Long Labels Problem

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  1. wj
    wj avatar
    12 posts
    Member since:
    Sep 2009

    Posted 03 Nov 2009 Link to this post


    I am implementing a horizontal bar chart drawing out how many times different links are clicked.
    The problem is that the labels are not aligned properly. They show up in 2 or 3 columns and alternate between them.
    Let say I have bars with equal length and it shows up as such:

    bar 2
    bar    2
    bar 2
    bar    2

    I have tried setting labelLocation to inside or outside and other settings as well but it did not work.

    Another problem is that I want to set the yAxis steps(now horizontal) to integer values because it does not make sense to have decimal places. How do I adjust the steps to jump by exactly 1 instead of 0.2 without specifying the maxvalues, min values etc because I do not know these values.  I tried setting LabelSteps to 5 but it only solves the problem for this chart. Is there a better way to do it?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    My entire code is as such:

    namespace TelerikTest  
        public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page  
            protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)  
                //Chart Appearance   
                chartControl.PlotArea.Appearance.Border.Visible = false;  
                chartControl.IntelligentLabelsEnabled = true;  
                chartControl.AutoTextWrap = true;  
                chartControl.AutoLayout = true;  
                chartControl.SeriesOrientation = Telerik.Charting.ChartSeriesOrientation.Horizontal;  
                //Telerik bug: AutoScale will change xAxis Item label to  
                chartControl.PlotArea.XAxis.AutoScale = false;  
                chartControl.Width = 800;  
                chartControl.Legend.Visible = false;  
                //chartControl.Legend.Appearance.Position.Auto = false;  
                chartControl.PlotArea.Appearance.Position.AlignedPosition = Telerik.Charting.Styles.AlignedPositions.Top;    
                Dictionary<string,int> items = new Dictionary<string,int>();  
                for (int i = 0; i < 40; i++)  
                    items.Add("http://testing1testing2testing3testing4.com" + i, 1);  
                    int height = (int)chartControl.Height.Value;  
                    chartControl.Height = height + 15;  
            protected void loadBar(string seriesName, Dictionary<string,int> segments)  
                ChartSeries s = new ChartSeries(seriesName, ChartSeriesType.Bar);  
                int c = 0;  
                foreach (string segmentName in segments.Keys)  
                    int segmentValue = segments[segmentName];  
                    s.Items[c].Name = segmentName;  
                s.Appearance.LegendDisplayMode = ChartSeriesLegendDisplayMode.ItemLabels;  
                s.DefaultLabelValue = "#Y";  
                s.Appearance.LabelAppearance.Position.Auto = false;  
                s.Appearance.LabelAppearance.LabelLocation = Telerik.Charting.Styles.StyleSeriesItemLabel.ItemLabelLocation.Auto;  
                loadRadChart("chartTitle", s);  
            public void loadRadChart(string chartTitle, ChartSeries chartSeries)  
                chartControl.ChartTitle.TextBlock.Text = chartTitle;  
                foreach (ChartSeriesItem item in chartSeries.Items)  
                    if (item.YValue == 0.0) { item.Label.Visible = false; }  
                chartControl.PlotArea.YAxis.LabelStep = 5;  
  2. Velin
    Velin avatar
    391 posts

    Posted 06 Nov 2009 Link to this post

    Hi wj,

    Please, remove the following line from your code. This should make your labels appear aligned to the right of the bars.
    //RadChart1.IntelligentLabelsEnabled = true;
    I'm afraid that you should configure all of the MaxValue, MinValue and Step properties in order to get the Y axis calculate the data range with the desired step.

    Hope this helps.

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