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How to add title to Chart Control, Chart Series, Chart Axes, Chart Legend?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: Chart


Essential Chart supports giving titles to various objects of the Chart Control. Title can be given to Chart, Series, Axes and Legend. These titles can also be cutomizied.

We can add border to the ChartTitle by setting ShowBorder to true.


// Specifying Chart Title

this.chartControl1.Title.Text = "My Chart";

this.chartControl1.Title.Alignment = ChartAlignment.Center;

this.chartControl1.Title.ForeColor = Color.MidnightBlue;

this.chartControl1.Title.Font = new Font("Arial", 14.0f);

// Specifying Border Properties

this.chartControl1.Title.ShowBorder = true;

this.chartControl1.Title.Border.ForeColor = Color.DarkBlue;

this.chartControl1.Title.Border.Width = 2;

this.chartControl1.Title.Border.DashStyle = DashStyle.DashDotDot;


' Specifying Chart Title

Me.ChartControl1.Title.Text = "My Chart"

Me.ChartControl1.Title.Alignment = ChartAlignment.Center

Me.ChartControl1.Title.ForeColor = Color.MidnightBlue

Me.ChartControl1.Title.Font = New Font("Arial", 14.0f)

' Specifying Border Properties

Me.ChartControl1.Title.ShowBorder = True

Me.ChartControl1.Title.Border.ForeColor = Color.DarkBlue

Me.ChartControl1.Title.Border.Width = 2

Me.ChartControl1.Title.Border.DashStyle = DashStyle.DashDotDot

The Series Text color can be changed using TextColor property.

TextOrientation property enables us to specify the alignment of the text.


// Customizing Series Text

this.chartControl1.Series[0].Style.DisplayText = true;

this.chartControl1.Series[0].Style.TextOrientation = ChartTextOrientation.Up;

this.chartControl1.Series[0].Style.Text = "S1";

this.chartControl1.Series[0].Style.TextColor = Color.Magenta;

this.chartControl1.Series[0].Style.TextOffset = 5f;


' Customizing Series Text

Me.ChartControl1.Series(0).Style.DisplayText = True

Me.ChartControl1.Series(0).Style.TextOrientation = ChartTextOrientation.Up

Me.ChartControl1.Series(0).Style.Text = "S1"

Me.ChartControl1.Series(0).Style.TextColor = Color.Magenta

Me.ChartControl1.Series(0).Style.TextOffset = 5.0F

The Title property enables us to specify the axes title.

The TitleAlignment property enables us to specify the alignment of the title.


this.chartControl1.PrimaryXAxis.Title = "Year";

this.chartControl1.PrimaryXAxis.TitleAlignment = StringAlignment.Far;

this.chartControl1.PrimaryXAxis.ForeColor = Color.Blue;

this.chartControl1.PrimaryYAxis.Title = "Production";

this.chartControl1.PrimaryYAxis.TitleAlignment = StringAlignment.Center;

this.chartControl1.PrimaryYAxis.ForeColor = Color.Blue;


Me.ChartControl1.PrimaryXAxis.Title = "Year"

Me.ChartControl1.PrimaryXAxis.TitleAlignment = StringAlignment.Far

Me.ChartControl1.PrimaryXAxis.ForeColor = Color.Blue

Me.ChartControl1.PrimaryYAxis.Title = "Production"

Me.ChartControl1.PrimaryYAxis.TitleAlignment = StringAlignment.Center

Me.ChartControl1.PrimaryYAxis.ForeColor = Color.Blue

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