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Last Updated: 31 Jul 2020 00:43 by n/a
Created on: 04 Sep 2015 09:23
Category: Chart
Type: Feature Request
Chart tooltip on mouse click (configurable) instead of on hover
I want to be able to allow showing tooltip on mouseclick, instead of showing it on hover a slice/point/bar. This should be configurable - what event should trigger a tooltip.
Posted on: 31 Jul 2020 00:43

I would like to see this feature (frequested in 2015) as well.

Our users get aggravated at the hover-based tooltip that ships with chart product. The examples posted above by admins are not satisfactory replacements. 

Alex Hajigeorgieva
Posted on: 22 Jan 2020 12:49


Here is a a how to article that demonstrates how to achieve the desired behaviour by handling the seriesClick event and showing a custom tooltip:

Can you share with us what value would such feature bring if it was built-in?

Kind Regards,
Alex Hajigeorgieva
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Posted on: 18 Nov 2015 14:52
Standard Kendo tooltip is not positioned as nicely as charting tooltip. We still lack this feature and miss it.
Posted on: 08 Sep 2015 14:02
We would be able to utilize the proposed functionality.  
Telerik Admin
Posted on: 04 Sep 2015 13:11
Thanks for the suggestion.

Presently your option is to intercept the seriesClick event of the chart ( and utilize the event arguments ( or e.dataItem) to display our own tooltip, our tooltip widget (
Imported User
Posted on: 04 Sep 2015 09:50
It will be useful for me
Imported User
Posted on: 04 Sep 2015 09:32
Really need this in my current project!