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When to Use StepCharts to Visualize Data

Line and area charts are simple yet powerful ways to represent trends in data, but they’re not the best fit for data that changes at irregular intervals with constant data segments between those changes. This is where Step charts — a chart type in which data points connect in a step-like progression — come into play. With the addition of three new chart types in ComponentOne’s 2017 v3 release of FlexChart, you can now better visualize this kind of data with FlexChart.

FlexChart: Evolving the best .NET chart control

Charts are all about the impact that they should leave on the target audience: Did it convey the intended information? Was it actionable? Was it good enough to facilitate key decision-making? One makes minor visual changes in different chart elements (colors, fonts, position, text formats, tooltips) to meet the end goal of having a chart that makes an impact on its audience.

Introducing TreeMap Charts for .NET

Introduced with the 2017 v2 release of ComponentOne Studio, TreeMap charts are the latest addition to FlexChart for WinForms, WPF, and UWP. Specifically designed to visualize hierarchical data, TreeMap makes use of nested rectangles to display values. An alternative to the node-link representation in traditional tree diagrams that we're all familiar with, TreeMap is a compact and less space-consuming option for displaying hierarchies to give a quick overview of your data's structure.

Three Ways to Use FlexChart

While many of the examples you'll see in the FlexChart demos and documentation are geared toward quarterly sales reports and dashboards, you can take your charts out of the financial sector. Any section of your business that needs to report on results will find FlexChart useful, but a Marketing department might make heavy use of Line, Bar, and Pie charts. These charting options can help track the effectiveness of any departmental strategy in the long-term, and the effectiveness of a single campaign in the short-term.

How to Use Funnel Charts to Summarize Data in Apps

The ComponentOne Studio FlexChart's addition of Funnel chart—an excellent tool for summarizing data—enables your users to quickly visualize stages in a linear process. Most often it's used to show sales processes to pinpoint potential problem areas, but we'll see in this blog that the uses can be extended far beyond sales. Any funnel consists of the higher part called head (or base), and the lower part is referred to as the neck. The values displayed are in progressively decreasing proportion and amount to 100% in total.

How to Apply Grouping and Aggregates in .NET Reports Charts

Some special features are commonly present in charts in reports. Data aggregation is a common concept when it comes to showing aggregated data in reporting. FlexReport's FlexChartField's data can be aggregated over the record source.

Video: Get Started with FlexRadar, a WinForms Radar and Polar Chart

Get started with FlexRadar, a WinForms radar and polar chart control. This one-minute video walks you through all the necessary steps to get a radar/polar chart in your WinForms data visualization dashboard.

Introducing New FlexChartField in FlexReport

As of January's Service Pack, you can take advantage of a new high-performance FlexChartField (Beta) to complete your reports' data visualisation needs. Its powerful and flexible data binding make adding data visualisation capabilities a simpler task in FlexReport. The FlexChartField is supported in FlexReport in all three platforms: WinForms, UWP, WPF.

What's New in ComponentOne Studio 2016 v3.5

We're pleased to announce GrapeCity's January service pack, also known as 2016 v3.5! We're kicking off 2017 with a bang: FlexReport is now available in WPF.

Video: Get Started with the WinForms Waterfall Chart

ComponentOne Studio FlexChart now features Waterfall Chart! Get started in only three minutes:

How to Add Zones to your FlexChart

The 2016 v3 update gives you the ability to add zones to your FlexCharts. These colored bands make it easier to identify which category a point falls into, and gives a clear means for labeling the category. In this article we’ll walk though how the zones feature works. In this article, we'll take a look at how zones work in a small sample.

Add Chart Annotations in WinForms, WPF, and UWP

One of the powerful ways of drawing your user’s attention to chart data is through annotations. As the name suggests, annotations let you add textual notes, shapes and images to highlight important data points of the plotted data. When we visualize data in charts, it is not just about depicting the data; it's about making it meaningful. Annotation provide additional information that may not be represented by basic X and Y values.

Sunburst Chart Roadmap: What would you like to see?

This year, we saw lot of new additions to the C1Studio suite – from UWP platform support to new controls like FlexChart for WinForms, WPF and UWP; Sparkline and GanttView for WPF; FlexReport for UWP, WPF etc. While we continue our efforts in bringing in something new for you, we also constantly work on evolving the existing and new controls by adding features that can make them better. In this post, we'll look at new plans for our FlexChart control introduced this year – specifically, the Sunburst chart.

Redesign the Periodic Table as a .NET Sunburst Chart

In the world of data visualization, standard techniques like Tables, Bars and Pies have always been the conventional choice. However, you may want a more unconventional option so users can visualize large amounts of complex data easily, clearly and efficiently. In this blog, we'll look at how we can turn the Periodic Table into a Sunburst chart, bringing a new paradigm to modern data visualization.

Plotting Hierarchical and Flat Data in a .NET Sunburst Chart

Continuing with our Getting Started with .NET Sunburst Charts... series, let's dig deeper and understand more about the data that you can visualize with Sunburst chart.

Getting Started with .NET Sunburst Chart for WPF, WinForms, and UWP

As we continue leading the way on the latest data visualization trends, we're happy to announce the addition of a .NET Sunburst chart, a modern chart that lets you visualize hierarchical data beyond the classical bars and circles. Sunburst is the newest chart available with our FlexChart chart control.

40+ .NET Chart Types Offered in ComponentOne Studio FlexChart

FlexChart's flexibility allows you to create over 40 different .net chart types from its basic offerings. Watch this 3-minute video to see all the types of charts we offer for WinForms, MVC, WPF, and Universal Windows Platform.