blumonde - 6 months ago 44

C# Question

I am building a "Stacked Column" chart via MS-Chart using C# in MVC. My chart has 3 serieses. I am trying to get the data value labels of each series to display underneath the X-axis instead of on each column.

I would like my chart's data value labels to look the same as the image below:

I have been searching the net in hoping to find some pointer to this similar lay-out but have found none for 2 days.

Can someone please give me some pointer on how to accomplish this same position of data value labels arrangement? Thank you.

Answer

Here is the simplest solution. It isn't nicely styled but takes only a few lines:

```
var months = new[] { "Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May",
"Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec" };
for (int i = 0; i < pointCount; i++)
{
double sum = 0;
string label = "";
for (int j = seriesCount - 1; j >= 0; j--)
{
sum += chart.Series[j].Points[i].YValues[0];
label += "\\n" + +chart.Series[j].Points[i].YValues[0] ;
}
chart.Series[0].Points[i].AxisLabel = months[i] + "\\n" + sum + label;
}
```

This adds a label string to each `DataPoint`

of the 1st `Series`

. Note that only one such labels can be shown per point; labels from later `Series`

will be ignored.

Use suitable counters and whatever you want for the month part of the label.

For nicer looks, like bold sums or colored backgrounds you will need to do a lot more work.

Note that the numbers in the labels and the series are reversely stacked so the inner loop goes backward.

This will work for any number of series.