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BarSeriesLabel.Position Property

Specifies the position of series point labels, relative to their corresponding Bars.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Charts


public BarSeriesLabelPosition Position { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A BarSeriesLabelPosition enumeration value that specifies the label position.

Available values:

Name Description

Enables the algorithm which calculates the label position inside bars with respect to chart size.


Labels are displayed above Bars.



Labels are displayed in the center of Bars.



Labels are displayed inside Bars, at the top.



Labels are displayed inside Bars, at the bottom.



When the Position property is set to Top, the lines that connect labels with their corresponding points become visible, and the following properties become available: SeriesLabelBase.LineColor, SeriesLabelBase.LineLength, SeriesLabelBase.LineStyle and SeriesLabelBase.LineVisible.

When the Position property is set to TopInside or BottomInside, the BarSeriesLabel.Indent property specifies an indent between a label and the corresponding side of a Bar.


This example demonstrates how to customize the Side-by-Side Bar series label position and appearance.

Use the following API members to customize bar series labels:

Member Description
Series.LabelsVisibility Specifies whether to show series labels.
BarSeriesLabel Defines label settings for bar series.
SeriesLabelBase.BackColor Gets or sets the label’s background color.
SeriesLabelBase.Border Gets the label’s border settings.
SeriesLabelBase.Font Gets or sets the font used to display the label’s content.
BarSeriesLabel.Position Specifies the position of series point labels, relative to their corresponding Bars.
SeriesLabelBase.TextOrientation Specifies the direction of text within the series labels.
SeriesLabelBase.TextPattern Gets or sets a string which represents the pattern specifying the text to be displayed within series labels.
private void OnFormLoad(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    chartControl1.Series[0].LabelsVisibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.True;

    BarSeriesLabel seriesLabel = chartControl1.Series[0].Label as BarSeriesLabel;
    seriesLabel.BackColor = Color.White;
    seriesLabel.Border.Color = Color.DarkSlateGray;
    seriesLabel.Font = new Font("Tahoma", 10, FontStyle.Regular);
    seriesLabel.Position = BarSeriesLabelPosition.TopInside;
    seriesLabel.TextOrientation = TextOrientation.Horizontal;
    seriesLabel.TextPattern = "{V:F1}";            

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