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PlotKit Canvas

This contains the CanvasRenderer, the default renderer and most well supported one used in PlotKit.

It supports Safari 2, Firefox 1.5, Opera 9 and IE 6. Note that for IE6 support, you will need which is included with PlotKit.

Please see the Canvas/SVG Browser Support Status for bugs with the Canvas implementation on different browsers.

PlotKit Canvas Extra Options

In addition to the options outlined in PlotKit.Renderer, here are additional options that the CanvasRenderer supports.

Option nameDescriptionTypeDefault
IECanvasHTC Path relative to the HTML document of the file. string

PlotKit Canvas Example

var options = {
    "drawsBackground": true,
    "drawYAxis": false,
    "IECanvasHTC": "contrib/"

var layout = new Layout("bar", {});
layout.addDataset("squares", [[0, 0], [1, 1], [2, 4], [3, 9], [4, 16]]);
var renderer = new CanvasRenderer($('canvas'), layout, options);

PlotKit Canvas Events/Signals

There is preliminary support for events in the CanvasRenderer. If enableEvents is set true in the options, you can hook into the onmousemove, onclick, onmouseover and onmouseout events via the MochiKit.Signal.connect. Note that you must have included MochiKit/Signal.js before instantiating the CanvasRenderer

PlotKit Canvas Notes

IE Support

IE Support is done thanks to webfx's great which emulates part of the WHATWG canvas specification. Note that alpha values and clear() does not work in IE.

Remember that must reside on the same domain as the HTML page itself.