Scrolling Axes Labels

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Scrolling Axes Labels

Post by dpatch » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:39 pm

Good day,

I am using a TColorGridSeries to generate a scrolling color plot. My X axis values are aximuth values from 0 to 360, and I display 100 angles at a time. Once the 1st hundred are displayed, I redraw the axis labels, shifting old values to the left and adding a new value to the end (right). Everything works fine until I have a zero crossing. I think the problem is when I call Chart1.Axes.Bottom.SetMinMax(min, max). Since max cannot be less then min. For example, my left most axis value may be 250 and the right most might be 0.

I have the following code set:

Chart1[0].VertAxis := aBothVertAxis;
Chart1[0].HorizAxis := aBothHorizAxis;
Chart1.Axes.Top.OtherSide := False;
Chart1.Axes.Right.OtherSide := False;

Chart1.Series[0].IrregularGrid := False

Now I can call AddXYZ with X and Z parameters set as integers then, set the axis labels like this:

Chart1.Axes.Top.SetMinMax(Min, Max);
Chart1.Axes.Bottom.Items.add(BlkCnt-1,Format('%-.2f',[PlotParam.AngleData[High(PlotParam.AngleData)]]));

This all works fine until the zero crossing occurs. Is there a way to just set the lables without having to call SetMinMax?

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Re: Scrolling Axes Labels

Post by Yeray » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:40 pm

Hi dpatch,

It would be helpful if you could arrange a simple example project we can run as-is to reproduce the situation here because right now I'm not sure about how are you exactly populating your series, how are you redrawing the labels, shifting the old values,...
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Re: Scrolling Axes Labels

Post by dpatch » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:52 pm

Here is a simple example that shows what I am trying to do. I have sample data, but makes the upload too big. Is there an email address I can send it to?

Thanks in advance,
dave
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Re: Scrolling Axes Labels

Post by Narcís » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:48 am

Hi dave,

I have modified your project a little bit. I removed custom labels, used point labels and also set axes to be automatic. Doing so I now get labels all the time. However, this may not be what you are looking for. Could you please have a look at the example and let me know where you'd like to go from here? Or am I completely in the wrong way?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Scrolling Axes Labels

Post by dpatch » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:33 pm

Narcis,

Thanks for your fast response!

I see what you did and it looks good. But, how come once the scrolling begins, the x axis labels go from showing many at the defined increment to only one on the far left?

Also, you made a call to Chart1[0].Clear instead of clearing the individual values. I have always thought that this call has a bug. When you call Chart1[0].Clear, it clears all the setup you have previously done...like setting the color palette. Is there another way to clear the plot display without loosing the plot setup?

Thanks again!

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Re: Scrolling Axes Labels

Post by Narcís » Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:26 am

Hi dpatch,
Thanks for your fast response!
You're welcome!
I see what you did and it looks good. But, how come once the scrolling begins, the x axis labels go from showing many at the defined increment to only one on the far left?
I think I have found the problem. When scrolling begins, in the code, you wrote:

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        //...Clear previous 100 columns values in the chart.
But you implemented this:

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        (Chart1.Series[0] as TColorGridSeries).XValues.Delete(0, (Chart1.Series[0] as TColorGridSeries).XValues.Count);
        (Chart1.Series[0] as TColorGridSeries).YValues.Delete(0, (Chart1.Series[0] as TColorGridSeries).YValues.Count);
        (Chart1.Series[0] as TColorGridSeries).ZValues.Delete(0, (Chart1.Series[0] as TColorGridSeries).ZValues.Count);
This means all series values are clearead at each loop! Changing code above for line below solves the problem .

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        //...
        //...Clear previous 100 columns values in the chart.
        //...
        Chart1[0].Delete(0, fChartSteps);
Is that what you were looking for? I attach full project as well.
Also, you made a call to Chart1[0].Clear instead of clearing the individual values. I have always thought that this call has a bug. When you call Chart1[0].Clear, it clears all the setup you have previously done...like setting the color palette. Is there another way to clear the plot display without loosing the plot setup?
Ok, I see. I don't think it's a bug but it clears all series ValueLists, colors included. I was trying to simplify the code, so this would also do the job:

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        Chart1[0].Delete(0, Chart1[0].Count);
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Re: Scrolling Axes Labels

Post by dpatch » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:28 pm

Narcis,

Now you know why I always kept your email address. It looks like this absoultely solved my problem.

Thank you very much!!!

dave

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Re: Scrolling Axes Labels

Post by Narcís » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:16 am

Hi Dave,

Je je. You're very welcome!!
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