<title>Export as PDF using JavaScript</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>
		<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="./js/jquery.min.js"></script>
		<!-- chart size settings -->
		<style type="text/css">
			#chartContainer {
				width: 700px;
				height: 500px;
		<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.
			// Writing the flash object into the page DOM.
			//		Exporting
			// Function to save chart as static PDF
			function saveAsPDF() {
				// object with settings
				var exportSettings = {
					fileName: $("#fileName").val(), // name of the file
					backgroundColor: $("#bgColor").val() // background of PDF
				var useCustomSize = $("#useCustomSize").get(0).checked; // use custom or original size
				if (useCustomSize) {
					exportSettings.size = "Custom"; // custom size is used
					exportSettings.width = $("#imgWidth").val(); // custom image width
					exportSettings.height = $("#imgHeight").val(); // custom image height
					exportSettings.resizingMode = $("#resizingMode").val(); // resizing mode
					exportSettings.cutExtraSpace = $("#cropExtraSpace").get(0).checked; // cut extra space settings
				}else {
					exportSettings.size = "Original"; // use original size
				// export pdf with custom settings
			//		Auxiliary Interface Functions
			// Function to update inputs states depending on custom size flag state
			function checkCustomSize() {
				var disable = !$("#useCustomSize").get(0).checked;
				if (disable) {
				}else {
			// Function to update inputs states depending on resizing mode
			function checkResizingMode() {
				if (!$("#useCustomSize").get(0).checked) return;
				var mode = $("#resizingMode").val();
				if (mode == "Stretch" || mode == "Recalculate")
			//		html events binding
			$(function() {
			//		Enable html controls
			chart.onChartDraw = function() {
				chart.onChartDraw = null;
		<style type="text/css">
			/* table style and other */
			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;
			table.settings input, table.settings select {
				width: 170px;
			<tr valign="top">
				<td id="chartContainer"><!-- Chart Container --></td>
					<table class="settings">
						<tr><th colspan="2">File settings:</th></tr>
						<!-- file name -->
							<td>File name:</td>
							<td><input type="text" value="stock.pdf" id="fileName" disabled="disabled" autocomplete="off" /></td>

						<tr><th colspan="2">PDF settings</th></tr>
						<!-- background color -->
							<td><input type="text" id="bgColor" value="#FFFFFF" disabled="disabled" autocomplete="off" /></td>
							<th colspan="2">Size settings</th>
						<!-- use custom size -->
							<td>Use custom size:</td>
							<td><input type="checkbox" id="useCustomSize" disabled="disabled" autocomplete="off" /></td>
						<!-- width -->
							<td><input type="text" disabled="disabled" id="imgWidth" autocomplete="off" value="550" /></td>
						<!-- height -->
							<td><input type="text" disabled="disabled" id="imgHeight" autocomplete="off" value="400"></td>
						<!-- resizing mode -->
							<td>Resizing mode:</td>
							<td><select id="resizingMode" disabled="disabled" autocomplete="off">
									<option value="Fit">Fit</option>
									<option value="Recalculate">Recalculate</option>
									<option value="Stretch">Stretch</option>
									<option value="RecalculateByProportions">RecalculateByProportions</option>
						<!-- crop extra space -->
							<td>Crop extra space:</td>
							<td><input type="checkbox" disabled="disabled" id="cropExtraSpace" autocomplete="off"></td>
					<!-- export -->
					<table width="100%">
						<tr><td align="right"><input type="button" id="btnSave" disabled="disabled" value="Save as PDF..." onclick="saveAsPDF()" /></td></tr>

Sample Description

How to use this sample?

In this sample you can tune any PDF export settings and then click "Save as PDF" button to export chart as static PDF document to your PC.

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How it works

The chart can be exported as a static image in the PNG or JPG format or as a PDF document with an embedded static image of the chart or a fully interactive functional chart, as user sees it on the page.

When exporting a chart to any format, the component takes care of the entire file generation process. That means that you do not need to implement the conversion on the server side. The component automatically generates a ready-for-service file on the client side, not adding any extra load to the server. The only place where the server side is used is the helper script, which allows the end-user to save the file generated by the component on the local computer.

When "Save as PDF" button is clicked exportSettings object is created according to user settings and then exportAsPDF function is called.

You can read more about the way the export is organized at: Export to a local computer article and learn about PDF export settings at Static PDF Export Settings article.

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AnyChartStock JavaScript API

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

Item Type Description
exportAsPDF Method Exports the chart as PDF document.
setXMLFile Method Sets chart XML configuration file path.
write Method Adds the chart to HTML DOM as a child of the specified container.
onChartDraw Event This event is dispatched when the AnyChart Stock is drawn.

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

Configuration file

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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