<title>Working with Annotations Using Context Menu</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.

            // Handling context menu custom item clicks
			chart.onContextMenuCustomItemClick = function (id) {
			    switch (id) {
			        case "drawLine":
			        case "drawHLine":
			        case "drawVLine":
			        case "drawRect":
			        case "drawTrendChannel":
			        case "drawUpArrow":
			            chart.startDrawingAnnotation("Arrow", { arrowAnnotation: {direction: "Up", color: "Green"} });
			        case "drawDownArrow":
			            chart.startDrawingAnnotation("Arrow", { arrowAnnotation: { direction: "Down", color: "Red"} });
			        case "drawLeftArrow":
			            chart.startDrawingAnnotation("Arrow", { arrowAnnotation: { direction: "Left", color:"Orange"} });
			        case "drawRightArrow":
			            chart.startDrawingAnnotation("Arrow", { arrowAnnotation: { direction: "Right", color: "Blue"} });
			        case "drawLabel":
			        case "stopDrawing":
			        case "removeSelected":
			        case "removeAll":
		<div id="chartContainer"><!-- Chart Container --></div>

Sample Description

How to use this sample?

Make a right-click on the chart and choose an action in context menu.

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How it works

This sample shows how context menu can be used to work with annotations. Sample is based on the ability of AnyChart Stock to add custom context menu items and annotation manipulation methods.

Several custom items are defined in config xml and onContextMenuCustomItemClick event is used to handle which item is clicked. Handler checks what item is clicked and invokes startDrawingAnnotation() method to enter drawing mode, stopDrawingAnnotation() method is invoked if "Stop drawing" item is clicked, removeAnnotation() method is invoked if "Remove selected" is clicked, and removeAllAnnotations() method - if "Remove all".

Learn more about working with annotations in Using context menu section of 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
getSelectedAnnotationId Method Returns id of the selected annotation.
removeAllAnnotations Method Removes all annotations from all charts.
removeAnnotation Method Removes an annotation from the chart.
setXMLFile Method Sets chart XML configuration file path.
startDrawingAnnotation Method Starts drawing annotation of a given type.
stopDrawingAnnotation Method Ends drawing mode started by startDrawingAnnotation() method.
write Method Adds the chart to HTML DOM as a child of the specified container.
onContextMenuCustomItemClick Event This event is dispatched when the user clicks on the custom context menu item.

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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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