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AxisLabel.Staggered Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether axis labels/axis custom labels are positioned in staggered order.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Charts


public bool Staggered { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

true if axis labels are positioned in staggered order; false if labels are displayed in a single line.


Use the Staggered property to control how axis labels are displayed relative to the corresponding axis. If this property is set to false, axis labels are displayed on a single line along the axis. When axis labels contain long texts and overlap, set the Staggered property to true in order to stagger axis labels.


In addition, it is possible to use another approach to avoid overlapping for axis labels, e.g. rotate the labels by using the AxisLabel.Angle property. In this case, it’s also recommended to enable the TitleBase.Antialiasing property, to draw the labels’ text smoothly.


This example demonstrates how to access and customize axis labels.

// Cast the chart's diagram to the XYDiagram type, to access its axes.
XYDiagram diagram = (XYDiagram)chartControl1.Diagram;

// Customize the X-axis labels' appearance.
diagram.AxisX.Label.Angle = -30;
diagram.AxisX.Label.Staggered = true;
diagram.AxisX.Label.TextColor = Color.Bisque;

// As opposed to the above properties, the following ones
// will not affect custom labels, if they exist for the axes.
diagram.AxisX.Label.BeginText = "Some prefix ";
diagram.AxisX.Label.EndText = " some postfix.";

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