This page summarizes how axes are customized in ScottPlot
Axis Labels, Ticks, Lines, and Grid
An axis displays information on one edge of a plot
The axis label is the title displayed on an axis
Tick marks are small lines drawn on the figure outside the data area
Tick labels can be displayed for each tick mark
Grid lines are lines at each tick mark drawn on the data area
Axis lines are single lines drawn on the edge of the axis. Axis lines of the four primary axes form a rectangle that outlines the data area.
Axes have major ticks and minor ticks. The default behavior is that both display axis lines and tick marks, but only major ticks display tick labels and grid lines.
Primary, Secondary, and Additional Axes
Plots have 4 axes by default (2 primary, 2 secondary)
Primary axes on the bottom (
Plot.XAxis) and left (
Plot.YAxis) are fully visible by default
Secondary axes on the top (
Plot.XAxis2) and right (
Plot.YAxis2) only display axis lines by default
The Title of a plot is just the axis label of the top axis (
Additional axes can be added with
SetAxisLimits() manually defines limits for the primary axes
AxisAuto() automatically adjusts primary axis limits to fit visible data
GetAxisLimits() returns current limits for the primary axes
SetOuterViewLimits() and SetInnerViewLimits() can be used to ensure the user does not zoom out or zoom in farther than intended
ScottPlot supports multiple X and Y axes. This topic is covered in the Multi-Axis FAQ page.