Common Container Props

children

type: element || array[element]

The children prop specifies the child or children that will be rendered within the container. This prop should not be set manually. It will be set by whatever Victory component is rendering the container.

className

type: string

The className prop specifies a className that will be applied to the outer-most div rendered by VictoryContainer if this prop is not set, the className will default to “VictoryContainer”

example: className="myChart"

containerId

type: number || string

The containerId prop may be used to set a deterministic id for the container. When a containerId is not manually set, a unique id will be generated. It is usually necessary to set deterministic ids for automated testing.

containerRef

type: function

The containerRef prop may be used to attach a ref to the outermost element rendered by the container. This prop should be given as a function.

example: containerRef={(ref) => { this.chartRef = ref; }}

desc

type: string

The desc prop specifies the description of the chart/SVG to assist with accessibility for screen readers. The more descriptive this title is, the more useful it will be for people using screen readers.

example: desc="Golden retrievers make up 30%, Labs make up 25%, and other dog breeds are not represented above 5% each."

events

type: object

The events prop attaches arbitrary event handlers to the container element. This prop should be given as an object of event names and corresponding React event handlers. Events defined directly via this prop will be masked by defaultEvents on VictorySelectionContainer (onMouseDown, onMouseUp, and onMouseMove), and by any events defined through Victory’s event system that target parent elements.

example: events={{onClick: (evt) => alert("x: " + evt.clientX)}}

height

type: number

The height prop determines the height of the containing <svg>. By default VictoryContainer renders responsive containers with the viewBox attribute set to viewBox="0, 0, width, height" and width="100%", height="100%". In responsive containers, the width and height props affect the aspect ratio of the rendered component, while the absolute width and height are determined by the container. To render a static container, set responsive={false}

example: height={350}

portalComponent

type: element

The portalComponent prop takes a component instance which will be used as a container for children that should render inside a top-level container so that they will always appear above other elements. VictoryTooltip renders inside a portal so that tooltips always render above data. VictoryPortal is used to define elements that should render in the portal container. This prop defaults to Portal, and should only be overridden when changing rendered elements from SVG to another type of element e.g., react-native-svg elements.

default: portalComponent={<Portal/>}

portalZIndex

type: number

The portalZIndex prop determines the z-index of the div enclosing the portal component. If a portalZIndex prop is not set, the z-index of the enclosing div will be set to 99.

responsive

type: boolean

The responsive prop specifies whether the rendered container should be a responsive container with a viewBox attribute, or a static container with absolute width and height.

default: responsive={true}

style

type: object

The style prop defines the style of the container, and should be given as an object of style attributes. The width and height should be specified via props instead of style attributes as they determine relative layout for components.

example: style={{border: "1px solid #ccc"}}

default (provided by default theme): VictoryTheme.grayscale. See VictoryTheme for more detail.

theme

type: object

The theme prop specifies a theme to use for determining styles and layout props for a component. Any styles or props defined in theme may be overridden by props specified on the component instance. By default, components use a grayscale theme. Read more about themes here.

example: theme={VictoryTheme.material}

title

type: string

The title prop specifies the title to be applied to the SVG to assist with accessibility for screen readers. The more descriptive this title is, the more useful it will be for people using screen readers

example: title="Popularity of Dog Breeds by Percentage"

width

type: number

The width prop determines the width of the containing <svg>. By default VictoryContainer renders responsive containers with the viewBox attribute set to viewBox="0, 0, width, height" and width="100%", height="auto". In responsive containers, the width and height props affect the aspect ratio of the rendered component, while the absolute width and height are determined by the container. To render a static container, set responsive={false}

example: width={350}

Native-Only Props

onTouchStart

type: function

The optional onTouchStart prop takes a function that is called on every touch event on the chart (when using victory-native). The most common use of onTouchStart is to prevent the chart’s parent ScrollView from scrolling, so that the chart and container can be interacted with unencumbered. The function accepts a single parameter, event, a React Native Synthetic Event. Also see onTouchEnd.

example:

<ScrollView scrollEnabled={this.state.scrollEnabled}>
  <VictoryChart
    containerComponent={
      <VictoryContainer
        onTouchStart={() => this.setState({ scrollEnabled: false })}
        onTouchEnd={() => this.setState({ scrollEnabled: true })}
      />
    }
  >
   <VictoryBar/>
  </VictoryChart>
</ScrollView>

onTouchEnd

type: function

The optional onTouchEnd prop takes a function that is called at the conclusion of every touch event on the chart (when using victory-native). The most common use of onTouchEnd is to prevent the chart’s parent ScrollView from scrolling, so that the chart and container can be interacted with unencumbered. The function accepts a single parameter, event, a React Native Synthetic Event. Also see onTouchStart.