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ShapeFormatBase.Outline Property

Provides access to the options used to format an outline of the specified drawing object.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v19.2.Core.dll

Declaration

ShapeOutline Outline { get; }
ReadOnly Property Outline As ShapeOutline
ShapeOutline Outline { get; }
ReadOnly Property Outline As ShapeOutline
ShapeOutline Outline { get; }
ReadOnly Property Outline As ShapeOutline

Property Value

Type Description
ShapeOutline

A ShapeOutline object containing line style options.

Property Value

Type Description
ShapeOutline

A ShapeOutline object containing line style options.

Property Value

Type Description
ShapeOutline

A ShapeOutline object containing line style options.

Remarks

Use the Outline property to access settings that allow you to customize a drawing object's outline. In particular, you can apply a solid or gradient fill (by calling the ShapeOutlineFill.SetSolidFill or ShapeOutlineFill.SetGradientFill method), set the line width (ShapeOutline.Width), adjust the appearance of the line end (ShapeOutline.CapType), set a dash style for a line (ShapeOutline.Dashing), specify a join type (ShapeOutline.JoinType) and compound style (ShapeOutline.CompoundType).

Note

To apply the same outline settings for shapes in a shape group, call the Set... method for each shape individually. Call the Shape.GetChildren method to retrieve a list of shapes in a shape group.

Examples

The example below demonstrates how to create a clustered column chart and adjust its appearance. First, add the chart title and change the font color via the ShapeTextFont.Color property. Make the plot area transparent by using the ShapeOutlineFill.SetNoFill method, and then apply the gradient fill to the chart area by utilizing the ShapeOutlineFill.SetGradientFill method. To set the picture fill for all columns in a chart, call the ShapeFill.SetPictureFill method for a series object. Finally, change the color of the primary axes by utilizing the ShapeOutlineFill.SetSolidFill method and specify the axis width via the ShapeOutline.Width property.

Note

A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress-Examples/spreadsheet-chart-api-examples-t132724 repository on GitHub.

Worksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets["chartTask7"];
workbook.Worksheets.ActiveWorksheet = worksheet;

// Create a chart and specify its location.
Chart chart = worksheet.Charts.Add(ChartType.ColumnClustered, worksheet["B2:C8"]);
chart.TopLeftCell = worksheet.Cells["F2"];
chart.BottomRightCell = worksheet.Cells["N17"];

// Add and format the chart title.
chart.Title.SetValue("Countries with the largest forest area");
chart.Title.Font.Color = Color.FromArgb(0x34, 0x5E, 0x25);

// Set no fill for the plot area.
chart.PlotArea.Fill.SetNoFill();

// Apply the gradient fill to the chart area.
chart.Fill.SetGradientFill(ShapeGradientType.Linear, Color.FromArgb(0xFD, 0xEA, 0xDA), Color.FromArgb(0x77, 0x93, 0x3C));
ShapeGradientFill gradientFill = chart.Fill.GradientFill;
gradientFill.Stops.Add(0.78f, Color.FromArgb(0xB7, 0xDE, 0xE8));
gradientFill.Angle = 90;

// Set the picture fill for the data series.
chart.Series[0].Fill.SetPictureFill("Pictures\\PictureFill.png");

// Customize the axis appearance.
AxisCollection axisCollection = chart.PrimaryAxes;
foreach (Axis axis in axisCollection)
{
    axis.MajorTickMarks = AxisTickMarks.None;
    axis.Outline.SetSolidFill(Color.FromArgb(0x34, 0x5E, 0x25));
    axis.Outline.Width = 1.25;
}
// Change the scale of the value axis.
Axis valueAxis = axisCollection[1];
valueAxis.Scaling.AutoMax = false;
valueAxis.Scaling.Max = 8000000;
valueAxis.Scaling.AutoMin = false;
valueAxis.Scaling.Min = 0;
// Specify display units for the value axis.
valueAxis.DisplayUnits.UnitType = DisplayUnitType.Thousands;
valueAxis.DisplayUnits.ShowLabel = true;

// Hide the legend.
chart.Legend.Visible = false;
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