Chart.BackColor Chart.BackColor Chart.BackColor Chart.BackColor Property


Gets or sets the background color of the Chart object.

 virtual property System::Drawing::Color BackColor { System::Drawing::Color get(); void set(System::Drawing::Color value); };
public override System.Drawing.Color BackColor { get; set; }
member this.BackColor : System.Drawing.Color with get, set
Public Overrides Property BackColor As Color

Property Value

A Color value that represents the background color of the chart object. The default color is White.


You can set this property to any valid ARGB (alpha, red, green, blue) value. Note that for the Chart object, the alpha component cannot be set to a value other than 255. This also means that, for the Chart object only, a Transparent value cannot be used.

The BackColor value will be the first color used if you are using gradient colors for the background.

The alpha value controls the opacity of a color. If you set this color to "transparent" - that is, if you use an alpha value of 0 - no color will be assigned to the background of the title. As a result, the background will be transparent.

The following table represents the Series types that support gradients:

Series Types 2D 3D
Bar X -
Box Plot X X
Bubble - -
Candle Stick X X
Column X X
Doughnut X -
Error Bar - -
Fast Line - -
Fast Point - -
Funnel X X
Gantt X -
Kagi - -
Line - -
Pie X -
Point - -
Point and Figure X -
Polar - -
Pyramid X X
Radar X X
Range Column X -
Renko X -
Spline - -
Spline Area Area X -
Spline Range X -
Stacked Area X -
Stacked Area 100 X -
Stacked Bar X -
Stacked Bar 100 X -
Stacked Column X -
Stacked Column 100 X -
Step Line - -
Stock - -
Three Line Break X -

Applies to