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LegendAlignmentVertical Enum

Lists the values that specify the legend’s vertical alignment within the Chart control.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Charts


[ResourceFinder(typeof(XtraChartsResFinder), "PropertyNamesRes")]
public enum LegendAlignmentVertical


Name Description

The legend is positioned at the top of the Chart control.



The legend is positioned level with the top of the Diagram.



The legend is centered vertically.



The legend is positioned level with the bottom of the Diagram.



The legend is positioned at the bottom of the Chart control.


Related API Members

The following properties accept/return LegendAlignmentVertical values:

Library Related API Members
Cross-Platform Class Library LegendBase.AlignmentVertical
WinForms Controls LegendBaseModel.AlignmentVertical


The values listed by this enumeration are used to set the LegendBase.AlignmentVertical property.

For more information, refer to Legends.


This example demonstrates how to access a chart’s Legend and customize its appearance at runtime.

Custom Chart Legend

To specify whether series, indicators, Constant Lines, and Strips should be shown in the legend, set their SeriesBase.ShowInLegend, Indicator.ShowInLegend, ConstantLine.ShowInLegend, and Strip.ShowInLegend properties to true.

View Example

using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.Drawing;
using DevExpress.XtraCharts;

namespace ChartLegend {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            // Create an empty chart.
            ChartControl chartControl1 = new ChartControl();

            // Create a series and add points to it.
            Series series1 = new Series("Series 1", ViewType.Bar);
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("A", new double[] { 4 }));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("B", new double[] { 2 }));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("C", new double[] { 17 }));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("D", new double[] { 4 }));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("E", new double[] { 17 }));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("F", new double[] { 12 }));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("G", new double[] { 15 }));

            // Add the series to the chart.

            // Create a constant line (optional).
            ConstantLine constantLine1 = new ConstantLine("Constant Line 1");
            constantLine1.AxisValue = 4.5;

            // Create a strip (optional).
            Strip strip1 = new Strip("Strip 1");
            strip1.MaxLimit.AxisValue = 15;
            strip1.MinLimit.AxisValue = 7.5;

            // Customize the strip's and constant line's legend appearance.
            strip1.ShowInLegend = true;
            constantLine1.ShowInLegend = true;
            constantLine1.LegendText = "Some Threshold";

            // Display the chart control's legend.
            chartControl1.Legend.Visibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.True;

            // Define its horizontal and vertical alignment.
            chartControl1.Legend.AlignmentHorizontal = LegendAlignmentHorizontal.RightOutside;
            chartControl1.Legend.AlignmentVertical = LegendAlignmentVertical.Top;

            // Define the layout of items within the legend.
            chartControl1.Legend.Direction = LegendDirection.LeftToRight;
            chartControl1.Legend.EquallySpacedItems = true;
            chartControl1.Legend.HorizontalIndent = 4;
            chartControl1.Legend.VerticalIndent = 4;
            chartControl1.Legend.TextOffset = 4;

            // Define the limits for the legend to occupy the chart's space.
            chartControl1.Legend.MaxHorizontalPercentage = 50;
            chartControl1.Legend.MaxVerticalPercentage = 50;

            // Define the legend markers' options.
            chartControl1.Legend.MarkerVisible = true;
            chartControl1.Legend.MarkerSize = new Size(20, 20);

            // Customize the legend appearance.
            chartControl1.Legend.BackColor = Color.LightBlue;
            chartControl1.Legend.FillStyle.FillMode = FillMode.Empty;

            chartControl1.Legend.Border.Color = Color.DarkBlue;
            chartControl1.Legend.Border.Thickness = 2;
            chartControl1.Legend.Border.Visibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.True;

            chartControl1.Legend.Shadow.Visible = true;
            chartControl1.Legend.Shadow.Color = Color.LightGray;
            chartControl1.Legend.Shadow.Size = 2;

            // Customize the legend text properties.
            chartControl1.Legend.EnableAntialiasing = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.False;
            chartControl1.Legend.DXFont = new DXFont("Tahoma", 9, DXFontStyle.Bold);
            chartControl1.Legend.TextColor = Color.DarkBlue;

            // Add the chart to the form.
            chartControl1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
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