PolarSpline Chart

PolarSpline graph is similar to the scientific graph in that the developer uses data-sets containing both y and x axis components. Each data-point is assigned its own independent x and y value.


The chart from the image above is created with the following code:

<shield:ShieldChart ID="ShieldChart1" Width="100%" Height="400px" runat="server" 
    <PrimaryHeader Text="Number of websites and domains"></PrimaryHeader>
    <ExportOptions AllowExportToImage="false" AllowPrint="false" />
    <Legend Align="Center" VerticalAlign="Top"></Legend>
            CategoricalValues="1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2011"></shield:ChartAxisX>
        <shield:ChartPolarSplineSeries CollectionAlias="Number of sites">
protected void ShieldChart1_TakeDataSource(object sender, ChartTakeDataSourceEventArgs e)
    List datasource = new List() 
        1200000, 3200000, 8000000, 15600000, 
        46800000, 70000000, 366800000

    ShieldChart1.DataSource = datasource;
  • When the chart is bound to collection of objects the X values are got by the field which name is set into the DataFieldX property of the ChartPolarSplineSeries. The Y values are got by the field which name is set into the DataFieldY property.
  • The name that is shown in the legend is chosen via the CollectionAlias property of the ChartPolarSplineSeries.
  • By default all X values are sorted in order spline chart to be shown appropriately, however this behavior is controlled by the EnableValueXSorting property of the ChartPolarSplineSeries.
  • - The type of the ChartPolarSplineSeries can be changed by the Settings.SeriesDashStyle property and it can be set as: Solid, ShortDash, ShortDot, ShortDashDot, Dot, etc.
  • DataStart and DataStep properties control the start value of the x axis and explicit value for the interval between a data series member values.
  • All points from the ChartPolarSplineSeries are represented with ChartSeriesItem which belongs to the ChartPolarSplineSeries.Items collection.
    • The ChartPolarSplineSeries.Items can be added declarative without data binding.
    • The data binding and declarative approach can be mixed. However in order declarative items to be appended to the items created from the datasource the ShieldChart.AppendDataBoundItems property need to be set to "true".
  • All setting related to ChartPolarSplineSeries are contained into the ChartPolarSplineSeries.Settings object.
    • The series color can be set via Color property.
    • If the AddToLegend is set to false the series is not added into the legend.
    • The animation of the series can be controlled by ChartPolarSplineSeries.Settings.EnableAnimation and ChartPolarSplineSeries.Settings.AnimationDuration properties.
    • If some values are missing (i.e. they are null/Nothing) from the series data you can have the chart work around this by setting the DrawNullValues property.
    • If the chart has more than one line series they can be ordered by the index set in ChartPolarSplineSeries.OrderIndex property.
    • Each point from the series can be selected if the EnablePointSelection property is set to true.
    • All selected points can be customized by Settings.PointMark.ActiveSettings.PointSelectedState object properties.
    • From the Settings.PointMark.ActiveSettings.PointHoveredState object properties you can change the appearance of each part when the user hovers it.
    • Each series has related tooltip which can be customized via the Settings.Tooltip object.
    • Each point from the series can have related text, which appearance is controlled by Settings.DataPointText property. You can changeBackgroundColor, BorderColor, Color, Padding, and TextAngle of the corresponding data point text.