ChartLegend.Overlay property

Determines whether other chart elements shall be allowed to overlap legend. Default value is false.

public bool Overlay { get; set; }


Shows how to edit the appearance of a chart’s legend.

Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

Shape shape = builder.InsertChart(ChartType.Line, 450, 300);
Chart chart = shape.Chart;

Assert.AreEqual(3, chart.Series.Count);
Assert.AreEqual("Series 1", chart.Series[0].Name);
Assert.AreEqual("Series 2", chart.Series[1].Name);
Assert.AreEqual("Series 3", chart.Series[2].Name);

// Move the chart's legend to the top right corner.
ChartLegend legend = chart.Legend;
legend.Position = LegendPosition.TopRight;

// Give other chart elements, such as the graph, more room by allowing them to overlap the legend.
legend.Overlay = true;

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "Charts.ChartLegend.docx");

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