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Axis Labels

Smart Axis Labels

When the axis labels overlap with each other, you can use labelIntersectAction property in the axis, to place them smartly.

When setting labelIntersectAction as Hide

tagHelper
hide.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" title="Olympic Medals" width="650">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category" labelIntersectAction="Hide">
        </e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="x" yName="y" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
    </ejs-chart>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<AxisLabelData> chartData = new List<AxisLabelData>
            {
             new AxisLabelData { x= "South Korea", y= 39.4 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "India", y= 61.3 }, 
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Pakistan", y= 20.4 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Germany", y= 65.1 }, 
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Australia", y= 15.8 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Italy", y= 29.2 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "United Kingdom", y= 44.6 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Saudi Arabia", y= 9.7 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Russia", y= 40.8 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Mexico", y= 31 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Brazil", y= 75.9 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "China", y= 51.4 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class AxisLabelData
        {
            public string x;
            public double y;
            public double y1;
        }

When setting labelIntersectAction as Rotate45

tagHelper
rotate45.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" title="Olympic Medals" width="650">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category" labelIntersectAction="Rotate45">
        </e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="x" yName="y" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
    </ejs-chart>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<AxisLabelData> chartData = new List<AxisLabelData>
            {
             new AxisLabelData { x= "South Korea", y= 39.4 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "India", y= 61.3 }, 
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Pakistan", y= 20.4 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Germany", y= 65.1 }, 
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Australia", y= 15.8 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Italy", y= 29.2 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "United Kingdom", y= 44.6 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Saudi Arabia", y= 9.7 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Russia", y= 40.8 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Mexico", y= 31 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Brazil", y= 75.9 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "China", y= 51.4 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class AxisLabelData
        {
            public string x;
            public double y;
            public double y1;
        }

When setting labelIntersectAction as Rotate90

tagHelper
rotate90.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" title="Olympic Medals" width="650">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category" labelIntersectAction="Rotate90">
        </e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="x" yName="y" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
</ejs-chart>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<AxisLabelData> chartData = new List<AxisLabelData>
            {
             new AxisLabelData { x= "South Korea", y= 39.4 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "India", y= 61.3 }, 
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Pakistan", y= 20.4 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Germany", y= 65.1 }, 
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Australia", y= 15.8 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Italy", y= 29.2 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "United Kingdom", y= 44.6 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Saudi Arabia", y= 9.7 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Russia", y= 40.8 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Mexico", y= 31 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Brazil", y= 75.9 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "China", y= 51.4 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class AxisLabelData
        {
            public string x;
            public double y;
            public double y1;
        }

Axis Labels Positioning

By default, the axis labels can be placed at outside the axis line and this also can be placed at inside the axis line using the labelPosition property.

tagHelper
position.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" title="Olympic Medals" width="650">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category" labelPosition="Inside">
        </e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="x" yName="y" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
</ejs-chart>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<AxisLabelData> chartData = new List<AxisLabelData>
            {
             new AxisLabelData { x= "South Korea", y= 39.4 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "India", y= 61.3 }, 
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Pakistan", y= 20.4 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Germany", y= 65.1 }, 
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Australia", y= 15.8 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Italy", y= 29.2 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "United Kingdom", y= 44.6 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Saudi Arabia", y= 9.7 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Russia", y= 40.8 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Mexico", y= 31 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "Brazil", y= 75.9 },
             new AxisLabelData { x= "China", y= 51.4 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class AxisLabelData
        {
            public string x;
            public double y;
            public double y1;
        }

Multilevel Labels

Any number of levels of labels can be added to an axis using the multiLevelLabels property. This property can be configured using the following properties:

• Categories • Overflow • Alignment • Text style • Border

Categories

Using the categories property, you can configure the start, end, text, and maximumTextWidth of multilevel labels.

tagHelper
category.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" width="50%" loaded="onload">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category"></e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="country" yName="gold" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column" name="Product X"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
    </ejs-chart>
<script>
    onload = function (args) {
        if (args.chart) {
            args.chart.primaryXAxis.multiLevelLabels = [
                {
                    categories: [
                        { start: -0.5, end: 3.5, text: 'Half Yearly 1', },
                        { start: 3.5, end: 7.5, text: 'Half Yearly 2', },
                    ]
                }];
        }
    }
</script>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<ColumnChartData> chartData = new List<ColumnChartData>
            {
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "United States", gold=50  },
                new ColumnChartData{ country="China", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Japan", gold=70 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Australia", gold=60},
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "France", gold=50 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Germany", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Italy", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Sweden", gold=30 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class ColumnChartData
        {
            public string country;
            public double gold;
        }

Overflow

Using the overflow property, you can trim or wrap the multilevel labels.

tagHelper
overflow.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" width="50%" loaded="onload">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category"></e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="country" yName="gold" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column" name="Product X"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
    </ejs-chart>
<script>
    onload = function (args) {
        if (args.chart) {
            args.chart.primaryXAxis.multiLevelLabels = [
                {
                    categories: [
                        { start: -0.5, end: 3.5, text: 'Half Yearly 1', maximumTextWidth: 50 },
                        { start: 3.5, end: 7.5, text: 'Half Yearly 2', maximumTextWidth: 50 },
                    ],
                    overflow: 'Trim'
              }];
        }
    }
</script>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<ColumnChartData> chartData = new List<ColumnChartData>
            {
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "United States", gold=50  },
                new ColumnChartData{ country="China", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Japan", gold=70 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Australia", gold=60},
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "France", gold=50 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Germany", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Italy", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Sweden", gold=30 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class ColumnChartData
        {
            public string country;
            public double gold;
        }

Alignment

The alignment property provides option to position the multilevel labels at far, center, or near.

tagHelper
alignement.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" width="50%" loaded="onload">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category"></e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="country" yName="gold" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column" name="Product X"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
    </ejs-chart>
<script>
    onload = function (args) {
        if (args.chart) {
            args.chart.primaryXAxis.multiLevelLabels = [
                {
                    categories: [
                        { start: -0.5, end: 3.5, text: 'Half Yearly 1' },
                        { start: 3.5, end: 7.5, text: 'Half Yearly 2' },
                    ],
                    alignment: 'Far'
              }];
        }
    }
</script>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<ColumnChartData> chartData = new List<ColumnChartData>
            {
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "United States", gold=50  },
                new ColumnChartData{ country="China", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Japan", gold=70 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Australia", gold=60},
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "France", gold=50 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Germany", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Italy", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Sweden", gold=30 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class ColumnChartData
        {
            public string country;
            public double gold;
        }

Text customization

The textStyle property of multilevel labels provides options to customize the size, color, fontFamily, fontWeight, fontStyle, opacity, textAlignment and textOverflow.

tagHelper
text-custom.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" width="50%" loaded="onload">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category"></e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="country" yName="gold" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column" name="Product X"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
    </ejs-chart>
<script>
    onload = function (args) {
        if (args.chart) {
            args.chart.primaryXAxis.multiLevelLabels = [
                {
                    categories: [
                        { start: -0.5, end: 3.5, text: 'Half Yearly 1' },
                        { start: 3.5, end: 7.5, text: 'Half Yearly 2' },
                    ],
                    textStyle: { size: '18px', color: 'Red' }
              }];
        }
    }
</script>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<ColumnChartData> chartData = new List<ColumnChartData>
            {
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "United States", gold=50  },
                new ColumnChartData{ country="China", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Japan", gold=70 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Australia", gold=60},
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "France", gold=50 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Germany", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Italy", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Sweden", gold=30 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class ColumnChartData
        {
            public string country;
            public double gold;
        }

Border customization

Using the border property, you can customize the width, color, and type. The type of border are Rectangle, Brace, WithoutBorder, WithoutTopBorder, WithoutTopandBottomBorder and CurlyBrace.

tagHelper
border-custom.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" width="50%" loaded="onload">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category"></e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="country" yName="gold" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column" name="Product X"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
    </ejs-chart>
<script>
    onload = function (args) {
        if (args.chart) {
            args.chart.primaryXAxis.multiLevelLabels = [
                {
                    categories: [
                        { start: -0.5, end: 3.5, text: 'Half Yearly 1' },
                        { start: 3.5, end: 7.5, text: 'Half Yearly 2' },
                    ],
                    border: { type: 'Brace', color: 'Blue', width: 2 },
              }];
        }
    }
</script>
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Mvc;
using Syncfusion.EJ2.Chart;

namespace EJ2MVCSampleBrowser.Controllers.Chart
{
    public partial class ChartController : Controller
    {
        // GET: MultiLevelLabels
        public ActionResult MultiLevelLabels()
        {
            List<MultiLevelLabelsData> chartData = new List<MultiLevelLabelsData>
            {
                new MultiLevelLabelsData { x = "Grapes",  y = 28 },
                new MultiLevelLabelsData { x = "Apples",  y = 87 },
                new MultiLevelLabelsData { x = "Pears",   y = 42 },
                new MultiLevelLabelsData { x = "Grapes",  y = 13 },
                new MultiLevelLabelsData { x = "Apples",  y = 13 },
                new MultiLevelLabelsData { x = "Pears",   y = 10 },
                new MultiLevelLabelsData { x = "Tomato",  y = 31 },
                new MultiLevelLabelsData { x = "Potato",  y = 96 },
                new MultiLevelLabelsData { x = "Cucumber",y = 41 },
                new MultiLevelLabelsData { x = "Onion",   y = 59 }
             };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;                   
            return View();
        }
        public class MultiLevelLabelsData
        {
            public string x;
            public double y;
        }
    }
}

Edge Label Placement

Labels with long text at the edges of an axis may appear partially in the chart. To avoid this, use edgeLabelPlacement property in axis, which moves the label inside the chart area for better appearance or hides it.

tagHelper
edge.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" width="50%">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category" edgeLabelPlacement="Shift"></e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="country" yName="gold" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column" name="Product X"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
    </ejs-chart>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<ColumnChartData> chartData = new List<ColumnChartData>
            {
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Russia", gold=50  },
                new ColumnChartData{ country="China", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Japan", gold=70 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Australia", gold=60},
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "France", gold=50 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Germany", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Italy", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "United States", gold=30 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class ColumnChartData
        {
            public string country;
            public double gold;
        }

Labels Customization

The labelStyle property of an axis provides options to customize the colorfont-familyfont-size and font-weight of the axis labels.

tagHelper
labels-custom.cs
@{
   var border = new { width= 1, type= "Rectangle" , color= "red"};

}
    <ejs-chart id="container" width="50%">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category" border="border">
        </e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="country" yName="gold" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column" name="Product X"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
    </ejs-chart>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<ColumnChartData> chartData = new List<ColumnChartData>
            {
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Russia", gold=50  },
                new ColumnChartData{ country="China", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Japan", gold=70 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Australia", gold=60},
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "France", gold=50 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Germany", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Italy", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "United States", gold=30 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class ColumnChartData
        {
            public string country;
            public double gold;
        }

Customizing Specific Point

You can customize the specific text in the axis labels using axisLabelRender event.

tagHelper
custom-point.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" width="50%" axisLabelRender="axisLabelRender">
        <e-chart-primaryxaxis valueType="Category">
        </e-chart-primaryxaxis>
        <e-series-collection>
            <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" xName="country" yName="gold" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Column" name="Product X"></e-series>
        </e-series-collection>
    </ejs-chart>
<script>
    axisLabelRender=function(args) {
        if (args.text === 'France') {
            args.labelStyle.color = 'red';
        }
    }
</script>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<ColumnChartData> chartData = new List<ColumnChartData>
            {
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Russia", gold=50  },
                new ColumnChartData{ country="China", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Japan", gold=70 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Australia", gold=60},
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "France", gold=50 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Germany", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "Italy", gold=40 },
                new ColumnChartData{ country= "United States", gold=30 }
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }
        public class ColumnChartData
        {
            public string country;
            public double gold;
        }

Trim using maximum label width

You can trim the label using enableTrim property and width of the labels can also be customized using maximumLabelWidth property in the axis, the value maximum label width is 34 by default.

Line break support

Line break feature used to customize the long axis label text into multiple lines by using <br> tag. Refer the below example in that dataSource x value contains long text, it breaks into two lines by using <br> tag.

tagHelper
line-break.cs
<ejs-chart id="container" >
               
<e-chart-primaryxaxis title="Country" valueType="Category" enableTrim="true">
    <e-majorgridlines width="0"></e-majorgridlines>
</e-chart-primaryxaxis>
<e-series-collection>
    <e-series dataSource="ViewBag.dataSource" name="Germany" xName="x" yName="y" type="@Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Bar">
    </e-series>
</e-series-collection>
</ejs-chart>
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<CategoryData> chartData = new List<ColumnChartData>
            {
                new CategoryData { x = "Germany", y = 72, country = "GER: 72"},
                new CategoryData { x = "Russia", y = 103.1, country = "RUS: 103.1" },
                new CategoryData { x = "Brazil", y = 139.1, country = "BRZ: 139.1" },
                new CategoryData { x = "India", y = 462.1, country = "IND: 462.1" },
                new CategoryData { x = "China", y = 721.4, country = "CHN: 721.4" },
                new CategoryData { x = "United States<br>Of America", y = 286.9, country = "USA: 286.9" },
                new CategoryData { x = "Great Britain", y = 115.1, country = "GBR: 115.1" },
                new CategoryData { x = "Nigeria", y = 97.2, country = "NGR: 97.2" },
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
             ViewBag.font = new
            {
                fontWeight = "600",
                color = "#ffffff"
            };
            return View();
        }
        public class CategoryData
        {
            public string x;
            public double y;
            public string country;
        }

Maximum Labels

MaximumLabels property is set, then the labels will be rendered based on the count in the property per 100 pixel. If you have set range (minimum, maximum, interval) and maximumLabels, then the priority goes to range only. If you haven’t set the range, then we have considered priority to maximumLabels property.

max-label.cs
public ActionResult Index()
        {
            return View();

        }