# Migration

# Migrating to v1.0.0

# Breaking Changes

# Explicit Plugin Registration

As described in the getting started, it's now required to manually register this plugin, either globally:


or locally:

new Chart('foo', {
  plugins: [ChartDataLabels]

See chartjs-plugin-datalabels#42 (opens new window) for rationale behind this change.

# Extending the Option Context TS only

In order to extend the option context, you now need to use one of the methods described in this section. Peviously, this feature relied on the use of any. If for whatever reasons you need that flexibility, the old behavior can be achieved using:

import {Context} from 'chartjs-plugin-datalabels';
declare module 'chartjs-plugin-datalabels' {
  interface Context {
    [key: string]: any;

# Migrating to v2.0.0

# Breaking Changes

Make sure to also read the Chart.js v3 migration guide (opens new window) since you may be impacted by more general breaking changes due to this new Chart.js version.

# Plugin registration

Chart.js v3 changed the way to register plugins and now requires to use Chart.register(plugin) instead of Chart.plugins.register(plugin).

import {Chart} from 'chart.js';
import ChartDataLabels from 'chartjs-plugin-datalabels';

See Getting Started > Registration for details.

# Default options

The plugin default options are now accessible in Chart.defaults.plugins.datalabels.* instead of Chart.defaults.global.plugins.datalabels.* and can be modified using:

Chart.defaults.set('plugins.datalabels', {
  color: 'blue',
  // ...

See Getting Started > Configuration for details.

# Notes

# Chart.js type declaration TS only

Chart.js v3 now provides TypeScript type declaration files bundled in the npm package so it's not anymore required to install the @types/chart.js package.