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Custom Color Palette

The Chart displays different series in different colors by default. You can customize the color of each series by providing a custom color palette of your choice by using the Palette property.

  • html
  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server" Palette="grey,skyblue,orange">
      </ej:Chart>

    NOTE

    The Color palette is applied to the points in accumulation type series

    Built-in Themes

    Following are the built-in themes available in the Chart

    • Azure
    • Azuredark
    • Flatdark
    • Flatlight
    • GradientDark
    • GradientLight
    • Lime
    • LimeDark
    • Saffron
    • SaffronDark

    You can set your desired theme by using the Theme property. FlatLight is the default theme used in the Chart.

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  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server" Theme="GradientLight">
      </ej:Chart>

    Point level customization

    Marker, DataLabel and Fill color of each point in a series can be customized individually by using the Points collection.

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  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server">
            <Series>
                <ej:Series>
                    <Points>
                        <ej:Points X="0" Y="210" Fill="#E27F2D">
                             <%--//Customizing marker and fill color of a point--%>
                            <Marker Visible="true"></Marker>
                        </ej:Points>
                    </Points>
                </ej:Series>
            </Series>
        </ej:Chart>

    Series border customization

    To customize the series border color, width and dashArray, you can use Series.Border option.

    NOTE

    Series border can be applied to all the series (except Line, Spline, HiLo, HiLoOpenClose and StepLine series).

  • html
  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server">
        <Series>
            <ej:Series>
                <Border Color="blue" Width="2" DashArray="5,3" /> 
            </ej:Series>
        </Series>
    </ej:Chart>

    Chart area customization

    Customize chart background

    The Chart background can be customized by using the Background property of the Chart. To customize the chart border, use Border option of the chart.

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  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server" Background="skyblue">
       <ChartBorder Color="#FF0000" Width="2" Opacity="0.35" />
     </ej:Chart>

    Chart Margin

    The Chart Margin property is used to add the margin to the chart area at the Left, Right, Top and Bottom position.

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  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server" Background="skyblue">
       <Margin Left="40" Right="40" Top="40" Bottom="40" />
    </ej:Chart>

    Setting background image

    Background image can be added to the chart by using the BackGroundImageUrl property.

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  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server" BackgroundImgUrl="images/chart/wheat.png">
    </ej:Chart>

    Click here to view our online demo sample for setting Chart background image.

    Chart area background

    The Chart area background can be customized by using the Background property in the chart area.

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  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server">
        <ChartArea Background="skyblue"></ChartArea>
    </ej:Chart>

    Customize chart area grid bands

    You can provide different color for alternate grid rows and columns formed by the grid lines in the chart area by using the AlternateGridBand property of the axis. The properties Odd and Even are used to customize the grid bands at odd and even positions respectively.

  • html
  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server">
        <PrimaryYAxis>
            <AlternateGridBand>
                <%--Customizing horizontal grid bands at even position--%>
                <Even Fill="#A7A9AB" Opacity="0.1" />
            </AlternateGridBand>
        </PrimaryYAxis>
    </ej:Chart>

    Click here to view the AlternateGridBand online demo sample.

    Animation

    You can enable animation by using the EnableAnimation property of the series. This animates the chart series on two occasions – when the chart is loaded for the first time or whenever you change the series type by using the type property.

  • html
  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server">
       <Series>
           <%--Enabling animation of series--%>
           <ej:Series EnableAnimation="true"></ej:Series>
       </Series>
    </ej:Chart>

    However, you can force the chart to animate series by calling the animate method as illustrated in the following code example,

  • html
  • <ej:Chart ID="Chart1" runat="server">
       <Series>
           <%--Enabling animation of series--%>
           <ej:Series EnableAnimation="true"></ej:Series>
       </Series>
    </ej:Chart>
  • js
  • //Dynamically animating Chart
          function animateChart(){
    
               //Calling the animate method for dynamic animation
               $("#Chart1").ejChart("animate");      
            
          }