NativeScript Angular

Chart OHLC Series

OhlcSeries are a type of CategoricalSeries that are typically used to illustrate movements in the price of a financial instrument over time. That movement is represented by lines visualizing the open, high, low and close price (thus the name Ohlc) for a specific period. Each line on the chart shows the price range (the highest and lowest prices) over one unit of time, e.g., one day or one hour. Tick marks project from each side of the line indicating the opening (starting) price on the left, and the closing (ending) price for that time period on the right. The lines are shown in different colors depending on whether prices rose or fell in that period.


To display an Ohlc Chart, you will need to:

  • Add a RadCartesianChart to your component.
  • Add a category axis (CategoricalAxis, DateTimeCategoricalAxis or DateTimeContinuousAxis) with the tkCartesianHorizontalAxis directive.
  • Add a value axis (LinearAxis or LogarithmicAxis) with the tkCartesianVerticalAxis directive.
  • Add at least one instance of OhlcSeries with the tkCartesianSeries directive and set its items property to a collection of data items, its categoryProperty set to the name of the property of the data items that will be used to determine their category and the openPropertyName, highPropertyName, lowPropertyName and closePropertyName set to the names of the properties used to determine the open, high, low and close values.

To illustrate this setup, let's create an example. Just like with all angular 'pages' let's start with the Component in which we will place our RadCartesianChart instance. We create a basic angular Component that contains a collection of objects provided by an custom service, which will be used by the chart to provide intuitive data visualization. The service is a simple 'mock' of an backend call that will return an array of objects:

Example 1: Define a data service

import { Injectable } from '@angular/core';

export class DataService {

Inside that service we have a single function which returns an array:

Example 2: Define a source with data

getCategoricalSource(): Country[] {
    return [
        { Country: "Germany", Amount: 15, SecondVal: 14, ThirdVal: 24, Impact: 0, Year: 0 },
        { Country: "France", Amount: 13, SecondVal: 23, ThirdVal: 25, Impact: 0, Year: 0 },
        { Country: "Bulgaria", Amount: 24, SecondVal: 17, ThirdVal: 23, Impact: 0, Year: 0 },
        { Country: "Spain", Amount: 11, SecondVal: 19, ThirdVal: 24, Impact: 0, Year: 0 },
        { Country: "USA", Amount: 18, SecondVal: 8, ThirdVal: 21, Impact: 0, Year: 0 }
export class Currency {
    constructor(public Date?: string, public Open?: number, public Close?: number, public Low?: number, public High?: number) {

Example 3: Add chart to component's template

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';
import { DataService } from '../../data-services/data.service';
import { Currency } from '../../data-services/currency';
import { ObservableArray } from "tns-core-modules/data/observable-array";

    selector: 'tk-chart-series-candlestick',
    providers: [DataService],
    templateUrl: 'chart-series-candlestick.component.html'
export class ChartSeriesCandlestickComponent implements OnInit {
    private _candleStickSourceItems: ObservableArray<Currency>;

    constructor(private _dataService: DataService) { }

    get candleStickSourceItems(): ObservableArray<Currency> {
        return this._candleStickSourceItems;

    ngOnInit() {
        this._candleStickSourceItems = new ObservableArray(this._dataService.getCandleStickSourceItems());
<RadCartesianChart tkExampleTitle tkToggleNavButton>
  <DateTimeCategoricalAxis tkCartesianHorizontalAxis dateFormat="yyyy-MM-dd" verticalLocation="Bottom"></DateTimeCategoricalAxis>
  <LinearAxis tkCartesianVerticalAxis></LinearAxis>

  <CandlestickSeries tkCartesianSeries

Figure 1: Chart with OhlcSeries on Android (left) and iOS (right)

Cartesian chart: OHLC series Cartesian chart: OHLC series


Want to see this scenario in action? Check our SDK examples repo on GitHub. You will find this and many other practical examples with NativeScript UI.

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