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BubbleSmash: Gaming the Chart for WinForms Control

C1Chart provides plenty of intriguing features which help in developing a base for an awesome application. Charts are always considered as a component to display the data in a graphical view but that’s not where it ends. There is much more to work beyond displaying data in Charts.

Getting Started With C1ProgressIndicator

C1ProgressIndicator is one of the new controls added in the latest Studio for WPF 2014 V3 release. This control can display the progress while a process is being executed. One example is while loading data or other documents in a datacentric application. C1ProgressIndicator is very useful in a multi-threaded environment where multiple threads are executing at the same time and for putting a thread into wait state or sleep state.

Displaying Tooltips in C1Chart

Tooltips are a very effective and straight forward way to extend the charts and add more information to them, without overloading the user. When you hover over the points in the data series on the chart area at runtime, the tooltips appear for each point.

ComponentOne Chart Highlight Rectangle

ComponentOne Chart for WPF/ Silverlight provides selection support wherein we can select the datapoints and highlight them by changing the color of the selected points. But sometimes we want to drag the mouse through a selected area and highlight all the datapoints which lies inside the selected area.

Using Prism with Studio for WPF

Prism helps you more easily design and build rich, flexible, and easy to maintain WPF desktop applications. These libraries assist in building loosely coupled applications as well as implementing MVVM in your applications.

Getting Started with Trendlines for ComponentOne ASP.NET Wijmo Charts

Trendlines are an important tool to express trends in data visualization controls like charts. Showing trends for yearly sales or profit is a common business requirement. With 2014 v2 release ComponentOne ASP.NET Wijmo, Charts now support this important feature.

Coding Chart Animations

Animation is an important emerging field of graphics. It can add visual impact to a dull business application. Animated charts have obvious advantages over static charts when explaining subject matter that changes over time.

Save Hidden Chart Images

C1Chart can be directly exported to a variety of image formats including Bmp, Png, Gif, Jpeg, Tiff and Wmp. It provides a SaveImage method to implement the same.

Dynamic Trendlines in C1Chart

Trendlines indicate the general course or tendency of something or a set of points on a Chart.

Chart in C1GridView Template Column

The C1GridView template column allows you to host various controls inside the grid. Imagine a sales report with a grid where textual data is not that explanatory compared to visual representation. It would be so nice to see a chart showing sales trend inside a grid or gauge depicting total sales. You can achieve this simply by using template column of gridview and hosting controls within. Let me walk you through  a simple application showing how to create one like below.

Creating Bound Markers and Labels

The ComponentOne Chart control for WPF and WinRT XAML has special support for displaying bound and interactive markers and labels. There is no single approach to creating or displaying markers in a chart, so our strategy is to provide an extensible object model for the C1Chart control to help you create the exact setup you need.

Chart Grouping and Aggregation

The C1Chart control supports built-in grouping and aggregation. This allows you to display summarized data in a chart without the extra work of grouping the data yourself. In this blog post I’ll show you two ways you can take advantage of the built-in grouping and aggregation features found in ComponentOne Chart for WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone and WinRT XAML.

What's New in XAML 2014 v1

This first release of 2014 adds powerful new features to Chart, FlexGrid, Calendar, RadialMenu, and Maps, and we've added accessibility features across the whole studio. Let me take you through each major new item.

How to Change the Color Palette

The ComponentOne Chart control for XAML includes 22 pre-defined color palettes. These palettes are the color scheme used for styling the plot elements. To choose one you just set the Palette property on the C1Chart control. Here's a graphic showing the 22 palettes by name.

Map Visualizations…without Maps!

Did you know that you can create a flashy data visualization on a map without needing a real mapping control?

Tracking Data in C1Chart

Charts are mainly used for visualizing the data so that it helps the end users for analyzing data in a better way. We generally use ChartLabels, ToolTips, ValueLabels etc. to make the Chart as user friendly as possible. Another way of making the chart more readable, is to add a tracker which can move with the mouse cursor showing details of the corresponding datapoint.

Load and Display Excel Files in your Windows Phone App

Control libraries are extremely useful when you need to work with special file formats, like PDF and Excel, because learning how to read and write to these raw formats is very time consuming. ComponentOne has plenty of libraries and tools for these popular file formats including our Excel library for the Windows Phone. In this blog post I show how you can load Excel (XLSX) and CSV files using the C1Excel library, and then I show how you can display the contents of the file in a C1FlexGrid and C1Chart control.

Creating a Range Bar Temperature Chart for the Windows Store

Temperature graphs, as seen in the Bing Weather app for Windows, are a variation of a High-Low or a Gantt chart sometimes called a range bar chart. Each plot point has two Y values, a high and a low. In this blog post I discuss how you can create this type of chart using ComponentOne Chart for WinRT XAML.

C1Chart for WPF : Get Points in View on End User Interaction

ComponentOne Chart for WPF allows us to perform End User Interaction wherein we can zoom/ scale/ translate chart for a better view.

Creating Colored “Alarm Zones” in C1Chart for XAML

In this post I describe a custom implementation of colored bands, or 'Alarm Zones,' in the C1Chart control, and I provide coded solutions for both WPF and Silverlight. The same code can also be applied to Windows Store and Windows Phone apps as well.