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Crosshair in ASP.NET MVC Stock Chart control

09 Jun 2021 / 1 minute to read

Crosshair has a vertical and horizontal line to view the value of the axis at mouse or touch position.

Crosshair lines can be enabled by using enable property in the crosshair.

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crosshair.cs
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<script src="~/financial-data.js"></script> 

            @(Html.EJS().StockChart("container").Title("AAPL Stock Price").ExportType(new List<Object>() { })
                                                                .Series(sr =>
                                                                {
                                                                    sr.Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Candle).DataSource("data").Add();
                                                                })
                                                                .Crosshair(cr=>cr.Enable(true))
                                                                .Render())

    <script>
        var data = window.chartData;
    </script>
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using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc;

namespace EJ2CoreSampleBrowser.Controllers.StockChart
{
    public partial class StockChartController : Controller
    {
        public IActionResult Default()
        {
            return View();
        }
    }
}

Tooltip for axis

Tooltip label for an axis can be enabled by using enable property of crosshairTooltip in the corresponding axis.

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axis-tooltip.cs
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<script src="~/financial-data.js"></script> 

            @(Html.EJS().StockChart("container").Load("stockload").Title("AAPL Stock Price").ExportType(new List<Object>() { })
                    .PrimaryXAxis(xaxis =>xaxis.MajorTickLines(mg=>mg.Width(0).Color("transparent")).CrosshairTooltip(ct => ct.Enable(true)).LineStyle(ls=>ls.Color("transparent")
                     ).ValueType(Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ValueType.DateTime).CrosshairTooltip(ct=>ct.Enable(true)))
                      .PrimaryYAxis(yaxis =>yaxis.MajorTickLines(mt=>mt.Color("transparent")).CrosshairTooltip(ct=> ct.Enable(true))
                                                                .Series(sr =>
                                                                {
                                                                    sr.Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Candle).DataSource("data").Add();
                                                                })
                                                                .Render())

    <script>
        var data = window.chartData;
    </script>
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using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc;

namespace EJ2CoreSampleBrowser.Controllers.StockChart
{
    public partial class StockChartController : Controller
    {
        public IActionResult Default()
        {
            return View();
        }
    }
}

Customization

The fill and textStyle property of the crosshairTooltip is used to customize the background color and font style of the crosshair label respectively. Color and width of the crosshair line can be customized by using the line property in the crosshair.

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custom.cs
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<script src="~/financial-data.js"></script> 

            @(Html.EJS().StockChart("container").Load("stockload").Title("AAPL Stock Price").ExportType(new List<Object>() { })
                                                                .Series(sr =>
                                                                {
                                                                    sr.Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Candle).DataSource("data").Add();
                                                                })
                                                                .Render())

    <script>
        var data = window.chartData;
        function stockload(args) {
            args.stockChart.crosshair = { enable: true, line: { width: 2, color: 'green' } };
            args.stockChart.primaryYAxis = {
                lineStyle: { color: 'transparent' },
                majorTickLines: { color: 'transparent', width: 0 },
                crosshairTooltip: { enable: true, fill: 'green' }
            };
            args.stockChart.primaryXAxis = {
                majorGridLines: { color: 'transparent' },
                crosshairTooltip: { enable: true, fill: 'green' }
            };
        }
      
    </script>
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using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc;

namespace EJ2CoreSampleBrowser.Controllers.StockChart
{
    public partial class StockChartController : Controller
    {
        public IActionResult Default()
        {
            return View();
        }
    }
}

Add Trackball

Trackball is used to track a data point closest to the mouse or touch position. Trackball marker indicates the closest point and trackball tooltip displays the information about the point.

Trackball can be enabled by setting the enable property of the crosshair to true and shared property in tooltip to true in chart.

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trackball.cs
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@Html.EJS().Chart("container-vertical").Series(series =>
       {
           series.Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Line).XName("x").YName("yValue").Marker(ViewBag.marker)
.DataSource(ViewBag.dataSource ).Name("John").Width(2).Add();
           series.Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Line).XName("x").YName("yValue1").Marker(ViewBag.marker)
.DataSource(ViewBag.dataSource ).Name("Andrew").Width(2).Add();
           series.Type(Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ChartSeriesType.Line).XName("x").YName("yValue2").Marker(ViewBag.marker)
.DataSource(ViewBag.dataSource).Name("Thomas").Width(2).Add();})\
.PrimaryXAxis(px => px.EdgeLabelPlacement(Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.EdgeLabelPlacement.Shift)
.MajorGridLines(ViewBag.majorGridLines).LineStyle(ViewBag.lineStyle)
.ValueType(Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.ValueType.DateTime)
.Skeleton("y"))
.PrimaryYAxis(py => py.Title("Revenue")
.MajorTickLines(ViewBag.majorTickLines)
.LineStyle(ViewBag.lineStyle)
.Minimum(10)
.Maximum(80)
.LabelFormat("{value}M"))
.ChartArea(area => area.Border(ViewBag.ChartBorder))
.Tooltip(tl =>tl.Enable(true).Shared(true))
.Crosshair(cr => cr.Enable(true).LineType(Syncfusion.EJ2.Charts.LineType.Vertical))
.Title("Average Sales per Person").Render()
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public ActionResult Index()
        {
            List<TrackballChartData> chartData = new List<TrackballChartData>
            {
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2000, 2, 11), yValue = 14, yValue1 = 39, yValue2 = 60 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2000, 9, 4), yValue = 20, yValue1 = 30, yValue2 = 55 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2001, 2, 11), yValue = 25, yValue1 = 28, yValue2 = 48 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2001, 9, 16), yValue = 21, yValue1 = 35, yValue2 = 57 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2002, 2, 7), yValue = 13, yValue1 = 39, yValue2 = 62 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2002, 9, 7), yValue = 18, yValue1 = 41, yValue2 = 64 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2003, 2, 11), yValue = 24, yValue1 = 45, yValue2 = 57 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2003, 9, 14), yValue = 23, yValue1 = 48, yValue2 = 53 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2004, 2, 6), yValue = 19, yValue1 = 54, yValue2 = 63 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2004, 9, 6), yValue = 31, yValue1 = 55, yValue2 = 50 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2005, 2, 11), yValue = 39, yValue1 = 57, yValue2 = 66 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2005, 9, 11), yValue = 50, yValue1 = 60, yValue2 = 65 },
                new TrackballChartData { xValue = new DateTime(2006, 2, 11), yValue = 24, yValue1 = 60, yValue2 = 79 },
            };
            ViewBag.dataSource = chartData;
            return View();
        }

        public class TrackballChartData
        {
            public DateTime xValue;
            public double yValue;
            public double yValue1;
            public double yValue2;
        }