<title>Updating Existing Annotations</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 when the chart has been rendered
			chart.onChartDraw = function () {

            // Sets line color to blue
			function update1() {
			    chart.updateAnnotation("MyLine", { lineAnnotation: { color: "Blue" } });

			// Sets line color to green
			function update2() {
			    chart.updateAnnotation("MyLine", { lineAnnotation: { color: "Green" } });

			// Sets line style to dashed
			function update3() {
			    chart.updateAnnotation("MyLine", { lineAnnotation: { settings: { line: { dashed: true } } } });

			// Resets the color to red and the line style to solid
			function reset() {
			    chart.updateAnnotation("MyLine", { lineAnnotation: { color: "Red", settings: { line: { dashed: false}}} });

		<!-- 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 input {
			    width: 100%;
		<div id="chartContainer"><!-- Chart Container --></div>
		<table class="settings">
				<td><input id="Update1" type="button" value="Make the line blue" onclick="update1();" autocomplete="off" disabled="disabled"/></td>
				<td><input id="Update2" type="button" value="Make the line green" onclick="update2();" autocomplete="off" disabled="disabled"/></td>
				<td><input id="Update3" type="button" value="Make the line dashed" onclick="update3();" autocomplete="off" disabled="disabled"/></td>
				<td><input id="Reset" type="button" value="Reset line appearance" onclick="reset();" autocomplete="off" disabled="disabled"/></td>

Sample Description

How to use this sample?

Click "Make the line green", "Make the line blue" or "Make the line dashed" to change line appearance. "Reset line appearance" reverses all changes made.

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How it works

This sample shows how to update annotation appearance.

Upon any button click updateAnnotation() method is invoked with different parameters, this method can update all properties of annotation, except "id". Learn more about updateAnnotation() method in Working with annotations article.

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AnyChartStock JavaScript API

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

Item Type Description
setXMLFile Method Sets chart XML configuration file path.
updateAnnotation Method Updates the settings of the annotation with the given id.
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

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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