Area Charts

The Kendo UI Area Chart widget is suitable for displaying quantitative data by using continuous lines passing through points defined by the values of their items. The portion of the graph beneath the lines is filled with a particular color for each series. The different colors in an Area Chart are useful for emphasizing changes in values coming from several sets of similar data.


Use area and verticalArea to define the Kendo UI Area Charts.


Axes are configured through categoryAxis and valueAxis. Multiple value axes are supported.

    title: {
        text: "Internet Users"
    legend: {
        position: "bottom"
    seriesDefaults: {
        type: "area"
    series: [{
        name: "World",
        data: [15.7, 16.7, 20, 23.5, 26.6]
    }, {
        name: "United States",
        data: [67.96, 68.93, 75, 74, 78]
    valueAxis: {
        labels: {
            format: "{0}%"
    categoryAxis: {
        categories: [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]

This configuration results in the Area Chart below.

Figure 1: A sample Area Chart

Area Chart

Line Styles

Kendo UI Area Charts support the rendering of lines between the points with different styles. The supported styles can be set via the option and are:

  • Normal—This is the default style. It produces a straight line between data points.
  • Step—The style renders the connection between data points through vertical and horizontal lines. It is suitable for indicating that the value is constant between the changes.
  • Smooth—This style causes the Area Chart to display a fitted curve through data points. It is suitable when the data requires to be displayed with a curve, or when you wish to connect the points with smooth instead of straight lines.

Figure 2: A step-line Area Chart

Step Line Chart

Figure 3: A smooth-line Area Chart

Smooth Line Chart

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