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What are the basic elements in Chart?

Platform: ASP.NET Web Forms |
Control: Chart |
Published Date: February 12, 2015 |
Last Revised Date: July 2, 2019
Tags: general, chart

The basic elements in Chart are, axis, chart area, title and legend. Refer to Chart Elements for more information about the elements in Chart.


Essential Chart supports four different types of axes. You can also add axes to Chart. Refer to Axis for more information about chart axis. The following screenshot displays the different components of an axis.

The different components of an axis

Figure 1: Different components of an axis


The title section comprises of title text and sub title text. The following screenshot describes the components of Chart title.

The components of Chart title

Figure 2: Components of Chart title

Chart Area

Chart area contains components like major grid lines, minor grid lines, series, marker, data label and strip line. The following screenshot describes the different components present in chart area.

The different components present in chart area

Figure 3: Different components present in chart area

Other than the components described above, chart area also includes crosshair, trackball and tooltip that is visible only during user interaction with Chart.


Chart legend contains legend title and legend items. The following screenshot describes the elements in Chart legend.

The elements in Chart legend

Figure 4: Elements in Chart legend

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