Chart Properties (X Axis Tab, Report Designer)

Use the X Axis tab of the Chart Properties dialog box to define the appearance of the x-axis of the chart.

Title

Type a title to appear near the x-axis. Click the style button to edit the style of the text.

Title align

Select an option to indicate the position of the title.

Left

Choose this option to align the title with the left side of the x-axis.

Center

Choose this option to align the title with the center of the x-axis.

Right

Choose this option to align the title with the right side of the x-axis.

Scale

Provides information about the scale to use in the chart.

Minimum

Type an expression or a value for the minimum value for the x-axis. If omitted, the minimum value is determined by the data returned by the dataset.

Maximum

Type an expression or a value for the maximum value for the x-axis. If omitted, the maximum value is determined by the data returned by the dataset.

Cross at

Type an expression or a value at which to cross the y-axis. If omitted, the value is determined by the chart type.

Show labels

Choose this option to display labels on the axis. Click the style button to edit the style of the text.

Format code

Type a Microsoft .NET Framework formatting code or an expression that evaluates to a .NET Framework formatting code. For information, see the .NET Framework SDK documentation.

Major gridlines

Choose this option to display major gridlines in the chart. Click the style button to edit the style of the lines.

Interval

Type an expression or a value for the interval at which the major gridlines appear. If omitted, the gridlines are divided evenly on the chart.

Major tick mark

Select the position of the major tick marks on the x-axis.

Minor gridlines

Choose this option to display minor gridlines in the chart. Click the style button to edit the style of the lines.

Interval

Type an expression or a value for the interval at which the minor gridlines appear. If omitted, the gridlines are divided evenly on the chart.

Minor tick mark

Select the position of the minor tick marks on the x-axis.

Side margins

Choose this option to use padding between the chart elements and the sides of the chart.

Reversed

Choose this option to reverse the direction of the chart. For example, by default, a column chart displays the y-axis on the left side of the chart and categories from left to right. When this option is selected, the chart displays the y-axis on the right side of the chart and categories from right to left.

Interlaced strips

Choose this option to display alternating light and dark areas between gridlines.

Logarithmic scale

Choose this option to indicate that the x-axis scale is logarithmic.

Numeric or time-scale values

Choose this option to indicate that the values on the x-axis are scalar values. If selected, the chart displays the values on the axis on a scale, that is, the chart fills in the numbers or dates that are "missing" from the dataset.

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