Methods

This section describes the methods that can be used in code to manipulate the Point object.

clearSelection()

Deselects the point.

To learn about point selection, refer to the Selection Handling section.

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Click a point to select it. Then, click it once again to unselect it. This action is performed using the clearSelection() method.


                                    

                                    

getColor()

Gets the color of a particular point.

Return Value: String

The color of a point.

getLabel()

Allows you to obtain the label of the series point.

Return Value: Point Label

The point label.

hide()

Hides a specific point.

hideTooltip()

Hides the tooltip of the point.

The hideTooltip() and showTooltip() methods allow you to change tooltip visibility in code. Call the point's hideTooltip() method to hide the tooltip of this point.

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In this example, the point's hideTooltip() method, which causes a tooltip to hide, is called in 1000 milliseconds after the tooltip appears. Hover over any point in the chart to see this behavior.


                                    

                                    

isHovered()

Provides information about the hover state of a point.

Return Value: Boolean

Hover state of a point.

When a point is hovered over, this method returns true. Otherwise, the returned value is false.

To learn more about point and series hover operation, refer to the Hover Handling topic.

isSelected()

Provides information about the selection state of a point.

Return Value: Boolean

Selection state of a point.

When a point is selected, this method returns true. Otherwise, the returned value is false.

You can select a point using its select() method. To learn more about point and series selection, refer to the Selection Handling topic.

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isVisible()

Provides information about the visibility state of a point.

Return Value: Boolean

Visibility state of a point.

When a point is visible, this method returns true. Otherwise, the returned value is false.

You can make a point visible using its show() method or hide a point using its hide() method.

select()

Selects the point. The point is displayed in a 'selected' style until another point is selected or the current point is deselected programmatically.

To learn about point selection, refer to the Selection Handling section.

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In this example, click a point to select it. Then, click it once again to unselect it. The selection is performed using the select() method.


                                    

                                    

show()

Makes a specific point visible.

showTooltip()

Shows the tooltip of the point.

The hideTooltip() and showTooltip() methods allow you to change tooltip visibility in code. Call the point's showTooltip() method to show the tooltip of this point.

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In this example, the point's showTooltip() method is called within the handler of the Show next tooltip button click. Here, this handler displays the tooltip of the next point in the order.