How to use images as key for chart.js legend?

by darrion.kuhn , in category: Javascript , 2 months ago

How to use images as key for chart.js legend?

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by orpha , 2 months ago

@darrion.kuhn 

To use images as keys for chart.js legend items, you will need to customize the legend using JavaScript code. Here is an example of how you can achieve this:

  1. Create an image in your HTML file that you want to use as a key for the legend:
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<img src="path/to/image.png" alt="legend-key">


  1. In your chart.js configuration options, you can override the default legend settings to customize it:
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options: {
    legend: {
        labels: {
            usePointStyle: true,  // this will use a small circle instead of text as a legend key
            generateLabels: function(chart) {
                // custom legend label generation logic
                return [{
                    text: 'Legend Item 1',
                    image: 'path/to/image.png'  // specify the path to the image as the key
                }, {
                    text: 'Legend Item 2',
                    image: 'path/to/another-image.png'
                }];
            }
        }
    }
}


  1. Save your changes and refresh the page to see the updated legend with images as keys.


By customizing the generateLabels function in the legend options, you can specify the image path for each legend item and customize the legend keys as needed.