Wednesday, September 30, 2009

JFreeChart LegendTitle Font Change

I've been trying to search the whole day yesterday on how to change the Font for a chart's legend title. JFreeChart doesn't have any good free reference documentation about this use case but I was finally able to figure it out by playing with LegendTitle's methods. The code below works for changing the Font of the current LegendTitle object.

LegendTitle legendTitle = chart.getLegend();

The setNotify() method somehow alerts the different objects dependent on the LegentTitle and update it's state. If that is not called, nothing happens. If that method is set to true that means, the current change on the chart, specifically the LegentTitle, call all dependent objects and notify of this change and properly act on it.