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Version: 8.1

Charting - Right Click Menu

When viewed from the client (or the Designer's Preview Mode ) many chart components, such as the Easy Chart or Bar Chart, enable users to right-click and access a menu with additional features. Explanations of these features are listed below.

Right Click Menu Functions

Note that many of the behaviors listed below may be overridden by a property on the parent component. For example, the Easy Chart provides a way to define the plot background color with the Easy Chart Customizer, so the Background options on the right-click menu would not modify the behavior on the component when the user selects them.

Item NameDescription
ModeSpecifies the functionality of a left-click on the chart. A list of available modes can be found on the Mode Options section.
BackgroundAllows the user to change the background color. Available options include Black and White.
Save as...Provides a Save window that allows the user to save a PNG of the chart locally.
Print...Provides a Print dialog that allows the user to print an image of the chart. This will send the chart to a physical printer. Note: a printer must be installed on the client computer.
Zoom InAllows the user to Zoom in on the chart. There are three possible options:
  • All axes: Zooms in on both the Range and Domain.
  • Domain axis: Zooms in on just the Domain, or X- axis. Reduces the range of viewable values on the domain (typically a datetime), while leaving the Range axis untouched.
  • Range axis: Zooms in on just the Range, or Y-axis. Reduces the range of viewable values (typically numeric), while leaving the Domain axis unmodified. This is helpful when a trend shows very little change over a period of time, as this allows the user to view the trend with increased granularity.
Zoom OutAllows the user to Zoom out on the chart. There are three possible options:
  • All axes: Zooms out on both the Range and Domain.
  • Domain axis: Zooms out on just the Domain, or X- axis.
  • Range axis: Zooms out on just the Range, or Y-axis
Auto RangeAutomatically updates the range, or viewable space, on the chart to incorporate all data points. As mentioned above, many components have properties/customizations that restrict the capability of these (such as the date range on on the Easy Chart).
  • All axes: Adjusts the viewable space on both axes.
  • Domain axis: Adjusts the viewable space on just the Domain, or X-axis.
  • Range axis: Adjusts the viewable space on just the Range, or Y-axis.
Reset AxesAdjusts the Axes back to their initial state.

Mode Options

Below is a description of the various options under the Mode property.

Zoom

  • Zoom in: Users can left-click and drag on the chart to zoom in or out. Dragging to the right creates a hollow rectangle. When the user releases the mouse button, the viewable space in the chart will zoom in to a rectangle.
  • Zoom out: Left-click and dragging to the left will not create a rectangle, but releasing the mouse button will zoom back out.

Pan

Allows users to Pan the chart horizontally or vertically by left-click and dragging. The Pan mode may be used after using the Zoom mode: doing so allows panning within the zoomed in view-space.

Mark

While in Mark mode, a left click will target the closest point on the nearest pen, and return the value and timestamp of that point.

X-Trace

Similar to Mark, X-Trace will instead show the values of all pens at the selected point in time.