How to prevent of labels overlapping on mobile screen in chart.js?

by mallory_cormier , in category: Javascript , 2 months ago

How to prevent of labels overlapping on mobile screen in chart.js?

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by kadin , 2 months ago

@mallory_cormier 

There are several ways to prevent labels from overlapping on a mobile screen in Chart.js:

  1. Use a smaller font size: Reduce the font size of the labels so that they take up less space on the screen. You can modify the font size using the fontSize option in the scales configuration.
  2. Rotate the labels: Rotate the labels vertically or at an angle to save horizontal space. You can use the maxRotation and minRotation options in the ticks configuration to control the rotation of the labels.
  3. Hide labels: If there are too many labels to fit on the screen, you can hide some of them. You can use the callback function in the ticks configuration to conditionally display labels based on a specific condition, such as even/odd index or label length.
  4. Reduce the number of labels: If there are too many labels to display on a mobile screen, consider reducing the number of labels. You can control the number of labels using the maxTicksLimit option in the ticks configuration.
  5. Use responsive design: Adjust the chart layout dynamically based on the screen size. You can use CSS media queries or Chart.js responsive options to modify the chart size, font size, rotation, or label display based on the screen width.


Here's an example configuration that combines some of these options to prevent label overlapping on a mobile screen:

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options: {
  scales: {
    x: {
      ticks: {
        callback: function(value, index, values) {
          // Only display labels for even index
          if (index % 2 === 0) {
            return value;
          }
          return '';
        },
        maxRotation: 0, // Disable rotation
        autoSkip: true, // Enable auto skip to reduce the number of labels
        maxTicksLimit: 5 // Limit the number of labels to display
      }
    }
  }
}


Note: You may need to adjust these options based on your specific chart and data to achieve the desired result.