Specifies argument axis options for the dxPolarChart widget.
For charting, the polar coordinate system is used to determine each point uniquely on a plane through two numbers, the argument and the value of the point. A circular and straight lines (the axis of arguments and the axis of values) are specified to define the coordinates. To define the argument axis, use the argumentAxis configuration object. To define the value axis, use the valueAxis configuration object. To set the properties of all axes to a common value, use the commonAxisSettings configuration object. This object exposes the properties that can be specified for all axes simultaneously. Note that the value specified for an axis individually (in the argumentAxis or valueAxis object) overrides the value specified in the commonAxisSettings object.
This example shows the argument axis of a continuous type. Here, the axis' start angle is 90 degrees and labels are customized to indicate degrees as the unit of the axis' values. In addition, the minor grid lines of the axis are made invisible and major grid lines are drawn with an interval equal to 10.
Specifies the desired type of axis values.
The type of the axis values is determined based on the type of the values specified in the corresponding data source field of the chart's series. If arguments are specified as numeric values in a series data source, the argument axis values will also be of the numeric type. The same logic is used when string or date-time arguments are specified in the data source.
In some scenarios, you may need the type of the arguments that are specified in the data source to be converted to another type. In this instance, specify the desired type for the axis values using the argumentType property.
Specifies a coefficient for dividing the argument axis.
The argument axis is divided by default so that the labels corresponding to the ticks/grid lines do not overlap each other. If you need to make the axis tick interval larger or smaller, use the axisDivisionFactor property. This property value is a coefficient used internally to calculate the distance between axis labels. This allows you to set an axis division without knowledge of the actual axis values.
Specifies the order in which arguments (categories) are arranged on the discrete argument axis.
If you specify the chart's data using a common array of objects, these objects may be displayed in a random order. If you set the chart's data for each series individually, the order in which the series are positioned in the series array can also be random. In these instances, the resulting argument order on the discrete argument axis may not be appropriate. To specify the order of categories (arguments on a discrete argument axis), assign an array of category names to the categories property.
Specifies the color of the line that represents an axis.
This option supports the following colors.
- Hexadecimal colors
- RGB colors
- RGBA colors (not supported in Internet Explorer 8)
- Predefined/cross-browser color names
- Predefined SVG colors (not supported in Internet Explorer 8)
Defines an array of the argument axis constant lines.
A constant line is a straight line that can be used to display, for example, an asymptote of a graph. To display constant lines on a chart, assign an array of objects specifying the options of each constant line to the constantLines field. It is necessary to set the value option within these objects. The other options can be set if required.
You can customize the appearance of all the argument axis constant lines at once. For this purpose, use the argumentAxis | constantLineStyle configuration object. Note that the options that are set within the argumentAxis | constantLine object override the corresponding options that are set within the argumentAxis | constantLineStyle object.
Specifies the appearance of all the widget's constant lines.
Use this object to set the appearance options for the constant lines of both the argument and value axes. For example, you can change the color, dash style and width of the line using corresponding options or define the look of the labels using the label object.
To specify styles for the constant lines of the argument and value axis separately, use the constantLineStyle object within the argumentAxis or valueAxis configuration object correspondingly. Note that the options that are set within these objects override the corresponding options that are set within the commonAxisSettings | constantLineStyle object.
In the following example, several appearance options of the argument axis constant lines are changed. These lines are drawn in the yellowgreen color with a 2-pixel width. The dash style of the lines is changed to longDash. In addition, the constant line labels are colored in lightskyblue.
Specifies whether ticks/grid lines of a discrete axis are located between labels or cross the labels.
When a discrete axis is divided, its ticks/grid lines are located between labels by default. If this is not appropriate, use the discreteAxisDivisionMode property to set the required mode for positioning ticks and grid lines on a discrete axis.
Specifies whether or not to display the first point at the angle specified by the startAngle option.
This option is specific to a discrete argument axis.
Grid lines are the reference lines used to improve the readability of a chart's visual data. The grid object exposes the properties that allow you to specify visibility and appearance settings for axis grid lines. To learn more about axis grid lines and their options, refer to the Grid topic.
Specifies the elements that will be highlighted when the argument axis is hovered over.
The following values are accepted:
Nothing happens when the argument axis is hovered over.
The points that correspond to the argument that is currently hovered over are highlighted. To change the way the points are highlighted, set the options within the series | point | hoverStyle object.
Indicates whether or not an axis is inverted.
When an axis is inverted, the maximum and minimum values are reversed. As a result, the axis values increase in a direction that is opposite to the initial direction. The chart series are also inverted.
Specifies options for argument axis labels.
Axis labels represent textual values for axis ticks, which are not visible by default. To specify custom settings for the argument axis labels, use the label configuration object. To set a common value for labels on all axes, use the commonAxisSettings | label configuration object. This object exposes the properties that can be specified for labels on all axes at once. Note that values specified for the argument axis individually (in the argumentAxis | label object) override values that are specified for all axes (in the commonAxisSettings | label object).
Specifies the value to be raised to a power when generating ticks for a logarithmic axis.
By default, ticks on a logarithmic axis are generated on a base of 10, i.e., 0.1, 1, 10, 100, 1000 etc. But you can specify a base you require using the logarithmBase option. For example, if you set this option to 5, the following ticks will be generated: 0.5, 5, 25, 125, 625, etc.
Specifies the options of the minor grid.
In addition to the major grid built on major ticks, the dxPolarChart widget provides the minor grid that is built on minor ticks. The lines of the minor grid extend from the minor ticks throughout the entire chart's plot.
To specify the appearance of grid lines, use the options of the minorGrid object. Declared within the commonAxisSettings object, the minorGrid object changes the appearance of value and argument axes simultaneously. To change the appearance of the value or argument axis individually, declare the minorGrid object in the argumentAxis or valueAxis object respectively. Settings specified individually override those that are set in the commonAxisSettings object.
To make the minor grid visible, set the visible option of the minorGrid object to true. Additionally, you can change the color, opacity and width of the grid lines using the corresponding options.
Specifies the options of the minor ticks.
In addition to major ticks, the dxPolarChart widget provides the capability to draw minor ticks. Minor ticks divide an axis segment that lies between two neighboring major ticks. To specify how to generate minor ticks, use the minorTickInterval or minorTickCount options.
To configure the appearance of minor ticks, use the options of the minorTick object. Declared within the commonAxisSettings object, the minorTick object sets options for all minor ticks. To change the appearance of the minor ticks that belong to the argument or value axis individually, declare the minorTick object in the argumentAxis or valueAxis object respectively. Settings specified individually override those that are set in the commonAxisSettings object.
By default, minor ticks are hidden. To make them visible, assign true to the visible option of the minorTick object. Additionally, you can change the color, opacity and width of the minor ticks using the corresponding options.
Specifies the number of minor ticks between two neighboring major ticks.
Specifies the interval between minor ticks.
To divide a lengthy chart axis into shorter segments, major and minor ticks are used. Major ticks are accompanied with axis labels. Between each pair of neighboring major ticks, several minor ticks reside. Minor ticks are required when major ticks are far from each other. To set a custom minor tick interval, use the minorTickInterval option. If this option is not set, minor ticks are arranged automatically.
In case your axis displays numbers, assign a numeric value to this option. If the axis displays dates, assign one of the predefined string values. To set the interval to several days, hours, etc., assign an object with the corresponding field specified (days, hours or another field). Note that this object must contain only one of the fields described in this section.
Specifies the opacity of the line that represents an axis.
Specifies the value to be used as the origin for the argument axis.
Normally, dxPolarChart calculates the origin value of the argument axis automatically depending on the smallest argument of series points. In case you need to specify it explicitly, use the argumentAxis | originValue option.
Specifies the period of the argument values in the data source.
This option makes sense when you have a continuous argument axis. By default, all the argument values in the data source fit one circle of the argument axis. You can use the period option to set the interval of argument values that fits one circle of the argument axis. For instance, the argument values from 5 to 10 can be displayed with a period set to 5 in two argument axis circles: from 0 to 5 and from 6 to 10.
Indicates whether or not to set ticks/grid lines of a continuous axis of the 'date-time' type at the beginning of each date-time interval.
This property is used when a continuous axis of the 'date-time' value type is divided. If this property is set to true, axis ticks/grid lines are set at the beginning of date-time units (months, days, years, etc.). The following examples will help you understand the logic.
|Tick Interval||Start Value||Ticks Generated|
|2 hours||11 (h) : 35 (min) : 25 (s) : 10 (ms)||"13 (h) : 00 (min) : 00 (s) : 00 (ms)"; "15 (h): 00 (min) : 00 (s) : 00 (ms)"; ...|
|2 days||6 (d) : 11 (h) : 35 (min)||"8 (d) : 00 (h) : 00 (min)"; "10 (d) : 00 (h) : 00 (min)"; ...|
|2 months||March : 13 (d)||"May : 0 (d)"; "July: 0 (d)"; ...|
The values that will be generated for the axis can be formatted using the format property (see Data Formatting).
Specifies the angle in arc degrees to which the argument axis should be rotated. The positive values rotate the axis clockwise.
Specifies options for argument axis strips.
Strips are the highlighted areas in a chart within the defined range of values (minimum and maximum) for an axis to which they belong. In general, strips are used to visually represent a range of values behind a series to trace whether the series points' values fall in or out of that range. For more details on strips, refer to the Strips topic.
To define strips for the argument axis, use the strips array. Each object in this array should contain the startValue, endValue and color fields specified. Note that specifying all these fields is necessary for a strip to be displayed.
In addition, you can show a label with descriptive information on a strip. To set the text for a label, use the strip's label object.
If you need to set similar values for all strips of all axes, use the commonAxisSettings | stripStyle configuration object. It exposes the properties that can be specified for strips of all axes at once. Note that the values specified for the argument axis individually (in the argumentAxis | strips object) override the values that are specified for all axes (in the commonAxisSettings | stripStyle object).
An object defining configuration options for strip style.
Strips are the highlighted areas of a chart within a defined range of values (maximum and minimum) for an axis to which they belong. In general, strips are used to visually represent a range of values behind a series, to trace whether the series point values fall in or out of that range. For more details on strips, refer to the Strips topic.
To set options for configuring strip style, define the stripStyle object within the argumentAxis or valueAxis configuration object. To set common options for all strips in a chart, define the stripStyle object within the commonAxisSettings configuration object. Note that the values that are set for an individual axis override the corresponding common values.
An object defining the configuration options for axis ticks.
Ticks divide an axis into equal sections by a step whose value is determined automatically, or by the tickInterval and axisDivisionFactor options of an axis. Ticks improve the readability of charts, but are not visible in the dxPolarChart widget by default. To set up tick configuration options, define the tick object within the argumentAxis or valueAxis configuration object. To set common options for all ticks in a chart, define the tick object within the commonAxisSettings configuration object. Note that the values that are set for an individual axis override the corresponding common values.
Specifies an interval between axis ticks/grid lines.
Use this option to divide the scale by ticks in a specified interval one from another. If this option is not set, ticks are automatically arranged so that their labels do not overlap each other.
In case of a numeric axis, assign a numeric value to this option.
If the axis is of the date-time type, assign one of the predefined string values or an object to this option. The object's fields specify the number of days, hours, etc.
When you use a logarithmic axis, ticks are generated on a base of powers. For example, assume that the logarithm base is 10. Then, if the tick interval is 1, ticks are generated at 0.01, 0.1, 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10000, etc. If the tick interval is 2, ticks are generated at 0.1, 10, 1000, etc.
To set the tickInterval option for several axes at once, use the commonAxisSettings configuration object. To set this option for an individual axis, use the argumentAxis or valueAxis configuration object.
Specifies the required type of the argument axis.
The 'discrete' type is set when string arguments are specified in the data source of the chart's series. The discrete axis is divided by the values (called categories) that are specified as arguments in the data source. The categories order can be specified by the categories property, if the order used in the data source is not appropriate.
The 'continuous' type is set when numeric or date-time arguments are specified in the series data source. The continuous axis is divided automatically.
The 'logarithmic' type can be set when numeric values are specified in the series data source. The logarithmic axis is useful when you visualize a dataset of rapidly-growing values. Each axis tick represents a particular value that is raised to the next power in turn. This particular value is specified by the logarithmBase option. For example, if you set this option to 5, the following ticks will be generated: 50, 51, 52, 53 etc.
On continuous and logarithmic axes, ticks and grid lines are positioned so that their labels do not overlap each other. In addition, you can set a custom tick interval (the tickInterval or axisDivisionFactor options).
Indicates whether or not the line that represents an axis in a chart is visible.
Specifies the width of the line that represents an axis in the chart.