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Highcharts React

Official minimal Highcharts wrapper for React.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting started
    1. General prerequisites
    2. Installing
    3. Using
      1. Basic usage example
      2. Highcharts chart
      3. Highstock chart
      4. Highmaps chart
  2. Options details
    1. options
    2. highcharts
    3. constructorType
    4. allowChartUpdate
    5. updateArgs
    6. callback
  3. Example with custom chart component
  4. Get repository
  5. Examples
  6. Tests
  7. FAQ

Getting Started

General prerequisites

Make sure you have node, NPM and React up to date. Tested and required versions:

  • node 8.11.3+
  • npm 6.4.1+
  • React 16.4+

Installing

Get package from NPM in your React app:

npm install highcharts-react-official

Using

Basic usage example

Import into your React project and render a chart:

Highcharts chart

import React from 'react'
import { render } from 'react-dom'
import Highcharts from 'highcharts'
import HighchartsReact from 'highcharts-react-official'

const options = {
  title: {
    text: 'My chart'
  },
  series: [{
    data: [1, 2, 3]
  }]
}

const App = () => <div>
  <HighchartsReact
    highcharts={Highcharts}
    options={options}
  />
</div>

render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'))

Highstock chart

import React from 'react'
import { render } from 'react-dom'
import Highcharts from 'highcharts/highstock'
import HighchartsReact from 'highcharts-react-official'

const options = {
  title: {
    text: 'My stock chart'
  },
  series: [{
    data: [1, 2, 3]
  }]
}

const App = () => <div>
  <HighchartsReact
    highcharts={Highcharts}
    constructorType={'stockChart'}
    options={options}
  />
</div>

render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'))

Highmaps chart

import React from 'react'
import { render } from 'react-dom'
import Highcharts from 'highcharts'
import HC_map from 'highcharts/modules/map'
import HighchartsReact from 'highcharts-react-official'

// init the module
HC_map(Highcharts)

// instead of import + init you could use require as:
// require('highcharts/modules/map')(Highcharts)
// the same applies to any other Highcharts module

const options = {
  title: {
    text: 'My map chart'
  },
  series: [{
    // any meaningful map data is much larger,
    // but it should go in here
    data: [1, 2, 3]
  }]
}

const App = () => <div>
  <HighchartsReact
    highcharts={Highcharts}
    constructorType={'mapChart'}
    options={options}
  />
</div>

render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'))

Options details

Available options:

  <HighchartsReact
    options={options}
    highcharts={Highcharts}
    constructorType={'mapChart'}
    allowChartUpdate={update}
    updateArgs={[true, true, true]}
    callback={this.chartCallback}
  />

options

Highcharts chart configuration object. Please refer to the Highcharts API documentation. This option is required.

highcharts

Used to pass the Highcharts instance after modules are initialized. If not set the component will try to get the Highcharts from window.

constructorType

String for constructor method, defaults to 'chart'. Other official constructors are:

  • 'stockChart' for Highstock charts
  • 'mapChart' for Highmaps charts

If you have added a module or a plugin that adds new constructor then you can use it and set using this property.

allowChartUpdate

This wrapper uses chart.update() method to apply new options to the chart when changing the parent component. Option allowChartUpdate allow to turn off the updating. This options is optional, defaults to true.

updateArgs

Array of update()'s function optional arguments. Parameters should be defined in the same order like in native Highcharts function: [redraw, oneToOne, animation], in this wrapper defaults to [true, true, true]. Here is a more specific description of the parameters. This option is optional.

callback

A callback function for the created chart. First argument for the function will hold the created chart. Default this in the function points to the chart. This option is optional.

Example with custom chart component

Create custom component ./components/MyStockChart.jsx:

import React from 'react'
import Highcharts from 'highcharts/highstock'
import HighchartsReact from 'highcharts-react-official'

const options = {
  title: {
    text: 'My stock chart'
  },
  series: [{
    data: [1, 2, 3]
  }]
}

const MyStockChart = () => <HighchartsReact
  highcharts={Highcharts}
  constructorType={'stockChart'}
  options={options}
/>

export default MyStockChart

Render your custom chart component like below:

import React from 'react'
import { render } from 'react-dom'
import MyStockChart from './components/MyStockChart.jsx'

const App = () => <div>
  <MyStockChart />
</div>

render(<App />, document.getElementById('root'))

Get repository

Clone github repository and install dependencies:

git clone https://github.com/highcharts/highcharts-react
cd highcharts-react
npm install

Examples and tests require Highcharts library, don't forget to:

npm install highcharts

Examples

There are several interesting examples in the demo folder that use all available constructors and a few modules.

Bundle these with:

npm run build-demo

Demo is located under demo/index.html

Tests

This wrapper contains tests for: testing environment, chart rendering and passing down container props. To run tests, type:

npm run test

FAQ

Where to look for help?

Technical support will help you with Highcharts and the wrapper.

If you have a bug to report or an enhancement suggestion please submit Issues in this repository.

Why highcharts-react-official, and not highcharts-react, is used?

The NPM package is registered as highcharts-react-official because highcharts-react was already taken.