Data Label in WinUI Chart (SfCircularChart)

29 Jun 202214 minutes to read

Data labels are used to display values related to a chart segment. Values from data point(x, y) or other custom properties from a data source can be displayed.

Each data label can be represented by the following:

  • Label - displays the segment label content at the (X, Y) point.
  • Connector line - used to connect the (X, Y) point and the label element.

Enable Data Label

ShowDataLabels property of series is used to enable the data labels.

<chart:SfCircularChart>
. . .
<chart:PieSeries ShowDataLabels="True"
                 ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"  
                 XBindingPath="Product" 
                 YBindingPath="SalesRate"/>
. . .
</chart:SfCircularChart>
SfCircularChart chart = new SfCircularChart();
. . .
PieSeries series = new PieSeries();
series.ShowDataLabels = true;
. . .
chart.Series.Add(series);

Data labels in WinUI chart

Context

To customize the content of data labels, need to define DataLabelSettings of series and set Context property of DataLabelSettings to define the value to be displayed as label content.

<chart:SfCircularChart>
. . .
<chart:PieSeries ShowDataLabels="True">
    <chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
        <chart:CircularDataLabelSettings Context="Percentage"/>
    </chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
</chart:PieSeries>
. . .
</chart:SfCircularChart>
SfCircularChart chart = new SfCircularChart();
. . .
PieSeries series = new PieSeries();
series.ShowDataLabels = true;
series.DataLabelSettings = new CircularDataLabelSettings() {Context = LabelContext.Percentage };
. . .
chart.Series.Add(series);

Data labels context in WinUI chart

Customization

The following properties are used to customize the data label.

  • BorderBrush- used to change the border color.
  • BorderThickness- used to change the thickness of the border.
  • Margin- used to change the margin size for label.
  • FontStyle- used to change font style of the label.
  • FontSize- used to change font size of the label.
  • Foreground- used to change the color of the label.
  • FontFamily- used to change the font family of the label.
  • Background- used to change the label background color.
<chart:SfCircularChart>
. . .
<chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
    <chart:CircularDataLabelSettings Position="Outside"
                                     Foreground="White"
                                     FontSize="11" 
                                     FontFamily="Calibri" 
                                     BorderBrush="Black" 
                                     BorderThickness="1" Margin="1" 
                                     FontStyle="Italic" Background="#1E88E5"
                                     Context="Percentage"/>
</chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
. . .
</chart:SfCircularChart>
SfCircularChart chart = new SfCircularChart();
. . . 
PieSeries series = new PieSeries();
series.ShowDataLabels = true;
series.DataLabelSettings = new CircularDataLabelSettings()
{
    Position = CircularSeriesLabelPosition.Outside,
    Foreground = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.White),
    BorderBrush = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black),
    Background = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromArgb(255, 30, 136, 229)),
    BorderThickness = new Thickness(1),
    Margin = new Thickness(1),
    FontStyle = FontStyle.Italic,
    FontFamily = new FontFamily("Calibri"),
    FontSize = 11,
    Context = LabelContext.Percentage
};

chart.Series.Add(series);

Data label customization in WinUI Chart

Template

The appearance of the data label can be customized using ContentTemplate property of CircularDataLabelSettings as in the below code example:

<Grid x:Name="grid">
    <GridResources>
        <DataTemplate x:Key="labelTemplate">
            <StackPanel Margin="10" Orientation="Vertical">
                <Ellipse Height="15" Width="15" Fill="Cyan" 
                 Stroke="#4a4a4a" StrokeThickness="2"/>
                <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Center" FontSize="12"
                           Foreground="Black" 
                           FontWeight="SemiBold" Text="{Binding Item.Product}"/>
            </StackPanel>
        </DataTemplate>
    </Grid.Resources>
    <chart:SfCircularChart >
...
    <chart:PieSeries ShowDataLabels="True">
        <chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
            <chart:CircularDataLabelSettings Position="Inside" ContentTemplate="{StaticResource labelTemplate}"
                                         Context="DataLabelItem"/>
        </chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
    </chart:PieSeries>
. . .
    </chart:SfCircularChart>
</Grid>
SfCircularChart chart = new SfCircularChart();
. . .
PieSeries series = new PieSeries();
series.ShowDataLabels = true;
series.DataLabelSettings = new CircularDataLabelSettings()
{
    Position = CircularSeriesLabelPosition.Inside,
    Context = LabelContext.DataLabelItem,
    ContentTemplate = grid.Resources["labelTemplate"] as DataTemplate,
};
. . .
chart.Series.Add(series);

Template support for data label in WinUI Chart

Position

SfCircularChart providing additional customization option to position the data label smartly based on series types using Position property.

The following are the values for this property:

Inside - Data labels will be placed inside over the CircularSeries.

Outside - Data labels will be placed just outside over the CircularSeries.

OutsideExtended - Data labels will be placed outside over the CircularSeries at a certain distance.

<chart:SfCircularChart>
. . .
<chart:PieSeries ShowDataLabels="True">
    <chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
        <chart:CircularDataLabelSettings Position="OutsideExtended" ShowConnectorLine="True" Context="Percentage"/>
    </chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
</chart:PieSeries>
. . .
</chart:SfCircularChart>
SfCircularChart chart = new SfCircularChart();
. . .
PieSeries series = new PieSeries();
series.ShowDataLabels = true;
series.DataLabelSettings = new CircularDataLabelSettings()
{
    Position = CircularSeriesLabelPosition.OutsideExtended,
    ShowConnectorLine = true,
    Context = LabelContext.Percentage
};

chart.Series.Add(series);

Position support for data label in WinUI Chart

Rotation

Rotation property is used to define the angle to which the label has to rotate. The following code demonstrates the label rotating angle.

<chart:SfCircularChart>
. . .
<chart:PieSeries ShowDataLabels="True">
    <chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
        <chart:CircularDataLabelSettings Context="Percentage" Position="Outside" Rotation="335"/>
    </chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
</chart:PieSeries>
. . .
</chart:SfCircularChart>
SfCircularChart chart = new SfCircularChart();
. . .
PieSeries series = new PieSeries();
series.ShowDataLabels = true;
series.DataLabelSettings = new CircularDataLabelSettings()
{
    Context = LabelContext.Percentage,
    Position = CircularSeriesLabelPosition.Outside,
    Rotation = 335,
};

chart.Series.Add(series);

Rotation support for data label in WinUI Chart

Connector Line

Connector line is used to connect label and data point using a line. ShowConnectorLine property of CircularDataLabelSettings is used to enable the connector line in the circular chart.

The connector line can be customized using the below properties.

<Grid x:Name="grid">
    <Grid.Resources>
        <Style TargetType="Path" x:Key="lineStyle">
            <Setter Property="StrokeDashArray" Value="10,7,5"/>
            <Setter Property="Stroke" Value="Black"/>
        </Style>
    </Grid.Resources>
<chart:SfCircularChart>
. . . 
<chart:PieSeries ShowDataLabels="True">
    <chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
        <chart:CircularDataLabelSettings Position="Outside" Context="Percentage" ShowConnectorLine="True" ConnectorHeight="40" ConnectorType="StraightLine" ConnectorLineStyle="{StaticResource lineStyle}"/>
    </chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
</chart:PieSeries>
</chart:SfCircularChart>
</Grid>
SfCircularChart chart = new SfCircularChart();
. . .
PieSeries series = new PieSeries();
series.ShowDataLabels = true;
series.DataLabelSettings = new CircularDataLabelSettings()
{
    Context = LabelContext.Percentage,
    Position = CircularSeriesLabelPosition.Outside,
    ShowConnectorLine = true,
    ConnectorHeight = 40,
    ConnectorLineStyle = grid.Resources["lineStyle"] as Style,
};
. . .
chart.Series.Add(series);

Connector line support for data labels in WinUI chart

Connector Line Type

ConnectorType property in CircularDataLabelSettings is used to specify the connector line type such as Line or Bezier or StraightLine.

<chart:SfCircularChart>
. . .
<chart:PieSeries ShowDataLabels="True">
    <chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
        <chart:CircularDataLabelSettings ConnectorType="Bezier" ConnectorHeight="40"
                                         Position="Outside"
                                         ShowConnectorLine="True"/>
    </chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
</chart:PieSeries>

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

PieSeries series = new PieSeries();
series.ShowDataLabels = true;
series.DataLabelSettings = new CircularDataLabelSettings()
{
    ShowConnectorLine = true,
    ConnectorHeight = 40,
    ConnectorType = ConnectorMode.Bezier, 
    Position = CircularSeriesLabelPosition.Outside,
};

chart.Series.Add(series);

Bezier

Connector line with Bezier type in WinUI Chart

Applying Series Fill

The UseSeriesPalette property is used to set the Fill of the series to the data label background.

<chart:SfCircularChart>
. . .
<chart:PieSeries ShowDataLabels="True">
    <chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
        <chart:CircularDataLabelSettings UseSeriesPalette="True" 
        ShowConnectorLine="True" 
        ConnectorHeight="40"
        Position="Outside"/>
    </chart:PieSeries.DataLabelSettings>
</chart:PieSeries>

</chart:SfCircularChart>
SfCircularChart chart = new SfCircularChart();
. . .
PieSeries series = new PieSeries();
series.ShowDataLabels = true;
series.DataLabelSettings = new CircularDataLabelSettings()
{
    UseSeriesPalette = true,
    ShowConnectorLine = true,
    ConnectorHeight = 40,
    Position = CircularSeriesLabelPosition.Outside,
};

chart.Series.Add(series);

Applying UseSeriesPalette in WinUI Chart