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Slider Events in JavaScript

Use Plotly to create custom sliders in D3.js-based JavaScript charts.


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Plotly.newPlot('myDiv', [{
  x: [1, 2, 3],
  y: [2, 1, 3]
}], {
  sliders: [{
    pad: {t: 30},
    currentvalue: {
      xanchor: 'right',
      prefix: 'color: ',
      font: {
        color: '#888',
        size: 20
      }
    },
    steps: [{
      label: 'red',
      method: 'restyle',
      args: ['line.color', 'red']
    }, {
      label: 'green',
      method: 'restyle',
      args: ['line.color', 'green']
    }, {
      label: 'blue',
      method: 'restyle',
      args: ['line.color', 'blue']
    }]
  }]
});
Plotly.newPlot('myDiv', [{
  x: [1, 2, 3],
  y: [2, 1, 3]
}], {
  sliders: [{
    pad: {t: 30},
    len: 0.5,
    x: 0.5,
    currentvalue: {
      xanchor: 'right',
      prefix: 'color: ',
      font: {
        color: '#888',
        size: 20
      }
    },
    // If all of a component's commands affect a single attribute, the component
    // will be bound to the plot and will automatically update to reflect changes.
    steps: [{
      label: 'red',
      method: 'restyle',
      args: ['line.color', 'red']
    }, {
      label: 'green',
      method: 'restyle',
      args: ['line.color', 'green']
    }, {
      label: 'blue',
      method: 'restyle',
      args: ['line.color', 'blue']
    }]
  }],
  updatemenus: [{
    pad: {t: 60, r: 30},
    type: 'buttons',
    xanchor: 'left',
    yanchor: 'top',
    x: 00,
    y: 0,
    direction: 'right',
    buttons: [{
      label: 'red',
      method: 'restyle',
      args: ['line.color', 'red']
    }, {
      label: 'green',
      method: 'restyle',
      args: ['line.color', 'green']
    }, {
      label: 'blue',
      method: 'restyle',
      args: ['line.color', 'blue']
    }]
  }]
});
Plotly.newPlot('myDiv', {
  data: [{
    x: [1, 2, 3],
    y: [2, 1, 3],
    line: {
      color: 'red',
      simplify: false,
    }
  }],
  layout: {
    sliders: [{
      pad: {t: 30},
      x: 0.05,
      len: 0.95,
      currentvalue: {
        xanchor: 'right',
        prefix: 'color: ',
        font: {
          color: '#888',
          size: 20
        }
      },
      transition: {duration: 500},
      // By default, animate commands are bound to the most recently animated frame:
      steps: [{
        label: 'red',
        method: 'animate',
        args: [['red'], {
          mode: 'immediate',
          frame: {redraw: false, duration: 500},
          transition: {duration: 500}
        }]
      }, {
        label: 'green',
        method: 'animate',
        args: [['green'], {
          mode: 'immediate',
          frame: {redraw: false, duration: 500},
          transition: {duration: 500}
        }]
      }, {
        label: 'blue',
        method: 'animate',
        args: [['blue'], {
          mode: 'immediate',
          frame: {redraw: false, duration: 500},
          transition: {duration: 500}
        }]
      }]
    }],
    updatemenus: [{
      type: 'buttons',
      showactive: false,
      x: 0.05,
      y: 0,
      xanchor: 'right',
      yanchor: 'top',
      pad: {t: 60, r: 20},
      buttons: [{
        label: 'Play',
        method: 'animate',
        args: [null, {
          fromcurrent: true,
          frame: {redraw: false, duration: 1000},
          transition: {duration: 500}
        }]
      }]
    }]
  },
  // The slider itself does not contain any notion of timing, so animating a slider
  // must be accomplished through a sequence of frames. Here we'll change the color
  // and the data of a single trace:
  frames: [{
    name: 'red',
    data: [{
      y: [2, 1, 3],
      'line.color': 'red'
    }]
  }, {
    name: 'green',
    data: [{
      y: [3, 2, 1],
      'line.color': 'green'}]
  }, {
    name: 'blue',
    data: [{
      y: [1, 3, 2],
      'line.color': 'blue'}]
  }]
});