Sharing An Axis

The [ObservableObject], [ObservableProperty] and [ICommand] attributes come from the CommunityToolkit.Mvvm package, you can read more about it here.

This web site wraps every sample using a UserControl instance, but LiveCharts controls can be used inside any container.

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View model

using System;
using CommunityToolkit.Mvvm.ComponentModel;
using LiveChartsCore;
using LiveChartsCore.Measure;
using LiveChartsCore.SkiaSharpView;

namespace ViewModelsSamples.Axes.Shared;

[ObservableObject]
public partial class ViewModel
{
    public ViewModel()
    {
        var values1 = new int[50];
        var values2 = new int[50];
        var r = new Random();
        var t = 0;
        var t2 = 0;

        for (var i = 0; i < 50; i++)
        {
            t += r.Next(-90, 100);
            values1[i] = t;

            t2 += r.Next(-9000, 10000);
            values2[i] = t2;
        }

        SeriesCollection1 = new ISeries[] { new LineSeries<int> { Values = values1 } };
        SeriesCollection2 = new ISeries[] { new ColumnSeries<int> { Values = values2 } };

        // sharing the same instance for both charts will keep the zooming and panning synced // mark
        SharedXAxis = new Axis[] { new Axis() };

        // Force the chart to use 70px margin on the left, this way we can align both charts. // mark
        DrawMargin = new Margin(70, Margin.Auto, Margin.Auto, Margin.Auto);
        // and thats it!

        // Advanced alternative:
        // you can also ask an axis its posible dimensions to determine the margin you need.

        // First you need to get a chart from the UI
        // in this sample we use the in-memory chart provided by the library.

        // var cartesianChart = new SKCartesianChart();
        // var axis = cartesianChart.YAxes.First() as Axis;
        // var size = axis.GetPossibleSize(cartesianChart.Core);

        // finally instead of using the static 70px, we can use the actual width of the axis.

        // DrawMargin = new Margin(size.Width, Margin.Auto, Margin.Auto, Margin.Auto);

        // normally you would need measure all the axes involved, and use the greater width to
        // calculate the required margin.
    }

    public ISeries[] SeriesCollection1 { get; set; }
    public ISeries[] SeriesCollection2 { get; set; }
    public Axis[] SharedXAxis { get; set; }
    public Margin DrawMargin { get; set; }
}

XAML

<UserControl x:Class="AvaloniaSample.Axes.Shared.View"
             xmlns="https://github.com/avaloniaui"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
             xmlns:lvc="using:LiveChartsCore.SkiaSharpView.Avalonia"
             xmlns:vms="using:ViewModelsSamples.Axes.Shared">
  <UserControl.DataContext>
    <vms:ViewModel/>
  </UserControl.DataContext>
  <Grid>
      <Grid.RowDefinitions>
          <RowDefinition Height="*"/>
          <RowDefinition Height="*"/>
      </Grid.RowDefinitions>

      <!--
          Notice we are binding the XAxes to the same instance, this way we are sharing both charts zooming and panning
          no matter in which chart you zoom, the other chart will share the view.
      -->

      <lvc:CartesianChart
          Grid.Row="0"
          Series="{Binding SeriesCollection1}"
          XAxes="{Binding SharedXAxis}"
          DrawMargin="{Binding DrawMargin}"
          ZoomMode="X">
      </lvc:CartesianChart>
      <lvc:CartesianChart
          Grid.Row="1"
          Series="{Binding SeriesCollection2}"
          XAxes="{Binding SharedXAxis}"
          DrawMargin="{Binding DrawMargin}"
          ZoomMode="X">
      </lvc:CartesianChart>
  </Grid> 
</UserControl>

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