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Highlight PointMark On Click

It is common scenario that you would like to select a single PointMark of Line Series for example. Since InteractivityScope.Item (for more information see Interactivity Effects topic) is not supported for series that do not render separate items (Line, Spline, Area, Range, and all their stacked versions) this help topic will demonstrate how to select single Line's PointMark and customise it.

1. Create Line Chart Series. The following code snippet demonstrates LineSeries created using Manual Series Mappings.

public MainPage() //MainWindow() for WPF 
            Random r = new Random(); 
            List<ItemData> chartData = new List<ItemData>(); 
            for (int i = 0; i < 20; i++) 
                chartData.Add(new ItemData(i, r.Next(0, 100))); 
            this.radChart.ItemsSource = chartData; 
        private void SetUpMappings() 
            SeriesMapping mapping = new SeriesMapping(); 
            mapping.SeriesDefinition = new LineSeriesDefinition() 
                ShowItemToolTips = true, 
                ShowItemLabels = false 
            mapping.ItemMappings.Add(new ItemMapping("YValue", DataPointMember.YValue)); 
            mapping.ItemMappings.Add(new ItemMapping("XValue", DataPointMember.XValue)); 
        public class ItemData 
            public double XValue { get; set; } 
            public double YValue { get; set; } 
            public ItemData(double xValue, double yValue) 
                this.XValue = xValue; 
                this.YValue = yValue; 
Public Sub New() 'MainWindow() for WPF 
                  Dim r As New Random() 
                  Dim chartData As New List(Of ItemData)() 
                  For i As Integer = 0 To 19 
                        chartData.Add(New ItemData(i, r.Next(0, 100))) 
                  Next i 
                  Me.radChart.ItemsSource = chartData 
       End Sub 
            Private Sub SetUpMappings() 
                  Dim mapping As New SeriesMapping() 
                  mapping.SeriesDefinition = New LineSeriesDefinition() With {.ShowItemToolTips = True, .ShowItemLabels = False} 
                  mapping.ItemMappings.Add(New ItemMapping("YValue", DataPointMember.YValue)) 
                  mapping.ItemMappings.Add(New ItemMapping("XValue", DataPointMember.XValue)) 
            End Sub 
            Public Class ItemData 
                  Public Property XValue() As Double 
                  Public Property YValue() As Double 
                  Public Sub New(ByVal xValue As Double, ByVal yValue As Double) 
                        Me.XValue = xValue 
                        Me.YValue = yValue 
                  End Sub 
            End Class 
2. Subscribe to the ItemClick event of the ChartArea and get a list of all PointMarks in the ChartArea using the ChildrenOfType extension method. The next step is to figure out which PointMark is selected. Find the SingleOrDefault PointMark from the eventargs (e.DataPoint) which matches the datacontext of a pointmark in the collection of pointmarks:

void ChartArea_ItemClick(object sender, ChartItemClickEventArgs e) 
            var pointMarks =  
            this.selectedPointMark = 
                pointMarks.Where(x => x.DataContext == e.DataPoint).SingleOrDefault(); 
Private Sub ChartArea_ItemClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As ChartItemClickEventArgs) 
Dim pointMarks = radChart.DefaultView.ChartArea.ChildrenOfType(Of PointMark)().ToList(Of PointMark)() 
Me.selectedPointMark = pointMarks.Where(Function(x) x.DataContext = e.DataPoint).SingleOrDefault() 
End Sub 
3. The methods SetPointMarkSelectedState() and ClearPointMarkSelectedState() define what should be done with the selected PointMark (in this case the selected one's MarkerShape is set to Triangle and the Fill to Red) and how to return to it's default state when another one is selected (Circle MarkerShape and White Fill):

private void SetPointMarkSelectedState() 
            if (this.selectedPointMark == null) 
            this.selectedPointMark.Fill = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red); 
            this.selectedPointMark.Shape = MarkerShape.Triangle; 
            this.selectedPointMark.Size = 12; 
        private void ClearPointMarkSelectedState() 
            if (this.selectedPointMark == null) 
            this.selectedPointMark.Fill = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.White); 
            this.selectedPointMark.Shape = MarkerShape.Circle; 
Private Sub SetPointMarkSelectedState() 
If Me.selectedPointMark Is Nothing Then 
End If 
Me.selectedPointMark.Fill = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red) 
Me.selectedPointMark.Shape = MarkerShape.Triangle 
Me.selectedPointMark.Size = 12 
End Sub 
Private Sub ClearPointMarkSelectedState() 
If Me.selectedPointMark Is Nothing Then 
End If 
Me.selectedPointMark.Fill = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.White) 
Me.selectedPointMark.Shape = MarkerShape.Circle 
End Sub 

The snapshot below shows the result: WPF RadChart

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