Line Chart in .NET MAUI Chart

7 Jun 202413 minutes to read

Line Chart

Line chart is used to represent the data trends at equal intervals by connecting points on a plot with straight lines. To render a line chart, create an instance of LineSeries, and add it to the Series collection property of SfCartesianChart.

NOTE

The Cartesian chart has Series as its default content.

<chart:SfCartesianChart>
    <chart:SfCartesianChart.XAxes>
        <chart:CategoryAxis />
    </chart:SfCartesianChart.XAxes>

    <chart:SfCartesianChart.YAxes>
        <chart:NumericalAxis />
    </chart:SfCartesianChart.YAxes>  

    <chart:LineSeries XBindingPath="Demand"
                      ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"
                      YBindingPath="Year2010"/>
    <chart:LineSeries XBindingPath="Demand"
                      ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"  
                      YBindingPath="Year2011"/>
</chart:SfCartesianChart>
SfCartesianChart chart = new SfCartesianChart();
CategoryAxis primaryAxis = new CategoryAxis();
chart.XAxes.Add(primaryAxis);
NumericalAxis secondaryAxis = new NumericalAxis();
chart.YAxes.Add(secondaryAxis);

LineSeries series1 = new LineSeries()
{
    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,
    XBindingPath = "Demand",
    YBindingPath = "Year2010",
};

LineSeries series2 = new LineSeries()
{
    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,
    XBindingPath = "Demand",
    YBindingPath = "Year2011",

};

chart.Series.Add(series1);
chart.Series.Add(series2);

this.Content = chart;

Line Chart in MAUI

Dashed line

The StrokeDashArray property of LineSeries is used to render the line series with dashes. Odd value is considered as rendering size and even value is considered as gap.

<chart:SfCartesianChart>
    <chart:SfCartesianChart.Resources>
        <DoubleCollection x:Key="dashArray">
            <x:Double>5</x:Double>
            <x:Double>2</x:Double>
        </DoubleCollection>
    </chart:SfCartesianChart.Resources>

    <chart:SfCartesianChart.XAxes>
        <chart:CategoryAxis />
    </chart:SfCartesianChart.XAxes>

    <chart:SfCartesianChart.YAxes>
        <chart:NumericalAxis />
    </chart:SfCartesianChart.YAxes>  

    <chart:LineSeries XBindingPath="Demand"
                      ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"
                      YBindingPath="Year2010"
                      StrokeDashArray="{StaticResource dashArray}"/>
    <chart:LineSeries XBindingPath="Demand"
                      ItemsSource="{Binding Data}" 
                      YBindingPath="Year2011"
                      StrokeDashArray="{StaticResource dashArray}"/>
</chart:SfCartesianChart>
SfCartesianChart chart = new SfCartesianChart();
CategoryAxis primaryAxis = new CategoryAxis();
chart.XAxes.Add(primaryAxis);
NumericalAxis secondaryAxis = new NumericalAxis();
chart.YAxes.Add(secondaryAxis);

DoubleCollection doubleCollection = new DoubleCollection();
doubleCollection.Add(5);
doubleCollection.Add(2);
. . .
LineSeries series1 = new LineSeries()
{
    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,
    XBindingPath = "Demand",
    YBindingPath = "Year2010",
    StrokeDashArray = doubleCollection

};

LineSeries series2 = new LineSeries()
{
    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,
    XBindingPath = "Demand",
    YBindingPath = "Year2011",
    StrokeDashArray = doubleCollection
};

chart.Series.Add(series1);
chart.Series.Add(series2);

this.Content = chart;

Dashed line chart in MAUI

Spline Chart

The SplineSeries resembles line series, but instead of connecting the data points with line segments, the data points are connected by smooth bezier curves.

<chart:SfCartesianChart>
    <chart:SfCartesianChart.XAxes>
        <chart:CategoryAxis />
    </chart:SfCartesianChart.XAxes>

    <chart:SfCartesianChart.YAxes>
        <chart:NumericalAxis />
    </chart:SfCartesianChart.YAxes>  

    <chart:SplineSeries XBindingPath="Demand"
                        ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"
                        YBindingPath="Year2010"/>
    <chart:SplineSeries XBindingPath="Demand"
                        ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"
                        YBindingPath="Year2011"/>
</chart:SfCartesianChart>
SfCartesianChart chart = new SfCartesianChart();
CategoryAxis primaryAxis = new CategoryAxis();
chart.XAxes.Add(primaryAxis);
NumericalAxis secondaryAxis = new NumericalAxis();
chart.YAxes.Add(secondaryAxis);

SplineSeries series1 = new SplineSeries()
{
    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,
    XBindingPath = "Demand",
    YBindingPath = "Year2010",
};

SplineSeries series2 = new SplineSeries()
{
    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,
    XBindingPath = "Demand",
    YBindingPath = "Year2011",
};

chart.Series.Add(series1);
chart.Series.Add(series2);

this.Content = chart;

Spline chart type in MAUI Chart

Spline rendering types

The Type property allows to change the rendering type of spline curve in series. The default value of Type is Natural.

The following types are used in SplineSeries:

  • Natural
  • Monotonic
  • Cardinal
  • Clamped
<chart:SfCartesianChart>
    <chart:SfCartesianChart.XAxes>
        <chart:CategoryAxis />
    </chart:SfCartesianChart.XAxes>

    <chart:SfCartesianChart.YAxes>
        <chart:NumericalAxis />
    </chart:SfCartesianChart.YAxes>  

    <chart:SplineSeries XBindingPath="Demand"
                        ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"
                        YBindingPath="Year2010"
                        Type="Cardinal"/>
</chart:SfCartesianChart>
SfCartesianChart chart = new SfCartesianChart();
CategoryAxis primaryAxis = new CategoryAxis();
chart.XAxes.Add(primaryAxis);
NumericalAxis secondaryAxis = new NumericalAxis();
chart.YAxes.Add(secondaryAxis);

SplineSeries series = new SplineSeries()
{
    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,
    XBindingPath = "Demand",
    YBindingPath = "Year2010",
    Type = SplineType.Cardinal
};

chart.Series.Add(series);

this.Content = chart;

Spline types chart in MAUI Chart

Enable Marker

A marker, also known as a symbol, is used to determine or highlight the position of the data point. To enable markers in the series, set the ShowMarkers property to true.

<chart:SfCartesianChart>
...
 <chart:LineSeries XBindingPath="Demand"
                   YBindingPath="Year2010"
                   ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"
                   ShowMarkers="True"/>

 <chart:LineSeries XBindingPath="Demand"
                   YBindingPath="Year2011"
                   ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"
                   ShowMarkers="True"/>                  

</chart:SfCartesianChart>
SfCartesianChart chart = new SfCartesianChart();

...
LineSeries series = new LineSeries()
{
    XBindingPath = "Demand",
    YBindingPath = "Year2010",
    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,
    ShowMarkers= true,
};

LineSeries series = new LineSeries()
{
    XBindingPath = "Demand",
    YBindingPath = "Year2011",
    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,
    ShowMarkers= true,
};

chart.Series.Add(series);
this.Content= chart;

Marker support in MAUI Chart

Marker customization

In order to change the series markers appearance, create an instance of the MarkerSettings property. The following properties are used to customize marker appearance.

  • Type, of type ShapeType, describes the shape of the series marker. The default value of this property is ShapeType.Circle.
  • Stroke, of type Brush, indicates the brush used to paint the marker border.
  • StrokeWidth, of type double, indicates the width of the marker border.
  • Fill, of type Brush, indicates the color of the marker.
  • Width, of type double, indicates the width of the marker.
  • Height, of type double, indicates the height of the marker.
<chart:SfCartesianChart>
...
 <chart:LineSeries XBindingPath="Year"
                   YBindingPath="Percentage"
                   ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"
                   ShowMarkers="True">
    <chart:LineSeries.MarkerSettings>
        <chart:ChartMarkerSettings Type="Diamond"
                                   Fill="Brown"
                                   Stroke="Black"
                                   StrokeWidth="1"
                                   Height="8"
                                   Width="8"/>
    </chart:LineSeries.MarkerSettings>
 </chart:LineSeries>
</chart:SfCartesianChart>
SfCartesianChart chart = new SfCartesianChart();

...
ChartMarkerSettings chartMarker= new ChartMarkerSettings();
chartMarker.Type = ShapeType.Diamond;
chartMarker.Fill = Colors.Brown;
chartMarker.Stroke = Colors.Black;
chartMarker.StrokeWidth= 1;
chartMarker.Height = 8;
chartMarker.Width = 8;

LineSeries series = new LineSeries()
{
   XBindingPath = "Year",
   YBindingPath = "Percentage",
   ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,
   ShowMarkers = true,
   MarkerSettings = chartMarker,
};

chart.Series.Add(series);
this.Content = chart;