Working with Widgets > 2D > Bar Chart
Bar Chart
What Does This Widget Do?
The Bar Chart widget allows you to display data within a bar chart.
Data must be bound to the Bar Chart.
When Should I Use This Widget?
Use a Bar Chart when:
You want to display data in your experience.
You want to compare multiple values from the same data set.
Are There Any Special Properties, Services, Events, or Actions?
To view a list of common widget properties, services, and events, see Common Widget Properties, Services, and Events.
The following tables list properties, services, and events that are specific to this widget.
Chart Options
Click the edit icon next to Chart Options to access the Show Grid Lines for X-axis setting.
Update Chart
Updates the chart.
The Widget in Action
Here’s an example of what your widget might look like!
Minimum Steps Required for Use
What It Looks Like
1. Drag and drop a Bar Chart widget onto the canvas.
2. From the Data pane, search for an entity that has a service with a numeric property in the data set.
3. Once the service has been added, drag and drop All Items onto the widget and select Data on the Select Binding Target window.
4. In the Data pane, under Configuration, select the Invoke On Startup checkbox.
5. Select a property from the X-axis Field drop-down. In the example, we selected Speed.
6. Select a property from the Y-axis Field drop-down. In the example, we selected RPM.
Style the Widget with JavaScript and CSS
You can use JavaScript to style the widget! The following is an example:
Keep in mind that it’s best to give your classes unique names so they do not conflict with other classes or OOTB properties.
What It Looks Like
1. Enter the following in the JavaScript editor:"bottom";"#912f46";"#00acc8";;;
2. Add the following class in the Application editor:
.ptc-barchart {
height: 500px;
3. Enter the new class in the Class field of the bar chart.
For more information, see Using JavaScript in Vuforia Studio and Application Styles.
Assisted Configuration Fields After Binding ThingWorx Data
After you’ve bound ThingWorx data to the widget some fields are populated with options in a drop-down list. For example, if you bind All Items to the Bar Chart widget and select Data on the Select Binding Target window, the X-axis Field and Y-axis Field properties populate with available options.