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Working with Event Markers in AnyStock

March 25th, 2012 by Margaret Skomorokh

One of the most exciting features of AnyChart Stock are Event Markers – a special type of chart markers that are designed to provide the best experience in showing various events on financial charts: Key Developments, Dividends, Splits, Insider Transactions, Analyst Opinion Changes and so on. This information is very important for financial analysis and have to be properly visualized. That is why our component has a very flexible and convenient set of tools for working with Event Markers.

Event Markers in AnyStock can be added to a chart series or to a timeline. Due to the stacking and merging systems, you can put as many markers as necessary and at the same time keep your chart clean and readable. Rich interactivity improves the perception of events by users, and the opportunity to bind Event Markers to additional data turns them into a highly informative tool.

Available options include:

  • complete control over all visual settings
  • rich interactivity and the opportunity for users to select Event Markers
  • grouping markers that hit the same date into stacks or into a single marker
  • binding additional data (e.g URL links) to each Event Marker
  • built-in elegant tooltip with the support of HTML formatting
  • full range of supported external events and methods for controlling Event Markers from the outside
  • four special marker shapes

and many, many more…

You can learn how to work with Event Markers from our documentation, gallery, and online demos, each of them containing a sample chart, its source code and description. Here is the full list of these demos:

We want you to pay special attention to the following three samples because they can be used in real applications as ready-made building blocks. These samples also demonstrate a number of important characteristics of Event Markers. For example, as it is clear from the two RSS examples, Event Markers can be loaded and removed during runtime, which means that they can be equally as dynamic as data thought not being a part of it.

We hope that we succeeded to throw some light on this useful feature and this article will help you to implement new functionality in your applications, but if anything is still not clear, do not hesitate to contact our support team. We will do our best to help you.

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