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Expand Clickable Area of Points

In some scenarios, the Kendo UI Charts produce series of points that are too small to be reliably clicked or touched.

It is possible to expand the active area by adding a transparent element as part of the visual configuration.

The example below demonstrates how to achieve this behavior in a Bar Charts series.

Example
    <div id="chart"></div>
    <div id="log">Click on the area next to a point...</div>
    <script>
      $("#chart").kendoChart({
        series: [{
          type: "column",
          data: [1, 2, 3],
          visual: function(e) {
            var marker = e.createVisual();
            var group = new kendo.drawing.Group();

            // A transparent rectangle that serves as a touch zone
            var touch = kendo.drawing.Path.fromRect(e.rect, {
              transform: kendo.geometry.transform()
              .scale(1.5, 2, e.rect.center()),

              // Comment the following line to see it
              stroke: null,

              fill: {
                color: "#fff",
                opacity: 0
              }
            });

            group.append(touch, marker);
            return group;
          },
          tooltip: {
            visible: true
          }
        }],
        seriesClick: function(e) {
          $("#log").text("Clicked " + e.value);
        }
      });
    </script>

The example below demonstrates how to expand the clickable or touchable area of points in a line series.

Example
    <div id="chart"></div>
    <div id="log">Click on the area next to a point...</div>
    <script>
      $("#chart").kendoChart({
        series: [{
          type: "line",
          data: [1, 2, 3],
          markers: {
              visual: function(e) {
                var marker = e.createVisual();
                var group = new kendo.drawing.Group();

                // A transparent rectangle that serves as a touch zone
                var touch = kendo.drawing.Path.fromRect(e.rect, {
                  transform: kendo.geometry.transform()
                  .scale(10, 10, e.rect.center()),

                  // Comment the following line to see it
                  stroke: null,

                  fill: {
                    color: "#fff",
                    opacity: 0
                  }
                });

                group.append(touch, marker);
                return group;
              }
          },
          tooltip: {
            visible: true
          }
        }],
        seriesClick: function(e) {
          $("#log").text("Clicked " + e.value);
        }
      });
    </script>

See Also

Other articles and how-to examples on the Kendo UI Charts:

For more runnable examples on Kendo UI Charts, browse the How To documentation folder.