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LegendItem.BackGradientStyle Property

Gets or sets the orientation for the background gradient of a legend item. Also determines whether a gradient is used.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.DataVisualization.Charting
Assembly:  System.Web.DataVisualization (in System.Web.DataVisualization.dll)

public GradientStyle BackGradientStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.DataVisualization.Charting.GradientStyle
A GradientStyle enumeration. The default value is None.

Use the BackGradientStyle property to determine whether a title will display a gradient, and to determine the orientation of the gradient if one is used.

This property is only implemented if the ImageStyle property is set to Rectangle.

For a listing of available patterns, refer to the GradientStyle enumeration.

To use gradient colors:

  • Use the Color property to set the primary color.

  • Use the BackGradientStyle property to set the secondary color.

  • Use this BackGradientStyle property to set the desired gradient style.


This property is applicable only to LegendCell objects with a LegendCellType of either SeriesSymbol or Image.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.