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TIBCO Spotfire – A Comprehensive Primer by Michael Phillips

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How to manipulate color

Color can be applied to a visualization in one of three fundamentally different ways:

  • Category
  • Rule
  • Gradient

The use of these different approaches is constrained by visualization type, data type, and whether the data is categorical or continuous in nature. At a scripting level, the color is also handled differently for tables and cross tables, but let's start with the other visualizations: those with axes.

Color by category

Color by category is simply handled using the Spotfire.Dxp.Application.Visuals ColorAxis class we've already encountered. This class has a property called Coloring, to which we can apply a categorical color rule. As usual, the main reference object is visualContentObject.

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