NativeScript Core

Chart Range Bar Series

RangeBarSeries are a type of CategoricalSeries that present categorical data with rectangular bars with heights or lengths proportional to the values that they represent. They differ from BarSeries by the fact that they represent two values - low and high and each bar represent the difference between a point's low and high value. The range bar chart usually shows comparisons among discrete categories but can also be used to visualize a trend in data over intervals of time.


To display a Range Bar Chart, you will need to:

  • Add a RadCartesianChart to your page.
  • Set the chart's horizontalAxis to a category axis (CategoricalAxis, DateTimeCategoricalAxis or DateTimeContinuousAxis).
  • Set the chart's verticalAxis to a value axis (LinearAxis or LogarithmicAxis).
  • Add at least one instance of RangeBarSeries to the chart's series property 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 lowPropertyName and highPropertyName to the names of the properties used to determine their low and high values.

    The above setup will create a chart with vertical bars. If you need horizontal bars, you can swap the axes' position and assign the category axis to the verticalAxis property and the value axis to the horizontalAxis property.

To illustrate this setup, let's create an example. First we will create a source with items:

Example 1: Define a source with data

get rangeBarSource() {

    return [
        { Name: "Groceries", High: 30, Low: 12 },
        { Name: "Tools", High: 135, Low: 124 },
        { Name: "Electronics", High: 55, Low: 12 },
        { Name: "Gardening", High: 50, Low: 29 }

Note that since the bar chart shows categories, each category must be unique. In the above example, the category is 'Country'. Including the same category more than once would result in some data not being displayed. We will use an instance of this model to assign it as the bindingContext of the page we have put our Range Bar series on:

Example 2: Update bindingContext

import { CategoricalDataModel } from "../../data-models/categorical-data-model";

export function onPageLoaded(args) {
    const page = args.object;
    page.bindingContext = new CategoricalDataModel();

And finally, in the XML definition of the page we put a RadCartesianChart, add a RangeBarSeries instance to it and bind the series to the source of data:

Example 3: Add chart to page's markup

<navigation:ExamplePage xmlns:navigation="navigation/example-page" loaded="onPageLoaded" xmlns:chart="nativescript-ui-chart" xmlns="">

                <chart:LinearAxis horizontalLocation="Left" labelSize="11" />

                <chart:CategoricalAxis verticalLocation="Bottom" labelSize="11" />

                     items="{{ rangeBarSource }}">

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

Cartesian chart: Range bar series Cartesian chart: Range bar 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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