Identifying mouse click on chart bar RRS feed

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         I'm working with System.Windows.Forms.DataVisualization.Charting and as attached file, I need to identify when the user clicks on any of the bars of the chart where based on the click would give a display of the product that was clicked, can do something similar to this?


        - User clicked on the last bar of the green color chart so I would be giving a display of the product, in the case (Product D).

    Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:37 AM

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  • Hi neibala,

    Thank you for posting here.

    For your question, if you want to get the product name when you click on the chart, please try the code below.

    private void Chart_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                // Data arrays.
                string[] seriesArray = { "ProdutoA", "ProdutoB", "ProdutoC", "ProdutoD" };
                double[] pointsArray = { 20, 10, 70, 50 };
                // Set palette.
                this.chart2.Palette = ChartColorPalette.SeaGreen;
                // Set title.
                this.chart2.Titles.Add("Tabela de Produtos");
                // Add series.
                for (int i = 0; i < seriesArray.Length; i++)
                    // Add series.
                    Series series = this.chart2.Series.Add(seriesArray[i]);
                    // Add point.
            ToolTip tooltip = new ToolTip();
            private void Chart2_MouseClick(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
                HitTestResult result = new HitTestResult();
                result = chart2.HitTest(e.X, e.Y);
                tooltip.Show(result.Series.Name, this.chart2);

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    Monday, July 16, 2018 4:11 AM
  • Wendy Zang / Group

         As I'm still trying to find the right structure in charting, see why based on your code below, is it always returning the value zero (0) for PointIndex ?

    (int index = result.PointIndex;)

      private void chart1_MouseClick(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
                // Call Hit Test Method
                HitTestResult result = chart1.HitTest(e.X, e.Y);
                int index = result.PointIndex;
                if (result.ChartElementType == ChartElementType.DataPoint)
                    DataPoint selectedDataPoint = (DataPoint)result.Object;
                    MessageBox.Show(result.Series.Name + ": Y-value: " + selectedDataPoint.YValues[0] + " indice " + index.ToString());
                else if (result.ChartElementType == ChartElementType.LegendItem)
                    string elementType = result.ChartElementType.ToString();
                    MessageBox.Show(this, "Selected Element is: " + elementType + " indice " + index.ToString());
                else if (result.ChartElementType != ChartElementType.Nothing)
                    string elementType = result.ChartElementType.ToString();
                    MessageBox.Show(this, "Selected Element is: " + elementType);


    Monday, July 16, 2018 11:45 PM