MS Spline Area chart color problems

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I'm using the Multi-Series Spline Area chart in several places, and initially had just two datasets each with their own color. I just realized that one one of the charts I could add a third dataset with a new color, but once I do this it seems to alter the colors of the other datasets!




See the attached image to get a better idea of what I mean. The image shows the same chart twice; once with 2 datasets and again with 3 datasets. Notice how much lighter the red and green areas are.




The only reason this is an issue is that I will be displaying 2 charts near each other with different numbers of datasets - and this "bug" makes it look like the colors do not match.




In case you want to do any tests, the colors used are:78bcbb, ed6161, and 862b2b


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Thanks for the suggestions but neither of those seemed to help my issue. No matter what I do, adding a third <dataset>item alters the colors of the other two <dataset>'s. Below is my entire XML sheet, please help if you can!





























































































<style name="myShadow" type="shadow" angle="0" distance="0" blurX="8" blurY="8" />






<apply toObject="Canvas" styles="myShadow" />










<category label="Jul '08" />


<category label="Aug '08" />


<category label="Sep '08" />






<dataset SeriesName='Total Mail' color='78bcbb'>


<set value='579' />


<set value='711' />


<set value='675' />






<dataset SeriesName='Spam' color='ed6161'>


<set value='519' />


<set value='663' />


<set value='627' />






<dataset SeriesName='Virus' color='862b2b'>


<set value='219' />


<set value='363' />


<set value='327' />








I tried to post the XML code, but the forum kept throwing .NET failure errors and the it would actually render my XML nodes as HTML tags on the forum. Please look into this! I'm already a bit frustrated with your product, plus the fact that support is on a forum, then add to it that I can't even report my issues properly without encountering errors.




I actually had to MANUALLY html encode all the ">" and "<" symbols because this forum cannot do it properly without bombing out! And no, using the [ code ] tags did not help.[/color]

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Guest Rajroop


Any inconvinience caused is deeply regreted.

The gradient color of the data sets are so mis-matched because the latest entry to the Multi-series Spine Chart defines the color gradient for the other data sets. This has been done in order to have a good visual effect.

In reference to your query, there is a work around for this. :)

If I'm not mistaken, then you have two charts: two data sets in one and three data sets in the other.

What you'll have to do is that input the third data set in the first chart, the one with two data sets, and add alpha='0' like so:

<dataset SeriesName='Virus' color='862b2b' alpha='0'>

By doing this, you'll basically be hiding the latest data set input in the first chart and thereby you can match the colors of the data sets of the two charts.

Attached is the XML of the two charts.

P.s. Please try IE while pasting your code on this forum. It has no problems in rendering XML nodes as HTML tags on the forum.



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That's quite the workaround for the problem, but I suppose that would work. Thanks.




I was really just hoping for a way to just make it use the colors that I tell it to instead of determining what it best for me. Perhaps this would be a setting that could be added in a future version of the chart?

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Guest Rajroop


I completely understand your point. :)

Your suggestions are very important to us. We've made a note of it and put it on our wishlist.

Happy FusionCharting. :)

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