Chart Legends

This topic introduces legends and explains which type of legends are supported by Chart Series in the XamDataChart™ control. The topic is organized as follows:


Legends help end-user identify visuals of chart series with contextual infomration releated to data plotted in the chart control. Most charts should have at least one legend in order to make it easier to understand data displayed in the chart plot area. However, it is not a requirement and the chart can render without any legends. Most legends are small so you can render them over the chart control or outside of the chart if you decided to do so.

Types of Legends

The XamDataChart control supports various types of legends, but not all legends can be used with any type of series. The following list shows the supported group of series for each legend type.