Chart Click Event handled multiple times.

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  1. mike
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    Nov 2010

    Posted 12 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Had a method that would load data and setup the chart. I was making this call in code. 
    To my surprise it was causing the event to get handled multiple times causing all sorts of issues. Just an FYI for anyone that 
    is running into an issue with Charts CLick handler getting called multiple times.

    StructureChart.DefaultView.ChartArea.ItemClick += new EventHandler<ChartItemClickEventArgs>(Structure_ItemClick);
  2. Yavor
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    Posted 16 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Hello mike,

    Unfortunately we couldn't reproduce the problem you are describing in our tests. Can you please share the steps needed to reproduce it and also some sample code?

    You can find the code we used for testing in our environment in the attached file.

    Yavor Ivanov
    the Telerik team
  3. mike
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    Member since:
    Nov 2010

    Posted 18 Feb 2011 Link to this post


    ///Called from button click
            private void GetData(long s, long b, int d)
                PageBusyIndicator.IsBusy = true;
                //get the business unit and structure id's, and days back to pass to the server
                Int64 _b= buid;
                Int64 _s= structId;
                int _d= daysBack;
                string _link = string.Format(Charting.BaseUrl + "/chartData?s={0}&b={1}&d={2}", _s, _b, _d);
                WebClient _buClient = new WebClient();
                _buClient.OpenReadCompleted += new OpenReadCompletedEventHandler(InitalBuClient_OpenReadCompleted);
                _buClient.OpenReadAsync(new Uri(_link), _buId);
    ///Called after webclient returns
            void InitalBuClient_OpenReadCompleted(object sender, OpenReadCompletedEventArgs e)
                //Read the Json getting returned
                DataContractJsonSerializer json = new DataContractJsonSerializer(typeof(List<Classes.BusinessUnitChart>));
                //Get the data from the results
                List<Classes.BusinessUnitChart> _buChartInfo = (List<Classes.BusinessUnitChart>)json.ReadObject(e.Result);
                if (_buChartInfo.Count > 0)
                    //Load the Chart
    ///called to reload the chart, Assign the click event handler here, this will cause mulitple calls to click event handler.
            private void LoadBusinessChart(List<Classes.BusinessUnitChart> businessUnitChartData)
                //filter the count so we dont get 0 values
                businessUnitChartData = businessUnitChartData.Where(c => c.Count != 0).ToList<Classes.BusinessUnitChart>();
                //hide legend
                BusinessUnitChart.DefaultView.ChartLegend.Visibility = System.Windows.Visibility.Collapsed;
                //reset zoom settings
                BusinessUnitChart.DefaultView.ChartArea.ZoomScrollSettingsX = new ZoomScrollSettings() { ScrollMode = ScrollMode.None };
                //clear datasource and seriesmappings
                BusinessUnitChart.ItemsSource = null;
                BusinessUnitChart.DefaultView.ChartArea.ItemClick += new EventHandler<ChartItemClickEventArgs>(BU_ItemClick);

                //format the bar chart
                //add the new seriesdefinition
                SeriesMapping seriesMapping = new SeriesMapping();
                seriesMapping.SeriesDefinition = new HorizontalBarSeriesDefinition();
                //set the Series colors
                seriesMapping.SeriesDefinition.Appearance.Fill = new SolidColorBrush(Charting.OpenColor);
                seriesMapping.SeriesDefinition.Appearance.Foreground = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.White);
                seriesMapping.SeriesDefinition.Appearance.Stroke = new SolidColorBrush(Charting.OpenColor);
                //add the item mappings
                ItemMapping yMapping = new ItemMapping("Count", DataPointMember.YValue);
                ItemMapping catMapping = new ItemMapping("BusinessUnitName", DataPointMember.XCategory);
                ItemMapping xMapping = new ItemMapping("BusinessUnitId", DataPointMember.XValue);
                //setup the item label format
                seriesMapping.SeriesDefinition.ItemLabelFormat = "#Y{0}"
                //add the seriesmapping to the chart
                //see if we need zoom/scrolling
                if (businessUnitChartData.Count > 10)
                    BusinessUnitChart.DefaultView.ChartArea.ZoomScrollSettingsX = new ZoomScrollSettings() { ScrollMode = Telerik.Windows.Controls.Charting.ScrollMode.ScrollAndZoom};
                //add the datasource
                BusinessUnitChart.ItemsSource = businessUnitChartData;

           void Bu_ItemClick(object sender, ChartItemClickEventArgs e)
                //get the business unit and structure id's, and days back to pass to the server
                Int64 _s= ((Classes.BusinessUnitChart)e.DataPoint.DataItem).BusinessUnitId;
                Int64 _b= ((Classes.BusinessUnitChart)e.DataPoint.DataItem).StructureId;
                int? _days = GetDays();

                GetData(_structId, _buId, _days.Value);

    I reconstructed some pieces of this code so it may not work as written, but you get the jist. As many times as its loaded is as many times the event hanlder will get called. At least that is what i was experiencing.
  4. Ves
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    Posted 23 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Mike,

    The ItemClick event is wired within LoadBusinessChart method. And this method is called within  InitalBuClient_OpenReadCompleted callback, which in turn is executed when the webclient returns. So for each time webclient returns data you attach another handler to the ItemClick event of the ChartArea, hence the behavior you observe. Just for test purpose -- you can add a regular button and attach its Click event in the same manner -- you will get the same result.

    Please, move the code for attaching the event handler to the user control's constructor or Loaded event handler. You can also move it to XAML.

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