This is a BarChart:

BarChart[Tooltip[#, "I want tip"] & /@ {1, 2, 3}, 
 ChartElementFunction -> "GlassRectangle", ChartStyle -> "Pastel"]

I hope when I left-right the bar, then I copy the value into the clipboard. Is it possible?

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    $\begingroup$ how about clicking the bar: Deploy@BarChart[Button[#, CopyToClipboard[#]] & /@ {1, 2, 3}, ChartElementFunction -> "GlassRectangle", ChartStyle -> "Pastel"]? $\endgroup$ – kglr Jan 24 at 4:23
  • $\begingroup$ @kglr I'm sorry I make a little tuning in the origin question. Actually I want the Button and Tooltip coexsit... $\endgroup$ – yode Jan 24 at 4:29
  • $\begingroup$ Tooltip is not removed. If the tooltips are removed in your version/os, you can use Button[Tooltip@#, CopyToClipboard[#]] & as wrapper (You might want to add the option PerformanceGoal -> "Quality"if there are many bars in your chart). $\endgroup$ – kglr Jan 24 at 4:32
  • $\begingroup$ @kglr Do you mean BarChart[Button[Tooltip[#, "I want tip"], #] & /@ {1, 2, 3}, ChartElementFunction -> "GlassRectangle", ChartStyle -> "Pastel"] work for you? My version is 11.2.. $\endgroup$ – yode Jan 24 at 4:36
  • $\begingroup$ @kglr The code can draw the bar graphics here, but it cannot copy the value into the clipboard. Please check.... $\endgroup$ – yode Jan 24 at 4:42

You can wrap input data with Button with action CopyToClipboard:

data = {1, 2, 3};
BarChart[Button[Tooltip[#, "I want tip"], CopyToClipboard@#] & /@ data, 
  ChartElementFunction -> "GlassRectangle", ChartStyle -> "Pastel"]

Update: You can add tool tips in several ways:

tooltips = {"tooltip1", "tooltip2", "tooltip3"};
  1. Use Tooltip as a wrapper on input data:

BarChart[Button[Tooltip@##, CopyToClipboard[#]] & @@@ 
  Transpose[{{1, 2, 3}, tooltips}],
 ChartElementFunction -> "GlassRectangle", ChartStyle -> "Pastel"]
  1. Use Placed[tooltips, Tooltip] as the setting for the option ChartLabels:

BarChart[Button[#, CopyToClipboard[#]] & /@ data,
 ChartElementFunction -> "GlassRectangle", ChartStyle -> "Pastel",
 ChartLabels -> Placed[tooltips, Tooltip]]
  1. Use a custom ChartElementFunction and pass the tooltips as metadata:

ceF[cedf_: "GlassRectangle"] := Button[Tooltip[ChartElementData[cedf][##], #3[[1]]], 
BarChart[Thread[data -> tooltips], ChartElementFunction -> ceF[], 
 ChartStyle -> "Pastel", PlotLabel -> (Paste[])]

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This is to get a slightly modified version of kglr's comments recorded as an answer. The modification is provide individual tooltips for each bar.

    Button[Tooltip[#1, #2], CopyToClipboard@#1] &,
    {{1, 2, 3}, {"left", "mid", "right"}}], 
 ChartElementFunction -> "GlassRectangle", ChartStyle -> "Pastel"]


Also, be aware that if only want the tooltip to show the value of the bar, you don't need to specify Tooltip; it will be supplied automatically.

BarChart[Button[#, CopyToClipboard@#] & /@ {1, 2, 3}, 
  ChartElementFunction -> "GlassRectangle", ChartStyle -> "Pastel"]


  • $\begingroup$ Thanks very much..:) $\endgroup$ – yode Jan 25 at 3:56

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