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.
  • javascript
  • <div ng-controller="PivotGaugeCtrl">
        <div id="PivotGauge1" ej-pivotgauge e-scales="scales" />
    </div>
    <script>
        var scale= [{
            //..
            pointers: [{
                type: "needle",
                needleType: "trapezoid"
            }]
        }];
        angular.module('PivotGaugeApp', ['ejangular']).controller('PivotGaugeCtrl', function ($scope) {
            //..
            $scope.scales = scale;
        });
    </script>

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

  • javascript
  • <script>
        var scale= [{
            //..
            pointers: [{
                type: "marker",
                markerType: "diamond"
            }]
        }];
        angular.module('PivotGaugeApp', ['ejangular']).controller('PivotGaugeCtrl', function ($scope) {
            //..
            $scope.scales = scale;
        });
    </script>

    Adding Pointer Collection

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

  • javascript
  • <script>
        var scale= [{
            //..
            pointers: [{
                type: "needle",
                needleType: "triangle"
            },{
                type: "marker",
                markerType: "diamond"
            }]
        }];
        angular.module('PivotGaugeApp', ['ejangular']).controller('PivotGaugeCtrl', function ($scope) {
            //..
            $scope.scales = scale;
        });
    </script>

    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”.
  • javascript
  • <script>
        var scale= [{
            //..
            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"
            }]
        }];
        angular.module('PivotGaugeApp', ['ejangular']).controller('PivotGaugeCtrl', function ($scope) {
            //..
            $scope.scales = scale;
        });
    </script>

    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.

  • javascript
  • <script>
        var scale= [{
            //..
            pointers: [{
                //...
                type: "marker",
                placement: "far",
                distanceFromScale: 2
            }]
        }];
        angular.module('PivotGaugeApp', ['ejangular']).controller('PivotGaugeCtrl', function ($scope) {
            //..
            $scope.scales = scale;
        });
    </script>

    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.

  • javascript
  • <script>
        var scale= [{
            //..
            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"
            }]
        }];
        angular.module('PivotGaugeApp', ['ejangular']).controller('PivotGaugeCtrl', function ($scope) {
            //..
            $scope.scales = scale;
        });
    </script>

    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.
  • javascript
  • <script>
        var scale= [{
            //..
            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"
                    }
                }
            }]
        }];
        angular.module('PivotGaugeApp', ['ejangular']).controller('PivotGaugeCtrl', function ($scope) {
            //..
            $scope.scales = scale;
        });
    </script>