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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.v18.2.dll


[ResourceFinder(typeof(XtraChartsResFinder), "PropertyNamesRes")]
public enum LegendAlignmentVertical
<ResourceFinder(GetType(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 Legend.AlignmentVertical
WinForms Controls LegendModel.AlignmentVertical


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

For more information, refer to Legends.


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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