the chart automatically.
ToString()Returns a String that represents the current Object .
(Inherited from Object)

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