Events

Events are signals that let you execute specific actions—such as manipulating the DOM, sending data to the server to render the chart.

In this article, we'll discuss the events that you can use to trigger actions for different stages in the life cycle of a chart or when you interact with a chart.

DataLoad Events

Syntax for all the DataLoad Events is shown below:

visualizationObject.Events.AttachDataLoadEvent(FusionChartsEvents.DataLoadEvents.DATALOADED, "OnDataLoaded");

In the above code:

  • visualizationObject is the object for FusionCharts.Net Visualization.
  • Events is the object of visualizationObject object.
  • AttachDataLoadEvent is a method of Events object.
  • FusionChartsEvents is the class.
  • DataLoadEvents is the enum of FusionChartsEvents class.
  • DATALOADED is the enum value.
  • OnDataLoaded is the client side event handler in string format.

The DataLoad events are listed below:

DATALOADREQUESTED

This event is triggered when chart data is loaded from a URL instead of a static JSON or XML file from the system.

DATALOADERROR

Triggered if an error is encountered while loading data from the specified URL to the chart object.

DATALOADCANCELLED

Triggered when the default behavior of the DATALOADREQUESTED event is cancelled using the AttachDataLoadEvent() method. Subsequently, all AJAX requests are aborted.

DATALOADREQUESTCANCELLED

Triggered when the default behavior of the DATALOADREQUESTED event is cancelled by calling the AttachDataLoadEvent() method. The event is internally fired if the data source is a local path or the URL fails internal security checks.

DATALOADREQUESTCOMPLETED

Triggered when chart data is successfully loaded from a URL (instead of a static JSON or XML file from the system).

BEFOREDATAUPDATE

Triggered just before chart data is passed to the chart. It is useful if any operations have to be performed on the data before it is applied to the chart.

DATAUPDATECANCELLED

Triggered when the default behavior of the BEFOREDATAUPDATE event is cancelled by calling the AttachDataLoadEvent() method.

DATAUPDATED

Triggered when chart data is updated and the chart is redrawn.

DATAINVALID

Triggered when there is no chart data or data with parsing or fetching (from the server) errors is submitted to the chart. This event is required when the chart does not require initial data to begin with. In that case, this event is not triggered.

DATAXMLINVALID

Triggered if the chart data (passed to the chart object either by URL or as a string) is not in a usable format.

DATALOADED

Triggered when the data for a chart (passed by url or as a string) is loaded to the chart object. It ensures that the data passed is valid and the chart can be rendered.

NODATATODISPLAY

Triggered when no data is passed to the chart. It can be used to show an error message or take a corrective measure.

Generic Events

Syntax for the generic Events is shown below:

visualizationObject.Events.AttachGenericEvents(FusionChartsEvents.AttachGenericEvents.DATAPLOTCLICK,"OnDataPlotClick");

In the above code:

  • visualizationObject is the object for FusionCharts.Net Visualization.
  • Events is the object of visualizationObject object.
  • AttachGenericEvents is a method of Events object.
  • FusionChartsEvents is the class.
  • AttachGenericEvents is the enum of FusionChartsEvents class.
  • DATAPLOTCLICK is the enum value.
  • OnDataPlotClick is the client side event handler in string format.

The events are listed below:

DATALABELCLICK

Triggered every time the x-axis label of a data plot is clicked.

BEFOREDISPOSE

Triggered before a chart is deleted and cleaned from memory. Usually, this event is triggered by the dispose() method.

Note: Unused charts should be disposed to avoid memory-leaks within an application or dashboard.

DISPOSED

Triggered when a chart is deleted and cleaned from memory. Usually, this event is triggered by the dispose() method.

Note: Unused charts should be disposed to avoid memory-leaks within an application or dashboard.

DISPOSECANCELLED

Triggered when the default behaviour of the BEFOREDISPOSE event is cancelled using the AttachDataLoadEvent() method.

BEFORERESIZE

Triggered before a chart is resized.

RESIZED

Triggered when a chart is resized by changing dimensions of the chart container element, when the dimensions are in the percentage format.

RESIZECANCELLED

Triggered when the AttachDataLoadEvent() method is called from within the BEFORERESIZE event. This cancels the instructions to resize the chart container.

CHARTCLICK

Triggered every time a chart is clicked.

CHARTMOUSEMOVE

Triggered when the mouse pointer is moved over a chart. The event arguments pass useful information related to pointer location, relative to the chart and the page, that can be used for positioning elements like annotations or integrating charts with custom tooltip libraries.

DATARESTORED

Triggered when all data plots on the interactive charts (funnel, pyramid) are restored to their original values (by clicking the Restore button).

CHARTUPDATED

Triggered every time the data on any of the interactive charts is updated by user interaction.

CHARTCLEARED

Triggered when the complete chart canvas is cleared.

BEFOREEXPORT

Triggered just before the exporting process of a chart begins, through the export context menu or when the export related method is called programmatically.

EXPORTED

Triggered when a chart exports successfully.

EXPORTCANCELLED

Triggered when the default behavior of the BEFOREEXPORT event is cancelled by calling the eventObj.preventDefault() method.

LEGENDITEMCLICKED

Triggered when a legend item is clicked.

LEGENDITEMROLLOVER

Triggered when the mouse pointer is rolled over a legend item.

LEGENDITEMROLLOUT

Triggered when the mouse pointer is rolled out from over a legend item.

DATAPLOTROLLOVER

Triggered when the mouse pointer is rolled over a data plot.

DATAPLOTROLLOUT

Triggered when the mouse pointer is rolled out from over a data plot.

DATAPLOTCLICK

Triggered when a data plot is clicked.

BEFOREPRINT

Triggered before the printing process for a chart begins.

PRINTCOMPLETE

Triggered when the user confirms or cancels printing through the browser's print dialog box.

PRINTCANCELLED

Triggered when the default behavior of the beforePrint event is cancelled by calling the AttachGenericEvents() method.

Rendered Events

Syntax for all the Rendered Events is shown below:

visualizationObject.Events.AttachRenderedEvents(FusionChartsEvents.RenderedEvents.LOADED,"OnDataLoad");

In the above code:

  • visualizationObject is the object for FusionCharts.Net Visualization.
  • Events is the object of visualizationObject object.
  • AttachRenderedEvents is a method of Events object.
  • FusionChartsEvents is the class.
  • AttachRenderedEvents is the enum of FusionChartsEvents class.
  • LOADED is the enum value.
  • OnDataLoad is the client side event handler in string format.

The Rendered events are listed below:

LOADED

Triggered when the chart has finished downloading itself in the client environment. It indicates that the all the resources required to render the chart are ready and that the chart can be drawn. This event can be used to hide any loader components that you might have on your page.

RENDERED

Triggered when the chart completes drawing the chart canvas. The chart renders if the data provided is correct; otherwise, an error message will occur.

Note: If chart animation is enabled, this event is triggered before the animation process.

RENDERCOMPLETE

Triggered every time a chart is rendered. It is also triggered every time chart data is successfully updated, which triggers a re-render internally.

BACKGROUNDLOADED

Triggered when the background image for a chart is loaded.

BACKGROUNDLOADERROR

Triggered when there is an error in loading the background image for a chart.

BEFORERENDER

Triggered before a chart is to be rendered. Calling the AttachGenericEvents() method on this event will cancel the rendering process.

RENDERCANCELLED

Triggered when the default behavior of the BEFORERENDER event is cancelled using the AttachGenericEvents() method.

BEFOREINITIALIZE

This pre-initialization event is triggered every time a new instance of the FusionChartsEvents object is created. It then triggers a number of modules that need to be setup on every instance of FusionCharts; the event can be used to perform any actions required to be completed before the initialization of each chart.

INITIALIZED

Triggered when a new instance of the FusionChartsEvents constructor is created.

Note: Initialization does not indicate that the chart has rendered; it only indicates that the JavaScript object instance is created and is ready to be operated upon.

DATARESTORED

Triggered when all data plots on the interactive charts (funnel, pyramid) are restored to their original values.

CHARTUPDATED

Triggered every time the data on any of the interactive charts (funnel, pyramid) is updated by user interaction.

Chart Specific Events

Pie and Doughnut Chart

Syntax for all the events is shown below:

visualizationObject.Events.AttachSpecialEvents(PieDoughnutEvents.SpecialEvents.ROTATIONEND,"OnRotationEnd");

In the above code:

  • visualizationObject is the object for FusionCharts.Net Visualization.
  • Events is the object of visualizationObject object.
  • AttachSpecialEvents is a method of Events object.
  • FusionChartsEvents is the class.
  • AttachSpecialEvents is the enum of FusionChartsEvents class.
  • ROTATIOEND is the enum value.
  • OnRotationEnd is the client side event handler in string format.

The events are listed below:

ROTATIONEND

Triggered when a pie/doughnut chart completes rotating.

ROTATIONSTART

Triggered when a pie/doughnut chart starts rotating.

CENTERLABELROLLOVER

Triggered every time the mouse pointer is rolled over the center label of the doughnut chart.

CENTERLABELROLLOUT

Triggered every time the mouse pointer is rolled out of the center label of the doughnut chart.

CENTERLABELCLICK

Triggered every time the center label of the doughnut chart is clicked.

CENTERLABELCHANGED

Triggered every time the text within the center label of the doughnut chart changes.

SLICINGSTART

Triggered when a pie or a doughnut slice begins slicing out/slicing in.

SLICINGEND

Triggered when a pie or a doughnut slice completes slicing out/slicing in.

Scroll Charts

Syntax for all the events is shown below:

visualizationObject.Events.AttachSpecialEvents(ScrollChartEvents.SpecialEvents.SCROLLEND,"OnScrollEnd");

In the above code:

  • visualizationObject is the object for FusionCharts.Net Visualization.
  • Events is the object of visualizationObject object.
  • AttachSpecialEvents is a method of Events object.
  • FusionChartsEvents is the class.
  • AttachSpecialEvents is the enum of FusionChartsEvents class.
  • SCROLLEND is the enum value.
  • OnScrollEnd is the client side event handler in string format.

The events are listed below:

SCROLLSTART

Triggered when you begin scrolling through a chart.

SCROLLEND

Triggered when a chart completes scrolling.

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