Technical Indicator

Technical indicators are the base of technical analysis, which is used to determine the future market trends.

Adding Technical Indicators to the Chart

Technical indicator merely an another type meta series. The following steps illustrates how to add the technical indicators to the chart:

Initializing Indicator

Create the instance for any technical indicator and add it to the TechnicalIndicators collection.

Here for instance, the AccumulationDistributionIndicator is added.

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:AccumulationDistributionIndicator>

</chart:AccumulationDistributionIndicator>

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
AccumulationDistributionIndicator indicator = new AccumulationDistributionIndicator();

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

Binding the Data

Next you need to bind the property path for the open, high, low and close along with x value binding property.

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:AccumulationDistributionIndicator Open="Open" Close="Close" High="High" Low="Low">                    

</chart:AccumulationDistributionIndicator>

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
AccumulationDistributionIndicator indicator = new AccumulationDistributionIndicator()
{

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low"

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

Specifying the ItemsSource

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:AccumulationDistributionIndicator Open="Open" Close="Close" High="High" 

Low="Low"  ItemsSource="{Binding StockPriceDetails}" 

XBindingPath="Date">                    

</chart:AccumulationDistributionIndicator>

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
AccumulationDistributionIndicator indicator = new AccumulationDistributionIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low"

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

AccumulationDistributionIndicator type in UWP Chart

The following sections covers all the different types of technical indicators available in SfChart.

Most of the indicators are having the Period and SignalLineColor properties as common, in which Period property indicates the moving average period and the SignalLineColor defines the color for the respective indicator line.

Average True Range

You can define the AverageTrueRangeIndicator using the following code example

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:AverageTrueRangeIndicator ItemsSource="{Binding  ViewModel1}"    

Period="3" XBindingPath="Date" Volume="Volume"

SignalLineColor="Black" High="High" Low="Low"

Open="Open" Close="Close"/ >

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
AverageTrueRangeIndicator indicator = new AverageTrueRangeIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low",

    Volume ="Volume", Period = 3,

    SignalLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black)

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

AverageTrueRangeIndicator type in UWP Chart

Simple Average

The following code example demonstrates the usage of SimpleAverageIndicator.

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:SimpleAverageIndicator ItemsSource="{Binding  ViewModel1}"  Period="3"     

SignalLineColor="Black" XBindingPath="Date" 

Volume="Volume"  

High="High" Low="Low" Open="Open" Close="Close" >

</chart:SimpleAverageIndicator >

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
SimpleAverageIndicator indicator = new SimpleAverageIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low",

    Volume ="Volume", Period = 3,

    SignalLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black)

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

SimpleAverageIndicator type in UWP Chart

RSI

The Relative Strength Index(RSI) indicators are having additional two lines other than signal line, which indicate the overbought and oversold region.

The UpperLineColor property is used to define the color for the line indicating overbought region and the LowerLineColor property is used to define the color for the line indicating oversold region.

To define the RSITechnicalIndicator, you can use the following code example:

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:RSITechnicalIndicator 

ItemsSource="{Binding  ViewModel1}"  Period="3"   

SignalLineColor="Black" XBindingPath="Date" Volume="Volume"  

UpperLineColor="Blue" LowerLineColor="Red"                  

High="High" Low="Low" Open="Open" Close="Close"/>

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
RSITechnicalIndicator indicator = new RSITechnicalIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low",

    Volume ="Volume", Period = 3,

    SignalLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black),

    UpperLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Blue),

    LowerLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red)

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

RSITechnicalIndicator type in UWP Chart

Momentum

This indicator having two lines momentum line and center line. No signal line in this indicator. You can define momentum technical indicator using the following code example.

The MomentumLineColor property and CenterLineColor property are used to define the color for the momentum and center line respectively.

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:MomentumTechnicalIndicator ItemsSource="{Binding  ViewModel1}"     

Period="3" CenterLineColor="red" XBindingPath="Date"        

Volume="Volume" MomentumLineColor="Black"

High="High" Low="Low" Open="Open" Close="Close"/ >

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
MomentumTechnicalIndicator indicator = new MomentumTechnicalIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low",

    Volume ="Volume", Period = 3,

    MomentumLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black),

    CenterLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red)

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

MomentumTechnicalIndicator type in UWP Chart

Stochastic

Stochastic indicator is used to measure the range and momentum of price movements. It contains KPeriod and DPeriod property defining the ‘K’ percentage and ‘D’ percentage respectively.No signal line in this indicator.

The UpperLineColor, LowerLineColor and PeriodLineColor property are used to define the brushes for the Stochastic indicator lines.

You can define stochastic technical indicator using the following code example:

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:StochasticTechnicalIndicator ItemsSource="{Binding  ViewModel1}" 

Period="3" SignalLineColor="Black" KPeriod="8" DPeriod="5"

XBindingPath="Date" Volume="Volume" UpperLineColor="Blue"

LowerLineColor="Purple" PeriodLineColor="Red"

High="High" Low="Low" Open="Open" Close="Close"/>

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
StochasticTechnicalIndicator indicator = new StochasticTechnicalIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date", Volume = "Volume",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low",

    Period = 3,KPeriod = 8,DPeriod = 5,

    SignalLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black),

    PeriodLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red),

    UpperLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Blue),

    LowerLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Purple)

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

StochasticTechnicalIndicator type in UWP Chart

Exponential Average

The ExponentialAverageIndicator is similar to SimpleAverageIndicator and this can be defined using the following code examples.

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:ExponentialAverageIndicator  ItemsSource="{Binding  ViewModel1}"    

Period="3" XBindingPath="Date" Volume="Volume"

SignalLineColor="Black" High="High" Low="Low"

Open="Open" Close="Close"/ >

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
ExponentialAverageIndicator indicator = new ExponentialAverageIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low",

    Volume ="Volume", Period = 3,

    SignalLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black)

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

ExponentialAverageIndicator type in UWP Chart

Triangular Average

The TriangularAverageIndicator can be defined as in the following code example.

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:TriangularAverageIndicator  ItemsSource="{Binding  ViewModel1}"    

Period="3" XBindingPath="Date" Volume="Volume"

SignalLineColor="Black" High="High" Low="Low"

Open="Open" Close="Close"/ >

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
TriangularAverageIndicator indicator = new TriangularAverageIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low",

    Volume ="Volume", Period = 3,

    SignalLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black)

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

TriangularAverageIndicator type in UWP Chart

Accumulation Distribution

The following code example help you to add AccumulationDistributionIndicator.

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:AccumulationDistributionIndicator 

ItemsSource="{Binding  ViewModel1}" 

XBindingPath="Date" Volume="Volume"    

SignalLineColor="Black" High="High" Low="Low" 

Open="Open" Close="Close" >                 

</chart:AccumulationDistributionIndicator >

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
AccumulationDistributionIndicator indicator = new AccumulationDistributionIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low",

    Volume ="Volume", Period = 3,

    SignalLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black)

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

AccumulationDistributionIndicator type in UWP Chart

Bollinger Band

This indicator also having UpperLineColor, LowerLineColor and SignalLineColor property for defining the brushes for the indicator lines.

You can define the BollingerBandIndicator using the following code example:

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:BollingerBandIndicator 

ItemsSource="{Binding  ViewModel1}" Period="3"  

UpperLineColor="Blue" LowerLineColor="Red"

XBindingPath="Date" Volume="Volume" SignalLineColor="Black" 

High="High" Low="Low" Open="Open" Close="Close"/>

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
BollingerBandIndicator indicator = new BollingerBandIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low",

    Volume ="Volume", Period = 3,

    SignalLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black),

    UpperLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Blue),

    LowerLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red)

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

BollingerBandIndicator type in UWP Chart

MACD

This is mostly using indicator having ShortPeriod and LongPeriod for defining the motion of the indicator.

Other than signal line, MACD is having convergence and divergence line. The brushes for these lines can be defined using ConvergenceLineColor and DivergenceLineColor.

Also you can draw line, histogram MACD or both using the Type property, which defines the type of MACD to be drawn.

You can define the MACDTechnicalIndicator using the following code example:

<chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>

<chart:MACDTechnicalIndicator ItemsSource="{Binding  ViewModel1}" 

Type="Line"  ShortPeriod="2" Period="3" LongPeriod="6"

ConvergenceLineColor="Red" DivergenceLineColor="Blue"

XBindingPath="Date" Volume="Volume" SignalLineColor="Black" 

High="High" Low="Low" Open="Open" Close="Close" >

</chart:MACDTechnicalIndicator >

</chart:SfChart.TechnicalIndicators>
MACDTechnicalIndicator indicator = new MACDTechnicalIndicator()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().StockPriceDetails,

    XBindingPath = "Date", Volume = "Volume",

    Open = "Open", Close = "Close",

    High = "High", Low = "Low",

    Period = 3, ShortPeriod = 2, LongPeriod = 6,

    Type = MACDType.Line ,

    SignalLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black),

    ConvergenceLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red),

    DivergenceLineColor = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Blue),

};

chart.TechnicalIndicators.Add(indicator);

MACDTechnicalIndicator type in UWP Chart