ActiveReports 16 .NET Edition
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    A Chart data region helps you to visualize your data graphically. It is a data visualization control primarily based on slicing data through encodings.

    This article provides information about all the chart elements. Further subtopics provide details on every other aspect of charts that will help you design any chart supported by ActiveReports..

    Chart Elements

    The below image illustrates the elements that make up the Chart data region. These elements help you analyze the visual information and interpret numerical and relational data in a chart.

    Chart Elements

    You can view all the chart elements in the Report Explorer and access properties through the Chart Smart Panels and Properties window. For more information on chart elements, see the below sections.

    Plot Area
    The plot area is the area of the chart where the data is plotted graphically. It also includes the chart axes and legend.
    Plot
    The plot is where the actual chart encodings are configured and converted to visual attributes, that is, graphs. It also includes other configuration settings such as applying Rules, adding Trendlines, setting clipping mode, offset, etc. For more information, see the Plots topic.
    Axes
    Typically, a chart consists of two axes that are used to plot the data - vertical axis (also known as Y-axis) and horizontal axis (also known as X-axis). You can change the axis type, hide the axis label or title, customize the line appearance, etc. For more information, see the Axes topic.
    Legend
    The legend serves as a key to the specific colors or patterns being used to show series values in the chart. To display legends for each plot on a chart, use VALUESNAME as the color field encoding. For more information, see the Legends topic.
    Header
    The chart header is used to display a title for the chart. The chart header appears above the plot area. Use the header settings to control the text formatting, padding, background color, alignment, etc. for a chart header.
    Footer
    The chart footer is used to add a footer for the chart. The chart footer is displayed below the plot area. Use the footer settings to control the text formatting, padding, background color, alignment, etc. for a chart footer.

    Supported Chart Types

    Following is the list of supported chart types in Page/RDL reports. Each of these are discussed under Plots topic.