LegendEntry object (PowerPoint)

Represents a legend entry in a chart legend.


The LegendEntry object is a member of the LegendEntries collection. The LegendEntries collection contains all the LegendEntry objects in the legend.

Each legend entry has two parts:

  • The text of the entry, which is the name of the series or trendline associated with the legend entry.

  • The entry marker, which visually links the legend entry with its associated series or trendline in the chart.

The formatting properties for the entry marker and its associated series or trendline are contained in the LegendKey object.

The text of a legend entry cannot be changed. LegendEntry objects support font formatting, and they can be deleted. No pattern formatting is supported for legend entries. The position and size of entries is fixed.

There is no direct way to return the series or trendline that corresponds to the legend entry.

After legend entries have been deleted, the only way to restore them is to remove and re-create the legend that contained them by setting the HasLegend property for the chart to False and then back to True.



Although the following code applies to Microsoft Word, you can readily modify it to apply to PowerPoint.

Use LegendEntries (index), where index is the legend entry index number, to return a single LegendEntry object. You cannot return legend entries by name.

The index number represents the position of the legend entry in the legend. LegendEntries(1) is at the top of the legend, and LegendEntries(LegendEntries.Count) is at the bottom. The following example changes the font for the text of the legend entry at the top of the legend (this is usually the legend for series one) for the first chart in the active document.

With ActiveDocument.InlineShapes(1)

    If .HasChart Then

        .Chart.Legend.LegendEntries(1).Font.Italic = True

    End If

End With

See also

PowerPoint Object Model Reference

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