<title>Using simple HTML tooltips with links for event markers</title>
		<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
		<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="./../js/AnyChartStock.js?v=1.9.0r9317"></script>
			This sample uses jquery library to work with DOM  
		<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="./js/jquery.min.js"></script>
		<style type="text/css">
			/* chart size */
			#chartContainer {
				width: 800px;
				height: 400px;
			/* tooltip style and other */
			html,body {
				padding: 0;
				margin: 0;
			div#tooltip {
				background-color: #FFFFFF;

				border-style: solid;
				border-width: 1px;
				border-color: rgb(175,175,175);

				padding: 0px;

				width: 215px;
				height: auto;

				position: absolute;
				display: none;

				font-family: Arial;

			#tooltipHead {
				background-color: #3463B0;
				color: #FFFFFF;
				font-weight: bold;
				width: auto;
				height: auto;
				font-size: 11px;
				line-height: 12px;
				padding-left: 10px;
				padding-top: 4px;
				padding-right: 3px;
				padding-bottom: 5px;

			#tooltipContent {
				color: rgb(20,20,20);
				font-size: 11px;
				height: auto;
				padding: 10px;

			#tooltipContent span {
				font-size: 9px;
				color: rgb(150, 150, 150);

			table.settings {
				border-style: solid;
				border-width: 1px;
				border-color: #D0CDC9;

			table.settings tr th {
				font:normal 60% Verdana;
				background-color: #DCD9D5;

			table.settings tr td {
				background-color: #F8F4F0;
				font:normal 70% Verdana;
		<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
			// Creating new chart object. 
			var chart = new AnyChartStock("./../swf/AnyChartStock.swf?v=1.9.0r9317", "./../swf/Preloader.swf?v=1.9.0r9317");
			// Setting XML config file.
			// Background color.
			chart.bgColor = "#F8F4F0";
			// wmode is set to opaque to show HTML tooltip above the chart
			chart.wMode = "opaque";
			// Writing the flash object into the page DOM.
			//		Date time formatting
			var monthNames = ["January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December"];
			//format datetime. Mask is %dd %MMMM %yyyy. e.g. 22 January 1987
			function formatDate(date) {
				return date.getDate() + " " + monthNames[date.getMonth()] + " " + date.getFullYear();
			//		Tooltip
			var isTooltipHovered = false;
			var showTimeout;
			var hideTimeout;
			// Show tooltip function
			function showTooltip(eventMarker) {
				clearTimeout(showTimeout); // clear show timeout 
				clearTimeout(hideTimeout); // clear hide timeout 
				// show tooltip in a 5 milliseconds after mouse over event marker
				showTimeout = setTimeout(function() {
					// link to <div id="tooltip" />
					var tooltip = $("#tooltip");
					// tooltip header content
					$("#tooltipHead").html("Key development<br />" +formatDate(eventMarker.date));
					// tooltip text content: link + title
					$("#tooltipContent").html("<a href=\""+eventMarker.customAttributes.Link+"\" target=\"_blank\">"+eventMarker.customAttributes.Title+"</a>");
					// adjust tooltip position
					var offset = $(chart.target).offset();
					var x = eventMarker.bounds.x + eventMarker.bounds.width + offset.left + 5; 
					var y = eventMarker.bounds.y + offset.top;
					// place tooltip 
					// and make it visible
				}, 5);
			// Function to hide tooltip
			function hideTooltip() {
				clearTimeout(hideTimeout);  // clear previous timeout
				// and hide tooltip in a millisecond after mouse out
				hideTimeout = setTimeout(function(){
					if (isTooltipHovered) return;
				}, 1);
			//		Events handling
			// eventMarkerMouseOver handler
			chart.onEventMarkerMouseOver = function(eventMarker) {
				//show tooltip based on info in eventMarker object
			// eventMarkerMoseOut handler
			chart.onEventMarkerMouseOut = function() {
				// hide tooltip
			//		Tooltip hover
			// Wait till the moment DOM is ready
			$(document).ready(function() {
				$("#tooltip").hover(function() {
										// when tooltip is hovered - set isTooltipHovered to true, thus disallowing it to be hidden
										isTooltipHovered = true;
										// disable chart interactivity (to avoid focus problems in Safari browser)
									}, function() {
										// when mouse leaves tooltip, set isTooltipHovered to false, allowing tooltip to be hidden
										isTooltipHovered = false;
										// and enable interactivity 
										// finally hide the tooltip
		<table class="settings">
			<tr><th>Hover Event Markers to see HTML tooltip with hyperlinked text - you can click these links.</th>
			<tr><td id="chartContainer"><!-- Chart Container --></td></tr>
			HTML tooltip container goes below.
			It is added at the very bottom of the page to avoid Z-index issues.
		<div id="tooltip">
			<div id="tooltipHead">Head</div>
			<div id="tooltipContent">content</div>

Sample Description

How to use this sample?

Hover any event marker to see custom HTML tooltip with event information and hyperlinked text. All event information comes from config.xml.

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How it works

Besides definig internal event marker tooltips, you can create HTML-based tooltips using mouse events and some special AnyStock functions.

In this sample HTML-based tooltips are created and two event marker events are handled: onEventMarkerMouseOver and onEventMarkerMouseOut - the first one triggers creation of custom HTML tooltip and the second one hides it.

HTML tooltip itself is just a simple div element, that is dynamically populated with data, that is obtained from eventMarker object, that comes from onEventMarkerMouseOver event.

You can read more about custom event marker tooltips at: HTML Tooltips for Event Markers article.

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AnyChartStock JavaScript API

This sample uses the following methods, properties and events from AnyChartStock JavaScript API:

Item Type Description
bgColor Property (HEX Color String ) Flash movie background color.
target Property (DOM Object) Link to a chart container DOM object.
wMode Property (String) Sets the Window Mode property of the Flash movie for transparency, layering, and positioning in the browser.
disableInteractivity Method Disables chart interactivity.
enableInteractivity Method Enables chart interactivity, if it is disabled by disableInteractivity() method.
setXMLFile Method Sets chart XML configuration file path.
write Method Adds the chart to HTML DOM as a child of the specified container.
onEventMarkerMouseOut Event This event is dispatched when the mouse leaves an event marker.
onEventMarkerMouseOver Event This event is dispatched when an event marker is hovered by the mouse.

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This section lists all configuration, data and auxiliary files required for this sample.

Configuration file

CSV files

SWF files

  • AnyChartStock.swf - AnyChart Stock component.
  • Preloader.swf - AnyChart Stock helper component that loads the main component (AnyChartStock.swf) and displays loading progress.

JavaScript Libraries

  • jquery.min.js - A JavaScript jQuery library. Learn more at jQuery official site.
  • AnyChartStock.js - A JavaScript library that is shipped with AnyChart Stock component. It is used to embed the component into HTML DOM and to comunicate with the Flash part.

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