Chart element class names and CSS

Type tutorial

amCharts 4 allows automatically adding element-specific class attributes to its SVG elements for easy targeting via CSS selectors. This tutorial explains how to enable and use them. Enabling class names By default, when chart is generating SVG elements, no class attributes are added to it’s element. Let’s take a simple Line series with bullets: The […]

Modifying big number prefixes

Type tutorial

amCharts’ number formatter has a way of formatting numbers in a variety of ways, including converting to prefix/suffix-based shorter equivalents. This tutorial will explain how you can tweak it according to your needs. The problem Extremely big numbers on a chart can be confusing and wasteful of space: Let’s see how we can fix that. […]

Truncating legend labels

Type tutorial

Sometimes chart legend can get out of control size-wise, especially if you have long labels. This tutorial will show how you can get it back in check by capping the length of its labels. The problem Long labels will bloat up legend size. This is especially prominent where chart size is not very big: Even […]

Lazy loading amCharts modules

Type tutorial

It is possible to load the amCharts library only when needed. This tutorial will explain how. The import() expression is the official way to lazy load any ES6 module, including amCharts. However, import() can only import a single module, so you have to combine it with Promise.all to load multiple modules. Here is how to […]

Using curved labels

Type tutorial

In amCharts 4 any SVG label can follow any curve. This tutorial will explain how it works and how you can spice up the look of your charts in various situations, using curved labels. The basics All text labels in amCharts 4 are represented by an object of type Label. To make a label follow […]

Styling or removing tooltip shadow

Type tutorial

Most of the elements on charts can display a tooltip when hovered. By default, a tooltip will cast a slight shadow behind it. This tutorial will explain on how to style it, or get rid of it altogether. Accessing tooltip Before we can start, let’s see how we can access the tooltip, that is Tooltip […]

Removing chart background on print

Type tutorial

Your on-screen designs might call for a chart background. However, when printed, those will wasted a lot of ink. This tutorial will explain how to disable chart’s background when using Export’s Print option. The problem Let’s use a chart with a nice gradient as a background. Now, when we try to print it, the background […]

Creating custom filters

Type tutorial

amCharts 4 comes with a few basic rudimentary filters like “drop shadow”, “desaturate”, and a few others. However, you can do much much more with SVG filters. This tutorial will explain how you can create your own custom amCharts 4-compatible filter classes. What is a Filter? SVG filters An SVG filter (represented by <filter> tag) […]

Custom Loading Indicator

Type tutorial

This tutorial will show how you can create your own custom loading indicator over chart. The task Supposedly we have a complex chart, with loads of data, which needs to be loaded from server, parsed, digested and visualized. We don’t want the empty space of a chart just sit there, so we’d like to display […]

Alternated axis fills

Type tutorial

This short tutorial will show how you can make your XY chart more readable by introducing a fill between each second set of grid lines. Enabling axis fills We’ll let you in on a secret: each axis is already filling the space between each second set of its grid lines. You just can’t see it […]