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SAS/AF Software: Class Dictionary

Using Color in a Histogram Control

The following table lists the attributes you can use to control color in a Histogram control. For information on controlling the color in titles and footnotes, see Displaying Titles and Footnotes in a Histogram Control. For information on using color as a response variable, see Using a Color Variable in a Histogram Control.

Attribute Specifies
axisColor Color for the axis, axis labels, tick marks, and legend.
backgroundColor Color outside of the histogram axes but within the control's border
borderColor Color for the border around the control
borderTitleColor Text color for the border's title
chartBackgroundColor Color within the histogram axes
colorVariable Bar colors in the histogram
faceColorMode Whether bar colors affect the entire bar or only the bar tops
gridColor Color of the histogram's grid lines
highlightColor Color a bar turns when it is selected
missingColor Color used for bars that have a color response value that is not defined in the Range entry

For all the attributes except colorVariable, you can specify a SAS color name like red, green, or blue. Alternatively, you can set the color to match a color value that is set in the SAS environment. For example, you can set the color to match the color used for the SAS notes that print in the Log window.

To set colors in the SAS environment, use the SASCOLORS window, which you can open with the tools menu:


For a Histogram control named histogram1, the following code sets the backgroundColor attribute to blue:

histogram1.backgroundColor = 'blue';

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