The exec function

Summary: The exec function can be used to run a function at the start or end of the configuration - depending on where you place the call - instead of waiting for an event to be triggered.

The exec() function can be used when you want a function to run immediately in the configuration (as opposed to the beforedraw and draw events which occur when you call the draw() function.

<script>
    var bar = new RGraph.Bar({
      id: 'cvs',
      data:  [2,2,2,1,2,3,2,3,4],
      options: {
        yaxisLabels: false,
        colors: ['red','pink','blue','yellow','#0f0','gray','red','green','black'],
        colorsSequential: true,
        marginLeft: 50
      }
    }).draw().exec(function (obj)
    {
        alert('In the exec() function');
    });
</script>
It can run either BEFORE the draw() function or AFTER based on whether you put the function before or after the draw() call. Here's an example of it being used BEFORE the draw function call (so it's similar to the beforedraw event - but only runs once:
<script>
    var bar = new RGraph.Bar({
        id: 'cvs',
        data:  [2,2,2,1,2,3,2,3,4],
        options: {
            yaxisLabels: false,    
            colors: ['red','pink','blue','yellow','#0f0','gray','red','green','black'],
            colorsSequential: true,
            marginLeft: 50
        }
    // The exec() function is before the draw() call so in effect it would be very
    // similar to a beforefirstdraw event - but that event doesn't exist.
    }).exec(function ()
    {
        alert('The chart has not been drawn yet.');

    }).draw();
</script>

And here is an example of using the exec() function AFTER the draw() function call. Remember that the exec() function is only run ONCE - so it's very much like the firstdraw event that you can use. In fact the difference may be just syntax.

<script>
    var bar = new RGraph.Bar({
        id: 'cvs',
        data:  [2,2,2,1,2,3,2,3,4],
        options: {
            yaxisLabels: false,    
            colors: ['red','pink','blue','yellow','#0f0','gray','red','green','black'],
            colorsSequential: true,
            marginLeft: 50
        }
    }).draw()

    // The exec() function is AFTER the draw() call so in effect it more or less
    // is the same as the firstdraw event.
    .exec(function ()
    {
        alert('The chart has been drawn at this point');
    });
</script>