Basic Line Chart With Crosshairs


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Following is an example of a basic line chart with crosshairs to appear on selecting a data point. We've already seen the configuration used to draw this chart in Google Charts Configuration Syntax chapter. So, let's see the complete example.

Configurations

We've added crosshair configuration to show crosshair on selection.

// Set chart options
var options = {
   crosshair: {
      color: '#000',
      trigger: 'selection'
   }
};

Example

googlecharts_line_crosshairs.htm

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Google Charts Tutorial</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" src = "https://www.gstatic.com/charts/loader.js"></script>
      <script type = "text/javascript">
         google.charts.load('current', {packages: ['corechart','line']});
      </script>
   </head>
   
   <body>
      <div id = "container" style = "width: 550px; height: 400px; margin: 0 auto">
      </div>
      <script language = "JavaScript">
         function drawChart() {
            // Define the chart to be drawn.
            var data = new google.visualization.DataTable();
            data.addColumn('string', 'Month');
            data.addColumn('number', 'Tokyo');
            data.addColumn('number', 'New York');
            data.addColumn('number', 'Berlin');
            data.addColumn('number', 'London');
            data.addRows([
               ['Jan',  7.0, -0.2, -0.9, 3.9],
               ['Feb',  6.9, 0.8, 0.6, 4.2],
               ['Mar',  9.5,  5.7, 3.5, 5.7],
               ['Apr',  14.5, 11.3, 8.4, 8.5],
               ['May',  18.2, 17.0, 13.5, 11.9],
               ['Jun',  21.5, 22.0, 17.0, 15.2],
               
               ['Jul',  25.2, 24.8, 18.6, 17.0],
               ['Aug',  26.5, 24.1, 17.9, 16.6],
               ['Sep',  23.3, 20.1, 14.3, 14.2],
               ['Oct',  18.3, 14.1, 9.0, 10.3],
               ['Nov',  13.9,  8.6, 3.9, 6.6],
               ['Dec',  9.6,  2.5,  1.0, 4.8]
            ]);
               
            // Set chart options
            var options = {'title' : 'Average Temperatures of Cities',
               hAxis: {
                  title: 'Month',
               },
               vAxis: {
                  title: 'Temperature',
               }, 
               'width':550,
               'height':400,	  
               crosshair: {
                  color: '#000',
                  trigger: 'selection'
               }
            };

            // Instantiate and draw the chart.
            var chart = new google.visualization.LineChart(document.getElementById('container'));
            chart.draw(data, options);
         }
         google.charts.setOnLoadCallback(drawChart);
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

Result

Verify the result.

googlecharts_line_charts.htm
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