Mouse hover tooltip in bar chart

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  1. Keith Stephens
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    May 2010

    Posted 17 May 2011 Link to this post

    I followed the example here: which uses a line chart.  works fine in my bar chart for one series, but my chart has 2 series (Sold, and Proposed)
    Is it possible to have the tooltip hover to show both series for the one employee.

    My chart is that I have employee names along the x axis and amounts on the y axix and each employee has 2 series (Sold and Proposed) I want to hover my mouse over the bars but show both series values.
  2. Yavor
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    11 posts

    Posted 19 May 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Keith,

    The main part of the logic is handled in the following code:

    protected void RadChart1_ItemDataBound(object sender, Telerik.Charting.ChartItemDataBoundEventArgs e)
               if (e.SeriesItem.YValue > 30)
                   e.SeriesItem.ActiveRegion.Tooltip = "Attention! Temperature too high! " + '\n';
               else if (e.SeriesItem.YValue < 10)
                   e.SeriesItem.ActiveRegion.Tooltip = "Attention! Temperature too low! " + '\n';
               e.SeriesItem.ActiveRegion.Tooltip += ((DataRowView)e.DataItem)["Measurement"].ToString() + ": Temperature: " + e.SeriesItem.YValue;

    this can be done for more than one series as well. Give this approach a try and let me know how it goes and if any other questions arise.

    All the best,
    the Telerik team

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  3. Sampath
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    Member since:
    Mar 2013

    Posted 20 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    how do u  handle it for both series ?

    because i have the same question. i need to show details of two series for one data point.

    currently im using the following

    protected void RadChart1_ItemDataBound(object sender, ChartItemDataBoundEventArgs e)
            if (RadChart1.PlotArea.XAxis.DataLabelsColumn == "bel")
                string selectionTemp = Session["selection"].ToString();

                string selection = selectionTemp.Substring(1);

                string[] arry = selection.Split('/');

                string belContact = ((DataRowView)e.DataItem)["bel"].ToString();

                string querry = "SELECT [taskType],[buyerContact],Week " +
                                         "FROM [customerRelationshipIndexDB].[dbo].[V_Dashboard] " +
                                         "where Week between " + db.GetWeekNumber(RadDatePicker1.SelectedDate.Value) + " and " +                      db.GetWeekNumber(RadDatePicker2.SelectedDate.Value) + "  and CBU = '" + arry[0] + "' and brand = '" + arry[1] + "' and account='" + arry[2] + "' and [BEL Contact] = '" + belContact + "' " +
                                "order by Week,[taskType],[buyerContact]";

                e.SeriesItem.ActiveRegion.Tooltip += db.GetDrillDownDetail(querry);


    I need to run two querries for the two series. how can i differentiate between the two series? 
    Please help :)
  4. Petar Kirov
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    425 posts

    Posted 24 Jun 2013 Link to this post

    Hi Sampath,

    The ChartItemDataBoundEventArgs provides a reference to the currently created series item, the data item from which it was created, and the series to which it belongs. You can use the ChartSseries.Name property to differentiate between different series. Here's an example: 
    void RadChart1_ItemDataBound(object sender, ChartItemDataBoundEventArgs e)
        DataRow dataItem = ((DataRowView)e.DataItem).Row;
        ChartSeriesItem seriesItem = e.SeriesItem;
        ChartSeries series = e.ChartSeries;
        var seriesName = series.Name;
        if (seriesName == "Series A")

    I hope this helps.

    Petar Kirov
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  5. Sampath
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    12 posts
    Member since:
    Mar 2013

    Posted 02 Jul 2013 Link to this post

    sorry for the delay in replying. yes this helps. it solved my issue, thank you very much.
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