New to Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC? Download free 30-day trial

Line Charts

The Telerik UI Line Chart HtmlHelper for ASP.NET MVC is a server-side wrapper for the Kendo UI Line Chart widget.

Line Charts are suitable for displaying quantitative data by using continuous lines passing through points defined by the values of their items.

Getting Started

You can use the Line Chart component to render a trend over time and compare sets of similar data.

To create a Line series in the Chart, use Line and VerticalLine in the Series configuration.

Configuring the Axes

To configure the axes, use the CategoryAxis and ValueAxis settings. Multiple value axes are also supported.

         .Title("Internet Users")
         .Legend(legend => legend
         .Series(series =>
             series.Line(new double[] { 15.7, 16.7, 20, 23.5, 26.6 }).Name("World");
             series.Line(new double[] { 67.96, 68.93, 75, 74, 78 }).Name("United States");
         .CategoryAxis(axis => axis
             .Categories("2005", "2006", "2007", "2008", "2009")
             .MajorGridLines(lines => lines.Visible(false))
         .ValueAxis(axis => axis
             .Numeric().Labels(labels => labels.Format("{0}%"))

The configuration from the previous example results in the following Line Chart.

A sample Line Chart

Configuring the Line Styles

You can render the lines between the points by setting different styles through the Style configuration in the SeriesDefaults common settings.

The supported line styles are:

  • Normal—This is the default style. It produces a straight line between data points.
  • Step—This style renders the connection between data points through vertical and horizontal lines. It is suitable for indicating that the value is constant between the changes.
  • Smooth—This style causes the Line Chart to display a fitted curve through data points. It is suitable when the data requires to be displayed with a curve, or when you wish to connect the points with smooth instead of straight lines.
   .SeriesDefaults(seriesDefaults =>

You can also set the line style for each Line series individually.

   .Series(series =>
       series.Line(new double[] { 15.7, 26.7, 20, 23.5, 26.6 }).Name("World").Style(ChartLineStyle.Smooth);
       series.Line(new double[] { 67.96, 68.93, 75, 54, 78 }).Name("United States").Style(ChartLineStyle.Smooth);

A step-line Line Chart

The following image displays a smooth-line Line Chart.

A smooth-line Line Chart

Setting the Line Type

By default, the Chart draws its Line series as solid lines. You can configure the line to be drawn through different dash styles by setting DashType.

     .Series(series =>
         series.Line(new double[] { 15.7, 16.7, 20, 23.5, 26.6 }).Name("World").DashType(ChartDashType.Dot);
         series.Line(new double[] { 67.96, 68.93, 75, 74, 78 }).Name("United States");

A dotted Line Series

Customizing the Markers

The series markers are the visuals that represent the point value in the Line series. You can customize or hide them through the Markers configuration.

   series.Line(new double[] { 15.7, 16.7, 20, 23.5, 26.6 }).Name("World")

A Line Chart with custom markers

You can also completely draw custom markers for the Line series through the Visual setting as shown in the Custom Visuals demo.

See Also

In this article