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How to bind the CSV data in WPF Chart (SfChart)?

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This article explains how to bind the CSV data to the WPF Chart with the following steps.

Step 1: Initialize a data model that represents a data point for the Chart.


public class Model
 public string Month { get; set; }
 public double Appointments { get; set; }
 public Model(string month, double appointments)
  Month= month;
  Appointments = appointments;


Step 2: Store the list of the data model (numbers and text) in a CSV file. Each line of the file is a data model. Each model consists of two fields, separated by commas.

[CSV Data]

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Step 3: Convert CSV data to List<Model>.


public class ViewModel
 public List<Model> Data { get; set; }
 public ViewModel()
  Data = new List<Model>(ReadCSV("..\\..\\ChartData"));
 public IEnumerable<Model> ReadCSV(string fileName)
  List<string> lines = File.ReadAllLines(System.IO.Path.ChangeExtension(fileName, ".csv")).ToList();
  //First row containing column names.
  return lines.Select(line =>
   string[] data = line.Split(',');
   return new Model(Convert.ToString(data[0]), Convert.ToDouble(data[1]));


Step 4: Bind the converted List<Model> to the SfChart.


    <chart:ColumnSeries ItemsSource="{Binding Data}"


Download the complete sample in GitHub


Binding CSV data in WPF Chart

Refer to this Documentation, to acquire more knowledge on data binding in WPF Charts.

See Also,

How to bind the JSON data in WPF Chart?

How to bind the SQL Database to the WPF chart?

How to bind the data table in WPF Chart?


I hope you enjoyed learning about how to bind the CSV data in WPF Chart (SfChart).

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