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Select Whole Stack Of Bars Using The Interactivity Effects

By using the Interactivity Effects you can select/hover Items or whole Series of the RadChart. This help topic will demonstrate the Interactivity Effects applied for Stacked Bar Series. The main goal is to select the whole stack of Bars by clicking on a single Bar in the Stack. For the purpose 3 StackedBar series are created using the Manual Series Mappings approach as follows:

public partial class MainPage : UserControl 
    public class Company 
        public double Value1 { get; set; } 
        public double Value2 { get; set; } 
        public double Value3 { get; set; } 
        public DateTime Category { get; set; } 
        public Company(DateTime category, double value1, double value2, double value3) 
            Category = category; 
            Value1 = value1; 
            Value2 = value2; 
            Value3 = value3; 
    public MainPage() 
        RadChart1.DefaultView.ChartArea.ItemClick +=new EventHandler<ChartItemClickEventArgs>(ChartArea_ItemClick); 
        DateTime today = DateTime.Today; 
        List<Company> sampleData = new List<Company>(); 
        Random r = new Random(); 
        for (int i = 0; i < 3; i++) 
            sampleData.Add(new Company(today.AddDays(i), r.Next(0, 100), r.Next(0, 100), r.Next(0, 100)));                 
        SeriesMapping seriesMapping = new SeriesMapping { LegendLabel = "Series 1" }; 
        seriesMapping.ItemMappings.Add(new ItemMapping("Value1", DataPointMember.YValue)); 
        seriesMapping.ItemMappings.Add(new ItemMapping("Category", DataPointMember.XCategory)); 
        SeriesMapping seriesMapping1 = new SeriesMapping { LegendLabel = "Series 2" }; 
        seriesMapping1.ItemMappings.Add(new ItemMapping("Value2", DataPointMember.YValue)); 
        seriesMapping1.ItemMappings.Add(new ItemMapping("Category", DataPointMember.XCategory)); 
        SeriesMapping seriesMapping2 = new SeriesMapping { LegendLabel = "Series 3" }; 
        seriesMapping2.ItemMappings.Add(new ItemMapping("Value3", DataPointMember.YValue)); 
        seriesMapping2.ItemMappings.Add(new ItemMapping("Category", DataPointMember.XCategory)); 
        StackedBarSeriesDefinition horBar = new StackedBarSeriesDefinition(); 
        horBar.InteractivitySettings.SelectionMode = Telerik.Windows.Controls.Charting.ChartSelectionMode.Multiple; 
        horBar.InteractivitySettings.SelectionScope = InteractivityScope.Item; 
        seriesMapping2.SeriesDefinition = horBar; 
        seriesMapping1.SeriesDefinition = horBar; 
        seriesMapping.SeriesDefinition = horBar; 
        RadChart1.DefaultView.ChartArea.AxisX.LayoutMode = AxisLayoutMode.Inside; 
        RadChart1.ItemsSource = sampleData; 
    void ChartArea_ItemClick(object sender, ChartItemClickEventArgs e) 
        if (RadChart1.DefaultView.ChartArea.SelectedItems.Count > 1) 
        List<DataPoint> barsInStack = new List<DataPoint>(); 
        foreach (StackedBar item in this.RadChart1.DefaultView.ChartArea.ChildrenOfType<StackedBar>()) 
            if (item.DataPoint.XCategory == e.DataPoint.XCategory) 
Partial Public Class MainPage 
    Inherits UserControl 
    Public Class Company 
        Public Property Value1() As Double 
        Public Property Value2() As Double 
        Public Property Value3() As Double 
        Public Property Category() As Date 
        Public Sub New(ByVal category As Date, ByVal value1 As Double, ByVal value2 As Double, ByVal value3 As Double) 
            Me.Category = category 
            Me.Value1 = value1 
            Me.Value2 = value2 
            Me.Value3 = value3 
        End Sub 
    End Class 
    Public Sub New() 
        AddHandler RadChart1.DefaultView.ChartArea.ItemClick, AddressOf ChartArea_ItemClick 
        Dim today As Date = Date.Today 
        Dim sampleData As New List(Of Company)() 
        Dim r As New Random() 
        For i As Integer = 0 To 2 
            sampleData.Add(New Company(today.AddDays(i), r.Next(0, 100), r.Next(0, 100), r.Next(0, 100))) 
        Next i 
        Dim seriesMapping As SeriesMapping = New SeriesMapping With {.LegendLabel = "Series 1"} 
        seriesMapping.ItemMappings.Add(New ItemMapping("Value1", DataPointMember.YValue)) 
        seriesMapping.ItemMappings.Add(New ItemMapping("Category", DataPointMember.XCategory)) 
        Dim seriesMapping1 As SeriesMapping = New SeriesMapping With {.LegendLabel = "Series 2"} 
        seriesMapping1.ItemMappings.Add(New ItemMapping("Value2", DataPointMember.YValue)) 
        seriesMapping1.ItemMappings.Add(New ItemMapping("Category", DataPointMember.XCategory)) 
        Dim seriesMapping2 As SeriesMapping = New SeriesMapping With {.LegendLabel = "Series 3"} 
        seriesMapping2.ItemMappings.Add(New ItemMapping("Value3", DataPointMember.YValue)) 
        seriesMapping2.ItemMappings.Add(New ItemMapping("Category", DataPointMember.XCategory)) 
        Dim horBar As New StackedBarSeriesDefinition() 
        horBar.InteractivitySettings.SelectionMode = Telerik.Windows.Controls.ChartSelectionMode.Multiple 
        horBar.InteractivitySettings.SelectionScope = InteractivityScope.Item 
        seriesMapping2.SeriesDefinition = horBar 
        seriesMapping1.SeriesDefinition = horBar 
        seriesMapping.SeriesDefinition = horBar 
        RadChart1.DefaultView.ChartArea.AxisX.LayoutMode = AxisLayoutMode.Inside 
        RadChart1.ItemsSource = sampleData 
    End Sub 
    Private Sub ChartArea_ItemClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As ChartItemClickEventArgs) 
        If RadChart1.DefaultView.ChartArea.SelectedItems.Count > 1 Then 
        End If 
        Dim barsInStack As New List(Of DataPoint)() 
        For Each item As StackedBar In Me.RadChart1.DefaultView.ChartArea.ChildrenOfType(Of StackedBar)() 
            If item.DataPoint.XCategory = e.DataPoint.XCategory Then 
            End If 
        Next item 
    End Sub 
End Class 

Note that the SelectionScope is set to Multiple and SelectionMode to Item.

ChildrenOfType() is an extension method of Telerik.Windows.Controls.dll and you will need to add reference to it.

The Selection is cleared each time the SelectedItems are more than one so that you won't have more than one Stack of Bars selected simultaneously.

The result can be seen below:

WPF RadChart

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