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React JSX Highstock

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This package exposes everything from react-jsx-highcharts, but additionally provides components for building Highstock charts. It is encouraged to familiarize yourself with both READMEs.

N.B. You can build both Highcharts and Highstock charts from this package.


A project for integrating Highcharts into a React app, with proper React components for each Highcharts/Highstock component. Inspired by Recharts, but for Highcharts, obviously.

Why React JSX Highstock?

Unlike other React Highcharts wrapper libraries, React JSX Highcharts is designed to be dynamic - it is optimised for interactive charts that need to adapt to business logic in your React application.

Other Highcharts wrappers completely destroy and recreate the chart when the configuration options change, which is very wasteful and inefficient.

React JSX Highcharts uses a different approach, by providing React components for each Highcharts component, we can observe exactly which prop has changed and call the optimal Highcharts method behind the scenes.

For example, if the data prop were to change on a <Series /> component, React JSX Highcharts can follow Highcharts best practices and use the setData method rather than the more expensive update.

React JSX Highcharts also enables you to write your own Highcharts components, via its exposed hooks.


npm install --save react-jsx-highstock

You'll need the peer dependencies too

npm install --save react react-dom highcharts@^9.0.0


React JSX Highstock is free to use, however Highcharts itself requires a license for commercial use. Highcharts license FAQs.

Getting started

The intention of this library is to provide a very thin abstraction of Highcharts using React components. This has been achieved by passing Highcharts configuration options as component props.

In the vast majority of cases, the name of the configuration option, and the name of the component prop are the same.


<Tooltip /> component

<Tooltip padding={10} hideDelay={250} shape="square" split />

This corresponds to the Highcharts' tooltip configuration of

tooltip: {
  enabled: true, // This is assumed when component is mounted
  padding: 10,
  hideDelay: 250,
  shape: 'square',
  split: true

We aim to pass all configuration options using the same name, so we use Highcharts' documentation to figure out how to achieve the same with React JSX Highcharts.


There are two exceptions to the above;

Exception 1

Where Highcharts events are concerned - instead of passing events as an object, we use the React convention onEventName.



This would correspond to the Highcharts configuration

series: [
    type: 'spline',
    id: 'my-series',
    data: myData,
    events: { hide: this.handleHide, show: this.handleShow }

Exception 2

text configuration options are passed as a React child


<Title>Some Text Here</Title>

This would correspond to the Highcharts configuration

title: {
  text: 'Some Text Here';


// import Highcharts from 'highcharts/highstock' - Import Highstock from Highcharts

const MyChart = (props) => (
  <HighchartsProvider Highcharts={Highcharts}>
      <Chart onClick={this.handleClick} zoomType="x" />

      <Title>Highstocks Example</Title>


      <Tooltip />


        <AreaSplineSeries id="profit" name="Profit" data={data1} />

      <YAxis opposite>
        <YAxis.Title>Social Buzz</YAxis.Title>
        <SplineSeries id="twitter" name="Twitter mentions" data={data2} />

        <RangeSelector.Button count={1} type="day">1d</RangeSelector.Button>
        <RangeSelector.Button count={7} type="day">7d</RangeSelector.Button>
        <RangeSelector.Button count={1} type="month">1m</RangeSelector.Button>
        <RangeSelector.Button type="all">All</RangeSelector.Button>
        <RangeSelector.Input boxBorderColor="#7cb5ec" />

        <Navigator.Series seriesId="profit" />
        <Navigator.Series seriesId="twitter" />


See here


In progress... see here.

Upgrading from 3.x to 4.x

For the vast majority of cases, if your chart works in v3 of React JSX Highstock it should work in v4 without any required changes (assuming the React version you're using supports Hooks).

Ok, so what about the minority of cases? Check out the list of breaking changes.


As of 4.x the library has been completely rewritten to use React Hooks (with very few changes to the public API)

As of 3.x you are no longer required to use IDs for Axis, Series and PlotLines/Bands

Common issues

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'stockChart' of undefined

You are probably importing Highcharts rather than Highstock. Change you Highcharts import to...

import Highcharts from 'highcharts/highstock';

Highcharts error #17

You likely need to add an extra Highcharts module to support the requested series type, this is usually Highcharts more.

import Highcharts from 'highcharts/highstock';
import addHighchartsMore from 'highcharts/highcharts-more';


More info

See here

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