<title>Select/Deselect Annotations Programmically</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: 800px;
				height: 550px;
				float: left;
		<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.

            // Enable buttons after chart has rendered
			chart.onChartDraw = function () {

            // Enable deselect button whan something has been selected
			chart.onAnnotationSelect = function (id) {

            // Disable deselect button when nothing selected
			chart.onAnnotationDeselect = function (id) {
			    document.getElementById("btnDeselect").setAttribute("disabled", "disabled");

            // If any annotation is removed, disable the button
			chart.onAnnotationRemove = function (id) { 
			    switch (id) {
			        case "MyRectangle":
			            document.getElementById("btnSelectRectangle").setAttribute("disabled", "disabled");
			        case "MyEllipse":
			            document.getElementById("btnSelectEllipse").setAttribute("disabled", "disabled");
			        case "MyTriangle":
			            document.getElementById("btnSelectTriangle").setAttribute("disabled", "disabled");

            // Selectes annotation by id
			function selectAnnotation(id) {

            // Deselects annotation
			function deselectAnnotation() {
		<!-- table 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.settings tr td input {
			    width: 100%;
		<div id="chartContainer"><!-- Chart Container --></div>
		<table class="settings">
                    <input id="btnSelectRectangle" type="button" value="Select rectangle"
                        onclick="selectAnnotation('MyRectangle');" autocomplete="off" disabled="disabled" />
                    <input id="btnSelectEllipse" type="button" value="Select ellipse"
                        onclick="selectAnnotation('MyEllipse');" autocomplete="off" disabled="disabled" />
                    <input id="btnSelectTriangle" type="button" value="Select triangle"
                        onclick="selectAnnotation('MyTriangle');" autocomplete="off" disabled="disabled" />
                    <input id="btnDeselect" type="button" value="Deselect annotation"
                        onclick="deselectAnnotation();" autocomplete="off" disabled="disabled" />

Sample Description

How to use this sample?

Sample shows how to select/deselect annotations using JS methods.

Click "Select rectangle", "Select ellipse" or "Select triangle" - appropriate annotation will be selected in the chart. "Deselect annotation" button removes the selection.

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How it works

This sample shows how selectAnnotation() and deselectAnnotation() methods work.

Upon "Select rectangle", "Select ellipse" and "Select triangle" buttons click selectAnnotation() method is invoked with different ids passed as the parameter. Upon "Deselect annotation" click deselectAnnotation() method removes the selection.

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AnyChartStock JavaScript API

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

Item Type Description
selectAnnotation Method Selects an annotation with the given id.
setXMLFile Method Sets chart XML configuration file path.
write Method Adds the chart to HTML DOM as a child of the specified container.
onAnnotationDeselect Event This event is dispatched when an annotation looses focus.
onAnnotationRemove Event This event is dispatched when an annotation is removed using "Delete" key on a Windows system or "Fn + Backspace" on Mac.
onAnnotationSelect Event This event is dispatched when an annotation is selected.
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

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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