Bullet Graph Caption in JQuery BulletGraph widget

Bullet Graph supports title and subtitle to convey what is represented in Bullet Graph. They are customized using caption settings property.

Title

Title is set to Bullet Graph using text property in caption settings. Caption settings also include properties like location, font, text alignment, text anchor, text position, text angle and padding for customizing the caption of Bullet Graph.

Location

Using locationoption, you can set the X and Y position of caption text.

Font

Using font property, you can customize font color, font family, font style, font weight, opacity, size options.

  • javascript
  • $("#BulletGraph1").ejBulletGraph({
                        quantitativeScaleSettings: {
                            location: { x: 100, y: 200 },                   
                            minimum: 0,
                            maximum: 5,
                            interval: 0.5,
                            featureMeasures: [{ value: 4, comparativeMeasureValue: 3.5, category: "" }]
                        },
                        height: 700, width: 600,
                        captionSettings: {
                            text: "Revenue YTD",
                            textAngle: 0,
                            location: {
                                x: 10, y: 220
                            },
                            font: {
                                color: 'gray',
                                fontFamily: 'Segoe UI',
                                fontStyle: 'bold',
                                size: '14px',
                                fontWeight: 'regular',
                                opacity: 1
                            }                        
                        }
                    });

    The following screenshot displays a Bullet Graph with customized caption using the above code.

    Bullet-Graph-Caption_img1

    Subtitle

    Subtitle is added to Bullet Graph using text property of subtitle in captionSettings. Subtitle also provides properties like location, font, text alignment, text anchor, text angle and padding to customize subtitle similar to caption.

    Location

    Using locationoption, you can set the X and Y position of the subtitle text in the caption settings.

    Font

    Using font property, you can customize font color, font family, font style, font weight, opacity, size options of the subtitle text.

  • javascript
  • $("#BulletGraph1").ejBulletGraph({
                        height: 700, width: 600,
                        captionSettings: {
                            subTitle: {
                                text: "Subtitle",
                                location: { x: 20, y: 225 },
                                font: {
                                        color: 'black',
                                        fontFamily: 'segoe ui',
                                        fontStyle: 'italic',
                                        size: '16px',
                                        fontWeight: 'regular',
                                        opacity: 1
                                    }
                            }, 
                        }
                    });

    The following screenshot displays Bullet Graph with a subtitle

    Bullet-Graph-Caption_img2

    Indicator

    You can add Indicator to bullet graph by enabling visible and setting text properties of indicator in captionSettings. Indicator is used to represent whether target is achieved or not with text and symbol by comparing current and target values in bullet graph.

    Indicator displays a symbol along with text which is different from caption and subtitle. Images like logos can be used in indicator instead of symbols. Indicator has properties such as symbol, text, text spacing, text angle, text alignment, text anchor, text position, location, padding and font.

    Location

    Using locationoption, you can set the X and Y position of indicator text.

    Font

    Using font property, you can customize font color, font family, font style, font weight, opacity, size font properties of the indicator text.

    Symbol

    Using symbol settings, you can customize the following symbol properties.

    • You can customize the symbol border properties border color and border width using border settings.

    • You can specify the color of the symbol using color property.

    • You can set the shape of the symbol using shape property.

    • Instead of setting shape for symbol, you can use image also. To use image as symbol, you need to set image url for symbol.

    • You can customize the size of the indicator symbol using width and height properties of indicator’s symbol size settings.

    • To customize the opacity of the indicator symbol, you can use the opacity property of the symbol.

  • javascript
  • $("#BulletGraph1").ejBulletGraph({
                        captionSettings: {
                            indicator: {
                                visible: true,
                                textAngle: 0,
                                location: { x: 15, y: 240 },
                                text: "+ $0.5 K",
                                textSpacing: 5,
                                symbol: {
                                    color: 'green',
                                    shape: 'triangle',
                                    imageURL: "Column.png",
                                    size: {
                                        width: 10,
                                        height: 10
                                    },
                                    border: {
                                        width: 1,
                                        color: 'green'
                                    }
                                },
                                font: {
                                    color: 'green',
                                    fontFamily: 'Segoe UI',
                                    fontStyle: 'Normal ',
                                    size: '12px',
                                    fontWeight: 'regular',
                                    opacity: 1
                                },
                            }
                        }
                    });

    The following screenshot displays a bullet graph with indicator.

    Bullet-Graph-Caption_img3

    Trim

    The title, subtitle and indicator text can be overlapped to the scale group. You can avoid the overlapped text by using the enable trim property of the captionSettings. The default value of the enableTrim is true.

  • javascript
  • $("#BulletGraph1").ejBulletGraph({
          captionSettings: {
              text: 'Bullet Graph Title',
              enableTrim : true,
          }
    });

    The following screenshot displays the BulletGraph with Trim.

    Bullet-Graph-Caption_img4

    Text Placement

    All the caption group elements (caption, subtitle, and indicator) in the Bullet Graph support text positioning by using the property textPosition available in all caption group elements. The properties, textAlignment and textAnchor are used to customize text placement further.

    Text Position

    The property, textPosition, is used to position the text at the top, bottom, left, and right side of the quantitative scale. The default value of this property is float. By default, text can be placed at any desired location by using the location property.

  • javascript
  • $("#BulletGraph1").ejBulletGraph({
                    value: 8,
                    comparativeMeasureValue: 5,
                    quantitativeScaleSettings: { location: { x: 120,  y:40 }},
                    height: 150,
                    width: 650,
                    captionSettings: {
                        text: 'Bullet Graph Title',
                        textPosition: 'top',
                        font:{
                            size: '20px',
                            fontWeight: 'bold',
    
                        }
                    }
                });

    The following screenshot displays the Bullet Graph with the title positioned above.

    Bullet-Graph-Caption_img5

    Text Alignment

    Alignment of text at different positions with respect to scale can be customized by using the textAlignment property. Text can be aligned in the near, center, and far locations of the scale. Text alignment depends upon textPosition property and is not applicable when the value of the textPosition property is float. The default value of the textAlignment property is near.

  • javascript
  • $("#BulletGraph1").ejBulletGraph({
                    value: 8,
                    comparativeMeasureValue: 5,
                    quantitativeScaleSettings: { location: { x: 120,  y:40 }},
                    height: 150,
                    width: 650,
                    captionSettings: {
                        text: 'Revenue',
                        textPosition: 'left',
                        textAnchor: 'middle',
                        font:{
                            size: '16px',
                            fontWeight: 'bold',
    
                        },
                        subTitle: {
                            text: '$ in thousands',
                            textPosition: 'left',
                            textAlignment: 'center',
                            font: {
                                size: '12px',
                                fontWeight: 'bold',
    
                            }
                        }
                    }
                });

    The following screenshot displays the Bullet Graph with the title and subtitle at different alignments.

    Bullet-Graph-Caption_img6

    Text Anchor

    Text elements aligned at the same position are anchored by using the textAnchor property. These can be anchored at the start, middle, and end. The default value of this property is start and applicable only when two or more text elements are aligned at the same position.

  • javascript
  • $("#BulletGraph1").ejBulletGraph({
                    value: 8,
                    comparativeMeasureValue: 5,
                    quantitativeScaleSettings: { location: { x: 120,  y:40 }},
                    height: 150,
                    width: 650,
                    captionSettings: {
                        text: 'Revenue',
                        textPosition: 'left',
                        textAnchor: 'middle',
                        font:{
                            size: '16px',
                            fontWeight: 'bold',
    
                        },
                        subTitle: {
                            text: '$ in thousands',
                            textPosition: 'left',
                            textAlignment: 'center',
                            font: {
                                size: '12px',
                                fontWeight: 'bold',
    
                            }
                        }
                    }
                });

    Bullet-Graph-Caption_img7

    Padding

    The space required between text and quantitative scale is customized by using the padding property. The default value of this property is 5 and not applicable when the value of the textPosition property is float.

  • javascript
  • $("#BulletGraph1").ejBulletGraph({
                    value: 8,
                    comparativeMeasureValue: 5,
                    quantitativeScaleSettings: { location: { x: 120,  y:40 }},
                    height: 150,
                    width: 650,
                    captionSettings: {
                        text: 'Profit in %',
                        textPosition: 'left',
                        textAlignment: 'center',
                        padding: 10,
                        font:{
                            size: '16px',
                            fontWeight: 'bold',
    
                        }
                    }
                });

    Bullet-Graph-Caption_img8