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drawLegend - Write the legend of the active data series

This function will write the legend of your data series based on the description tag specified using the setSerieDescription function. It is possible to tune the rendering by playing with the $Format array. To learn more about this please read the Format array guide.

If you want to specify multi-line labels then you can use the "backslash n" line break character in the serie description tag.

This function preserves your serie special settings (ticks, weight) only in the LEGEND_FAMILY_LINE mode.

Calling this function
Where :

X and Y are the coordinates where will be drawn the legend.
Format is an array containing the drawing parameters of the arrow.

Customisation array - Tune up your legend!

It is possible to customize the way your legend will be rendered by playing with this array. Providing a detailled configuration is not mandatory, by default the legend will be drawn in a soft grey box with curvy corners.

You can specify the font file that will be used with FontName.
You can specify the font size with FontSize.
You can specify the font color with FontR, FontG, FontB.
You can specify the width of the colored boxes with BoxWidth.
You can specify the height of the colored boxes with BoxHeight.
You can specify the inner margins with Margin.
You can specify the background color with R, G, B.
You can specify the background alpha with Alpha.
You can specify the border color using BorderR, BorderG, BorderB.
You can use the Surrounding option to define the border color. This value will be added to the R,G,B factors to define the border color.

You can choose the style that will be applied to you legend box using the Style parameter :

LEGEND_NOBORDER no borders will be drawn around the legend.
LEGEND_BOX a rectangle will be drawn around the legend.
LEGEND_ROUND a rounded rectangle will be drawn around the legend.

You can also define the way the legend will be written using the Mode parameter :

LEGEND_VERTICAL that will stack vertically the series.
LEGEND_HORIZONTAL that will stack horizontally the series.

Finally you can choose the way your data serie will be drawn using the Family parameter :

LEGEND_FAMILY_BOX to use filled rectangles.
LEGEND_FAMILY_CIRCLE to use filled circles.
LEGEND_FAMILY_LINE to use lines. (preserving the Width & Ticks options)

Sample script

 /* pChart library inclusions */

 /* Create and populate the pData object */
 $MyData = new pData();  
 $MyData->addPoints(array(24,25,26,25,25),"My Serie 1");
 $MyData->addPoints(array(80,85,84,81,82),"My Serie 2");
 $MyData->addPoints(array(17,16,18,18,15),"My Serie 3");
 $MyData->setSerieTicks("My Serie 1",4);
 $MyData->setSerieWeight("My Serie 2",2);
 $MyData->setSerieDescription("My Serie 1","Temperature");
 $MyData->setSerieDescription("My Serie 2","Humidity
(in percentage)");
 $MyData->setSerieDescription("My Serie 3","Pressure");

 /* Create the pChart object */
 $myPicture = new pImage(700,230,$MyData);

 /* Draw the background */
 $Settings = array("R"=>170, "G"=>183, "B"=>87, "Dash"=>1, "DashR"=>190, "DashG"=>203, "DashB"=>107);

 /* Overlay with a gradient */
 $Settings = array("StartR"=>219, "StartG"=>231, "StartB"=>139, "EndR"=>1, "EndG"=>138, "EndB"=>68, "Alpha"=>50);

 /* Draw the picture border */ 
 /* Write the picture title */ 
 $myPicture->drawText(10,13,"drawLegend() - Write your chart legend",array("R"=>255,"G"=>255,"B"=>255));

 /* Write a legend box */ 

 /* Write a legend box */ 

 /* Write a legend box */ 
 /* Write a legend box */ 
 $myPicture->drawLegend(70,150,array("Mode"=>LEGEND_HORIZONTAL, "Family"=>LEGEND_FAMILY_CIRCLE));

 /* Write a legend box */ 
 $myPicture->drawLegend(400,150,array("Style"=>LEGEND_BOX,"Mode"=>LEGEND_HORIZONTAL, "BoxWidth"=>30,"Family"=>LEGEND_FAMILY_LINE));

 /* Write a legend box */ 

 /* Define series icons */
 $MyData->setSeriePicture("My Serie 1","resources/application_view_list.png");
 $MyData->setSeriePicture("My Serie 2","resources/application_view_tile.png");
 $MyData->setSeriePicture("My Serie 3","resources/chart_bar.png");

 /* Write a legend box */ 

 /* Render the picture (choose the best way) */
Last updated on 12/08/2010 
by Jean-Damien 
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