TotalLabel.TextPattern Property

Gets or sets the text pattern the Chart Control uses to generate the Total Label’s text.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v21.2.dll


public string TextPattern { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

The text pattern. The default value is Empty.


Use the TextPattern property to define a pattern for a text that total labels display. Various placeholders enclosed in braces correspond to the available display patterns. For example, a pair of placeholders specified together (e.g., {A} - {V}), will cause each data point to be represented by both its argument and value, separated by a hyphen.


Total labels are hidden by default for a series. To see how the TextPattern property affects the label format, set the TotalLabel.Visible property to true.

A full list of available placeholders is detailed below.

Pattern Description
{S} Displays the name of the series.
{G} Displays the name of a stacked group.
{A} Displays a series point argument.
{TV} Displays total group value.

You can also use standard and custom format specifiers, together with the placeholders (e.g., {TV:F1}).


Before specifying the {S} placeholder for a series, make sure a series name is specified in the Series.DisplayName property.

To use X-axis quarter year values within a label text, use the “{A:q}” pattern.

To learn more, refer to the Format Specifiers topic in MSDN.

In addition, you can specify a pattern using the Pattern Editor (the editor is invoked by clicking the ellipsis button of the TextPattern property in the Properties window of the Chart Designer).


PieSeriesView pieView = (PieSeriesView)pieChartControl.Series["Land Area"].View;
pieView.TotalLabel.Visible = true;
pieView.TotalLabel.TextPattern = "Total\r\n{TV:F2} km\xB2";
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