# 3.7.5.30 Layer.Axis.Label

The label object is a sub-object of the layer axis object. And axis is a sub-object of layer object. You can use range notation to define a layer object:

range layerObject = [pageName]layerName!

And then access the axis object by:

layerObject.Axis.label.property

Where Axis is the axis specification: X is the bottom X axis, X2 is the top X axis, Y is the left Y axis, Y2 is the right Y axis, Z is the front Z axis, Z2 is the back Z axis, Zh is the ZhX axis, Zh2 is the back ZhY axis, and Zh3 is the back ZhZ axis.

## Properties

Here, axis is a placeholder for x, y or z and axis2 is a placeholder for x2, y2 or z2.

Property Access Description
numeric

Align the tick labels with respect to tick marks: 1 = Center (on tick), 2 = Center between Ticks, 3 = Next to Ticks.

numeric

Bold the tick labels: 1 = enable, 0 = disable.

layer.axis.label.collabel

(Origin 2019b)

numeric

Specify tick label display format when layer.axis.label.type = 7 (Column Name or Label) or 11 (Layer Banner): 1 = Column headings, 3 = Unit, 4 = Comments, 5 = Sampling Interval, 6 = Parameters, 7 = Parameters 2, 8 = Parameters 3, 9 = Parameters 4, 10 = Parameters 5, 32 = <Custom>

layer.axis.label.collabel$(Origin 2019b) Read/write string Specify the display format string of tick label when layer.axis.label.type = 7 (Column Name or Label) or 11 (Layer Banner), and layer.axis.label.collabel= 32 (<Custom>) layer.axis.label.color Read/write numeric Tick label color. Numbers from the color list, or transparent (0). The color function can be used, as in: layer.x.color = color(blue); layer.y2.color = color(240,208,0); layer.axis.label.dataset$ Read/write
string

Dataset name if the tick label is from a dataset. To read, assign the value to a string variable.

numeric

Number of decimal points to display. To disable, set to -1.

numeric

Divide tick labels by this factor before displaying.

numeric

Font number as enumerated by Windows except 1 indicates use setting in Preference: Options : [Text Fonts] : Default. Use the font( ) function, as in: layer1.x.label.font = font(arial); to set to Arial font.

layer.axis.label.formula$Read/write string Display tick labels by the formula specified. For example, use: layer.x.label.formula$="x*2"; to double the values of x axis tick label. ("x" is also used in the formula for Y and Z axes.)
numeric

Numeric display format: 1 = decimal without commas, 2 = scientific, 3 = engineering, and 4 = decimal with commas (for date).

numeric

Horizontal offset from axis, in % of current font.

numeric

Vertical offset from axis, in % of current font.

layer.axis.label.pre$Read/write string A string to display before each tick label. To delete the prefix, set .pre$ = "";.

numeric

Size of the tick labels in pts.

numeric

Tick label rotation, in degrees.

layer.axis.label.suf$Read/write string A string to display after each tick label. To delete the suffix, set .suf$ = "";.

numeric

Tick label time and date format.
If layer.axis.label.type = 4, 1 = first selection from date format drop-down list (Windows Short Date format), 2 = second selection from date format drop-down list (Windows Long Date format), etc.
If layer.axis.label.type = 3, 1 = first selection from time format drop-down list, 2 = second selection from time format drop-down list, etc.

numeric

Tick label type: 1 = numeric, 2 = text from dataset, 3 = time, 4 = date, 5 = month, 6 = day of the week, 7 = column headings, 8 = dataset indexed as tick #, 11 = Layer Banner

numeric

Background for tick labels: 0 = transparent background, 1 = white background.

layer.axis.label.wrap

(Origin 2015 SR0)

range ll = !;
ll.x.label.rotate = 45;