Animation in WPF Charts (SfChart)

14 Jul 20211 minute to read

SfChart allows you to animate the chart series on loading, and whenever the ItemsSource changes. Animation in chart can be enabled by setting the EnableAnimation property as True and defining the corresponding animation speed with AnimationDuration property.

The following types of series support Animation.

  • Line
  • Column
  • Bar
  • Area
  • Scatter
  • Bubble
  • Spline
  • Spline area
  • Stacking column
  • Stacking bar
  • Stacking area
  • Pie

The following APIs are used to customize the Animation.

  • EnableAnimation-Represents a boolean value to enable the animation for series.
  • AnimationDuration-Represents a TimeSpan value which sets animation speed for the chart.

The following example shows the Animation feature for chart series.


<syncfusion:ColumnSeries EnableAnimation="True" AnimationDuration="00:00:03" 

XBindingPath="Category" YBindingPath="Count" ItemsSource="{Binding}"/>

ColumnSeries columnSeries = new ColumnSeries()

        ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,

        XBindingPath = "Category",

        YBindingPath = "Count",

        EnableAnimation = true,

        AnimationDuration = new TimeSpan(00, 00, 03)



Column Series

WPF Chart Column Animation

SplineArea Series

WPF Chart Spline Animation

Scatter Series

WPF Chart Scatter Animation


You can refer to our WPF Charts feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our WPF Charts example to knows various chart types and how to easily configured with built-in support for creating stunning visual effects.