Telerik UI for Windows 8 HTML

An Ohlc chart is a special financial series that is typically used to illustrate movements in the price of a financial instrument over time. Each vertical line drawn by the series shows the price range (the highest and lowest prices) over one unit of time, e.g., one day or one hour. Tick marks project from each side of the line indicating the opening price (e.g., for a daily Bar series this would be the starting price for that day) on the left, and the closing price for that time period on the right. The bars may be shown in different hues depending on whether prices rose or fell in that period. It uses stick-like shapes to visualize its data points.

Ohlc series

Defining an Ohlc Series Declaratively

To define an Ohlc series in HTML, add an object type property set to "ohlc" to the series array.

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<div id="chart1" data-win-control="Telerik.UI.RadChart" data-win-options="{
            series: [
                    type: 'ohlc',
                    openField: 'Open',
                    highField: 'High',
                    lowField: 'Low',
                    closeField: 'Close'
            dataSource: {
                data: DefaultData.dataSource

Here, DefaultData.dataSource is an array containing objects similar to the one shown below.

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dataSource: [
    Date: "2000/01/03",
    Open: 41.62,
    High: 41.69,
    Low: 39.81,
    Close: 40.12,
    Volume: 2632000,
    DownColor: "#014E82"

Defining an Ohlc Series Programmatically

To programmatically add an Ohlc series to the chart, create a new Telerik.UI.Chart.OhlcSeries object and add it to the Telerik.UI.RadChart.series array. Finally, call refresh() to have the changes take effect.

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var chart2Ctrl = new Telerik.UI.RadChart(document.getElementById("chart2"), {
    dataSource: {
        data: DefaultData.dataSource

var ohlcSeries = new Telerik.UI.Chart.OhlcSeries();
ohlcSeries.openField = "Open";
ohlcSeries.highField = "High";
ohlcSeries.lowField = "Low";
ohlcSeries.closeField = "Close";

Configuring an Ohlc Series

Apart from the common configuration settings listed in this article, there a few more that you can use to customize the look and behavior of the ohlc series. As they are identical to the Candlestick series' settings, you can check their description here.

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