Define an Appearance for Painting All Visual Elements
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This document describes the easiest way to change a chart's overall look and feel - by choosing one from the built-in appearances.
To quickly change the appearance of your chart, you can use the Appearance page of the Chart Wizard.
The following images demonstrate a chart with two different appearances.
|The property's value||Resulting image|
|ChartControl.AppearanceName = Light|
|ChartControl.AppearanceName = Gray|
When an appearance is defined, it's often required to individually paint each series, or each point within a series (e.g. for a Bar series), and define a palette that is used to paint them. This is described in the next section of this document.
For a step-by-step tutorial, refer to How to: Customize a Chart's Appearance.
In addition, you can enable your end-users to specify palettes and appearance for a chart themselves. Refer to the Chart Ribbon and Toolbars help topic for more information.