The following is a set of web components used in our sample templates to illustrate how the API can be leveraged to build a full featured UI to control the chart.
Feel free to use them as provided, or modify the web components to meet your needs. You can find all of the source code for these components in
This implementation assumes the chart is attached to to a quote feed for interactive data loading. If you will not be using a quote feed, you will need to adjust these components accordingly.
Two special tags are required to run the framework:
cq-ui-manageris a component that manages all menus and dialogs on the page. It does so by attaching itself to the HTML body element, monitoring touch and mouse events, and then instantiating menus and dialogs. For instance, when a user taps on the screen, they expect that any open menus will be closed. This is one of the responsibilities that
One cq-ui-manager tag is allowed for the entire page, even when multiple charts are instantiated.
cq-contextis a special tag that groups a set of components to a particular chart. Any component that is nested within a
cq-contextwill look to that context in order to find its chart. For instance, menu items within a
cq-contextwill interact with the chart engine that is attached to the context.
Performance considerations: These web components include dynamically updating modules that will react to every data change and redraw certain elements. Although visually pleasing, they can sometimes cause performance issues on slow devices or when multiple charts are displayed. See CIQ.UI.animatePrice for setting options.
See CIQ.UI.ContextTag, which provides a model and base functionality for many components
See the following tutorial for further details on how to work with and customize the included web components: Web Component Interface.