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highcharts/highcharts-ios v11.3.0
iOS wrapper for Highcharts.
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Carthage compatible

Highcharts iOS is a delightful wrapper of HighchartsJS for iOS.

The most popular, robust and battle-tested JavaScript Charting library is now available for iOS with our new Objective-C wrapper. Get gorgeous, multi-touch charts with minimal effort.


Access the full API documentation here.


Here we present how to create basic chart and place it in your project.

What we need to do

  • Prepare your project for Highcharts
  • Create chart view and place it in your view
  • Create chart options and add them to your chart view
  • Run your app and enjoy!

Preparing your project

  • First of all download Highcharts xcframework from here: Highcharts or by using Cocoapods by adding

    pod 'Highcharts', '~> 11.3.0'

    to your Podfile

    or Swift Package Manager by adding package dependency


    or Carthage by adding

    github "https://github.com/highcharts/highcharts-ios" >= 11.3.0

    to your Cartfile.

  • Now add Highcharts to your project by simply copying it to your project to folder Frameworks (create it if necessary) and remeber to check "Copy items if needed" option

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  • Click on finish

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  • Then go to your project settings and add Highcharts to Frameworks, Libraries, and Embedded Content with "Embed & Sign" option

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  • If your project is leveraging Xcode UI testing, make sure you add the Highcharts framework to Embedded Binaries for the UITests target as well as the main project target

You are now set to use Highcharts!

Using Highcharts (UIKit demo app)

Set AppDelegate

In your AppDelegate.swift import Highcharts at the top

import Highcharts

Add this line to your application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method:


Add HIChartView to your View Controller

In your View Controller.swift file add

import Highcharts


var chartView: HIChartView!

Creating chart

Let's start with creating simple chart!

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will create a simple column chart using random data.

In viewDidLoad add following lines

chartView = HIChartView(frame: CGRect(x: view.bounds.origin.x, y: view.bounds.origin.y  +  20, width: view.bounds.size.width, height: 300))

This will create our chartView with defined origin and size.

Done! Now let's create a chart.

The heart of a chart is HIOptions class which contains all the information needed to present it. Some of the options there are optional, some are not (see demo app HighFit provided by Highcharts).

Create instance of HIOptions class

let options = HIOptions()

Now we need to add the options that our chart requires to be presented. Let's start with chart type. To do so, create HIChart class object and set its type to "column"

let chart = HIChart()
chart.type = "column"

Add this object to your options

options.chart = chart

Then let's give our chart a name (title) and also add it to options

let title = HITitle()
title.text = "Demo chart"
options.title = title

Now we need to add some data (in this tutorial it will be some random set of numbers). Since we are creating a column chart, we need to use HIColumn data series

let series = HIColumn()

To add data, just create array of our data objects

series.data = [49.9, 71.5, 106.4, 129.2, 144, 176, 135.6, 148.5, 216.4, 194.1, 95.6, 54.4]

Since options can store multiple series, we need to add our series as one-element-array

options.series = [series]

And at last add our options to the chartView

chartView.options = options

Don't forget to add chartView as subview to your View Controller's view! At the end add


That's it! We are now set to run our application! Your View Controller.swift file should look like this

import Highcharts
import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {

  var chartView: HIChartView!

  override func viewDidLoad() {
    // Do any additional setup after loading the view.

    chartView = HIChartView(frame: CGRect(x: view.bounds.origin.x,
                                          y: view.bounds.origin.y + 20,
                                          width: view.bounds.size.width,
                                          height: 300))

    let options = HIOptions()

    let chart = HIChart()
    chart.type = "column"
    options.chart = chart

    let title = HITitle()
    title.text = "Demo chart"
    options.title = title

    let series = HIColumn()
    series.data = [49.9, 71.5, 106.4, 129.2, 144, 176, 135.6, 148.5, 216.4, 194.1, 95.6, 54.4]
    options.series = [series]

    chartView.options = options



Using Highcharts (SwiftUI demo app)

Setting up preload

In your App.swift import Highcharts at the top

import Highcharts

Add the following line to your init() or application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method:


Creating a simple SwiftUI wrapper for HIChartView

It takes a few steps:

  • Create a struct conforming UIViewRepresentable;
  • Define a property that stores a HIOptions configuration of the chart;
  • Implement makeUIView() that will create our chart view;
  • Implement updateUIView() that will update our chart view

In your code it could looks like this:

struct ChartView: UIViewRepresentable {

  var options: HIOptions

  func makeUIView(context: Context) -> HIChartView {
    let chart = HIChartView()
    chart.options = options
    return chart

  func updateUIView(_ uiView: HIChartView, context: Context) {
    uiView.options = options


That’s all! We can use now the ChartView component in SwiftUI:

import Highcharts
import SwiftUI

struct ContentView: View {

  private var chartOptions: HIOptions {
    let options = HIOptions()
    let chart = HIChart()
    chart.type = "column"
    options.chart = chart
    let title = HITitle()
    title.text = "Demo chart in SwiftUI"
    options.title = title
    let series = HIColumn()
    series.data = [49.9, 71.5, 106.4, 129.2, 144, 176, 135.6, 148.5, 216.4, 194.1, 95.6, 54.4]
    options.series = [series]
    return options

  var body: some View {
    ChartView(options: chartOptions)


Full SwiftUI demo project you can find here: HCSwiftUIDemo.

Press "Run" in XCode.

For more complex solutions see demo app HighFit provided by Highcharts or read the following documentation!

Additional info

Additional modules

In case of enabling additional module, add it to plugins of HIChartView object before assign your chart options, e.g.

chartView.plugins = ["annotations"]
chartView.options = options

HIColor example

Highcharts iOS wrapper provides its own colors implementation. As you can notice, some options are of HIColor type. You can instantiate the desired color in few ways which are described in the API documentation. In here, we will show the most complex case which is gradient usage. For example, you can instantiate a color for chart background:

chart.backgroundColor = HIColor(linearGradient: ["x1": 0, "x2": 0, "y1": 0, "y2": 300],
                                stops: [
                                  [0, "rgb(102, 153, 161)"],
                                  [1, "rgb(128, 135, 232)"]

HIFunction example

Thanks to Highcharts iOS wrapper you can now assign native iOS closures to events for specific chart elements. We will show you a small taste of such usage. For these purpose we will let appear a simple alert with point coordinates when it's clicked but keep in mind that you can achieve much more with HIFunction mechanism!

First of all, you need to create a plotOptions object for your series type:

let plotOptions = HIPlotOptions()
plotOptions.series = HISeries()

Now, you can refer to the point event and add on click function like this:

plotOptions.series.point = HIPoint()
plotOptions.series.point.events = HIEvents()
let clickFunction = HIFunction(closure: { [weak self] context in
  guard let self = self, let context = context else { return }

  let category = context.getProperty("this.category") ?? "",
      value = context.getProperty("this.y") ?? ""

  let alertMessage = "Category: \(category), value: \(value)"

  let alertController = UIAlertController(title: nil,
                                          message: alertMessage,
                                          preferredStyle: .alert)

  let okAction = UIAlertAction(title: "OK", style: .default, handler: nil)

  self.present(alertController, animated: true, completion: nil)
}, properties: ["this.category", "this.y"])

plotOptions.series.point.events.click = clickFunction

options.plotOptions = plotOptions

As you can see in the above code snippet first argument of the HIFunction is the actual closure. Second argument is simple string array of chart elements. We need to put them here to let wrapper pull them for us during HIFunction instantiation. Thanks to this, we can refer to these elements corresponding values by getProperty: method. You can pull any data from chart like this. Depending on the current needs you can just run some code, withdraw data from chart, return a String to the chart (e.g. in HITooltip formatter) and even put pure Javascript function in the constructor in the String format. For more information feel free to check the API documentation.

Custom fonts

Highcharts iOS wrapper allows you to add custom fonts. If you have your own font and want to use that in your chart, follow next steps:

  • Add a font file to your project. Select File -> Add Files to “Your Project Name” from the menu bar or drag and drop the file into your Xcode project, check Copy items if needed option and add the font to your app target.

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  • Add your font to HIChartView. To do this, firstly, you need to get an absolute path pointing to the location of the font and then call addFont: method:
let fontPath = Bundle.main.path(forResource: "Windsong", ofType: "ttf")

So, now you can use a custom font in your chart. For example, let's change the chart title font. You only need to create a style object for the title and set its font family to the font file name:

title.style = HICSSObject()
title.style.fontFamily = "Windsong"


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Release Notes

3 weeks ago

Version 11.3.0


  1. Added methods for updating the chart options with JSON to HIChartView, #429


  1. Implemented native handling of the time.timezone option, making the dependency on moment.js redundant.
  2. Added new options colorAxis.width and colorAxis.height, allowing absolute or relative size. See #17870.
  3. Added new option chart.axisLayoutRuns. It allows opting in for more predictable axis tick and label layout, at the cost of performance. See #19794.
  4. Added new default legendSymbol for area series and its derivatives.

Framework upgrade notes:

  1. The exporting.formAttributes no longer works because the internal post function was replaced by the fetch API. The formAttributes option can for some purposes be replaced with exporting.fetchOptions. See the fetch article on MDN for more information about possible options.

Framework bug fixes:

  1. Fixed #19169, the focusBorder was not removed from SVGElement after the element had been unfocused.
  2. Fixed #20319, funnel point path not rendered properly when the point's top coordinates were within top boundaries of the funnel neck.
  3. Fixed #20291, y-axis crosshair was missing for 3d column.
  4. Fixed #20340, histogram bins x2 value was wrongly calculated.
  5. Fixed #20191, exporting a chart using the export module caused beforeunload event to fire.
  6. Fixed #20142, pie selected point was semi-transparent on legend hover in styled mode.
  7. Fixed #18744, a point covered by an area series should be fully clickable if the tooltip shows.
  8. Fixed #20129, the lack of root and window in the NX environment was causing an error on load.
  9. Fixed #20097, script errors and invisible series in error bar with certain extremes.
  10. Fixed #19857, short x-axis labels disappeared in some edge cases when labels.autoRotation was set.
  11. Fixed #18804, zooming in below boostThreshold didn't disable boost on scatter series.
  12. Fixed #20120, data labels in packed bubble series were misaligned after updating the series position.
  13. Fixed #16920, formalized and fixed the data.columnTypes option.
  14. Fixed #17545, misplaced funnel and pyramid data labels after legend item click when dataLabels.inside set to false.
  15. Fixed #19497, some points disappeared when changing extremes of the category axes in boost.
  16. Fixed #20098, multiple data labels were not rendered when enabled in plotOptions.
  17. Fixed #19895, removing a series while rendering in boost mode could cause a TypeError.
  18. Fixed #20002, stroke wasn't applied to annotations during offline PDF export.
  19. Fixed #19976, columns threw off center when using mouse wheel zoom.
  20. Fixed #19621, errors instead of expected behavior when using arrow-keys to navigate first and last items in legend.
  21. Fixed #19130, negativeColor was applied to positive graphs for the part of the line that extended below the threshold.
  22. Fixed #19604, ticks were sometimes differently calculated after a series update.
  23. Fixed #20007, contrast color setting for data labels did not respect their background colors.
  24. Fixed #19946, nodes in the organization chart weren’t centered while using node width or height options.
  25. Fixed #19917, setting options in a series without series.data would add default aria-label.

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