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You can do this by adding a new method to chart that will manually trigger the reflow like so:

chart.reflowNow = function(){
    this.containerHeight = this.options.chart.height || window.window.HighchartsAdapter.adapterRun(this.renderTo, 'height');
    this.containerWidth = this.options.chart.width || window.window.HighchartsAdapter.adapterRun(this.renderTo, 'width');
    this.setSize(this.containerWidth, this.containerHeight, false);
    this.hasUserSize = null;

Then whenever you want to get away from manual resizing using setSize() just call chart.reflow()

Here's an working example: jsFiddle

Reference taken from: github-issue

UPDATE for ng-highcharts users

For doing this when using ng-highcharts library, you can simply pull out the chart object in the controller that has highcharts-ng dependency and add the reflowNow function, like so:

var chart = this.chartConfig.getHighcharts();
chart.reflowreflowNow = function (){ ... }

This is also the recommended way to pull out chart to do custom jobs by author of ng-highcharts as noted here and this fiddle.


I ended up finding an alternative solution to be the only thing I could get working, and it actually was pretty simple and straight forward to do. In case anyone else is looking for a fix for this, here's links to the resources that were useful and solved the issue for me.

You can simply add this to your chart config object, at the same level as the config.series or config.options. The comment references info but the actual solution that worked for me uses $timeout with 0 seconds, here

*For using highcharts-ng obviously

$scope.chartConfigObject = {

    // function to trigger reflow in bootstrap containers
    // see: and
    func: function(chart) {
        $timeout(function() {
            //The below is an event that will trigger all instances of charts to reflow
        }, 0);

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