Price Channel Overlay
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Purpose

This topic provides a conceptual overview of the IGChartView™ control’s Price Channel Overlay and provides a code example demonstrating how to add it to the chart view.

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Introduction

Price Channel Overlay summary

The Price Channel Overlay is an indicator of volatility that displays changes in price over time between two parallel lines. The lower line is the trend line representing the low’s prices, and the upper line is the channel line representing the high’s prices. Channels show trend direction for any period. Price channels, or trend, can be up, down or sideways.

Data requirements

While the IGChartView control allows easy binding to your own data model, make sure to supply the appropriate amounts and types of data required by the series. Failing to do so causes the IGChartView to appear blank.

Required – the data model must contain numeric fields for each high and low values in order to render data.


Adding a Price Channel Overlay to the IGChartView – Code Example

Description

The following code uses the IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper to supply randomly generated data to a financial price series by first adding to the IGChartView instance, then next adding the financial indicator to the IGChartView instance as a series, and then finally adding the IGChartView as a subview of the current UIView.

Prerequisites

This code example requires the inclusion of the IGChartView framework, detail about how to add this framework can be found in the Adding the Chart Framework File topic.

Code

In C#:

List<NSObject> open = new List<NSObject>();
for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
      open.Add(new NSNumber((new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(100))));
}
List<NSObject> high = new List<NSObject>();
for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
      high.Add(new NSNumber((new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(130))));
}
List<NSObject> low = new List<NSObject>();
for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
      low.Add(new NSNumber((new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(100))));
}
List<NSObject> close = new List<NSObject>();
for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
      close.Add(new NSNumber((new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(110))));
}
List<NSObject> volume = new List<NSObject>();
for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
      volume.Add(new NSNumber((new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(1100000))));
}
IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper source = new IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper();
source.OpenValues = open.ToArray();
source.HighValues = high.ToArray();
source.LowValues = low.ToArray();
source.CloseValues = close.ToArray();
source.VolumeValues = volume.ToArray();
IGChartView infraChart = new IGChartView(this.View.Frame);
infraChart.AutoresizingMask = UIViewAutoresizing.FlexibleWidth | UIViewAutoresizing.FlexibleHeight;
IGCategoryXAxis xAxis = new IGCategoryXAxis("xAxis");
IGNumericYAxis yAxis = new IGNumericYAxis("yAxis");
infraChart.AddAxis(xAxis);
infraChart.AddAxis(yAxis);
IGFinancialPriceSeries financialPriceSeries = new IGFinancialPriceSeries("financialPriceSeries");
financialPriceSeries.XAxis = xAxis;
financialPriceSeries.YAxis = yAxis;
financialPriceSeries.DataSource = source;
financialPriceSeries.DisplayType = IGPriceDisplayType.IGPriceDisplayTypeCandlestick;
IGPriceChannelOverlay financialIndicator = new IGPriceChannelOverlay("financialIndicator");
financialIndicator.XAxis = xAxis;
financialIndicator.YAxis = yAxis;
financialIndicator.DataSource = source;
financialIndicator.Thickness = 3.0f;
infraChart.AddSeries(financialPriceSeries);
infraChart.AddSeries(financialIndicator);
(this.View).AddSubview(infraChart);

In Objective-C:

    NSMutableArray *open = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [open addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *high = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [high addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100 + 30)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *low = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [low addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *close = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++) {
        [close addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 100 + 10)]];
    }
    
    NSMutableArray *volume = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    for (int i = 0; i < 25; i++)
    {
        [volume addObject:[[NSNumber alloc] initWithDouble:(arc4random() % 1000000 + 100000)]];
    }
    
    IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper *source = [[IGOHLCSeriesDataSourceHelper alloc] init];
    source.openValues = open;
    source.highValues = high;
    source.lowValues = low;
    source.closeValues = close;
    source.volumeValues = volume;
    
    IGChartView *infraChart = [[IGChartView alloc] initWithFrame:self.view.frame];
    [infraChart setAutoresizingMask:UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleWidth|UIViewAutoresizingFlexibleHeight];
    
    IGCategoryXAxis *xAxis = [[IGCategoryXAxis alloc] initWithKey:@"xAxis"];
    IGNumericYAxis *yAxis = [[IGNumericYAxis alloc] initWithKey:@"yAxis"];
    [infraChart addAxis:xAxis];
    [infraChart addAxis:yAxis];
    
    IGFinancialPriceSeries *financialPriceSeries = [[IGFinancialPriceSeries alloc] initWithKey:@"financialPriceSeries"];
    financialPriceSeries.xAxis = xAxis;
    financialPriceSeries.yAxis = yAxis;
    financialPriceSeries.dataSource = source;
    financialPriceSeries.displayType = IGPriceDisplayTypeCandlestick;
    IGPriceChannelOverlay *financialIndicator = [[IGPriceChannelOverlay alloc] initWithKey:@"financialIndicator"];
    financialIndicator.xAxis = xAxis;
    financialIndicator.yAxis = yAxis;
    financialIndicator.dataSource = source;
    financialIndicator.thickness = 3.0f;
    
    [infraChart addSeries:financialPriceSeries];
    [infraChart addSeries:financialIndicator];
    [self.view addSubview:infraChart];

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