• Spacing
  • Effect due to spacing
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Indicates the spacing between each data category in:
  • a Column chart,
  • a Funnel chart,
  • a Minimum/Maximum stock chart.
Examples of bar charts with space in-between categories:
Spacing between categories
Reminder: The space between two data categories is equal to 10 pixels by default.
Linux Caution: A specific configuration is required to use this function in Linux. For more details, see The charts.
// Espace entre deux catégories de données dans l'histogramme "MonGraphe": 20 pixels
grColumnSpacing("MonGraphe", 20)
// Espace entre deux catégories de données dans l'histogramme "GRF_MonGraphe": 15 pixels
grColumnSpacing(GRF_MonGraphe, 15)
grColumnSpacing(<Chart name> , <Spacing>)
<Chart name>: Control name or character string
Name of the chart to be used. This name corresponds to:
  • the chart name defined through programming with grCreate.
  • the name of Chart control found in the window editor, page editor or report editor.
<Spacing>: entier
Spacing (in pixels) between two categories.


If the destination is large enough, the spacing is expressed as follows:
If the destination does not allow you to display the spacing, the spacing is set to 0: therefore, the bars are "stuck" together.

Effect due to spacing

  • The spacing between two data categories has no effect on the charts other than:
    • Column charts,
    • Funnel charts,
    • Minimum/Maximum Stock charts.
  • The modifications performed by grColumnSpacing will be taken into account during the next call to grDraw.
Related Examples:
WD Chart Training (WINDEV): WD Chart
[ + ] This example presents the different uses of the Chart control.
Different types of charts are presented:
- Pie
- Sunburst
- Line
- Scatter
- Column
- Area
- etc.

The main features presented here are the possibility to customize of charts from the code, as well as to fill the chart from an HFSQL data file, or in the editor.
Component: wd270grf.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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