Set height of chart in Chart.js

I want to draw a horizontal bar chart with Chart.js but it keeps scaling the chart instead of using the height I assign the canvas form the script.

Is there any way to set the height of the graph from the script?

See fiddle: Jsfidle

HTML

<div class="graph">
  <div class="chart-legend">

  </div>
  <div class="chart">
    <canvas id="myChart"></canvas>
  </div>
</div>

JavaScript

var ctx = $('#myChart');

ctx.height(500);

var myChart = new Chart(ctx, {
    type: 'horizontalBar',
    data: {
        labels: ["Red", "Blue", "Yellow", "Green", "Purple", "Orange"],
        datasets: [{
            label: '# of Votes',
            data: [12, 19, 3, 5, 2, 3],
            backgroundColor: [
                'rgba(255, 99, 132, 0.2)',
                'rgba(54, 162, 235, 0.2)',
                'rgba(255, 206, 86, 0.2)',
                'rgba(75, 192, 192, 0.2)',
                'rgba(153, 102, 255, 0.2)',
                'rgba(255, 159, 64, 0.2)'
            ],
            borderColor: [
                'rgba(255,99,132,1)',
                'rgba(54, 162, 235, 1)',
                'rgba(255, 206, 86, 1)',
                'rgba(75, 192, 192, 1)',
                'rgba(153, 102, 255, 1)',
                'rgba(255, 159, 64, 1)'
            ],
            borderWidth: 1
        }]
    },
    maintainAspectRatio: false,
    options: {
        scales: {
            yAxes: [{
                ticks: {
                    beginAtZero:true
                }
            }]
        }
    }
});

Answers


Seems like var ctx = $('#myChart'); is returning a list of elements. You would need to reference the first by using ctx[0]. Also height is a property, not a function.

I did it this way in my code:

var ctx = document.getElementById("myChart");
ctx.height = 500;

If you disable the maintain aspect ratio in options then it uses the available height:

var chart = new Chart('blabla', {
                type: 'bar',
                data: {
                },
                options: {
                    maintainAspectRatio: false,
                }
            });

The easiest way is to create a container for the canvas and set its height:

<div style="height: 300px">
  <canvas id="chart"></canvas>
</div>

and set

options: {  
    responsive: true,
    maintainAspectRatio: false
}

This one worked for me:

I set the height from HTML

canvas#scoreLineToAll.ct-chart.tab-pane.active[height="200"]
canvas#scoreLineTo3Months.ct-chart.tab-pane[height="200"]
canvas#scoreLineToYear.ct-chart.tab-pane[height="200"]

Then I disabled to maintaining aspect ratio

options: {
  responsive: true,
  maintainAspectRatio: false,

You can wrap your canvas element in a parent div, relatively positioned, then give that div the height you want, setting maintainAspectRatio: false in your options

//HTML
<div id="canvasWrapper" style="position: relative; height: 80vh/500px/whatever">
<canvas id="chart"></canvas>
</div>

<script>
new Chart(somechart, {
options: {
    responsive: true,
    maintainAspectRatio: false

/*, your other options*/

}
});
</script>

He's right. If you want to stay with jQuery you could do this

var ctx = $('#myChart')[0];
ctx.height = 500;

or

var ctx = $('#myChart');
ctx.attr('height',500);

Set the aspectRatio property of the chart to 0 did the trick for me...

    var ctx = $('#myChart');

    ctx.height(500);

    var myChart = new Chart(ctx, {
        type: 'horizontalBar',
        data: {
            labels: ["Red", "Blue", "Yellow", "Green", "Purple", "Orange"],
            datasets: [{
                label: '# of Votes',
                data: [12, 19, 3, 5, 2, 3],
                backgroundColor: [
                    'rgba(255, 99, 132, 0.2)',
                    'rgba(54, 162, 235, 0.2)',
                    'rgba(255, 206, 86, 0.2)',
                    'rgba(75, 192, 192, 0.2)',
                    'rgba(153, 102, 255, 0.2)',
                    'rgba(255, 159, 64, 0.2)'
                ],
                borderColor: [
                    'rgba(255,99,132,1)',
                    'rgba(54, 162, 235, 1)',
                    'rgba(255, 206, 86, 1)',
                    'rgba(75, 192, 192, 1)',
                    'rgba(153, 102, 255, 1)',
                    'rgba(255, 159, 64, 1)'
                ],
                borderWidth: 1
            }]
        },
        maintainAspectRatio: false,
        options: {
            scales: {
                yAxes: [{
                    ticks: {
                        beginAtZero:true
                    }
                }]
            }
        }
    });
myChart.aspectRatio = 0;

Just to add on to the answer given by @numediaweb

In case you're banging your head against the wall because after following the instructions to set maintainAspectRatio=false: I originally copied my code from an example I got on a website on using Chart.js with Angular 2+:

        <div style="display: block">
          <canvas baseChart
                  [datasets]="chartData"
                  [labels]="chartLabels"
                  [options]="chartOptions"
                  [legend]="chartLegend"
                  [colors]="chartColors"
                  [chartType]="chartType">
          </canvas>
        </div>

To make this work correctly you must remove the embedded (and unnecessary) style="display: block" Instead define a class for the enclosing div, and define its height in CSS.

Once you do that, the chart should have responsive width but fixed height.


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