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Posted 2 Jan 2007

Plotter Control (a-la Task Manager Performance History Graphs)

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Plotter Control with Scrolling (.NET 2.0)


I made this control as a favor to my friend who is an electrical engineer.  He needed a Task Manager style control to display a sampled signal coming from a device that he was making.  I did a quick search on codeproject, and the closest thing I could find was Anup. V.’s Plotter control but it lacked the scrolling capability.  So I finally had to get my hands dirty and made this plotter control.  Now I’m posting it here guessing that there might be other electrical engineers out there who are in a desperate need of such a control.


Demo Project


Sample Image - plotter.jpg


Tip: Use the vertical track bar to change the current value.


Using the Plotter Control

  • Set the Min & Max properties.

  • Set the BackColor & ForeColor properties to adjust the colors to your liking.

  • Use the Add method to add new values periodically (e.g. from a timer event handler).


Changes History


Fixed a bug when the graph was drawn incorrectly when the control was put on a form with AutoScaleMode different than None and the system font size was different from the size the application was built with.


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Serge Slepov
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Russian Federation Russian Federation
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Questionreset [modified] Pin
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Generalmultiple values and Ticks Pin
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GeneralRe: multiple values and Ticks Pin
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