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ShapeFormat Interface

Contains options used to format chart elements.

Namespace:DevExpress.Spreadsheet.Charts
Assembly:DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v18.2.Core.dll

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All interfaces that represent chart elements (Chart, PlotArea, Series, Axis, etc.) inherit formatting options from the ShapeFormat interface, so you can use them to change the chart appearance. Use the ResetToMatchStyle method to apply the default formatting to a chart element based on the chart style.

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The example below demonstrates how to create a clustered column chart and adjust its appearance. First, add the chart title and change the font color via the ShapeTextFont.Color property. Make the plot area transparent by using the ShapeOutlineFill.SetNoFill method, and then apply the gradient fill to the chart area by utilizing the ShapeOutlineFill.SetGradientFill method. To set the picture fill for all columns in a chart, call the ShapeFill.SetPictureFill method for a series object. Finally, change the color of the primary axes by utilizing the ShapeOutlineFill.SetSolidFill method and specify the axis width via the ShapeOutline.Width property.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress-Examples/spreadsheet-chart-api-examples-t132724 repository on GitHub.

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