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Getting started with Blazor Stock Chart component

08 Apr 2021 / 5 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include a Stock Chart in your Blazor Server-Side application. You can refer Getting Started with Syncfusion Blazor for Server-Side in Visual Studio 2019 page for the introduction and configuring the common specifications.

To get start quickly with Blazor stock chart component, you can check on this video.

Importing Syncfusion Blazor component in the application

  1. Install Syncfusion.Blazor NuGet package to the application by using the NuGet Package Manager.
  2. You can add the client-side resources through CDN or from NuGet package in the HEAD element of the ~/Pages/_Host.cshtml page.
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<head>
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap4.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <!---CDN--->
    @*<link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/blazor/18.4.42/styles/bootstrap4.css" rel="stylesheet" />*@
</head>

For Internet Explorer 11, kindly refer the polyfills. Refer the documentation for more information.

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<head>
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/blazor/18.4.42/styles/bootstrap4.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://github.com/Daddoon/Blazor.Polyfill/releases/download/3.0.1/blazor.polyfill.min.js"></script>
</head>
  1. Now add the lodash script mandatorily to the HEAD element of the /Pages/Host.cshtml page, since we have used it in our Stock Chart.
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<head>
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/blazor/18.4.42/styles/bootstrap4.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://github.com/Daddoon/Blazor.Polyfill/releases/download/3.0.1/blazor.polyfill.min.js"></script>
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/lodash.js/4.17.20/lodash.min.js"></script>
</head>

Adding component package to the application

Open **~/_Imports.razor file and include the Syncfusion.Blazor.Charts namespace.

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@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Charts

Add SyncfusionBlazor service in Startup.cs

Open the Startup.cs file and add services required by Syncfusion components using services.AddSyncfusionBlazor() method. Add this method in the ConfigureServices function as follows.

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using Syncfusion.Blazor;
namespace BlazorApplication
{
public class Startup
{
    ....
    ....
    public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
    {
        ....
        ....
        services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();
    }
}
}

To enable custom client-side source loading from CRG or CDN, please refer to the section about custom resources in Blazor application.

Add Stock Chart component

To initialize the Stock Chart component, add the below code to your Index.razor view page under ~/Pages folder. In a new application, if Index.razor page has any default content template, then those content can be completely removed and following code can be added.

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@page "/"

<SfStockChart>

</SfStockChart>

Populate Stock Chart with Data

To bind data for the Stock Chart component, you can assign a IEnumerable object to the DataSource property. It can also be provided as an instance of the DataManager.

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@code{
public class StockChartData
{
    public DateTime Date { get; set; }
    public Double Open { get; set; }
    public Double Low { get; set; }
    public Double Close { get; set; }
    public Double High { get; set; }
    public Double Volume { get; set; }
}
public List<StockChartData> StockDetails = new List<StockChartData>
{
    new StockChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 02), Open = 85.9757, High = 90.6657, Low = 85.7685, Close = 90.5257, Volume = 660187068},
    new StockChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 09), Open = 89.4471, High = 92, Low = 86.2157, Close = 86.4614, Volume = 912634864},
    new StockChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 16), Open = 87.1514, High = 88.6071, Low = 81.4885, Close = 81.8543, Volume = 1221746066},
    new StockChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 23), Open = 81.5157, High = 88.2857, Low = 79.2857, Close = 86.1428, Volume = 965935749},
    new StockChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 30), Open = 85.4, High =  85.4857, Low = 80.7385, Close = 80.75, Volume = 615249365},
    new StockChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 07), Open = 80.2143, High = 82.2685, Low = 79.8185, Close = 80.9585, Volume = 541742692},
    new StockChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 14), Open = 80.3671, High = 81.0728, Low = 74.5971, Close = 75.7685, Volume = 708126233},
    new StockChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 21), Open = 76.3571, High = 82.3571, Low = 76.2928, Close = 80.3271, Volume = 682076215},
    new StockChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 28), Open = 81.5571, High = 83.0714, Low = 80.0743, Close = 80.1414, Volume = 480059584},
};
}

Now set the StockDetails to DataSource property. By default, Stock Chart will be rendered based on provided Date and High fields value from datasource without any mapping.

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<SfStockChart>
<StockChartSeriesCollection>
    <StockChartSeries DataSource="@StockDetails" Type="ChartSeriesType.Candle" XName="Date" YName="Close" High="High" Low="Low" Open="Open" Close="Close" Volume="Volume"></StockChartSeries>
</StockChartSeriesCollection>
</SfStockChart>

On successful compilation of your application, the Syncfusion Blazor Stock Chart component will render in the web browser as shown below.

stock chart

Add Title

You can add a title using Title property in the Stock Chart, to provide quick information to the user about the data plotted in the component.

title.razor
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@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Charts

<SfStockChart Title="AAPL Historical">
    <StockChartSeriesCollection>
        <StockChartSeries DataSource="@StockDetails" Type="ChartSeriesType.Candle" XName="Date" YName="Close" High="High" Low="Low" Open="Open" Close="Close" Volume="Volume"></StockChartSeries>
    </StockChartSeriesCollection>
</SfStockChart>

@code {
    public class ChartData
    {
        public DateTime Date { get; set; }
        public Double Open { get; set; }
        public Double Low { get; set; }
        public Double Close { get; set; }
        public Double High { get; set; }
        public Double Volume { get; set; }
    }
	
    public List<ChartData> StockDetails = new List<ChartData>
    {
        new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 02), Open= 85.9757, High = 90.6657,Low = 85.7685, Close = 90.5257,Volume = 660187068},
        new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 09), Open= 89.4471, High = 92,Low = 86.2157, Close = 86.4614,Volume = 912634864},
        new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 16), Open= 87.1514, High = 88.6071,Low = 81.4885, Close = 81.8543,Volume = 1221746066},
        new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 23), Open= 81.5157, High = 88.2857,Low = 79.2857, Close = 86.1428,Volume = 965935749},
        new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 30), Open= 85.4, High =  85.4857,Low = 80.7385, Close = 80.75,Volume = 615249365},
        new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 07), Open= 80.2143, High = 82.2685,Low = 79.8185, Close = 80.9585,Volume = 541742692},
        new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 14), Open= 80.3671, High = 81.0728,Low = 74.5971, Close = 75.7685,Volume = 708126233},
        new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 21), Open= 76.3571, High = 82.3571,Low = 76.2928, Close = 80.3271,Volume = 682076215},
        new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 28), Open= 81.5571, High = 83.0714,Low = 80.0743, Close = 80.1414,Volume = 480059584}
   };
}

StockChart Title

Add Crosshair

Crosshair is a vertical and horizontal line on the view that shows the value of an axis when the mouse or touch is in a certain position.

Crosshair lines can be enabled by using Enable property in the StockChartCrosshairSettings. Likewise tooltip label for an axis can be enabled by using Enable property in the StockChartTooltipSettings.

crosshair.razor
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@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Charts

<SfStockChart>
    <StockChartCrosshairSettings Enable="true"></StockChartCrosshairSettings>
    <StockChartSeriesCollection>
        <StockChartSeries DataSource="@StockDetails" Type="ChartSeriesType.Column" XName="Date" YName="Y"></StockChartSeries>
    </StockChartSeriesCollection>
</SfStockChart>

@code {
    public class ChartData
    {
        public DateTime Date { get; set; }
        public Double Y { get; set; }
    }

    public List<ChartData> StockDetails = new List<ChartData>
    {
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 02), Y= 100},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 09), Y= 10 },
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 16), Y= 500},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 23), Y= 80 },
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 30), Y= 200},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 07), Y= 600},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 14), Y= 50 },
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 21), Y= 700},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 28), Y= 90 }
   };
}

Crosshair

Add Trackball

Trackball is used to track a closest data point to the mouse or touch position. Trackball marker indicates the closest point and trackball tooltip displays the information about the point.

Trackball can be enabled by setting the Enable property in the StockChartCrosshairSettings to true and Shared property in the StockChartTooltipSettings to true in component.

trackball.razor
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@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Charts

<SfStockChart>
    <StockChartCrosshairSettings Enable="true" LineType="LineType.Vertical"></StockChartCrosshairSettings>
    <StockChartTooltipSettings Enable="true" Shared="true" Format="${point.x} : ${point.y}" Header="AAPL"></StockChartTooltipSettings>
    <StockChartSeriesCollection>
        <StockChartSeries DataSource="@StockDetails" Type="ChartSeriesType.Line" XName="Date" YName="Y"></StockChartSeries>
        <StockChartSeries DataSource="@StockDetails" Type="ChartSeriesType.Line" XName="Date" YName="Y1"></StockChartSeries>
    </StockChartSeriesCollection>
</SfStockChart>

@code {
    public class ChartData
    {
        public DateTime Date { get; set; }
        public Double Y { get; set; }
        public Double Y1 { get; set; }
    }

    public List<ChartData> StockDetails = new List<ChartData>
    {
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 02), Y= 100, Y1= 50},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 09), Y= 10 , Y1= 5},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 16), Y= 500, Y1= 250},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 23), Y= 80 , Y1= 60},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 04, 30), Y= 200, Y1= 100},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 07), Y= 600, Y1= 300},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 14), Y= 50 , Y1= 25},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 21), Y= 700, Y1= 350},
         new ChartData { Date = new DateTime(2012, 05, 28), Y= 90 , Y1= 45}
   };
}

Trackball

You can find the fully working sample here.

See also