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Background Property

Last modified: June 30, 2011

Applies to: Excel 2013 | Office 2013 | VBA

Returns or sets the text background type. This property is used only for text on charts. Read/write

XlBackground can be one of these XlBackground constants.


xlBackgroundOpaque xlBackgroundTransparent


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.

This example adds a chart title and then sets the font size and background type for the title.

With myChart 
 .HasTitle = True 
 .ChartTitle.Text = "1995 Rainfall Totals by Month" 
 With .ChartTitle.Font 
 .Size = 10 
 .Background = xlBackgroundTransparent 
 End With 
End With
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