Stacked 100 Column Series
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This topic provides a conceptual overview of the Stacked 100 Column series in the IGChartView™ control and provides a code example showing you how to add it to the chart views.

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Stacked 100 Column series summary

Stacked 100 Column series belongs to a group of Category Series and renders as a collection of rectangles stacked on top of each other. Each stacked fragment in the collection represents one visual element in each stack and can contain both positive and negative values grouped on the positive side of the y-axis negative side of the y-axis respectively. The Stacked 100 Column series is identical to the Stacked Column Series in all aspects except in their treatment of the values on y-axis. Instead of presenting a direct representation of the data, the Stacked 100 Column series presents the data in terms of percent of the sum of all values in a data point. In addition, the Stacked 100 Column series uses the same concepts of data plotting as Stacked 100 Bar Series but data points are stacked along the vertical line (y-axis) rather than along the horizontal line (x-axis). In other words, the Stacked 100 Column series renders like the Stacked 100 Bar Series but rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

Data requirements

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

Required – The bound data model must contain at least one numeric field, for rendering Stacked 100 Column data and may contain an optional string for labels. For optimal viewing, we recommend using a data model containing two or more numeric data fields so that each point of the Stacked 100 Column series has two or more stacked fragments.

Data rendering rules

The Stacked 100 Column series renders data using the following rules:

  • Each numeric column in the data model that that you want rendered requires the addition of an IGStackedFragmentSeries to the series collection property of the IGStacked100ColumnSeries
  • Each row in the data model represents a single stacked area polygon. Created based on the columns in the data model, sections map to the IGStackedFragmentSeries object’s valueProperty.
  • When rendering the second value in the row its value is added to the points of the previous values in that row. Therefore, each point going upwards on the chart is a cumulative sum of the values at that point.
  • The string or date time column that is mapped to the label property of data mapping on the x-axis is used as the category labels. If the data mapping for label is not specified, default labels are used.
  • Category labels are drawn on the x-axis. Data values are drawn on the y-axis.
  • When rendering, multiple series of the IGStacked100ColumnSeries type will get rendered in clusters where each cluster represents a data point. The first Stacked Column series in the series collection of the IGChartView control will render as a column on the left of the cluster. Each successive series is rendered to the right of the previous series.

Adding a Stacked 100 Column Series to the IGChartView – Code Example


The code below uses the IGStackedSeriesDataSourceHelper to supply randomly generated data to a Stacked 100 Column series firstly by adding to the IGChartView instance, and then adding the IGChartView as a subview of the current UIView.


This code example requires the inclusion of the Chart framework, detail about how to add this framework is available in the Adding the Chart Framework File topic.


In C#:

public class DataModel : NSObject
      public string Label { get; set; }
      public float Value1 { get; set; }
      public float Value2 { get; set; }
      public float Value3 { get; set; }
IGChartView _chartView;
IGStackedSeriesDataSourceHelper _stackedChartDataSourceHelper;
IGLegend _legend;
List<NSObject> _data;
void PopulateData()
      _data = new List<NSObject>();
      for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
            DataModel item = new DataModel();
            item.Value1 = new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(100);
            item.Value2 = new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(100);
            item.Value3 = new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks).Next(100);
            item.Label = string.Format ("Label {0}", i);
public override void ViewDidLoad ()
      RectangleF bounds = new RectangleF(0, 0, this.View.Frame.Size.Width, this.View.Frame.Size.Height);
      _chartView = new IGChartView(bounds);
      _chartView.BackgroundColor = UIColor.White;
      _stackedChartDataSourceHelper = new IGStackedSeriesDataSourceHelper(_data.ToArray(), NSArray.FromObjects("Value1", "Value2", "Value3"));
      _chartView.AddStackedSeries(new Class(typeof(IGStacked100ColumnSeries)), "series", _stackedChartDataSourceHelper, "xAxis", "yAxis");
      _legend = new IGLegend(IGChartLegendType.IGChartLegendTypeSeries);
      _legend.Frame = new RectangleF(20, 20, 100, 100);
      _chartView.Legend = _legend;

In Objective-C:

@interface DataModel : NSObject
@property (nonatomic, retain) NSString *label;
@property (nonatomic) float value1;
@property (nonatomic) float value2;
@property (nonatomic) float value3;
@interface igViewController : UIViewController
    IGChartView *_chartView;
    IGStackedSeriesDataSourceHelper *_stackedChartDataSourceHelper;
    IGLegend *_legend;
    NSMutableArray *_data;
@implementation DataModel
@synthesize value1, value2, value3;
@implementation igViewController
    _data = [[NSMutableArray alloc]init];
    for (int i=0; i<10; i++)
        DataModel *item = [[DataModel alloc]init];
        item.value1 = arc4random() % 100;
        item.value2 = arc4random() % 100;
        item.value3 = arc4random() % 100;
        item.label = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"Label %d", i];
        [_data addObject:item];
    [self populateData];
    CGRect bounds = CGRectMake(0, 0, self.view.frame.size.width, self.view.frame.size.height);
    _chartView = [[IGChartView alloc] initWithFrame:bounds];
    _chartView.backgroundColor = [UIColor whiteColor];
    _stackedChartDataSourceHelper = [[IGStackedSeriesDataSourceHelper alloc]initWithData:_data fields:@"value1", @"value2", @"value3", nil];
    [_chartView addStackedSeriesForType:[IGStacked100ColumnSeries class] usingKey:@"series" withDataSource:_stackedChartDataSourceHelper firstAxisKey:@"xAxis" secondAxisKey:@"yAxis"];    
    [self.view addSubview:_chartView];
    _legend = [[IGLegend alloc] initWithLegendType:IGChartLegendTypeSeries];
    [_legend setFrame:CGRectMake(20, 20, 100, 100)];
    _chartView.legend = _legend;
    [self.view addSubview:_legend];

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