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Python Figure Reference: layout.updatemenus

  • updatemenus
    Code: fig.update_layout(updatemenus=list(...))
    Type: list of dict where each dict has one or more of the keys listed below.
    • visible
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: boolean

      Determines whether or not the update menu is visible.

    • type
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: enumerated , one of ( "dropdown" | "buttons" )
      Default: "dropdown"

      Determines whether the buttons are accessible via a dropdown menu or whether the buttons are stacked horizontally or vertically

    • direction
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: enumerated , one of ( "left" | "right" | "up" | "down" )
      Default: "down"

      Determines the direction in which the buttons are laid out, whether in a dropdown menu or a row/column of buttons. For `left` and `up`, the buttons will still appear in left-to-right or top-to-bottom order respectively.

    • active
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: integer greater than or equal to -1
      Default: 0

      Determines which button (by index starting from 0) is considered active.

    • showactive
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: boolean
      Default: True

      Highlights active dropdown item or active button if True.

    • buttons
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: list of dict where each dict has one or more of the keys listed below.
      • visible
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].buttons[]
        Type: boolean

        Determines whether or not this button is visible.

      • method
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].buttons[]
        Type: enumerated , one of ( "restyle" | "relayout" | "animate" | "update" | "skip" )
        Default: "restyle"

        Sets the Plotly method to be called on click. If the `skip` method is used, the API updatemenu will function as normal but will perform no API calls and will not bind automatically to state updates. This may be used to create a component interface and attach to updatemenu events manually via JavaScript.

      • args
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].buttons[]
        Type: list

        Sets the arguments values to be passed to the Plotly method set in `method` on click.

      • args2
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].buttons[]
        Type: list

        Sets a 2nd set of `args`, these arguments values are passed to the Plotly method set in `method` when clicking this button while in the active state. Use this to create toggle buttons.

      • label
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].buttons[]
        Type: string
        Default: ""

        Sets the text label to appear on the button.

      • execute
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].buttons[]
        Type: boolean
        Default: True

        When True, the API method is executed. When False, all other behaviors are the same and command execution is skipped. This may be useful when hooking into, for example, the `plotly_buttonclicked` method and executing the API command manually without losing the benefit of the updatemenu automatically binding to the state of the plot through the specification of `method` and `args`.

      • name
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].buttons[]
        Type: string

        When used in a template, named items are created in the output figure in addition to any items the figure already has in this array. You can modify these items in the output figure by making your own item with `templateitemname` matching this `name` alongside your modifications (including `visible: False` or `enabled: False` to hide it). Has no effect outside of a template.

      • templateitemname
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].buttons[]
        Type: string

        Used to refer to a named item in this array in the template. Named items from the template will be created even without a matching item in the input figure, but you can modify one by making an item with `templateitemname` matching its `name`, alongside your modifications (including `visible: False` or `enabled: False` to hide it). If there is no template or no matching item, this item will be hidden unless you explicitly show it with `visible: True`.

    • x
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: number between or equal to -2 and 3
      Default: -0.05

      Sets the x position (in normalized coordinates) of the update menu.

    • xanchor
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: enumerated , one of ( "auto" | "left" | "center" | "right" )
      Default: "right"

      Sets the update menu's horizontal position anchor. This anchor binds the `x` position to the "left", "center" or "right" of the range selector.

    • y
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: number between or equal to -2 and 3
      Default: 1

      Sets the y position (in normalized coordinates) of the update menu.

    • yanchor
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: enumerated , one of ( "auto" | "top" | "middle" | "bottom" )
      Default: "top"

      Sets the update menu's vertical position anchor This anchor binds the `y` position to the "top", "middle" or "bottom" of the range selector.

    • pad
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: dict containing one or more of the keys listed below.

      Sets the padding around the buttons or dropdown menu.

      • t
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].pad
        Type: number
        Default: 0

        The amount of padding (in px) along the top of the component.

      • r
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].pad
        Type: number
        Default: 0

        The amount of padding (in px) on the right side of the component.

      • b
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].pad
        Type: number
        Default: 0

        The amount of padding (in px) along the bottom of the component.

      • l
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].pad
        Type: number
        Default: 0

        The amount of padding (in px) on the left side of the component.

    • font
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: dict containing one or more of the keys listed below.

      Sets the font of the update menu button text.

      • family
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].font
        Type: string

        HTML font family - the typeface that will be applied by the web browser. The web browser will only be able to apply a font if it is available on the system which it operates. Provide multiple font families, separated by commas, to indicate the preference in which to apply fonts if they aren't available on the system. The Chart Studio Cloud (at https://chart-studio.plotly.com or on-premise) generates images on a server, where only a select number of fonts are installed and supported. These include "Arial", "Balto", "Courier New", "Droid Sans",, "Droid Serif", "Droid Sans Mono", "Gravitas One", "Old Standard TT", "Open Sans", "Overpass", "PT Sans Narrow", "Raleway", "Times New Roman".

      • size
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].font
        Type: number greater than or equal to 1
      • color
        Parent: layout.updatemenus[].font
        Type: color
    • bgcolor
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: color

      Sets the background color of the update menu buttons.

    • bordercolor
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: color
      Default: "#BEC8D9"

      Sets the color of the border enclosing the update menu.

    • borderwidth
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: number greater than or equal to 0
      Default: 1

      Sets the width (in px) of the border enclosing the update menu.

    • name
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: string

      When used in a template, named items are created in the output figure in addition to any items the figure already has in this array. You can modify these items in the output figure by making your own item with `templateitemname` matching this `name` alongside your modifications (including `visible: False` or `enabled: False` to hide it). Has no effect outside of a template.

    • templateitemname
      Parent: layout.updatemenus[]
      Type: string

      Used to refer to a named item in this array in the template. Named items from the template will be created even without a matching item in the input figure, but you can modify one by making an item with `templateitemname` matching its `name`, alongside your modifications (including `visible: False` or `enabled: False` to hide it). If there is no template or no matching item, this item will be hidden unless you explicitly show it with `visible: True`.