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ChartView for Xamarin.Android: Grid

In this article, you will learn how to display the grid lines in RadChartView for Xamarin.Android.


The CartesianChartGrid represents a decoration over the plot area of RadCartesianChartView. Adds major and minor lines, connected to each Major and Minor tick of each axis. You can set a new grid by setting Grid property of your Chart instance.


Here's an example of grid lines on the Y-axis (actually horizontal lines) in a chart with bar series:


In order to create such a chart you can start from the Bar Series Example and add the following code:

CartesianChartGrid grid = new CartesianChartGrid();
grid.MajorYLinesRenderMode = GridLineRenderMode.InnerAndLast;
grid.LineThickness = 1;
grid.LineColor = Color.White;
grid.MajorLinesVisibility = GridLineVisibility.Y;
grid.StripLinesVisibility = GridLineVisibility.Y;
ObservableCollection yBrushes = grid.YStripeBrushes;
chartView.Grid = grid;

Let's check in more details the provided API related to CartesianChartGrid;

  • MajorYLinesRenderMode property allows you to define which of the lines on the Y-axis will be drawn. You can choose from GridLineRenderMode.First, GridLineRenderMode.Inner, GridLineRenderMode.Last options and their combinations. MajorXLinesRenderMode property can be used in a similar way for the vertical lines.
  • LineThickness is used to change the thickness of the grid lines.
  • LineColor is used to change the color of the grid lines.
  • MajorLinesVisibility and StripLinesVisibility allow you to specify the visibility of the lines and the stripes, where stripe is the segment between two lines. The possible values for both properties are GridLineVisibility.X, GridLineVisibility.Y, GridLineVisibility.None, GridLineVisibility.Xy, which respectively set the display mode to: vertical lines, horizontal lines, no lines and lines in both directions.
  • You can use the YStripeBrushes property to access the collection of paint objects used to draw the stripes. You can clear the collection and/or add custom Paint objects. You can use XStripeBrushes in a similar way for the vertical stripes.
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