<title>Getting Global and Selected Date Ranges</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>
		<!-- chart size settings -->
		<style type="text/css">
			#chartContainer {
				width: 650px;
				height: 400px;
		<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");
			// Background color
			chart.bgColor = "#F8F4F0";
			// Setting XML config file.
			// Writing the flash object into the page DOM.
			//					Auxiliary Functions
				Date Time Formatting
				Mask: %yyyy-%MM-%dd
				Sample: 2010-01-12
			function formatDate(date) {
				var m = (date.getUTCMonth()+1).toString();
				var d = date.getUTCDate().toString();
				return date.getUTCFullYear()+"-"+
						(m.length == 1 ? "0" : "") + m + "-"+
						(d.length == 1 ? "0" : "") + d;
			// Update information about date time axis range
			function updateDates() {
				document.getElementById("firstVisibleDate").innerHTML = formatDate(chart.getFirstVisibleDate()); // first visible date 
				document.getElementById("lastVisibleDate").innerHTML = formatDate(chart.getLastVisibleDate()); // last visible date
				document.getElementById("firstDate").innerHTML = formatDate(chart.getFirstDate()); // first date in range
				document.getElementById("lastDate").innerHTML = formatDate(chart.getLastDate()); // last date in range
			//					Events handling
			// listen to onChartDraw
			chart.onChartDraw = updateDates;
			chart.onSelectedRangeChange = updateDates;
		<!-- table and other elements settings -->
		<style type="text/css">
			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 class="settings">
						  <th>Change the range using scroller or via dragging the chart:</th>
						<tr><td id="chartContainer"><!-- Chart Container --></td></tr>
				<td valign="top">
					<table class="settings">
							<th colspan="2">Time ranges:</th>
							<td width="130">First visible date: </td>
							<td width="80" id="firstVisibleDate"></td>
							<td>Last visible date: </td>
							<td id="lastVisibleDate"></td>
							<td>First date: </td>
							<td id="firstDate"></td>
							<td>Last date: </td>
							<td id="lastDate"></td>

Sample Description

How to use this sample?

Change the visible range using chart scroller or via dragging the chart and see First, Last Visible Dates and global time range displayed in the table to the right of the chart.

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How it works

This sample shows how to use getFirstVisibleDate, getLastVisibleDate, getFirstDate and getLastDate functions, that allow to define what range is currently shown and what is the global time range.

The dates in the table are updated when onSelectedRangeChange event is fired.

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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.
getFirstDate Method Gets the first date of all used by visible series data sources.
getFirstVisibleDate Method Gets the first visible date.
getLastDate Method Gets the last date from all mapped and used by visible series data sources.
getLastVisibleDate Method Gets the last visible date.
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.
onSelectedRangeChange Event This event is dispatched when the selected range of the chart is changed.

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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

  • 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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