Using Angular

This tutorial will show you every step you need to use amCharts 4 with Angular.

Using amCharts in Angular

VERSION INFO This tutorial deals with Angular2 or later. If you are using AngularJS 1.x, please refer to this tutorial instead.

IMPORTANT amCharts 4 requires TypeScript 2.9 or later. Using any older version will result in error.

First, create a new Angular project:

npx -p @angular/cli ng new my-project
cd my-project

Edit the package.json and add --prod --build-optimizer=false to the "build" script:

"scripts": {
  ...
  "build": "ng build --prod --build-optimizer=false",
  ...
},

You can now run your project by using this command:

npm start

If you load http://localhost:4200/ in a browser, you should see your new project!

Now it's time to add in an amCharts 4 chart. First create a new chart component:

npm run -- ng generate component chart --module app

Then use this command to install amCharts 4:

npm install @amcharts/amcharts4

Then add in the following code to the src/app/chart/chart.component.html file:

<div id="chartdiv" style="width: 100%; height: 500px"></div>

And use the following code in src/app/chart/chart.component.ts:

import { Component, Inject, NgZone, PLATFORM_ID } from '@angular/core';
import { isPlatformBrowser } from '@angular/common';

// amCharts imports
import * as am4core from '@amcharts/amcharts4/core';
import * as am4charts from '@amcharts/amcharts4/charts';
import am4themes_animated from '@amcharts/amcharts4/themes/animated';

@Component({
  selector: 'app-chart',
  templateUrl: './chart.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./chart.component.css']
})

export class ChartComponent {
  private chart: am4charts.XYChart;

  constructor(@Inject(PLATFORM_ID) private platformId, private zone: NgZone) {}

  // Run the function only in the browser
  browserOnly(f: () => void) {
    if (isPlatformBrowser(this.platformId)) {
      this.zone.runOutsideAngular(() => {
        f();
      });
    }
  }

  ngAfterViewInit() {
    // Chart code goes in here
    this.browserOnly(() => {
      am4core.useTheme(am4themes_animated);

      let chart = am4core.create("chartdiv", am4charts.XYChart);

      chart.paddingRight = 20;

      let data = [];
      let visits = 10;
      for (let i = 1; i < 366; i++) {
        visits += Math.round((Math.random() < 0.5 ? 1 : -1) * Math.random() * 10);
        data.push({ date: new Date(2018, 0, i), name: "name" + i, value: visits });
      }

      chart.data = data;

      let dateAxis = chart.xAxes.push(new am4charts.DateAxis());
      dateAxis.renderer.grid.template.location = 0;

      let valueAxis = chart.yAxes.push(new am4charts.ValueAxis());
      valueAxis.tooltip.disabled = true;
      valueAxis.renderer.minWidth = 35;

      let series = chart.series.push(new am4charts.LineSeries());
      series.dataFields.dateX = "date";
      series.dataFields.valueY = "value";
      series.tooltipText = "{valueY.value}";

      chart.cursor = new am4charts.XYCursor();

      let scrollbarX = new am4charts.XYChartScrollbar();
      scrollbarX.series.push(series);
      chart.scrollbarX = scrollbarX;

      this.chart = chart;
    });
  }

  ngOnDestroy() {
    // Clean up chart when the component is removed
    this.browserOnly(() => {
      if (this.chart) {
        this.chart.dispose();
      }
    });
  }
}

The chart code goes inside the ngAfterViewInit method.

Lastly, add <app-chart></app-chart> to your src/app.component.html file.

Now you can run npm start again and you should see a chart.

IMPORTANT Currently amCharts 4 does not fully support TypeScript's strict mode. Please click here for more details.

Polyfills

IMPORTANT If you want to support older browsers, make sure you set up polyfills. Click here for detailed instructions.

Lazy loading amCharts

Check out this tutorial for information on how you can lazy-load amCharts modules on-demand, rather than compiling them into your app.

Fixing broken resizing on route

If you are using routing in your application you might see the issue of charts losing their auto-resize capabilities when transitioning between pages.

This happens because chart is using a resize sensor which gets knocked of its feet when chart container is moved about in a DOM tree.

The solution is to reset it when such routing occurs:

chart.svgContainer.resizeSensor.reset();

Warnings in Angular 10+

Angular 10+ gives warnings when using third party npm packages. This is a problem with Angular, not amCharts. The warnings do not affect the behavior, but you can disable them by adding allowedCommonJsDependencies to your angular.json file, like this:

"build": {
  "builder": "@angular-devkit/build-angular:browser",
  "options": {
    "allowedCommonJsDependencies": [
      "core-js",
      "raf",
      "xlsx",
      "@babel/runtime"
    ]
    // ...
  }
  // ...
},