Bullet Graph

The Angular bullet graph component allows for a linear and concise view of measures compared against a scale.

Demo

The Ignite UI for Angular bullet graph component provides you with the ability to create attractive data presentations, replacing meters and gauges that are used on dashboards with simple yet straightforward and clear bar charts. A bullet graph is one of the most effective and efficient ways to present progress towards goals, good/better/best ranges, or compare multiple measurements in as little horizontal or vertical space as possible.

The following sample demonstrates how setting multiple properties on the same bullet graph can transform it to completely different bullet graph.

The bullet graph supports one scale, one set of tick marks and one set of labels. The bullet graph component also has built-in support for animated transitions. This animation is easily customizable by setting the transitionDuration property. The features of the bullet graph include configurable orientation and direction, configurable visual elements such as the needle, and more.

Dependencies

When installing the gauge package, the core package must also be installed.

npm install igniteui-angular-gauges igniteui-angular-core

The bullet graph is exported as an NgModule, you need to import the IgxBulletGraphModule inside your AppModule:

// app.module.ts
import { IgxBulletGraphModule } from 'igniteui-angular-gauges/ES5/igx-bullet-graph-module';
import { IgxBulletGraph } from 'igniteui-angular-gauges/ES5/igr-bullet-graph';

@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        IgxBulletGraphModule,
        // ...
    ]
})
export class AppModule {}

Usage

The following code walks through creating a bullet graph component, and configuring a performance bar, comparative measure marker, and three comparative ranges on the scale.

 <igx-bullet-graph height="100"
                   width="300"
                   minimumValue="5"
                   maximumValue="55"
                   value = "35"
                   targetValue = "43">
        <igx-linear-graph-range startValue="0"
                                endValue="15"
                                Brush="#828181"/>
        <igx-linear-graph-range StartValue="15"
                                EndValue="30"
                                Brush="#AAAAAA"/>
        <igx-linear-graph-range StartValue="30"
                                EndValue="55"
                                Brush="#D0D0D0"/>
 </igx-bullet-graph>

Comparative Measures

The bullet graph can show two measures: performance value and target value.

Performance value is the primary measure displayed by the component and it is visualized as a bar that stretches along the length of the whole graph. The target value is a measure which the performance value compares against. It is displayed as a small block that runs perpendicular to the orientation of the performance bar.

<igx-bullet-graph
    value=50
    valueBrush="DodgerBlue"
    valueStrokeThickness=1
    valueInnerExtent=0.5
    valueOuterExtent=0.65
    targetValue=80
    targetValueBreadth=10
    targetValueBrush="LimeGreen"
    targetValueOutline="LimeGreen"
    targetValueStrokeThickness=1
    targetValueInnerExtent=0.3
    targetValueOuterExtent=0.85
    height="80px" width="400px"
    minimumValue=0 value=50
    maximumValue=100>
</igx-bullet-graph>

Comparative Ranges

The ranges are visual elements that highlight a specified range of values on a scale. Their purpose is to visually communicate the qualitative state of the performance bar measure, illustrating at the same time the degree to which it resides within that state.

<igx-bullet-graph
    height="80px" width="400px"
    minimumValue=0 value=80 interval=10
    maximumValue=100 targetValue=90
    rangeBrushes ="#C62828, #F96232, #FF9800"
    rangeOutlines="#C62828, #F96232, #FF9800">
    <igx-linear-graph-range
        startValue=0 endValue=40
        innerStartExtent=0.075 innerEndExtent=0.075
        outerStartExtent=0.95 outerEndExtent=0.95>
    </igx-linear-graph-range>
    <igx-linear-graph-range
        startValue=40 endValue=70
        innerStartExtent=0.075 innerEndExtent=0.075
        outerStartExtent=0.95 outerEndExtent=0.95>
    </igx-linear-graph-range>
    <igx-linear-graph-range
        startValue=70 endValue=100
        innerStartExtent=0.075 innerEndExtent=0.075
        outerStartExtent=0.95 outerEndExtent=0.95>
    </igx-linear-graph-range>
</igx-bullet-graph>

Tick Marks

The tick marks serve as a visual division of the scale into intervals in order to increase the readability of the bullet graph.

  • Major tick marks – The major tick marks are used as primary delimiters on the scale. The frequency they appear at, their extents and style can be controlled by setting their corresponding properties.
  • Minor tick marks – The minor tick marks represent helper tick marks, which might be used to additionally improve the readability of the scale and can be customized in a way similar to the major ones.
<igx-bullet-graph
    height="80px" width="400px"
    minimumValue=0 value=70
    maximumValue=100 targetValue=90
    interval=10
    tickBrush="DodgerBlue"
    ticksPreTerminal=0
    ticksPostInitial=0
    tickStrokeThickness=2
    tickStartExtent=0.2
    tickEndExtent=0.075
    minorTickCount=4
    minorTickBrush="DarkViolet"
    minorTickEndExtent=0.1
    minorTickStartExtent=0.2
    minorTickStrokeThickness=1>
</igx-bullet-graph>

Labels

The labels indicate the measures on the scale.

<igx-bullet-graph
    height="80px" width="400px"
    minimumValue=0 value=70 interval=10
    maximumValue=100 targetValue=90
    labelInterval=10
    labelExtent=0.025
    labelsPreTerminal=0
    labelsPostInitial=0
    fontBrush="DodgerBlue"
    font="11px Verdana">
</igx-bullet-graph>

Backing

The backing element represents background and border of the bullet graph component. It is always the first element rendered and all the rest of elements such as labels, and tick marks are overlaid on top of it.

<igx-bullet-graph
    height="80px" width="400px"
    minimumValue=0 value=70 interval=10
    maximumValue=100 targetValue=90
    backingBrush="#bddcfc"
    backingOutline="DodgerBlue"
    backingStrokeThickness=4
    backingInnerExtent=0
    backingOuterExtent=1>
</igx-bullet-graph>

Scale

The scale is visual element that highlights the full range of values in the gauge. You can customize appearance and shape of the scale. The scale can also be inverted (using isScaleInverted property) and all labels will be rendered from right-to-left instead of left-to-right.

<igx-bullet-graph
    height="80px" width="400px"
    minimumValue=0 value=70 interval=10
    maximumValue=100 targetValue=90
    isScaleInverted=false
    scaleBackgroundBrush="DodgerBlue"
    scaleBackgroundOutline="DarkViolet"
    scaleBackgroundThickness=2
    scaleStartExtent=0.05
    scaleEndExtent=0.95>
</igx-bullet-graph>

Summary

For your convenience, all above code snippets are combined into one code block below that you can easily copy to your project and see the bullet graph with all features and visuals enabled.

<igx-bullet-graph
    height="80px" width="400px"
    minimumValue=0
    maximumValue=100
    isScaleInverted=false
    scaleBackgroundBrush="Gray"
    scaleBackgroundOutline="Gray"
    scaleBackgroundThickness=2
    scaleStartExtent=0.05
    scaleEndExtent=0.95

    value=50
    valueBrush="Black"
    valueStrokeThickness=1
    valueInnerExtent=0.5
    valueOuterExtent=0.65
    targetValue=80
    targetValueBreadth=7.5
    targetValueBrush="Black"
    targetValueOutline="Black"
    targetValueStrokeThickness=1
    targetValueInnerExtent=0.3
    targetValueOuterExtent=0.85

    labelInterval=10
    labelExtent=0.025
    labelsPreTerminal=0
    labelsPostInitial=0
    fontBrush="Black"
    font="11px Verdana"

    backingBrush="#cecece"
    backingOutline="#cecece"
    backingStrokeThickness=4
    backingInnerExtent=0
    backingOuterExtent=1

    interval=10
    tickBrush="Black"
    ticksPreTerminal=0
    ticksPostInitial=0
    tickStrokeThickness=2
    tickStartExtent=0.2
    tickEndExtent=0.075

    minorTickCount=4
    minorTickBrush="Black"
    minorTickEndExtent=0.1
    minorTickStartExtent=0.2
    minorTickStrokeThickness=1

    rangeBrushes ="#C62828, #F96232, #FF9800"
    rangeOutlines="#C62828, #F96232, #FF9800">
    <igx-linear-graph-range
        startValue=20 endValue=40
        innerStartExtent=0.25 innerEndExtent=0.25
        outerStartExtent=0.9 outerEndExtent=0.9>
    </igx-linear-graph-range>
    <igx-linear-graph-range
        startValue=40 endValue=60
        innerStartExtent=0.25 innerEndExtent=0.25
        outerStartExtent=0.9 outerEndExtent=0.9>
    </igx-linear-graph-range>
    <igx-linear-graph-range
        startValue=60 endValue=90
        innerStartExtent=0.25 innerEndExtent=0.25
        outerStartExtent=0.9 outerEndExtent=0.9>
    </igx-linear-graph-range>
</igx-bullet-graph>