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ChartControl.LegendItemChecked Event

Occurs when a legend item is checked in the legend checkbox.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v24.1.UI.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Charts


public event LegendItemCheckedEventHandler LegendItemChecked

Event Data

The LegendItemChecked event's data class is LegendItemCheckedEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
CheckedElement Gets a value that defines which chart element has been checked on a legend by a legend check box.
NewCheckState Gets a value that indicates the check state of a legend item after the ChartControl.LegendItemChecked event is handled.


The LegendItemChecked event is raised after the legend item has been checked in the legend checkbox by an end-user or in code by setting the CheckedInLegend property to true for the corresponding chart element.


This example demonstrates how to show chart series (Point, Line, or Area) depending on the selection state of a custom radio button in the chart legend.

View Example

Custom Legend Item

Use the ChartControl.CustomDrawSeries event handler to create a custom appearance for radio buttons based on the color of a selected series. Handle the ChartControl.LegendItemChecked event and use e.CheckedElement and SeriesBase.CheckedInLegend proeprties to show (or hide) the chart series when you switch between radio buttons.

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

namespace CustomCheckboxesInLegendViewAndBehavior {
    public partial class mainForm : Form {
        const int LegendRadioSide = 17;
        const int LegendRadioInnerPointBoundsSide = 8;
        const float LegendRadioWidth = 1.5f;
        bool initializationFlag = false;

        public mainForm() {
            chartControl.BeginInit(); {
                chartControl.LegendItemChecked += OnLegendItemChecked;
                chartControl.CustomDrawSeries += OnCustomDrawSeries;
                chartControl.Legend.UseCheckBoxes = true;
                chartControl.Series["Point"].CheckedInLegend = false;
                chartControl.Series["Line"].CheckedInLegend = true;
                chartControl.Series["Area"].CheckedInLegend = false;
            initializationFlag = false;

        void OnLegendItemChecked(object sender, LegendItemCheckedEventArgs e) {
            if (initializationFlag == true)
            initializationFlag = true; {
                Series checkedSeries = e.CheckedElement as Series;
                if (checkedSeries == null)
                    throw new Exception("Expected series only");
                foreach (Series series in chartControl.Series)
                    series.CheckedInLegend = false;
                checkedSeries.CheckedInLegend = true;
                chartControl.Titles[0].Text = checkedSeries.Name;
            initializationFlag = false;

        void OnCustomDrawSeries(object sender, CustomDrawSeriesEventArgs e) {
            DXBitmap bitmap = new DXBitmap(LegendRadioSide, LegendRadioSide);
            using (DXGraphics graphics = DXGraphics.FromImage(bitmap)) {
                graphics.SmoothingMode = DXSmoothingMode.HighQuality;
                Color seriesColor = GetSeriesColor(e.Series, chartControl);
                using (DXPen radioPen = new DXPen(seriesColor, LegendRadioWidth)) {
                    int radioRadius = LegendRadioSide - 3;
                    Rectangle radioRectangle = new Rectangle(1, 1, radioRadius, radioRadius);
                    graphics.DrawEllipse(radioPen, radioRectangle);
                if (e.Series.CheckedInLegend) {
                    using (DXBrush brush = new DXSolidBrush(seriesColor)) {
                        int coord = (LegendRadioSide - LegendRadioInnerPointBoundsSide) / 2;
                        Rectangle filledEllipseBounds = new Rectangle(coord, coord,
                              LegendRadioInnerPointBoundsSide, LegendRadioInnerPointBoundsSide);
                        graphics.FillEllipse(brush, filledEllipseBounds);
            e.DisposeLegendMarkerImage = true;
            e.DXLegendMarkerImage = bitmap;

        Color GetSeriesColor(Series series, ChartControl chartControl) {
            int seriesIndex = chartControl.Series.IndexOf(series);
            string paletteName = chartControl.PaletteName;
            Palette currentPalette = chartControl.PaletteRepository[paletteName];
            PaletteEntry paletteEntryAccordingToSeries = currentPalette[seriesIndex];
            Color result = paletteEntryAccordingToSeries.Color;
            return result;

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