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Styling Chart Elements


RadChart has been replaced by RadHtmlChart, Telerik's client-side charting component. If you are considering RadChart for new development, examine the RadHtmlChart documentation and online demos first to see if it will fit your development needs. If you are already using RadChart in your projects, you can migrate to RadHtmlChart by following these articles: Migrating Series, Migrating Axes, Migrating Date Axes, Migrating Databinding, Features parity. Support for RadChart is discontinued as of Q3 2014, but the control will remain in the assembly so it can still be used. We encourage you to use RadHtmlChart for new development.

RadChart offers a set of properties to modify the look and feel of its elements. See those elements marked on the image below consider the table showing where their customization properties are located in the chart properties grid.

Rad Chart Elements

Element Properties
a. Chart Title Elements -> ChartTitle -> Appearance; Elements -> ChartTitle -> TextBlock
b. Legend Elements -> Legend -> Appearance
c. Legend TextBlock (Legend Title) Elements -> Legend -> TextBlock
d. Y Axis PlotArea -> YAxis -> Appearance
e. Y Axis Label (Axis Title) PlotArea -> YAxis -> AxisLabel
f. Y Axis Major Tick PlotArea -> YAxis -> Appearance -> MajorTick
g. Y Axis Major GridLine PlotArea -> YAxis -> Appearance -> MajorGridLines
h. Y Axis Minor Tick PlotArea -> YAxis -> Appearance -> MinorTicк
i. Y Axis Minor GridLine PlotArea -> YAxis -> Appearance -> MinorGridLines
j. Y Axis Label (Digit) PlotArea -> YAxis -> Appearance -> LabelAppearance
k. X Axis PlotArea -> XAxis -> Appearance
l. X Axis Label (Axis Title) PlotArea -> XAxis -> AxisLabel
m. X Axis Major Tick PlotArea -> XAxis -> Appearance -> MajorTick
n. X Axis Major GridLine PlotArea -> XAxis -> Appearance -> MajorGridLines
o. X Axis Label (Digit) PlotArea -> XAxis -> Appearance -> LabelAppearance
p. Series 1 Data -> Series -> [series name] -> Appearance -> Appearance
q. Series 2 Data -> Series -> [series name] -> Appearance -> Appearance
r. Series Item Label Data -> Series -> [series name] -> Appearance -> Appearance -> TextAppearance
s. PlotArea Elements -> PlotArea -> Appearance

Common Appearance Properties

All chart elements have common appearance settings, which are:

  • Border – border width, color and style

  • Corners – corner style and size

  • Dimensions – width, height, margin, padding

  • FillStyle – background color, image and gradients

  • Position

  • Shadow – color, distance and position

  • Visible – true or false