SeriesLabelBase.TextOrientation Property

Specifies the direction of text within the series labels.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v21.2.dll


public virtual TextOrientation TextOrientation { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A TextOrientation enumeration value that specifies the text direction for the series labels.

Available values:

Name Description

The series labels are not rotated.



The series labels are rotated vertically, clockwise.



The series labels are rotated vertically, counterclockwise.



The following images demonstrate the TextOrientation property in action.

TextOrientation = Horizontal TextOrientation = TopToBottom TextOrientation = BottomToTop
TextLabelOrientation_Horizontal TextLabelOrientation_TopToBottom TextLabelOrientation_BottomToTop


This example demonstrates how to customize the Side-by-Side Bar series label position and appearance.

Use the following API members to customize bar series labels:

Member Description
Series.LabelsVisibility Specifies whether to show labels for a series.
BarSeriesLabel Defines label settings for bar series.
SeriesLabelBase.BackColor Gets or sets the label’s background color.
SeriesLabelBase.Border Gets the label’s border settings.
SeriesLabelBase.Font Gets or sets the font used to display the label’s contents.
BarSeriesLabel.Position Specifies the position of series point labels, relative to their corresponding Bars.
SeriesLabelBase.TextOrientation Specifies the direction of text within the series labels.
SeriesLabelBase.TextPattern Gets or sets a string which represents the pattern specifying the text to be displayed within series labels.
private void OnFormLoad(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    chartControl1.Series[0].LabelsVisibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.True;

    BarSeriesLabel seriesLabel = chartControl1.Series[0].Label as BarSeriesLabel;
    seriesLabel.BackColor = Color.White;
    seriesLabel.Border.Color = Color.DarkSlateGray;
    seriesLabel.Font = new Font("Tahoma", 10, FontStyle.Regular);
    seriesLabel.Position = BarSeriesLabelPosition.TopInside;
    seriesLabel.TextOrientation = TextOrientation.Horizontal;
    seriesLabel.TextPattern = "{V:F1}";            
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