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Right Click Menu Functions

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

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
Mode

Specifies the functionality of a left-click on the chart. The following modes are available:

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.

PanAllows 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.

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 In

Allows 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 Out

Allows 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 Range

Automatically 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.

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