Legend.FillStyle Property

Gets the legend's background fill style.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v19.2.dll

Declaration

[XtraChartsLocalizableCategory(XtraChartsCategory.Appearance)]
[PersistenceMode(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty)]
public RectangleFillStyle FillStyle { get; }
<XtraChartsLocalizableCategory(XtraChartsCategory.Appearance)>
<PersistenceMode(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty)>
Public ReadOnly Property FillStyle As RectangleFillStyle

Property Value

Type Description
RectangleFillStyle

A RectangleFillStyle object which specifies the background fill style.

Remarks

The FillStyle property provides settings that specify how the legend's background is painted. Refer to the RectangleFillStyle class description for detailed information.

The following image demonstrates the FillStyle property in action.

LegendBackground

For more information, refer to Legends.

Examples

This example demonstrates how a chart's Legend can be accessed and customized at runtime.

To control whether series, indicators, Constant Lines and Strips should be shown in the legend, use their SeriesBase.ShowInLegend, Indicator.ShowInLegend, ConstantLine.ShowInLegend and Strip.ShowInLegend properties.

Legend legend = chartControl1.Legend;

// Display the chart control's legend.
legend.Visible = true;

// Define its margins and alignment relative to the diagram.
legend.Margins.All = 8;
legend.AlignmentHorizontal = LegendAlignmentHorizontal.RightOutside;
legend.AlignmentVertical = LegendAlignmentVertical.Top;

// Define the layout of items within the legend.
legend.Direction = LegendDirection.LeftToRight;
legend.EquallySpacedItems = true;
legend.HorizontalIndent = 8;
legend.VerticalIndent = 8;
legend.TextVisible = true;
legend.TextOffset = 8;
legend.MarkerVisible = true;
legend.MarkerSize = new Size(20, 20);
legend.Padding.All = 4;

// Define the limits for the legend to occupy the chart's space.
legend.MaxHorizontalPercentage = 50;
legend.MaxVerticalPercentage = 50;

// Customize the legend appearance.
legend.BackColor = Color.Beige;
legend.FillStyle.FillMode = FillMode.Gradient;
((RectangleGradientFillOptions)legend.FillStyle.Options).Color2 = Color.Bisque;

legend.Border.Visible = true;
legend.Border.Color = Color.DarkBlue;
legend.Border.Thickness = 2;

legend.Shadow.Visible = true;
legend.Shadow.Color = Color.LightGray;
legend.Shadow.Size = 2;

// Customize the legend text properties.
legend.Antialiasing = false;
legend.Font = new Font("Arial", 9, FontStyle.Bold);
legend.TextColor = Color.DarkBlue;
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