# Interaction Modes

When configuring interaction with the graph via hover or tooltips, a number of different modes are available.

The modes are detailed below and how they behave in conjunction with the `intersect`

setting.

## point

Finds all of the items that intersect the point.

```
var chart = new Chart(ctx, {
type: 'line',
data: data,
options: {
tooltips: {
mode: 'point'
}
}
});
```

## nearest

Gets the items that are at the nearest distance to the point. The nearest item is determined based on the distance to the center of the chart item (point, bar). You can use the `axis`

setting to define which directions are used in distance calculation. If `intersect`

is true, this is only triggered when the mouse position intersects an item in the graph. This is very useful for combo charts where points are hidden behind bars.

```
var chart = new Chart(ctx, {
type: 'line',
data: data,
options: {
tooltips: {
mode: 'nearest'
}
}
});
```

## single (deprecated)

Finds the first item that intersects the point and returns it. Behaves like `'nearest'`

mode with `intersect = true`

.

## label (deprecated)

See `'index'`

mode.

## index

Finds item at the same index. If the `intersect`

setting is true, the first intersecting item is used to determine the index in the data. If `intersect`

false the nearest item, in the x direction, is used to determine the index.

```
var chart = new Chart(ctx, {
type: 'line',
data: data,
options: {
tooltips: {
mode: 'index'
}
}
});
```

To use index mode in a chart like the horizontal bar chart, where we search along the y direction, you can use the `axis`

setting introduced in v2.7.0. By setting this value to `'y'`

on the y direction is used.

```
var chart = new Chart(ctx, {
type: 'horizontalBar',
data: data,
options: {
tooltips: {
mode: 'index',
axis: 'y'
}
}
});
```

## x-axis (deprecated)

Behaves like `'index'`

mode with `intersect = false`

.

## dataset

Finds items in the same dataset. If the `intersect`

setting is true, the first intersecting item is used to determine the index in the data. If `intersect`

false the nearest item is used to determine the index.

```
var chart = new Chart(ctx, {
type: 'line',
data: data,
options: {
tooltips: {
mode: 'dataset'
}
}
});
```

## x

Returns all items that would intersect based on the `X`

coordinate of the position only. Would be useful for a vertical cursor implementation. Note that this only applies to cartesian charts.

```
var chart = new Chart(ctx, {
type: 'line',
data: data,
options: {
tooltips: {
mode: 'x'
}
}
});
```

## y

Returns all items that would intersect based on the `Y`

coordinate of the position. This would be useful for a horizontal cursor implementation. Note that this only applies to cartesian charts.

```
var chart = new Chart(ctx, {
type: 'line',
data: data,
options: {
tooltips: {
mode: 'y'
}
}
});
```