The legend for F2 is determined by the color mapping. When the data mapped to color is a cat scale(for discrete ordinal (ordered) or categorical (unordered) data), a legend is generated.

How to Register Legend Plugin

F2 has modular structure provides best tree-shaking results and package size optimization.

If you just import F2 from '@antv/f2', then it has included legend by default. But if you want a better package size optimization, you can register manually:

const F2 = require('@antv/f2/lib/core');
const Legend = require('@antv/f2/lib/plugin/legend');
// Method 1: Global Registeration
F2.Chart.plugins.register(Legend);
// Or Method2: Registeration for a Chart instance
const chart = new F2.Chart({
id: 'canvas',
plugins: Legend
});

Legend Configuration

Close the Legend

chart.legend(false)

Just close all legends. Sometimes there will be several legends.

chart.legend(field, false)

  • field: String type, the map field of the legend.

Close the legend corresponding to the field.

Configure Legend

chart.legend(field, config)

  • field: String, the map field of the legend.

  • config: Object type, configuration for the axis. The properties included are as follows:

Name

Type

Default

Description

position

String

'top'

The display position of the legend, can be set to 'top', 'right', 'bottom', 'left', defaults to 'top'.

align

String

'left'

It is used to set the alignment of the legend in the horizontal direction, when position is set to be 'top' or 'bottom'.The values that can be set are: 'left', 'center', 'right', and the default is 'left'. See demos.

verticalAlign

String

'middle'

It is used to set the alignment of the legend in the vertical direction, when position is set to 'left' and 'right'. The values that can be set are: 'top', 'middle', 'bottom', and the default is 'middle'. See demos.

itemWidth

Number | 'auto'

'auto'

It is used to set width of the legend item, defaults to 'auto', using the default layout of F2 to calculate the width. If the itemWidth is set to null, it will be calculated based on the width of the legend itself, developers are also allowed to set the value of the itemWidth, such as itemWidth: 50

showTitle

Boolean

false

wether show the title of the legend, default to false.

titleStyle

Object

{ fontSize: 12, fill: '#fff', textAlign: 'start', textBaseline: 'top' }

Configure the style of legend title. see Canvas for more details.

offsetX

Number

0

The offset of the legend in x direction. The value unit is 'px' and the default value is 0.

offsetY

Number

0

The offset of the legend in y direction. The value unit is 'px' and the default value is 0.

titleGap

Number

12

The distance between the title and the legend items, defaults to 12(px). If the title is not displayed, it is invalid.

itemGap

Number

12

The distance between legend's items in horizontal direction, defaults to 12(px).

itemMarginBottom

Number

12

The distance in the vertical direction from the next legend item, defaults to 12(px).

wordSpace

Number

6

The distance between the marker and legend label, defaults to 6(px).

unCheckStyle

Object

{ fill: '#bfbfbf'}

Used to set the style of the marker and text in the legend item that is not selected.

itemFormatter

Function

null

Callback for formatting the text in legend. See callback.

marker

String/Function/Object

'circle'

It is used to set the marker style of the legend, defaults to 'circle'. See custom marker for detail.

nameStyle

Object

see source

It is used to set the text style of the legend, see Canvas for more details. Demo.

valueStyle

Object

see source

It is used to set the text style of the legend, see Canvas for more details.Demo.

joinString

String

':'

Set the connection character for name and value in the legend item. The default is ':'.

triggerOn

String

'touchstart'

The trigger event of the legend filter behavior, the default is 'touchstart'.

selectedMode

String

'multiple'

Set the selected mode of the legend, provide two modes: 'multiple' and 'single'

clickable

Boolean

true

wether the legend is clickable, defaults to true.

onClick

Function

null

callback for clicking the legend, invalid when clickable is false. see here for detail.

custom

Boolean

false

when custom is true, users are allowed to customize legends, including the specific legends and corresponding interactions. The default value is false. See here for detail.

Legend align demos

When position is set to be 'top' or 'bottom', you can set align property:

align: 'left'

align: 'center'

align: 'right'

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Legend verticalAlign demos

When position is set to be 'left' or 'right', you can set verticalAlign property:

verticalAlign: 'middle'

verticalAlign: 'top'

verticalAlign: 'bottom'

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itemFormatter callback

Use this property to complete the formatted display of the legend item text. See detailed demo.

chart.legend({
position: 'right',
itemFormatter(val) {
return val + ' %';
}
});

Custom maker

The following describes the specific use of the marker

  • When marker is a String, F2 provides the following types:marker: 'circle' or marker: 'square'

  • when marker is an Object, you can configure the type of marker and its style.

chart.legend({
marker: {
symbol: 'circle', // shape of the marker
radius: 5 // radius of the circle
}
});
  • When marker is a Function, you can customize the shape you need

chart.legend({
/**
* customize the shape of marker
* @param {number} x x-axis of the marker
* @param {number} y y-axis of the marker
* @param {number} r radius of the marker
* @param {object} ctx context object of the canvas
* @return {null}
*/
marker(x, y, r, ctx) {}
});

The following code draws a marker shown below:

chart.legend('city', {
marker(x, y, r, ctx) {
ctx.lineWidth = 2;
ctx.strokeStyle = ctx.fillStyle;
ctx.moveTo(x - r - 3, y);
ctx.lineTo(x + r + 3, y);
ctx.stroke();
ctx.arc(x, y, r, 0, Math.PI * 2, false);
ctx.fill();
}
});

onClick callback

See demo.

chart.legend({
/**
* callback for clicking the legend, invalid when clickable is false.
* @param {object} event obejct
* @return {null}
*/
onClick: ev => {
const { clickedItem } = ev; // get the clicked legend item
}
});

Legend Item Interface

The Legend item implement the following interface,the image below will help you better understand:

{
// Label that will be displayed as name
name: String,
// Label that will be displayed as value
value: String / Number,
// For marker, see Custom maker
marker: String / Object / Function,
// For setting the legend click style, if not set, the default is true
checked: Boolean,
// Fill style of the legend marker, you also can set in marker(when it is an object)
fill: String
}

For example, use the custom legend feature to define legend items as follows:

chart.legend({
position: 'right',
custom: true,
items: [
{ name: 'TYPE A', value: '73.76%', marker: { symbol: 'square', fill: '#1890FF', radius: 4 } },
{ name: 'TYPE B', value: '22.11%', marker: { symbol: 'square', fill: '#2FC25B', radius: 4 } },
{ name: 'TYPE C', value: '2.2%', marker: { symbol: 'square', fill: '#FACC14', radius: 4 } },
{ name: 'TYPE D', value: '1.93%', marker: { symbol: 'square', fill: '#F04864', radius: 4 } }
],
nameStyle: {
fill: '#808080'
}, // For styling the name label
valueStyle: {
fill: '#333',
fontWeight: 'bold' // For styling the value label
}
});

Custom Legend

You can use the custom legend feature to customize the display content and style of the legend, and you can also use the onClick callback to define the interaction behavior of the legend.

Below is a demo, you can click on the legend to control the display and hide of the corresponding geometry,Complete code.

chart.legend({
custom: true,
items: [
{ name: '个人分数', marker: 'square', fill: '#FACC14', checked: true },
{ name: '平均分数',
marker: function marker(x, y, r, ctx) {
ctx.lineWidth = 1;
ctx.strokeStyle = ctx.fillStyle;
ctx.moveTo(x - r - 3, y);
ctx.lineTo(x + r + 3, y);
ctx.stroke();
ctx.arc(x, y, r, 0, Math.PI * 2, false);
ctx.fill();
},
fill: '#000',
checked: true
}
],
onClick(ev) {
const item = ev.clickedItem;
const name = item.get('name');
const checked = item.get('checked');
const children = item.get('children');
if (checked) {
const markerFill = children[0].attr('fill');
const textFill = children[1].attr('fill');
children[0].set('_originColor', markerFill); // 缓存 marker 原来的颜色
children[1].set('_originColor', textFill); // 缓存文本原来的颜色
}
const geoms = chart.get('geoms');
const canvas = chart.get('canvas');
for (let i = 0; i < geoms.length; i++) {
const geom = geoms[i];
const container = geom.get('container');
if (geom.getYScale().alias === name)
if (!checked) {
container.show();
children[0].attr('fill', children[0].get('_originColor'));
children[1].attr('fill', children[1].get('_originColor'));
} else {
container.hide();
children[0].attr('fill', '#bfbfbf'); // marker 置灰
children[1].attr('fill', '#bfbfbf'); // 文本置灰 置灰
}
item.set('checked', !checked);
legendItems[findLegendItem(name)].checked = !checked;
}
canvas.draw();
}
});

More Legend Demos

Demos

top-center legend

legend style

custom legend that can be clicked

marker

single mode

right-top legend