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MSChart Expert Needed - Color Question

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I have used the MSChart extensively in Visual Basic where setting the colors is as simple as right clicking on the chart component and selecting properties.

However, I am using a ASP add-on called ASPControlHost which allows the MSChart control to be used in Active Server Pages.  However, this means the chart colors must be set programmatically, and the documentation on this control in the MSDN library is frankly quite a maze.  The problem is further complicated by the fact that none of the constants for the control available as they are in VB.  

I would like to use a black background and have the title and the legend text appear in light brown or green.  



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Question by:Dreaming_Eagle
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TimCottee earned 200 total points
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Dreaming_Eagle, this is VB but not using the constants, you can easily adapt this as necessary for ASP. It sets the background colour to black and both the title and legend forecolours to a light green colour, you can obviously change this to an appropriate colour by setting the RGB parameters in the relevant .Set 0,200,0 (.Set Red,Green,Blue) lines.

    With MSChart1.Plot.Backdrop.Fill
        .Style = 1
        .Brush.FillColor.Set 0, 0, 0
        .Brush.PatternColor.Set 0, 0, 0
    End With
    With MSChart1.Backdrop.Fill
        .Style = 1
        .Brush.FillColor.Set 0, 0, 0
        .Brush.PatternColor.Set 0, 0, 0
    End With
    With MSChart1.Title
        .VtFont.VtColor.Set 0, 200, 0
        .Backdrop.Fill.Style = 1
        .Backdrop.Fill.Brush.FillColor.Set 0, 0, 0
    End With
    With MSChart1.Legend
        .Backdrop.Fill.Style = 1
        .Backdrop.Fill.Brush.FillColor.Set 0, 0, 0
        .Backdrop.Fill.Brush.PatternColor.Set 0, 0, 0
        .VtFont.VtColor.Set 0, 200, 0
    End With
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by:Dreaming_Eagle
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Thanks much, Tim, I'm awarding you the points.  We have, however, purchased a great chart control called 3DChart from Nevron.  http://www.nevron.com/moreinfo.asp?product=3

It's only $200 and has presentation quality comparable to vastly more expensive products.  Also, it comes with an extensive collection of sample .vbps to keep you from having to research out collections and properties in a Help file.    I realize this sounds like a paid advertisement, but I'm sold on it after just two days.

Thanks again.  
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