Configuration

This section describes options that configure the Sankey widget's contents, behavior and appearance.

See Also

adaptiveLayout

Specifies adaptive layout options.

Type:

Object

The adaptive layout enables the widget to hide optional elements if they do not fit in the container. Elements are hidden in the following sequence:

  1. Title
  2. Export menu icon
  3. Labels (can be saved by setting the adaptiveLayout.keepLabels option to true)

Use the height and width options in the adaptiveLayout object to specify the minimum container size at which the widget begins to adapt.

alignment

Aligns node columns vertically.

Type:

String

|

Array<String>

Default Value: 'center'
Accepted Values: 'bottom' | 'center' | 'top'

A string value aligns all node columns uniformly. An array of strings allows you to align each node column individually. For example, the Sankey widget contains four columns, and the alignment option is specified as follows:

jQuery
JavaScript
$(function() {
    $("#sankeyContainer").dxSankey({
        // ...
        alignment: ["top", "bottom", "bottom"]
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-sankey ...
    [alignment]="['top', 'bottom', 'bottom']">
</dx-sankey>
import { DxSankeyModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxSankeyModule
    ],
    // ...
})

With this setting, the leftmost node column is aligned to the top, and the next two columns are aligned to the bottom. The rightmost column does not have a value in the alignment array and is aligned to the center (according to the default value).

Use the VerticalAlignment enum to specify this option when the widget is used as an ASP.NET MVC Control. This enum accepts the following values: Bottom, Center, and Top.

dataSource

Specifies the widget's data source.

Cannot be used in themes.

This option accepts one of the following:

  • Array of objects
    A simple JavaScript array that contains objects with the following structure:

    { source: String, target: String, weight: Number }
  • URL
    The URL of a JSON file or service that returns JSON data.

  • DataSource or its configuration object
    The DataSource is an object that provides an API for data processing. Refer to the Data Layer and DataSource Examples guides for more information.

    NOTE
    Turn the DataSource's pagination off to prevent data partitioning.
See Also

disabled

Specifies whether the widget responds to the user interaction.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false
Cannot be used in themes.

elementAttr

Specifies the attributes to be attached to the widget's root element.

Type:

Object

Default Value: {}
jQuery
$(function(){
    $("#sankeyContainer").dxSankey({
        // ...
        elementAttr: {
            id: "elementId",
            class: "class-name"
        }
    });
});
Angular
HTML
TypeScript
<dx-sankey ...
    [elementAttr]="{ id: 'elementId', class: 'class-name' }">
</dx-sankey>
import { DxSankeyModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    // ...
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxSankeyModule
    ],
    // ...
})
ASP.NET MVC Control
Razor C#
Razor VB
@(Html.DevExtreme().Sankey()
    .ElementAttr("class", "class-name")
    // ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(new {
        @id = "elementId",
        @class = "class-name"
    })
    // ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(new Dictionary<string, object>() {
        { "id", "elementId" },
        { "class", "class-name" }
    })

)
@(Html.DevExtreme().Sankey() _
    .ElementAttr("class", "class-name")
    ' ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(New With {
        .id = "elementId",
        .class = "class-name"
    })
    ' ===== or =====
    .ElementAttr(New Dictionary(Of String, Object) From {
        { "id", "elementId" },
        { "class", "class-name" }
    })
)

export

Configures the exporting and printing features.

Type:

Object

These features allow a user to export your widget into a document or print it. When exporting is enabled, the "Exporting/Printing" button appears in the widget. A click on it invokes a drop-down menu that lists exporting and printing commands. The following formats are supported for exporting into: PNG, PDF, JPEG, SVG and GIF.

NOTE
Safari on Mac OS does not implement an API for saving files. Therefore, exporting in these browsers requires setting up a server-side proxy. For details, refer to the proxyUrl option description.
See Also

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hoverEnabled

Specifies whether nodes and links change their style when they are hovered over or pressed.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true

label

Configures sankey nodes' labels.

Type:

Object

link

Configures sankey links' appearance.

Type:

Object

loadingIndicator

Configures the loading indicator.

Type:

Object

When the widget visualizes local data, loading is instant. But when the widget is bound to a remote data source, loading may takes a considerable amount of time. To keep the viewer's attention, the widget can display a loading indicator.

DevExtreme HTML5 Charts LoadingIndicator

To activate the loading indicator, assign true to the loadingIndicator.show option. Once data is loaded, the loading indicator will be hidden automatically.

See Also

margin

Generates space around the widget.

Type:

Object

WidgetMargin DevExtreme ChartJS

node

Configures sankey nodes' appearance.

Type:

Object

onDisposing

A function that is executed before the widget is disposed of.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onDrawn

A function that is executed when the widget's rendering has finished.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.

onExported

A function that is executed after the widget is exported.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

onExporting

A function that is executed before the widget is exported.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

fileName:

String

The name of the file to which the widget is about to be exported.

cancel:

Boolean

Allows you to prevent exporting.

format:

String

The resulting file format. One of PNG, PDF, JPEG, SVG and GIF.

Default Value: null

onFileSaving

A function that is executed before a file with exported widget is saved to the user's local storage.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

fileName:

String

The name of the file to be saved.

format:

String

The format of the file to be saved.
Possible Values: 'PNG' | 'PDF' | 'JPEG' | 'SVG' | 'GIF'

data:

BLOB

Exported data as a BLOB.

cancel:

Boolean

Allows you to prevent file saving.

Default Value: null

onIncidentOccurred

A function that is executed when an error or warning occurs.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

target: any

Information on the occurred incident.

Default Value: null

The widget notifies you of errors and warnings by passing messages to the browser console. Each message contains the incident's ID, a brief description, and a link to the Errors and Warnings section where further information about this incident can be found.

The onIncidentOccurred function allows you to handle errors and warnings the way you require. The object passed to it contains the target field. This field provides information about the occurred incident and contains the following properties:

  • id
    The incident's ID. The full list of IDs can be found in the Errors and Warnings section.
  • type
    The incident's type: "error" or "warning".
  • args
    The argument of the incident's message. Depends on the incident. For example, it may be the name of the data source field that was specified incorrectly, or the name of the option that was not set properly.
  • text
    The text passed to the browser's console. Includes the args content, if there is any.
  • widget
    The name of the widget that produced the error or warning.
  • version
    The used DevExtreme version.

onInitialized

A function that is executed only once, after the widget is initialized.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

Default Value: null

You cannot access widget elements in this function because it is executed before they are ready. Use the onDrawn function instead.

onLinkClick

A function that is executed when a sankey link is clicked or tapped.

Type:

Function

|

String

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

event:

Event (jQuery or dxEvent)

The event that caused the function's execution. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery.

target:

Link

The Link object.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.
See Also

onLinkHoverChanged

A function that is executed after the pointer enters or leaves a sankey link.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

target:

Link

The Link object.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.
See Also

onNodeClick

A function that is executed when a sankey node is clicked or tapped.

Type:

Function

|

String

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

event:

Event (jQuery or dxEvent)

The event that caused the function's execution. It is a dxEvent or a jQuery.Event when you use jQuery.

target:

Node

The Node object.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.
See Also

onNodeHoverChanged

A function that is executed after the pointer enters or leaves a sankey node.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

target:

Node

The Node object.

Default Value: null
Cannot be used in themes.
See Also

onOptionChanged

A function that is executed after a widget option is changed.

Type:

Function

Function parameters:
e:

Object

Information about the event.

Object structure:
component:

Sankey

The widget's instance.

name:

String

The option's short name.

fullName:

String

The option's full name.

value: any

The option's new value.

element:

Element (jQuery or HTML)

The widget's container. It is an HTML Element or a jQuery Element when you use jQuery.

model:

Object

The model data. Available only if you use Knockout.

Default Value: null

palette

Sets the palette to be used to colorize sankey nodes.

Type:

Array<String>

|

String

Default Value: 'Material'
Accepted Values: 'Bright' | 'Harmony Light' | 'Ocean' | 'Pastel' | 'Soft' | 'Soft Pastel' | 'Vintage' | 'Violet' | 'Carmine' | 'Dark Moon' | 'Dark Violet' | 'Green Mist' | 'Soft Blue' | 'Material' | 'Office'

This option accepts either the name of a predefined palette or an array of colors. The array can include the following colors:

Use the VizPalette enum to specify this option when the widget is used as an ASP.NET MVC Control. This enum accepts the following values: Default, SoftPastel, HarmonyLight, Pastel, Bright, Soft, Ocean, Vintage, Violet, Carmine, DarkMoon, SoftBlue, DarkViolet, and GreenMist.

See Also

paletteExtensionMode

Specifies how to extend the palette when it contains less colors than the number of sankey nodes.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'blend'
Accepted Values: 'alternate' | 'blend' | 'extrapolate'

The following variants are available:

  • "blend"
    Create a blend of two neighboring colors and insert it between these colors in the palette.

  • "alternate"
    Repeat the full set of palette colors, alternating their normal, lightened, and darkened shades in that order.

  • "extrapolate"
    Repeat the full set of palette colors, changing their shade gradually from dark to light.

Use the VizPaletteExtensionMode enum to specify this option when the widget is used as an ASP.NET MVC Control. This enum accepts the following values: Blend, Alternate, and Extrapolate.

See Also

pathModified

Notifies the widget that it is embedded into an HTML page that uses a tag modifying the path.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false
Cannot be used in themes.

If you place the widget on a page that uses a tag modifying the path (<base>, <iframe>, etc.), some of the widget elements may get mixed up or disappear. To solve this problem, set the pathModified option to true.

See Also

redrawOnResize

Specifies whether to redraw the widget when the size of the parent browser window changes or a mobile device rotates.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: true
Cannot be used in themes.

When this option is set to true, the widget will be redrawn automatically in case the size of its parent window changes.

NOTE
To redraw the widget after the size of its container has changed, call the render() method of the widget's instance.

rtlEnabled

Switches the widget to a right-to-left representation.

Type:

Boolean

Default Value: false
Cannot be used in themes.

When this option is set to true, the widget text flows from right to left, and the layout of elements is reversed. To switch the entire application/site to the right-to-left representation, assign true to the rtlEnabled field of the object passed to the DevExpress.config(config) method.

JavaScript
DevExpress.config({
    rtlEnabled: true
});

size

Specifies the widget's size in pixels.

Type:

Object

Default Value: undefined

The widget occupies its container's entire area by default. Use the size object to specify the widget's size if it should be different from that of its container. Assign 0 to size object's height and width options to hide the widget.

sortData

Specifies nodes' sorting order in their columns.

Type:

Object

Default Value: undefined

The sorting order depends on the node's weight: the heavier the node, the lower it is in the column. All nodes have the same weight initially (equals 1).

For example, without the sortData object, source nodes in the following code would be sorted as declared in the data source (top to bottom): Australia, New Zealand, Japan. Weights in the sortData object specify the following sorting order: New Zealand, Japan, Australia.

jQuery
JavaScript
$(function() {
    $("#sankeyContainer").dxSankey({
        dataSource: [
            { source: "Australia", target: "Portugal", weight: 5 },
            { source: "New Zealand", target: "Portugal", weight: 1 },
            { source: "Japan", target: "Senegal", weight: 3 }
        ],
        sortData: { "Australia": 3, "New Zealand": 1, "Japan": 2 }
    });
});
Angular
TypeScript
HTML
import { DxSankeyModule } from "devextreme-angular";
// ...
export class AppComponent {
    data: Array<{ source: string, target: string, weight: number }> = [
        { source: "Australia", target: "Portugal", weight: 5 },
        { source: "New Zealand", target: "Portugal", weight: 1 },
        { source: "Japan", target: "Senegal", weight: 3 }
    ];
    sortData = { "Australia": 3, "New Zealand": 1, "Japan": 2 };
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxSankeyModule
    ],
    // ...
})
<dx-sankey
    [dataSource]="data"
    [sortData]="sortData">
</dx-sankey>

sourceField

Specifies which data source field provides links' source nodes.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'source'

targetField

Specifies which data source field provides links' target nodes.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'target'

theme

Sets the name of the theme the widget uses.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'generic.light'
Accepted Values: 'generic.dark' | 'generic.light' | 'generic.contrast' | 'ios7.default' | 'generic.carmine' | 'generic.darkmoon' | 'generic.darkviolet' | 'generic.greenmist' | 'generic.softblue' | 'material.blue.light' | 'material.lime.light' | 'material.orange.light' | 'material.purple.light' | 'material.teal.light'

A theme is a widget configuration that gives the widget a distinctive appearance. Use can use one of the predefined themes or create a custom one. Changing the option values in the widget's configuration object overrides the theme's corresponding values.

NOTE
The following themes were deprecated or renamed: 'android5.light', 'win8.white', 'win8.black', 'win8.light', 'win8.dark', 'win10.white', 'win10.black', 'win10.light', 'win10.dark'. In new applications, use themes listed in the accepted values.

Use the VizTheme enum to specify this option when the widget is used as an ASP.NET MVC Control. This enum accepts the following values: GenericLight, GenericDark, GenericContrast, GenericCarmine, GenericDarkMoon, GenericSoftBlue, GenericDarkViolet, GenericGreenMist, IOS7Default, MaterialBlueLight, MaterialLimeLight, MaterialOrangeLight, MaterialPurpleLight, MaterialTealLight.

title

Configures the widget's title.

Type:

Object

|

String

The widget's title is a short text that usually indicates what is visualized. If you need to specify the title's text only, assign it directly to the title option. Otherwise, set this option to an object with the text and other fields specified.

The title can be accompanied by a subtitle elaborating on the visualized subject using the title.subtitle object.

tooltip

Configures tooltips - small pop-up rectangles that display information about a data-visualizing widget element being pressed or hovered over with the mouse pointer.

Type:

Object

weightField

Specifies which data source field provides links' weights.

Type:

String

Default Value: 'weight'