QCharts automatic axes scaling problem

  • Dear all,

    I want to plot data with QCharts. My idea is to create a chart and series in the constructor and add the series to the chart. Then I'd like like to add data to the series in a function and add axes to the chart that are scaled to the data points.

    createDefaultAxes() seems to do just what I want, but the scaling only works if I add the series to the chart after adding the data points.

    My code looks like so:

        QLineSeries *series = new QLineSeries();
        QChart *chart = new QChart();
        chart->setTitle("Simple line chart example");
        chart->addSeries(series); // <- axes _not_ scaled properly
        series->append(0, 0);
        series->append(2, 4);
        series->append(3, 8);
        series->append(7, 4);
        series->append(10, 5);
        // chart->addSeries(series); // <- axes scaled properly


    I don't really understand why it makes a difference, where series is added to chart. In the end, it's just a pointer, right?

    Does anyone have an idea how I can tell chart that its series has updated?

    Any help is appreciated :-)


  • Can anyone just confirm that it at least should work? Or am I reading the documentation wrong? Otherwise I'd file a bug...


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    From a quick look at the documentation, I haven't see anything stating that adding points to a series after it has been added to a chart should trigger anything. The QAstractSeries class also doesn't seem to offer anything related to triggering an update.

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