Annotations in UWP Pivot Chart (SfPivotChart)

The SfPivotChart supports annotations that allow you to mark a specific area of interest in the chart area. You can draw custom shapes, specify a text note, and add images with the help of annotations.

You can add an annotation by using the Annotations property in the SfPivotChart. Using this property, varieties of annotations can be added to the chart control. Following are the different types of annotations that are supported by the SfPivotChart:

  • Text annotation.
  • Image annotation.
  • Rectangle annotation.
  • Ellipse annotation.
  • Line annotation.
  • Horizontal line annotation.
  • Vertical line annotation.

Text annotation

Text annotations are used to add simple text representation in the chart area of the SfPivotChart. The following code snippet shows how to add text annotation to the SfPivotChart.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
<syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="TextAnnotation" Text="Text Annotation" X1="2" Y1="150" FontFamily="Times New Roman" FontSize="16" FontWeight="Bold" FontStretch="ExtraExpanded" FontStyle="Italic"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.TextAnnotation;
annotation.Text = "Text Annotation";
annotation.X1 = 2;
annotation.Y1 = 150;
annotation.FontFamily = new FontFamily("Times New Roman");
annotation.FontSize = 16;
annotation.FontWeight = FontWeights.Bold;
annotation.FontStretch = FontStretch.ExtraExpanded;
annotation.FontStyle = FontStyle.Italic;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.TextAnnotation
annotation.Text = "Text Annotation"
annotation.X1 = 2
annotation.Y1 = 150
annotation.FontFamily = New FontFamily("Times New Roman")
annotation.FontSize = 16
annotation.FontWeight = FontWeights.Bold
annotation.FontStretch = FontStretch.ExtraExpanded
annotation.FontStyle = FontStyle.Italic
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

textAnnotation

Rotating text annotation

Text annotation can be rotated by using the Angle property. The following code snippet illustrates rotating the text annotation.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart1.Annotations>
<syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="TextAnnotation" Text="Text Annotation" X1="2" Y1="150" Angle="22" FontFamily="Times New Roman" FontSize="16" FontWeight="Bold" FontStretch="ExtraExpanded" FontStyle="Italic"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart1.Annotations>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.TextAnnotation;
annotation.Text = "Text Annotation";
annotation.X1 = 2;
annotation.Y1 = 150;
annotation.FontFamily = new FontFamily("Times New Roman");
annotation.FontSize = 16;
annotation.FontWeight = FontWeights.Bold;
annotation.FontStretch = FontStretch.ExtraExpanded;
annotation.FontStyle = FontStyle.Italic;
annotation.Angle = 22;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.TextAnnotation
annotation.Text = "Text Annotation"
annotation.X1 = 2
annotation.Y1 = 150
annotation.FontFamily = New FontFamily("Times New Roman")
annotation.FontSize = 16
annotation.FontWeight = FontWeights.Bold
annotation.FontStretch = FontStretch.ExtraExpanded
annotation.FontStyle = FontStyle.Italic
annotation.Angle = 22
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

rotatedTextAnnotation

Editing text annotation

The text annotation added in the chart area type can be edited by enabling the EnableEditing property. The following code snippet demonstrates editing of the text annotation.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
<syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="TextAnnotation" Text="Text Annotation" X1="2" Y1="150" EnableEditing="True" FontFamily="Times New Roman" FontSize="16" FontWeight="Bold" FontStretch="ExtraExpanded" FontStyle="Italic"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.TextAnnotation;
annotation.Text = "Text Annotation";
annotation.X1 = 2;
annotation.Y1 = 150;
annotation.FontFamily = new FontFamily("Times New Roman");
annotation.FontSize = 16;
annotation.FontWeight = FontWeights.Bold;
annotation.FontStretch = FontStretch.ExtraExpanded;
annotation.FontStyle = FontStyle.Italic;
annotation.EnableEditing = true;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.TextAnnotation
annotation.Text = "Text Annotation"
annotation.X1 = 2
annotation.Y1 = 150
annotation.FontFamily = New FontFamily("Times New Roman")
annotation.FontSize = 16
annotation.FontWeight = FontWeights.Bold
annotation.FontStretch = FontStretch.ExtraExpanded
annotation.FontStyle = FontStyle.Italic
annotation.EnableEditing = True
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

editTextAnnotation

Image annotation

The SfPivotChart allows you to add an image annotation to the specific chart by mentioning the AnnotationType as ImageAnnotation. The following code snippet shows how to add the image annotation to the SfPivotChart.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
    <syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="ImageAnnotation" ImageSource="ms-appx:///Assets/anchor.jpg" X1="1" X2="1.5" Y1="50" Y2="100"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.ImageAnnotation;
annotation.ImageSource = "ms-appx:///Assets/anchor.jpg";
annotation.X1 = 1;
annotation.Y1 = 50;
annotation.X2 = 1.5;
annotation.Y2 = 100;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.ImageAnnotation
annotation.ImageSource = "ms-appx:///Assets/anchor.jpg"
annotation.X1 = 1
annotation.Y1 = 50
annotation.X2 = 1.5
annotation.Y2 = 100
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

imageAnnotation

Rotating image annotation

An image annotation can be rotated by using the Angle property. The following code snippet illustrates rotating the image annotation.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
    <syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="ImageAnnotation" Angle="22" ImageSource="ms-appx:///Assets/anchor.jpg" X1="1" X2="1.5" Y1="50" Y2="100"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.ImageAnnotation;
annotation.ImageSource = "ms-appx:///Assets/anchor.jpg";
annotation.X1 = 1;
annotation.Y1 = 50;
annotation.X2 = 1.5;
annotation.Y2 = 100;
annotation.Angle = 22;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.ImageAnnotation
annotation.ImageSource = "ms-appx:///Assets/anchor.jpg"
annotation.X1 = 1
annotation.Y1 = 50
annotation.X2 = 1.5
annotation.Y2 = 100
annotation.Angle = 22
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

rotatedImageAnnotation

Line annotation

Line annotation draws a line over a specific chart area. The following code snippet specifies adding the line annotation to the SfPivotChart.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
<syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="LineAnnotation" LineCap="Arrow" X1="1" Y1="30" X2="2" Y2="300" Stroke="Orange" StrokeThickness="3" StrokeDashCap="Square" StrokeLineJoin="Round"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.LineAnnotation;
annotation.LineCap = LineCap.Arrow;
annotation.X1 = 1;
annotation.Y1 = 30;
annotation.X2 = 2;
annotation.Y2 = 300;
annotation.Stroke = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Orange);
annotation.StrokeThickness = 3;
annotation.StrokeDashCap = PenLineCap.Square;
annotation.StrokeLineJoin = PenLineJoin.Round;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.LineAnnotation
annotation.LineCap = LineCap.Arrow
annotation.X1 = 1
annotation.Y1 = 30
annotation.X2 = 2
annotation.Y2 = 300
annotation.Stroke = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Orange)
annotation.StrokeThickness = 3
annotation.StrokeDashCap = PenLineCap.Square
annotation.StrokeLineJoin = PenLineJoin.Round
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

lineAnnotation

Horizontal line annotation

Horizontal line annotation draws a horizontal line over the chart area. The following code snippet demonstrates the horizontal line annotation.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
<syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="HorizontalLineAnnotation" LineCap="Arrow" X1="0" X2="2" Y1="100" Stroke="LawnGreen" StrokeThickness="3" StrokeDashCap="Square" StrokeLineJoin="Round"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.HorizontalLineAnnotation;
annotation.LineCap = LineCap.Arrow;
annotation.X1 = 1;
annotation.X2 = 2;
annotation.Y1 = 100;
annotation.Stroke = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.LawnGreen);
annotation.StrokeThickness = 3;
annotation.StrokeDashCap = PenLineCap.Square;
annotation.StrokeLineJoin = PenLineJoin.Round;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.HorizontalLineAnnotation
annotation.LineCap = LineCap.Arrow
annotation.X1 = 1
annotation.X2 = 2
annotation.Y1 = 100
annotation.Stroke = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.LawnGreen)
annotation.StrokeThickness = 3
annotation.StrokeDashCap = PenLineCap.Square
annotation.StrokeLineJoin = PenLineJoin.Round
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

horizontalLineAnnotation

Vertical line annotation

Vertical line annotation draws a vertical line over the chart area. The following code snippet specifies the vertical line annotation.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
<syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="VerticalLineAnnotation" LineCap="Arrow" X1="1" Y1="55" Y2="300" Stroke="BrulyWood" StrokeThickness="3" StrokeDashCap="Square" StrokeLineJoin="Round"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.VerticalLineAnnotation;
annotation.LineCap = LineCap.Arrow;
annotation.X1 = 1;
annotation.Y1 = 55;
annotation.Y2 = 300;
annotation.Stroke = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Orange);
annotation.StrokeThickness = 3;
annotation.StrokeDashCap = PenLineCap.Square;
annotation.StrokeLineJoin = PenLineJoin.Round;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.VerticalLineAnnotation
annotation.LineCap = LineCap.Arrow
annotation.X1 = 1
annotation.Y1 = 55
annotation.Y2 = 300
annotation.Stroke = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Orange)
annotation.StrokeThickness = 3
annotation.StrokeDashCap = PenLineCap.Square
annotation.StrokeLineJoin = PenLineJoin.Round
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

verticalLineAnnotation

Rectangle annotation

Rectangle annotation draws a rectangle over the chart area. The following code snippet specifies how to add rectangle annotation to the chart.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
<syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="RectangleAnnotation" X1="1" X2="2" Y1="85" Y2="120" Fill="Red" Opacity="0.6"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.RectangleAnnotation;
annotation.X1 = 1;
annotation.X2 = 2;
annotation.Y1 = 85;
annotation.Y2 = 120;
annotation.Fill = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red);
annotation.Opacity = 0.6;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.RectangleAnnotation
annotation.X1 = 1
annotation.X2 = 2
annotation.Y1 = 85
annotation.Y2 = 120
annotation.Fill = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red)
annotation.Opacity = 0.6
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

rectangleAnnotation

Ellipse annotation

Ellipse annotation draws an ellipse over the chart area. The following code snippet illustrates adding the ellipse annotation.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
<syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="EllipseAnnotation" X1="1" X2="2" Y1="85" Y2="120" Fill="Green" Opacity="0.6"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.EllipseAnnotation;
annotation.X1 = 1;
annotation.X2 = 2;
annotation.Y1 = 85;
annotation.Y2 = 120;
annotation.Fill = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green);
annotation.Opacity = 0.6;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.EllipseAnnotation
annotation.X1 = 1
annotation.X2 = 2
annotation.Y1 = 85
annotation.Y2 = 120
annotation.Fill = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green)
annotation.Opacity = 0.6
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

ellipseAnnotation

Positioning annotations

Annotations can be positioned in the SfPivotChart based on X1 and Y1 properties. For image and shape (line, ellipse, rectangle, horizontal line, and vertical line) annotations, you should specify X2 and Y2 properties. These X and Y values can be specified with axis units or pixel units and can be identified by using the CoordinateUnit property.

CoordinateUnit as axis

To position an annotation based on axis values, you should set the CoordinateUnit as axes, so that the values specified in X1 and Y1, X2 and Y2 (if needed) are considered based on the range values of primary and secondary axes.

CoordinateUnit as pixels

To position the annotation based on pixel values, you should set the CoordinateUnit as Pixels, so that the values specified in X1 and Y1, X2 and Y2 (if needed) are considered based on pixels.

Dragging and resizing annotations

The annotations can be dragged and resized by enabling the CanDrag and CanDrop properties as specified in the following code snippet.

<syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
<syncfusion:PivotChartAnnotation AnnotationType="EllipseAnnotation" X1="1" X2="2" Y1="85" Y2="120" CanDrag="True" CanResize="True" DraggingMode="All" ResizingMode="All" Fill="Green" Opacity="0.6"/>
</syncfusion:SfPivotChart.Annotations>
var annotation = new PivotChartAnnotation();
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.EllipseAnnotation;
annotation.X1 = 1;
annotation.X2 = 2;
annotation.Y1 = 85;
annotation.Y2 = 120;
annotation.Fill = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green);
annotation.Opacity = 0.6;
annotation.CanDrag = true;
annotation.CanResize = true;
annotation.DraggingMode = AxisMode.All;
annotation.ResizingMode = AxisMode.All;
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation);
Dim annotation = New PivotChartAnnotation()
annotation.AnnotationType = PivotChartAnnotationType.EllipseAnnotation
annotation.X1 = 1
annotation.X2 = 2
annotation.Y1 = 85
annotation.Y2 = 120
annotation.Fill = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green)
annotation.Opacity = 0.6
annotation.CanDrag = True
annotation.CanResize = True
annotation.DraggingMode = AxisMode.All
annotation.ResizingMode = AxisMode.All
PivotChart1.Annotations.Add(annotation)

resizing_Dragging_Annotations

A demo sample is located in the following location.

{system drive}:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Syncfusion\EssentialStudio\<Version Number>\Samples\UWP\SampleBrowser\PivotChart\PivotChart\View\Annotations.xaml