Chart Title in Windows Forms Chart

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Default Title

EssentialChart’s Title property lets you edit the default title for a chart. We can set font style for the title using Title.Font property. The default value is Verdana, 14, Regular.

//Default title

chartControl1.Title.Text = "Essential Chart";

this.chartControl1.Title.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Candara", 9F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold);
'Default title

chartControl1.Title.Text = "Essential Chart"

chartControl1.Title.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Candara", 9F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold)

Chart Title

The above default chart title is simply the first in the list of titles that can be specified for the Chart.

Multiple Titles

  • Multiple custom Chart Titles can be added to Chart.Titles Collection.
  • Supports numerous docking styles (Floating, Left, Right, Bottom or Top) for each title.
  • Each of the custom Titles can be aligned to any position as required.

Titles Positioning

Below listed properties will help you to modify the positioning of the Chart Title.

ChartTitle Property Description


Specifies the position relative to the chart at which to render the chart title panel.
  • Top - above the chart(Default setting)
  • Left - left of the chart
  • Right - right of the chart
  • Bottom - below the chart
  • Floating - will not be docked to any specific location. Can be docked manually by dragging the title panel.


When docked to a side, this property specifies how the title panel should be aligned with respect to the chart boundaries.
  • Center - will be aligned to center(default setting).
  • Far - will be aligned Far.
  • Near - will be aligned Near.


Specifies the docking behavior of the title.
  • Docking - It is dockable on all four sides.
  • Movable - It is movable.
  • All - It is movable and dockable.
  • None - It is neither movable nor dockable.

Title Look and Feel

There are several appearance options that can be applied on the ChartTitle instance as illustrated in this ChartTitle Collection Editor.

Chart Title

In code, you can add more titles to this list as follows.

//Default title (the first entry in the Titles list)

chartControl1.Title.Text = "Essential Chart";

// Add the title to the Chart control's Titles collection.                

ChartTitle title = new Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Chart.ChartTitle();

title.Text = "Custom Chart Title";

'Default title (the first entry in the Titles list)

chartControl1.Title.Text = "Essential Chart"

' Add the title to the Chart control's Titles collection.                

Dim title As New Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Chart.ChartTitle

title.Text = "Custom Chart Title"


Chart Title

Multiline Chart Title

You can now wrap the Chart titles and display them as multiline text. Set multiline title text in ChartTitle.Text property through designer as follows. Press ENTER key to begin a new line. Press CTRL+ENTER to set the text entered.

Chart Title