Pointers

Pointer Types

PivotGauge pointers has two types namely,

  • Needle
  • Marker

Needle type pointers are the default pointers which is always located at the center of the Gauge. Following shapes that are supported for the needle pointers are:

  • rectangle
  • triangle
  • trapezoid
  • arrow
  • image.
<ej-pivotgauge [scales]="scales" >
</ej-pivotgauge>
//..

export class PivotGaugeComponent {
public scales;
    constructor() {
        //..
        this.scales = [{
                //...
                pointers: [{
                    type: "needle",
                    needleType: "trapezoid",
                }]
        }];
    }
}

For marker pointer, the available shapes are rectangle, triangle, ellipse, diamond, pentagon, circle, slider, pointer, wedge, trapezoid, rounded rectangle and image.

  • ts
  • //..
    
    export class PivotGaugeComponent {
    public scales;
        constructor() {
            //..
            this.scales = [{
                    //...
                    pointers: [{
                        type: "marker",
                        markerType: "diamond",
                    }]
            }];
        }
    }

    Adding Pointer Collection

    Pointer collection can be directly added to the scales option within the PivotGauge widget as an array.

  • ts
  • //..
    
    export class PivotGaugeComponent {
    public scales;
        constructor() {
            //..
            this.scales = [{
                    //...
                    pointers: [
                        {
                            type: "needle",
                            needleType: "triangle",
                        }, 
                        {
                            type: "marker",
                            markerType: "diamond"
                        }     
                    ]
            }];
        }
    }

    Appearance Customization

    The appearance of the pointer can be customized through the following properties.

    • border – sets the “color” and “width” of the pointer border.
    • backgroundColor – sets the background color of the pointer.
    • length – sets the length of the pointer.
    • width – sets the width of the pointer.
    • opacity – sets the opacity of the pointer. By default, the value is 1.
    • type – sets the type of the pointer. By default, the type is “needle”.
  • ts
  • //..
    
    export class PivotGaugeComponent {
    public scales;
        constructor() {
            //..
            this.scales = [{
                    //...
                    pointers: [
                        {
                            border: {
                                color: "green",
                                width: 2
                            },
                            backgroundColor: "yellow",
                            length: 120,
                            width: 7,
                            opacity: 0.6,
                            type: "needle",
                            needleType: "triangle"
                        }, 
                        {
                            border: {
                                color: "green",
                                width: 2
                            },
                            backgroundColor: "yellow",
                            length: 25,
                            width: 15,
                            opacity: 0.8,
                            type: "marker",
                            markerType: "diamond"
                        }
                    ]
            }];
        }
    }

    Pointer Position

    Pointer can be positioned with the help of below two properties.

    • distanceFromScale - defines the distance between scale and pointer. By default, the value is 0.
    • placement - defines the location of the pointer. By default, the value is “center”.

    NOTE

    Both the properties can be applied only if the pointer type is set to “marker”. Needle pointer type appears only at the center of the widget, which is its default position.

  • ts
  • //..
    
    export class PivotGaugeComponent {
    public scales;
        constructor() {
            //..
            this.scales = [{
                    //...
                    pointers: [{
                    //...
                    type: "marker",
                    placement: "far",
                    distanceFromScale: 2
                }]
            }];
        }
    }

    Pointer Image

    It is possible to replace the pointers with image. To view the pointers as image, we need to set the appropriate location in the imageUrl property.

  • ts
  • //..
    
    export class PivotGaugeComponent {
    public scales;
        constructor() {
            //..
            this.scales = [{
                    //...
                    pointers: [{
                    //For replacing needle pointer with image
                    type: "needle",
                    needleType: "image",
                    imageUrl: "image.png"
                }, 
                {
                    //For replacing marker pointer with image
                    type: "marker",
                    markerType: "image",
                    imageUrl: "image.png"
                }]
            }];
        }
    }

    Pointer Value Text

    To display the current value of the pointers in PivotGauge widget, pointerValueText option inside pointers is used. Following are the properties used to enable and customize the pointer value text.

    • showValue – enables the pointer value text by setting the property to “true”. By default, its value is “true”.
    • distance – sets the distance between pointer and text.
    • color – sets the color of the text.
    • opacity – sets the opacity of the text. By default, its value is 1.
    • angle – sets the rotation angle of the text. By default, its value is 0.
    • font – sets the font size, font style and font family of the text.
  • ts
  • //..
    
    export class PivotGaugeComponent {
    public scales;
        constructor() {
            //..
            this.scales = [{
                    //...
                    pointers: [{
                    //For needle type
                    pointerValueText: {
                        showValue: true,
                        distance: 10,
                        color: "red",
                        opacity: 0.7,
                        angle: 20,
                        font: {
                            size: "15px",
                            fontStyle: "Normal",
                            fontFamily: "Arial"
                        }
                    }
                }, 
                {
                    //For marker type
                    pointerValueText: {
                        showValue: true,
                        distance: 40,
                        color: "red",
                        opacity: 0.7,
                        angle: -40,
                        font: {
                            size: "15px",
                            fontStyle: "Normal",
                            fontFamily: "Arial"
                        }
                    },
                }]
            }];
        }
    }