DockableTitle.Dock Property

Gets or sets a value specifying the parent control edges, to which a title is docked.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v21.2.dll


public ChartTitleDockStyle Dock { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A ChartTitleDockStyle enumeration value.

Available values:

Name Description

A title is positioned at the top of the chart control.


A title is positioned at the bottom of the chart control.


A title is positioned to the left of the chart control.


A title is positioned to the right of the chart control.


The position of a title within its parent control is specified by the Dock and AlignedTitle.Alignment properties. While the Dock property specifies the parent control’s edge (left, right, top or bottom) which a title will be allocated to, the AlignedTitle.Alignment property controls how the title is aligned (near, far, at the center) along this edge.

The images in the following table illustrate how a chart title can be docked to different edges of a chart control (note that the AlignedTitle.Alignment property is set to the default Center value).

Top Bottom
ChartTitleDockStyle_Top.gif ChartTitleDockStyle_Bottom.gif
Left Right
ChartTitleDockStyle_Left.gif ChartTitleDockStyle_Right.gif

For more information, refer to Chart Titles.


This example demonstrates how chart titles can be accessed and customized at runtime.

// Create chart titles.
ChartTitle chartTitle1 = new ChartTitle();
ChartTitle chartTitle2 = new ChartTitle();

// Define the text for the titles.
chartTitle1.Text = "<i>Basic</i> <b>HTML</b> <u>is</u> <color=blue>supported</color>.";
chartTitle2.Text = "The capability to word-wrap is available for chart titles.";

chartTitle2.WordWrap = true;
chartTitle2.MaxLineCount = 2;

// Define the alignment of the titles.
chartTitle1.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center;
chartTitle2.Alignment = StringAlignment.Near;

// Place the titles where it's required.
chartTitle1.Dock = ChartTitleDockStyle.Top;
chartTitle2.Dock = ChartTitleDockStyle.Bottom;

// Customize a title's appearance.
chartTitle1.Antialiasing = true;
chartTitle1.Font = new Font("Tahoma", 14, FontStyle.Bold);
chartTitle1.TextColor = Color.Red;
chartTitle1.Indent = 10;

// Add the titles to the chart.
chartControl1.Titles.AddRange(new ChartTitle[] {
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