Fast Bitmap Series in WPF Charts (SfChart)

15 Jun 202112 minutes to read

A fast bitmap chart displays a series of segments rendered using WritableBitmap.

Fast Line Bitmap

FastLineBitmapSeries displays a series of line segments rendered using WritableBitmap. The advantage of FastLineBitmapSeries renders a million data point in a fraction of seconds.

The following code example shows how to use the fast line bitmap series:

<chart:FastLineBitmapSeries x:Name="FastLineSeries" ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"

XBindingPath="Date" Interior="#7F7F7F" 

YBindingPath="Value" />
FastLineBitmapSeries series = new FastLineBitmapSeries()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    YBindingPath = "Value",

    Interior = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x7F, 0x7F, 0x7F))

};

chart.Series.Add(series);

WPF FastLineBitmap Chart Type

Like FastLineSeries, this bitmap series is also having line properties.

NOTE

As it was rendered using bitmap, there might be some jagged lines at edges. This is can be reduced using EnableAntiAliasing property.

<chart:FastLineBitmapSeries x:Name="FastLineSeries" 

XBindingPath="Date" Interior="#7F7F7F" 

StrokeDashArray="5,5"

YBindingPath="Value" EnableAntiAliasing="True"/>
FastLineBitmapSeries series = new FastLineBitmapSeries()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    YBindingPath = "Value",

    EnableAntiAliasing =true,

    StrokeDashArray =new DoubleCollection() { 5,5},

    Interior = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x7F, 0x7F, 0x7F))

};

chart.Series.Add(series);

WPF AntiAliasing support for FastLine Chart

Fast Column Bitmap

FastColumnBitmapSeries is used to boost up the performance of the ColumnSeries.

<chart:FastColumnBitmapSeries Interior="#7F7F7F"

ItemsSource="{Binding List}" 

XBindingPath="Date" YBindingPath="Price" />
FastColumnBitmapSeries series = new FastColumnBitmapSeries()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().List,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    YBindingPath = "Value",

    Interior = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x7F, 0x7F, 0x7F))

};

chart.Series.Add(series);

WPF FastColumnBitmap Chart Type

Fast Bar Bitmap

‘FastBarBitmapSeries’ is used to boost up the performance of the series.

<chart:FastBarBitmapSeries x:Name="FastBarBitmapSeries" ItemsSource="{Binding List}" 

XBindingPath="Date" YBindingPath="Price" 

Interior="#7F7F7F"/>
FastBarBitmapSeries series = new FastBarBitmapSeries()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().List,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    YBindingPath = "Value",

    Interior = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x7F, 0x7F, 0x7F))

};

chart.Series.Add(series);

WPF FastBarBitmap Chart Type

Fast Candle Bitmap

‘FastCandleBitmapSeries’ renders using bitmap and it displays each data point as a combination of a vertical column and a vertical line, like CandleSeries.

<chart:FastCandleBitmapSeries ItemsSource="{Binding TestingModel}" 

XBindingPath="X" High="Y" 

Low="Y1" Open="Y2" Close="Y3" 

BullFillColor="#BCBCBC" 

BearFillColor="#4A4A4A"  />
FastCandleBitmapSeries series = new FastCandleBitmapSeries()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().TestingModel,

    XBindingPath = "X",

    High="Y", Low="Y1",

    Open="Y2", Close="Y3",

    BullFillColor = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0xBC, 0xBC, 0xBC)),

    BearFillColor = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x4A, 0x4A, 0x4A))

};

chart.Series.Add(series);

WPF FastCandleBitmap Chart Type

Fast HiLo Bitmap

FastHiLoBitmapSeries represents a series of line segments with high and low values rendered using WritableBitmap.

<chart:FastHiLoBitmapSeries StrokeThickness="5" ItemsSource="{Binding List}"          

Interior="#7F7F7F" XBindingPath="Date" High="Stock"     

Low="Price"/>
FastHiLoBitmapSeries series = new FastHiLoBitmapSeries()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().List,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    High = "Stock",Low = "Price",

    Interior = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x7F, 0x7F, 0X7F)),

    StrokeThickness = 5

};

chart.Series.Add(series);

WPF FastHiLoBitmap Chart Type

Fast OHLC Bitmap

FastHiLoOpenCloseBitmapSeries are rendered using WritableBitmap like other bitmap series. The following code example illustrates the use of OHLC bitmap series.

<chart:FastHiLoOpenCloseBitmapSeries ItemsSource="{Binding TestingModel}" 

XBindingPath="X" High="Y" Low="Y1" Open="Y2"        

Close="Y3"   BullFillColor="#7F7F7F"      

BearFillColor="#4A4A4A"/>
FastHiLoOpenCloseBitmapSeries series = new FastHiLoOpenCloseBitmapSeries()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().TestingModel,

    XBindingPath = "X",

    High="Y", Low="Y1",

    Open="Y2", Close="Y3",

    BullFillColor = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0xBC, 0xBC, 0xBC)),

    BearFillColor = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x4A, 0x4A, 0x4A))

};

chart.Series.Add(series);

WPF Fast OHLC Bitmap Chart Type

Fast Scatter Bitmap

FastScatterBitmapSeries used to render high number scatter points. The ScatterHeight and ScatterWidth also available as in ScatterSeries. ShapeType is used to change the rendering shape of fast scatter bitmap series. The available shapes are Cross, Diamond, Ellipse, Hexagon, InvertedTriangle, Pentagon, Plus, Rectangle and Triangle.

<chart:FastScatterBitmapSeries Interior="#7F7F7F"   

ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"                         

x:Name="FastScatterSeries"  XBindingPath="Date" 

YBindingPath="Value" ScatterHeight="4"  

ScatterWidth="4"/>
FastScatterBitmapSeries series = new FastScatterBitmapSeries()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    YBindingPath = "Value",

    ScatterHeight = 4,

    ScatterWidth = 4,

    Interior = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x7F, 0x7F, 0X7F))

};

chart.Series.Add(series);

WPF FastScatterBitmap Chart Type

Fast Step Line Bitmap

FastStepLineBitmapSeries is the high performance version of StepLineSeries.

<chart:FastStepLineBitmapSeries ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"

XBindingPath="Date"                                 

YBindingPath="Value" Interior="#4A4A4A" />
FastStepLineBitmapSeries series = new FastStepLineBitmapSeries()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    YBindingPath = "Value",

    Interior = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x4A, 0x4A, 0X4A))

};

chart.Series.Add(series);

WPF FastStepLineBitmap Chart Type

The anti aliasing mode can be enabled using EnableAntiAliasing property of FastStepLineBitmapSeries as in below code snippet:

<chart:FastStepLineBitmapSeries EnableAntiAliasing="True" ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"

x:Name="FastStepLineSeries" XBindingPath="Date" 

YBindingPath="Value" Interior="#4A4A4A"/>
FastStepLineBitmapSeries series = new FastStepLineBitmapSeries()
{

    ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data,

    XBindingPath = "Date",

    YBindingPath = "Value",

    EnableAntiAliasing = true ,

    Interior = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x4A, 0x4A, 0X4A))

};

chart.Series.Add(series);

WPF AntiAliasing support for FastStepLineBitmap Chart Type

Fast Range Area

FastRangeAreaBitmapSeries is the high performance version of RangeAreaSeries.

<chart:FastRangeAreaBitmapSeries ItemsSource = "{Binding Data}"

                             XBindingPath="Date" 
					 
                             High="HighTemperature" 
					 
                             Low="LowTemperature"        
					                                      
                             Interior="#7F7F7F" />
FastRangeAreaBitmapSeries fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries = new FastRangeAreaBitmapSeries();

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data;

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.XBindingPath = "Date";

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.High = "HighTemperature";

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.Low = "LowTemperature";

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.Interior = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x7F, 0x7F, 0x75));


chart.Series.Add(fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries);

WPF Chart Fast Range Area Bitmap Series

The anti-aliasing mode can be enabled using EnableAntiAliasing property of FastRangeAreaBitmapSeries as in below code snippet:

<chart:FastRangeAreaBitmapSeries ItemsSource = "{Binding Data}"

                                 XBindingPath="Date" 

                                 High="HighTemperature" 

                                 Low="LowTemperature" 

                                 EnableAntiAliasing="True" 

                                 Interior="#7F7F7F" />
FastRangeAreaBitmapSeries fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries = new FastRangeAreaBitmapSeries();

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.ItemsSource = new ViewModel().Data;

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.XBindingPath = "Date";

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.High = "HighTemperature";

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.Low = "LowTemperature";

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.EnableAntiAliasing = true;

fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries.Interior = new SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(0x7F, 0x7F, 0x75));


chart.Series.Add(fastRangeAreaBitmapSeries);

WPF Chart Fast Range Area Bitmap Series With Anit-Aliasing