Legend

The legend contains the list of Chart Series and Trendlines that appear in a chart.

Legend Visibility

By default, the legend is enabled in the chart. You can enable or disable it by using the Visible option of the Legend.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        //Visible chart legend
        .Legend(lg=>lg.Visible(true))
         //...
     )

    Click here to view the online demo sample for legend customization.

    Legend title

    To add the title to the legend, you have to specify the Legend.Title.Text option.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        //Visible chart legend
        .Legend(legend=>legend.Title(title=>
            //Add title to the chart legend
            title.Text("Countries"))
        )
         //...
     )

    Position and Align the Legend

    By using the Position option, you can position the legend at Left, Right, Top or Bottom of the chart. The legend is positioned at the Bottom of the chart, by default.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg.
            //...
            //Place the legend at top of the chart        
            Position(LegendPosition.Top)
        )
         //...
     )

    Legend Alignment

    You can align the legend to the Center, Far or Near based on its position by using the Alignment option.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg.
            //...
            //The below two settings will place the legend at the top-right corner of the chart.
            Position(LegendPosition.Top)
            .Alignment(Syncfusion.JavaScript.DataVisualization.TextAlignment.Far)
        )
         //...
     )

    Arrange legend items in the rows and columns

    You can arrange the legend items horizontally and vertically by using the RowCount and ColumnCount options of the legend.

    • When only the RowCount is specified, the legend items are arranged according to the RowCount and number of columns may vary based on the number of legend items.

    • When only the ColumnCount is specified, the legend items are arranged according to the ColumnCount and number of rows may vary based on the number of legend items.

    • When both the options are specified, then the one which has higher value is given preference. For example, when the RowCount is 4 and ColumnCount is 3, legend items are arranged in 4 rows.

    • When both the options are specified and have the same value, the preference is given to the ColumnCount when it is positioned at the top/bottom position. The preference is given to the RowCount when it is positioned at the left/right position.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg
            //...
            //Arrange legend items in 4 rows and approximately 4 columns. Column couldn’t may vary based on number of items.
            .RowCount(4)
            .ColumnCount(4)
        )
         //...
     )

    Customization

    Legend shape

    To change the legend icon shape, you have to specify the shape in the Shape property of the legend. When you want the legend icon to display the prototype of the series, you have to set the SeriesType as shape.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg
            //...
            //Change legend shape
            .Shape(ChartShape.SeriesType)
        )
         //...
     )

    Legend items size and border

    You can change the size of the legend items by using the ItemStyle.Width and ItemStyle.Height options. To change the legend item border, use Border option of the legend ItemStyle.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg
            //...
            //Change legend items border, height and width
            .ItemStyle(item=>item.Width(13).Height(13).Border(br=>br.Width(1).Color("#FF0000")))
        )
         //...
     )

    Legend size

    By default, legend takes 20% of the Height horizontally when it was placed on the top or bottom position and 20% of the Width vertically while placing on the left or right position of the chart. You can change this default legend size by using the Size option of the legend.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg
            //...
            //Change legend size
            .Size(size=>size.Height("100").Width("550"))
        )
         //...
     )

    Legend Item Padding

    You can control the spacing between the legend items by using the ItemPadding option of the legend. The default value is 10.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg
            //...
            //Add space between each legend item
            .ItemPadding(15)
        )
         //...
     )

    Legend border

    You can customize the legend border by using the Border option in the legend.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg
            //...
            //Set border color and width to legend
            .Border(br=>br.Color("#FFC342").Width(2))
        )
         //...
     )

    Scrollbar for legend

    You can enable or disable the legend scrollbar by using the EnableScrollbar option of the legend. When you disable the scrollbar option, the legend does not consider the default size and chart draws in the remaining space. If you have specified the size to the legend with the scrollbar disabled, then the legends beyond this limit will get clipped.The default value of EnableScrollbar option is true.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg
            //...
            //Enable scrollbar option in for legend
            .EnableScrollbar(true)
            .Size(size=>size.Width("430").Height("80"))
        )
         //...
     )

    Customize the legend text

    To customize the legend item text and title you can use the Legend.Font and Legend.Title options. You can change the legend title alignment by using the TextAlignment option of the legend title.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg
            //...
            //Customize the legend item text
            .Font(font=>font.FontFamily("Segoe UI").FontStyle(ChartFontStyle.Normal)
                .FontWeight(ChartFontWeight.Bold).Size("15px"))
            .Title(title=>title
                .TextAlignment(Syncfusion.JavaScript.DataVisualization.TextAlignment.Center)
                //Customize the legend title text
                .Font(font=>font.FontFamily("Segoe UI").FontStyle(ChartFontStyle.Italic)
                    .FontWeight(ChartFontWeight.Bold).Size("12px"))
            )
        )
         //...
     )

    LegendItems Text Overflow

    Trim

    You can trim the legend item text when its width exceeds the Legend.TextWidth, by specifying TextOverflow as Trim. The original text will be displayed on mouse hover.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("container") 
             // ... 
    
             //trim the legend text  
             .Legend(lg=>lg.Visible(true).TextOverflow(TextOverflow.Trim)
                     .TextWidth(34))
             // ... 
    
           )

    Wrap

    By specifying TextOverflow as Wrap, you can wrap the legend text by word.

    WrapAndTrim

    You can wrap and trim the legend text by specifying TextOverflow as WrapAndTrim. The original text will be displayed on mouse hover.

    Handle the legend item clicked

    You can get the legend item details such as Index, Bounds, Shape and Series by subscribing the LegendItemClick event on the chart. When the legend item is clicked, it triggers the event and returns the Legend information.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg
           .Visible(true)
            //...       
        )
         //Subscribe the legend item click event
         .LegendItemClick("onLegendClicked")
     )
            
         function onLegendClicked(sender) {
            //Get legend item details on legend item click.
            var legendItem = sender.data;
          }

    Series selection on legend item click

    You can select a specific series or point while clicking on the corresponding legend item through disabling the ToggleSeriesVisibility option of the legend. The default value of toggleSeriesVisibility option is true. To customize the series selection refer to the series Selection.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    
          // ...
        
        .Legend(lg=>lg
           //Disable series collapsing on legend item clicked
           .ToggleSeriesVisibility(false)
            //...       
        )
         //...
     )

    Collapsing legend item

    You can collapse the specific series/point legend item displaying in the chart, by setting the VisibleOnLegend as Hidden in the point or series.

  • cshtml
  • @(Html.EJ().Chart("chartContainer")
    	   // ...              
            . Series(sr =>{
    
                 //Initializing Series
                 sr.Points(pt => {
                     pt.X("Albania").Y(60.1).Add();
                     //...
                     //Collapse the point's legend item in the legend collection
                     pt.X("New Zealand").Y(82.8).VisibleOnLegend(VisibleOnLegend.Hidden).Add(); 
                 })// visible the EmptyPointSettings
                 .EmptyPointSettings(e => e.Visible(true)).Add();                     
                 // ...
             })
         .Legend(lg=>lg.Visible(true))
           // ...
        )