If the values along an axis are large, scientific notation is more readable than a decimal format with many zeros. In this example the y-axis is labeled with scientific notation where each number has exactly two fractional digits displayed. Use axis.AxisY.AxisLabel.TextFormat and format pattern, "0.00E0". See Formatting Types in the .Net Framework Developerís Guide for details on number formatting pattern.
If the TextFormat attribute for an axis is set to a date format, then the axis is scaled and labeled as a date/time axis instead of as a real axis.
An additional feature of Date axes is the ability to skip weekends. This feature is often needed for charting stock price data.
To skip weekends it is necessary to adjust the autoscaling for weekdays-only. This is done by setting the attribute SkipWeekends to true. It is also necessary to set a custom transformation, TransformDate, on the axis. This is shown in the following example, which is a modification of the example in the previous section.
Skipping weekends is intended only for data sets where no weekend data exists. It will not give the expected results if the data set contains weekend data.
Any array of strings can be used to label the tick marks using the SetLabels(String) method. The SetLabels(String) method sets the Number attribute to the number of strings.