Telerik UI for Windows 8 XAML

If you wish to customize the default labels of the chart series, you could use Label Definition.


To see labels in the series you have to set ShowLabels="True"


More than one Label Definition can be set on each series. You have to add ChartSeriesLabelDefinition item to the LabelDefinitions collection of the chart series (see the Examle below).


All the properties of a ChartSeriesLabelDefinition are listed here:

  • Binding: Gets or sets the DataPointBinding instance that will retrieve the content of each label.

  • Format: Gets or sets the string used to format the label content, using the String.Format method.

  • Margin: Gets or sets the offset of each label from the four box edges.

  • HorizontalAlignment: Gets or sets the horizontal alignment of each label relative to the DataPoint it is associated with.

  • VerticalAlignment: Gets or sets the vertical alignmentof each label relative to the DataPoint it is associated with.

  • Template: Gets or sets the DataTemplate instance that may be used to define custom labels.

  • TemplateSelector: Gets or sets the DataTemplateSelector instance that may be used to provide context-specific data templates, depending on the provided DataPoint.

  • DefaultVisualStyle: Gets or sets the Style instance that defines the default appearance of the labels. The Style should arget the TextBlock type.

  • Strategy: Gets or sets a custom ChartSeriesLabelStrategy instance that may be used to override the labels' appearance, content and layout.


This example shows how to bind the label's content to a custom property from your business model. Two Label Definitions are added for each data item.

Chart Label Definiton Bar Series
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<telerik:RadCartesianChart  x:Name="myChart" Width="300" Height="300">


    <telerik:BarSeries ShowLabels="True">
            <telerik:ChartSeriesLabelDefinition HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center">
                        <TextBlock Text="{Binding DataItem.LabelProperty}" Foreground="Red"/>

            <telerik:ChartSeriesLabelDefinition HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Top">
                        <TextBlock Text="{Binding DataItem.Value}" Foreground="Yellow"/>

            <telerik:PropertyNameDataPointBinding PropertyName="Category"/>
            <telerik:PropertyNameDataPointBinding PropertyName="Value"/>
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public class Data
    public string Category { get; set; }

    public double Value { get; set; }

    public string LabelProperty { get; set; }

public List<Data> CreateData()
    List<Data> collection = new List<Data>();
    collection.Add(new Data { Category = "Apples", Value = 10, LabelProperty = "First Point" });
    collection.Add(new Data { Category = "Oranges", Value = 8, LabelProperty = "Second Point" });
    collection.Add(new Data { Category = "Pineapples", Value = 21, LabelProperty = "Third Point" });
    return collection;
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this.myChart.Series[0].ItemsSource = CreateData();