Opened 13 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#7746 closed enhancement (fixed)

Proposal to add axis title

Reported by: enzo Owned by: Eugene Lazutkin
Priority: high Milestone: 1.6
Component: Charting Version: 1.2beta
Keywords: Cc: Tom Trenka, cjolif
Blocked By: Blocking:


Titles for axes used to be available, but they became collateral damage in the transition to the new charting engine. As I needed them, I slightly modified the code contributed by jmarca at , and found the result quite convenient and useful. What about including this code in the dojox.charting package? The function to add is:

var setAxisTitle=function(chart, axisname, title, fontsizept) {
    var axis = chart.axes[axisname];
    var dim = chart.dim;
    var offsets=chart.offsets;
    var ta = chart.theme.axis;
    var taFont = "font" in axis.opt ? axis.opt.font : ta.font;
    var x;
    var y;
    var label;
    var rotate=0;
    if(axis.vertical) {
        label = title;
        y=dim.height/2  - offsets.b/2;
    } else {
        label = title;
        x=dim.width/2 + offsets.l/2;
    var m = dojox.gfx.matrix;
    var elem ={x:x, y:y, text:label, align: "middle"});
    elem.setFont({, size: fontsizept+"pt", weight: "bold"});
    elem.setTransform(m.rotategAt(rotate, x,y));

...and it can be called AFTER the rendering with code like:

setAxisTitle(mychart,"x","Title for X axis",10);
setAxisTitle(mychart,"y","Title for Y axis",10);

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by Eugene Lazutkin

Milestone: tbdfuture

Moving open tickets to the future.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by petraRock

This approach works, but is only a partial solution.

1) The current size computations of the chart for the axes do not account for this title, so the title as drawn in this code can overlap the tick labels.

2) dojox.gfx (VML) does not support rotated text for the vertical axis in Internet Explorer. dojox.gfx for IE would need to use some non-VML code with some HTML tricks to get the vertical text.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by cjolif

Cc: cjolif added

If I'm not mistaken axis do have title now, shouldn't this be closed?

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by cjolif

Milestone: future1.6
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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