Nevron Open Vision Documentation
Grid Lines

Grid lines appear on the chart and gauge plot area as lines with controllable color and pattern. There are two types of grid lines – those that are considered major and are by default synchronized with the values of the major scale ticks and those that are considered minor are by default synchronized with the scale minor ticks. Note that there are types of scales that do not support minor ticks - these include ordinal, price, hierarchic and timeline scales.

In standard scales (the ones derived from NStandardScale) gridline appearance is controlled from the MajorGridLines and MinorGridLines properties, both exposing an object of type NScaleGridLines. The following sections discuss the properties of this object.

Visibility

The visibility of the grid is controlled from the Visible property of the NScaleGridLines object. The following code snippet shows how to make the major grid visible:

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scale.MajorGridLines.Visible = true;
Appearance

The appearance of the grid lines is controlled from the Stroke property of the NScaleGridLines object. The following code changes the appearance of the grid lines:

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scale.MajorGridLines.Visible = true;
scale.MajorGridLines.Stroke.Color = NColor.Red;
scale.MajorGridLines.Stroke.Width = 2;
Decoration Range

The NScaleGridLines class  has a property called DecorationRange, which allows you to specify how the values at which the grid lines appear will be generated. It accepts classes derived from the base NDecorationRange class. The following table lists the classes that inherit from it:

Decoration Range Description
NMajorTickDecorationRange This class provides grid line ranges synchronized with the major tick values of the scale. This range is applied on the major grid by default.
NMinorTickDecorationRange This class provides grid line ranges synchronized with the minor tick values of the scale. This range is applied on the minor grid by default.
NNumericDecorationRange Provides custom specified numeric ranges. 
NDateTimeDecorationRange Provides custom specified data time ranges. 

 The following code shows how to configure the major grid lines on a scale to show at each 5 logical units visible on the scale:

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NNumericDecorationRange numericDecorationRange = new NNumericDecorationRange();
numericDecorationRange.SamplingMode = ENSamplingMode.CustomStep;
numericDecorationRange.CustomStep = 5;
scale.MajorGridLines.DecorationRange = numericDecorationRange;
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