PieSeriesLabel.Position Property

Gets or sets the position of labels relative to each other and the pie diagram.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v21.2.dll

Declaration

[XtraChartsLocalizableCategory(XtraChartsCategory.Behavior)]
public PieSeriesLabelPosition Position { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description
PieSeriesLabelPosition

An PieSeriesLabelPosition enumeration value which specifies the position of labels relative to each other and to the pie diagram.

Available values:

Name Description
Inside

Specifies that point labels should be painted directly on the corresponding slice of a Pie chart.

PieSeriesLabelPosition_Inside.gif

Outside

Specifies that point labels should be painted outside a Pie chart, near the corresponding slice.

PieSeriesLabelPosition_Outside.gif

TwoColumns

Specifies that point labels should be painted outside a Pie chart and organized into two columns on the left and right of the Pie chart.

PieSeriesLabelPosition_TwoColumns.gif

Radial

Specifies that point labels should be painted radially on the corresponding slices of a Pie chart.

PieSeriesLabelPosition_Radial.gif

Tangent

Specifies that point labels should be painted tangentially on the corresponding slices of a Pie chart.

PieSeriesLabelPosition_Tangent.gif

Remarks

Refer to the PieSeriesLabelPosition enumeration’s description for a list of the available label positions.

Example

The following example demonstrates how to create a ChartControl with a series of the PieSeriesView type, and add this chart to a form at runtime.

Note that this series view type is associated with the SimpleDiagram type, and you should cast your diagram object to this type, in order to access its specific options.

Note

A complete sample project is available at https://github.com/DevExpress-Examples/how-to-create-a-pie-chart-e1189

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

namespace Series_PieChart {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            // Create an empty chart.
            ChartControl pieChart = new ChartControl();

            // Create a pie series.
            Series series1 = new Series("A Pie Series", ViewType.Pie);

            // Populate the series with points.
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Russia", 17.0752));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Canada", 9.98467));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("USA", 9.63142));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("China", 9.59696));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Brazil", 8.511965));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Australia", 7.68685));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("India", 3.28759));
            series1.Points.Add(new SeriesPoint("Others", 81.2));

            // Add the series to the chart.
            pieChart.Series.Add(series1);

            // Format the the series labels.
            series1.Label.TextPattern = "{A}: {VP:p0}";

            // Adjust the position of series labels. 
            ((PieSeriesLabel)series1.Label).Position = PieSeriesLabelPosition.TwoColumns;

            // Detect overlapping of series labels.
            ((PieSeriesLabel)series1.Label).ResolveOverlappingMode = ResolveOverlappingMode.Default;

            // Access the view-type-specific options of the series.
            PieSeriesView myView = (PieSeriesView)series1.View;

            // Show a title for the series.
            myView.Titles.Add(new SeriesTitle());
            myView.Titles[0].Text = series1.Name;

            // Specify a data filter to explode points.
            myView.ExplodedPointsFilters.Add(new SeriesPointFilter(SeriesPointKey.Value_1,
                DataFilterCondition.GreaterThanOrEqual, 9));
            myView.ExplodedPointsFilters.Add(new SeriesPointFilter(SeriesPointKey.Argument,
                DataFilterCondition.NotEqual, "Others"));
            myView.ExplodeMode = PieExplodeMode.UseFilters;
            myView.ExplodedDistancePercentage = 30;
            myView.RuntimeExploding = true;
            myView.HeightToWidthRatio = 0.75;

            // Hide the legend (if necessary).
            pieChart.Legend.Visibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.False;

            // Add the chart to the form.
            pieChart.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
            this.Controls.Add(pieChart);
        }
    }
}
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