Custom labels

Custom labels are the text that can paste in any location of the Linear Gauge. It is used to define the purpose of the gauge.

Adding Custom label collection

Custom labels collection can be directly added to the scale object. Refer the following code to add custom labels collection in a Linear Gauge control.

  • html
  • <div id="LinearGauge1"></div>
  • javascript
  • $(function () {
            // For Linear Gauge rendering
            $("#LinearGauge1").ejLinearGauge({
                enableAnimation: false, height: 500, width: 200, labelColor: "Grey",
                //Adding frame object
                frame: {
                    innerWidth: 8,
                    outerWidth: 10,
                    backgroundImageUrl: "../images/gauge/Gauge_linear_light.png"
                },
                //Adding scale collection
                scales: [{
                    backgroundColor: "transparent",
                    border: { color: "transparent", width: 0 },
                    showMarkerPointers: false, showBarPointers: true,
                    showCustomLabels: true,
                    //Adding bar pointer collection
                    barPointers: [{
                        width: 10, backgroundColor: "#8BABFF",
                        value: 91, placement: "near", distanceFromScale: 30
                    }],
                    //Adding tick collection
                    ticks: [{
                        type: "majorinterval", width: 2,
                        color: "#8c8c8c", distanceFromScale: { x: 7, y: 0 }
                    },
                    {
                        type: "minorinterval", width: 1, height: 6,
                        color: "#8c8c8c", distanceFromScale: { x: 7, y: 0 }
                    }],
                    //Adding custom label collection
                    customLabels: [{
                        value: "Mathematics Mark", position: { x: 55, y: 97 }
                    }]
                }]
            });
        });

    Execute the above code to render the following output.

    Basic Customization

    Appearance

    • You can customize custom labels using the properties like textAngle, color and font. The API textAngle is used to display the custom labels in the specified angles and color attribute is used to display the custom labels in specified color. You can use valueattribute to set the text value in the custom labels.

    • To display the custom labels, set showCustomLabels as ‘true’. Font option is also available on the custom labels. The basic three properties of fonts such as size, family and style can be achieved by size, fontStyle and fontFamily. You can adjust the opacity of the label with the property opacity and the value of opacity lies between 0 and 1.

  • html
  • <div id="LinearGauge1"></div>
  • javascript
  • $(function () {
            // For Linear Gauge rendering
            $("#LinearGauge1").ejLinearGauge({
                enableAnimation: false, height: 500, width: 200, labelColor: "Grey",
                //Adding frame collection
                frame: {
                    innerWidth: 8,
                    outerWidth: 10,
                    backgroundImageUrl: "../images/gauge/Gauge_linear_light.png"
                },
                //Adding scale collection
                scales: [{
                    backgroundColor: "transparent",
                    border: { color: "transparent", width: 0 },
                    showMarkerPointers: false, showBarPointers: true,
                    showCustomLabels: true,
                    //Adding bar pointer collection
                    barPointers: [
                    {
                        width: 10, backgroundColor: "#8BABFF",
                        value: 91, placement: "near", distanceFromScale: 30
                    }
                    ],
                    //Adding tick collection
                    ticks: [{
                        type: "majorinterval", width: 2,
                        color: "#8c8c8c", distanceFromScale: { x: 7, y: 0 }
                    },
                    {
                        type: "minorinterval", width: 1, height: 6,
                        color: "#8c8c8c", distanceFromScale: { x: 7, y: 0 }
                    }],
                    //Adding custom labels
                    customLabels: [{
                        position: { x: 55, y: 87 },
                        value: "Mathematics Mark",
                        color: "Red",
                        textAngle: 30,
                        opacity: 0.5
                    }]
                }]
            });
        });

    Execute the above code to render the following output.

    Locating the CustomLabels

    To set the location of the custom label in Linear Gauge, position property is used. You can position the custom labels in horizontal and vertical axis using x and y axis respectively.

    To specify the label position type as inner or outer in the custom labels.

  • html
  • <div id="LinearGauge1"></div>
  • javascript
  • $(function () {
            //For rendering Liner gauge
            $("#LinearGauge1").ejLinearGauge({
                enableAnimation: false, height: 500, width: 200, labelColor: "Grey",
                //Adding frame object
                frame: {
                    innerWidth: 8,
                    outerWidth: 10,
                    backgroundImageUrl: "../images/gauge/Gauge_linear_light.png"
                },
                //Adding scale collection
                scales: [{
                    backgroundColor: "transparent",
                    border: { color: "transparent", width: 0 },
                    showMarkerPointers: false, showBarPointers: true,
                    showCustomLabels: true,
                    //Adding bar pointer collection
                    barPointers: [
                    {
                        width: 10, backgroundColor: "#8BABFF",
                        value: 91, placement: "near", distanceFromScale: 30
                    }
                    ],
                    //Adding ticks collection
                    ticks: [{
                        type: "majorinterval", width: 2,
                        color: "#8c8c8c", distanceFromScale: { x: 7, y: 0 }
                    },
                    {
                        type: "minorinterval", width: 1, height: 6,
                        color: "#8c8c8c", distanceFromScale: { x: 7, y: 0 }
                    }],
                    //Adding custom label collection
                    customLabels: [
                    { value: "Mathematics Mark", position: { x: 55, y: 87 } }]
                }]
            });
        });

    Execute the above code to render the following output.

    Multiple Custom Labels

    You can set multiple custom labels in a single Linear Gauge by adding an array of custom label objects. Refer the following code example for multiple custom label functionality.

  • html
  • <div id="LinearGauge1"></div>
  • javascript
  • $(function () {
            // For Linear Gauge rendering
            $("#LinearGauge1").ejLinearGauge({
                enableAnimation: false, height: 500, width: 200, labelColor: "Grey",
                //Adding frame object
                frame: {
                    innerWidth: 8,
                    outerWidth: 10,
                    backgroundImageUrl: "../images/gauge/Gauge_linear_light.png"
                },
                //Adding scale collection
                scales: [{
                    backgroundColor: "transparent",
                    border: { color: "transparent", width: 0 },
                    showMarkerPointers: false, showBarPointers: true,
                    showCustomLabels: true,
                    //Adding bar pointer collection
                    barPointers: [
                    {
                        width: 10, backgroundColor: "#8BABFF",
                        value: 91, placement: "near", distanceFromScale: 30
                    }
                    ],
                    //Adding ticks collection
                    ticks: [{
                        type: "majorinterval", width: 2,
                        color: "#8c8c8c", distanceFromScale: { x: 7, y: 0 }
                    },
                    {
                        type: "minorinterval", width: 1, height: 6,
                        color: "#8c8c8c", distanceFromScale: { x: 7, y: 0 }
                    }],
                    //Adding custom label collection
                    customLabels: [
                    {
                        value: "Mathematics Mark", position: { x: 55, y: 87 },
                        color: "Red"
                    },
                    {
                        value: "Marks in %", position: { x: 15, y: 57 },
                        color: "Red", textAngle: 90
                    }]
                }]
            });
        });

    Execute the above code to render the following output.

    Outer Custom Label

    Outer Custom Label is used to show custom labels outside the gauge control. The Outer Custom Label can be positioned with API called outerCustomLabelPosition. The value for this API is enumerable type and its possible values are,

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