CartegoricalSeries CombineMode

When the series in a RadCartesianChart are more than one, a few different drawing strategies can be used. The possible strategies are:

  • None: The series are not combined - each series is plotted independently.
  • Cluster: Series are combined next to each other (applicable for BarSeries).
  • Stack: Series form stacks.
  • Stack100: Series form stacks that occupy 100% of the plot area and the characterictic size of each series is proportional to its relative value.

The default combine mode is None. You can get or set the current combine mode with the series CombineModeproperty.


Here is an example that demonstrates how you can create BarSeries that are combined in stacks:

var chart = new RadCartesianChart
    HorizontalAxis = new CategoricalAxis(),
    VerticalAxis = new   NumericalAxis(),

for (var i = 0; i < 6; i++)
    var series = new BarSeries();
    series.ItemsSource = CategoricalViewModel.GetCategoricalData();
    series.ValueBinding = new PropertyNameDataPointBinding("Value");
    series.CategoryBinding = new PropertyNameDataPointBinding("Category");
    series.CombineMode = ChartSeriesCombineMode.Stack;


Here is the result:

Stack CombineMode

Here is the same example with the other combine modes:


Stack CombineMode


Cluster CombineMode