Use HTML for Axes Labels

Your project might require you to use HTML for the categoryAxis.labels configuration.

The example below demonstrates how to achieve this through the visual option.

Example

    <div id="chart"></div>
    <script>
      var data = [{
        value: 1,
        category: "Alpha 1"
      },{
        value: 2,
        category: "Alpha 2"
      }, {
        value: 3,
        category: "Alpha 3"
      }, {
        value: 4,
        category: "Alpha 4"
      }, {
        value: 3,
        category: "Alpha 5"
      }, {
        value: 4,
        category: "Alpha 6"
      }];

      $("#chart").kendoChart({
        title: {
          text: "Gross domestic product growth /GDP annual %/"
        },
        dataSource: {
          data: data
        },
        legend: {
          position: "top"
        },
        seriesDefaults: {
          type: "column"
        },
        series: [{
          name: "Series Name",
          field: "value"
        }],
        valueAxis: {
          labels: {
            format: "{0}%"
          },
          line: {
            visible: false
          },
          axisCrossingValue: 0
        },
        categoryAxis: {
          field: "category",
          labels: {
            visual: function(e) {
              // Build an HTML fragment and append it to the body
              var html = $('<div>Category <b>' + e.text + '</b></div>')
                .appendTo(document.body);

              // Create an empty group that will hold the rendered label
              var visual = new kendo.drawing.Group();

              // Store a reference to the target rectangle, see below
              var rect = e.rect;

              kendo.drawing.drawDOM(html)
                            .done(function(group) {
                // Clean-up HTML fragment
                html.remove();

                // Center the label using Layout
                var layout = new kendo.drawing.Layout(rect, {
                  justifyContent: "center"
                });
                layout.append(group);
                layout.reflow();

                // Render the content
                visual.append(layout);
              });

              return visual;
            }
          }
        },
        tooltip: {
          visible: true,
          format: "{0}%",
          template: "#= series.name #: #= value #"
        }
      });
    </script>

See Also

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

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