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Andrew S.

Legend size

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I tried to show some data in MSColumn3D chart and had a problem with legend size.


If I pass large quantity of series to xml and set rather small size of chart, the legend keeps too much space and chart is rendered badly. I set scaleMode parameter to "noScale".


One of the solutions is to use "exactFit" mode in such cases, but it becomes dependent on xml data, which is defined after initializing of FusionCharts object (scaleMode).


Preferable solution - to handle legend size in xml.








Is there a way to control legend size, like set minimal visible lines (2/3) in legend to make it scrollable?







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Guest Rajroop

Hello Andrew,




I regret to say there are no ways/methods to control the Legend size, as of now, in FusionCharts.




This feature is already on the wishlist for future product upgrades. :)

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Guest Rajroop

Hey Andrew,




This feature will be included in the upcoming FusionCharts v4!




The release date is, however, still undecided. :)

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I have a similar question, but I think it is an even simpler problem to solve.. I have a very simple 2 series bar chart with 2 very short legend labels.  There is plenty of space to fit both legend items on one row, but Fusion Charts is putting them on two rows, thereby taking up valuable vertical space. Is there any way to force the legend to display it's contents on one row?


Thanks in advance!


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Guest Madhumita


Could you please send us your XML so that we can solve the issue as soon as possible?

Also, please specify the height and width of the charts.

Awaiting your reply.

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We are very excited to announce the release of FusionCharts v3.2 that leverages Flash and JavaScript (HTML5) to create stunning charts. It introduces the new zoom charts, Pareto & Marimekko charts and works with both XML and JSON data.


You will be pleased to know that FusionCharts v3.2 comes with the addition of Interactive Legend feature. More details at:


It now works on iPads and iPhones as well. Please visit to find out what's new.


Furthermore, with this release, we have changed our licensing policies and pricing for our core products - FusionCharts, FusionWidgets, FusionMaps & PowerCharts.


Please share your valuable feedback at: [email protected]


Thank you and have a good day. :)

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Guest Angie

Dear User,


We are delighted to announce that PowerCharts is now ready for your iPads and iPhones too. We have just released PowerCharts v3.2. Starting v3.2, PowerCharts has HighCharts embedded within it, and offers both Flash and JavaScript (HTML5) charting . The Flash charts are displayed on a majority of devices and the JavaScript charts on devices that do not support Flash, all of it without writing a line of code.


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* Labels now have an auto rendering mode to prevent them from overlapping, the chart selects the best display mode depending on the length of the labels and the width of the chart.


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