how to programmatically make a line chart point active/highlighted

I'm using chart.js 2.0 beta2 and have several line charts on a page and a slider. I'd like to highlight the data point on each line chart that matches the slider position (they all have the same number of points). I can't figure out how to easily make a point active in the code. Thanks for any tips.



Extend the chart controller of your choice, and fire off a simulated click event to show the tooltip. Here is some code that works for 2.0 (here is a fiddle):

var data = { labels: ["January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July"], datasets: [ { label: "My First dataset", fill: false, backgroundColor: "rgba(220,220,220,0.2)", borderColor: "rgba(220,220,220,1)", borderCapStyle: 'butt', borderDash: [], borderDashOffset: 0.0, borderJoinStyle: 'miter', pointBorderColor: "rgba(220,220,220,1)", pointBackgroundColor: "#fff", pointBorderWidth: 1, pointHoverRadius: 5, pointHoverBackgroundColor: "rgba(220,220,220,1)", pointHoverBorderColor: "rgba(220,220,220,1)", pointHoverBorderWidth: 2, tension: 0.1, data: [65, 59, 80, 81, 56, 55, 40] }, { label: "My Second dataset", fill: true, backgroundColor: "rgba(220,220,220,0.2)", borderColor: "rgba(220,220,220,1)", pointBorderColor: "rgba(220,220,220,1)", pointBackgroundColor: "#fff", pointBorderWidth: 1, pointHoverRadius: 5, pointHoverBackgroundColor: "rgba(220,220,220,1)", pointHoverBorderColor: "rgba(220,220,220,1)", pointHoverBorderWidth: 2, data: [28, 48, 40, 19, 86, 27, 90] } ] }; var options = { responsive: false }; Chart.helpers.extend(Chart.controllers.line.prototype, { fireSliderEvent: function(point, canvas, boundingRect){ var mouseX = Math.round((boundingRect.left + point._view.x) / (boundingRect.right - boundingRect.left) * canvas.width / this.chart.chart.currentDevicePixelRatio); var mouseY = Math.round((boundingRect.top + point._view.y) / (boundingRect.bottom - boundingRect.top) * canvas.height / this.chart.chart.currentDevicePixelRatio); var oEvent = document.createEvent('MouseEvents'); oEvent.initMouseEvent('click', true, true, document.defaultView, 0, mouseX, mouseY, mouseX, mouseY, false, false, false, false, 0, canvas); canvas.dispatchEvent(oEvent); }, highlightPoints: function(point){ var canvas = this.chart.chart.canvas; var boundingRect = canvas.getBoundingClientRect(); var points = this.getDataset().metaData; this.fireSliderEvent(points[point], canvas, boundingRect); } }); var ctx = $("#canvas"); var myLine = new Chart(ctx, { type: 'line', data: data, options: options }); var highlight = function(dataset, point){ myLine.data.datasets[dataset].controller.highlightPoints(point); } $("#slider").slider({ max: myLine.data.datasets[0].data.length-1, slide: function( event, ui ) { highlight(0, ui.value); } });
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.11.4/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.0.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.11.4/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/Chart.js/2.0.0-beta/Chart.js"></script>

<div id="slider" style="width: 500px;"></div>
<canvas id="canvas" height="300" width="500"></canvas>




You should extend the chart type and add your own method to select the point. Here is some code that will show the tooltip for each point depending on slider position:

<div class="snippet" data-lang="js" data-hide="false"> <div class="snippet-code">

var lineChartData = {
    "datasets": [{
        "data": [
            "pointStrokeColor": "#fff",
            "fillColor": "rgba(220,220,220,0.5)",
            "pointColor": "rgba(220,220,220,1)",
            "strokeColor": "rgba(220,220,220,1)"
        "labels": [

var options = {showTooltips: false};

    name: "LineAlt",
    highlightPoints: function(datasetIndex, pointIndexArray){
        var activePoints = [];
        var points = this.datasets[datasetIndex].points;
        for(i in pointIndexArray){

var myLine = new Chart(document.getElementById("canvas").getContext("2d")).LineAlt(lineChartData, options);

var highlight = function(index){
	myLine.highlightPoints(0, [index]);

  max: lineChartData.datasets[0].data.length-1,
  slide: function( event, ui ) { highlight(ui.value); },
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.11.4/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
<script src="http://www.chartjs.org/assets/Chart.js"></script>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.0.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.11.4/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>

<div id="slider" style="width: 500px;"></div>
<canvas id="canvas" height="300" width="500"></canvas>    


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