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Learning Highcharts by Joe Kuan

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Exploring PlotOptions

plotOptions is a wrapper object for config objects for each series type, which are area, areaspline, bar, column, pie, scatter, spline gauge, and range. These configurations have properties such as plotOptions.line.lineWidth, common to other series types, as well as other configurations such as plotOptions.pie.center, which is only specific to the pie series type. Among the specific series, there is plotOptions.series, which is used for common plotting options shared by the whole series.

The preceding plotOptions can form a chain of precedence between plotOptions.series, plotOptions.{series-type}, and the series configuration. For example, series[x].shadow (where series[x].type is 'pie') has a higher precedence than plotOptions.pie.shadow ...

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