Tutorial11 - Zoom and Scroll

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Zoom and Scroll are useful aids for focusing on specific data in a densely populated Chart.


Contents

How to Zoom and Scroll using the Mouse

    Zoom 
    Scroll 

How to Zoom and Scroll by code

    Zoom 
    Animated Zoom 
    Zoom events 
    Scroll 


How to Zoom and Scroll using the Mouse

Zoom To zoom in on a Chart, press the left mousebutton at the top left hand corner of the area you wish to zoom in on and maintaining the mousebutton pressed, drag out the rectangle to the bottom righthand corner of the zoom area. Release the mousebutton and the Chart will redraw the area selected. To undo the zoom, press the left mousebutton anywhere on the Chart area and drag up and left with the mousebutton depressed. Release the button and the Chart will redraw to the originally defined Chart area.

Scroll To scroll a Chart across, press the right mousebutton and maintaining the mousebutton pressed, drag the mouse in the direction you wish to scroll the Chart. When you release the mousebutton the Chart will remain at the new location. To undo the scroll, press the left mousebutton anywhere on the Chart area and drag up and left with the mousebutton depressed. Release the button and the Chart will redraw to the originally defined Chart area.


How to Zoom and Scroll by code

Zoom Zoom is enabled by default. Use the Zoom.Allow property to disable zoom. See the Zoom Class for a full list of properties and methods associated with Zoom. To define a rectangular area over which to Zoom use the ZoomRect method.

Example [C#] tChart1.Zoom.ZoomRect(new Rectangle(100,100,120,120)); [VB.Net] TChart1.Zoom.ZoomRect(New Rectangle(100, 100, 120, 120)) The ZoomRect co-ordinates are defined in screen pixels where 0,0 is the top left hand point of the Chart Panel. The following code will zoom in on an area between the 2nd and 5th x-axis points, setting the y-axis to the scale of the maximum and minimum points of the entire Chart:


[C#] int x = points1.CalcXPos(2); int y = tChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(tChart1.Axes.Left.MaxYValue); int height = tChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(tChart1.Axes.Left.MinYValue) - tChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(tChart1.Axes.Left.MaxYValue); int width = points1.CalcXPos(5) - x; Rectangle r = new Rectangle(x,y,width,height); tChart1.Zoom.ZoomRect(r); [VB.Net] Dim X As Integer = Points1.CalcXPos(2) Dim Y As Integer = TChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(TChart1.Axes.Left.MaxYValue) Dim Height As Integer = TChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(TChart1.Axes.Left.MinYValue) - TChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(TChart1.Axes.Left.MaxYValue) Dim Width As Integer = Points1.CalcXPos(5) - X Dim R As New Rectangle(X, Y, Width, Height) TChart1.Zoom.ZoomRect(R)

Use 'Undo' to Zoom back out.

TChart1.Zoom.Undo


Animated Zoom Animated Zoom offers stepped zooming. Instead of jumping from 'zoomed out' to 'zoomed in' in one step, you may set Animated to enabled and define staggered steps for the zoom. Once Animated is enabled you may zoom manually with the Mouse or by code. Example


[C#] int x = points1.CalcXPos(2); int y = tChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(tChart1.Axes.Left.MaxYValue); int height = tChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(tChart1.Axes.Left.MinYValue) - tChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(tChart1.Axes.Left.MaxYValue); int width = points1.CalcXPos(5) - x; Rectangle r = new Rectangle(x,y,width,height); tChart1.Zoom.Animated = true; tChart1.Zoom.AnimatedSteps = 100; tChart1.Zoom.ZoomRect(r); [VB.Net] Dim X As Integer = Points1.CalcXPos(2) Dim Y As Integer = TChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(TChart1.Axes.Left.MaxYValue) Dim Height As Integer = TChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(TChart1.Axes.Left.MinYValue) - TChart1.Axes.Left.CalcYPosValue(TChart1.Axes.Left.MaxYValue) Dim Width As Integer = Points1.CalcXPos(5) - X Dim R As New Rectangle(X, Y, Width, Height) TChart1.Zoom.Animated = True TChart1.Zoom.AnimatedSteps = 100 TChart1.Zoom.ZoomRect(R)

Zoom events Zooming in manually, or by code, will trigger the TChart.Zoomed event. Zooming out will trigger the TChart.UndoneZoom event.

Scroll Scroll is enabled in all directions as default. Use the Scroll.Allow property to disable Scroll or limit Scroll to one direction. The easiest way to scroll by code is to use the Axis Scroll method:


[C#] tChart1.Axes.Bottom.Scroll(3, false); [VB.Net] TChart1.Axes.Bottom.Scroll(3, False)

The value is the offset. 'False' refers to whether or not TeeChart will allow scrolling beyond Series value limits.

Another way to control scroll is to define Axis maximum and minumum to scroll by code:


[C#] private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e) { int range = Convert.ToInt32(bar1.XValues.Maximum - bar1.XValues.Minimum / 2); bar1.FillSampleValues(20); tChart1.Panning.Allow = ScrollModes.None; hScrollBar1.Value = range; hScrollBar1.Minimum = range - 50; hScrollBar1.Maximum = range + 50; } private void hScrollBar1_Scroll(object sender, System.Windows.Forms.ScrollEventArgs e) { tChart1.Axes.Bottom.Automatic = false; tChart1.Axes.Bottom.Minimum = e.NewValue; tChart1.Axes.Bottom.Maximum = e.NewValue + bar1.Count; } [VB.Net] Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load Dim Range As Integer = Bar1.XValues.Maximum - Bar1.XValues.Minimum / 2 Bar1.FillSampleValues(20) TChart1.Panning.Allow = Steema.TeeChart.ScrollModes.None HScrollBar1.Value = Range HScrollBar1.Minimum = Range - 50 HScrollBar1.Maximum = Range + 50 End Sub Private Sub HScrollBar1_Scroll(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.ScrollEventArgs) Handles HScrollBar1.Scroll TChart1.Axes.Bottom.Automatic = False TChart1.Axes.Bottom.Minimum = e.NewValue TChart1.Axes.Bottom.Maximum = e.NewValue + Bar1.Count End Sub