Charts can display thousands of rows of data at a time and visualising
trends can become a daunting task, With Chart FX 8 organising
data into groups is easier than ever! You can group data in
different ways and you can even change the type of aggregation
being used for faster comparison and analysis.
A chart is more useful if it presents sales figures from highest
to lowest, or the reverse, depending on whether the focus is
on top or low performers. With Chart FX 8, users can easily
change change the order in which data appears in a chart.
Web Platform Support
Chart FX 8 is also available for a myriad of web based
platforms and technologies, such as .NET and Java, with support
for HMTL5 and fully compatible with today's popular mobile and
desktop browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and
Visual Studio Support
Chart FX 8 is compatible with most Visual Studio versions,
including VS 2010, 2012 and the recently released 2013, supporting
Windows Forms, Web Forms, MVC and other major Visual Studio
Platforms. In addition Chart FX 8 is capable of leveraging today’s
most powerful Visual studio’s data binding technologies such
Chart FX 8 adds to the already superb data connectivity
and handling capabilities offered in previous versions of the
product --such as XML, arrays, objects, text files and ODBC
among others-- with support for LINQ queries and a redesign
more powerful object oriented API.
For the first time ever, Chart FX 8 supports vector based
markers and backgrounds to produce eye-catching charts and layouts
that captivate users and draw them in to explore the data within
your desktop or web based applications.
Chart FX 8 robust serialisation and server infrastructure
help improve performance with less memory consumption, faster
rendering and easier integration between Chart FX products.
Never before has Chart FX, or any other charting product for
that matter, display the blazing speed provided by Chart FX
Exciting New UI
A completely redesigned UI allows end users access to
action bars with exciting new functionality! Each chart object
can be right clicked to access hundreds of features to further
customise the way the chart looks or how the data is processed
and displayed by the chart.
LINQ queries served
Chart FX 8 provides wide support for LINQ queries. The
data received from LINQ is automatically formed as objects ready
to use by your charting component allowing your .NET applications
to connect to databases without bothering much about columns
In-depth details simplified
A single SQL statement is all that is needed to allow
Master-Detail Data, Drilldown, Views and Enhanced Tooltips,
as a developer you can manipulate data fields passed to Chart
FX 8 in any way you want regardless of whether those fields
are displayed in the chart!
New API, Full backward compatibility!*
The Chart FX 8 API and object model has been vastly improved
from version 7 in order to make it more powerful, accessible
and intuitive. At the same time, we appreciate the importance
of backwards compatibility and the effect this has in many of
our loyal customers. In order to ease the migration path, we
have made sure the Chart FX 7 API is also fully supported in
Chart FX 8!
* Chart FX 7 API is 99% supported. Some
minor changes may be required when migrating.
Bar charts are the most common type of business chart and
are especially useful for comparative analysis. You
can use a bar chart to illustrate comparisons among
individual items. Bar charts are also useful for comparing
classes or groups of data.
charts are particularly useful for emphasizing the magnitude
of change over time. This sample shows several variations
of area charts that can be done with Chart FX.
Lines and Stripes Charts
Line charts show trends in data at equal intervals and
are effective for comparing highs and lows in a continuum.
This sample shows different line charts supported by
The following sample shows how to use Bubble charts
as a very effective investment tool as it is very
easy to see which companies have better rank and
strentgh and a lower PE. The color cue also helps in
finding those markers with a low PE ratio.
Pie and Doughnut Charts
Pie charts are used to show classes or groups of data
in proportion to the whole data set. The entire pie
represents all the data, while each slice represents
a different class or group within the whole.
Scatter Plots (also called scatter diagrams or XY
charts) are used to investigate the possible
relationship between two variables that both relate
to the same event.
This sample shows how to use Pareto charts with
Surface and Contour Plots
A surface plot is a 3D chart displaying data plotted
over a surface area. A contour chart is normally a
2D representation of a surface chart. Surface and
contour charts are suitable for comparing two groups
of data combinations.
Radar and Polar Charts
This sample shows different options available with
Radar and Polar charts.
This sample shows the basic concepts of series and
points in Chart FX.
This sample illustrates different settings that can
be applied to individual series in the chart.
Combination charts combine some of the strengths of
all chart types available in the product.
Handling Fonts and Titles
This sample illustrates the use of titles, labels
and fonts in different sections of the chart.
This sample shows different options to customize
axes scales in Chart FX.
With transparency, you can make chart elements
completely invisible in the chart area, such as
background pictures and gradients that apply to the
entire chart area.
Manipulating Dates and Times
This sample demonstrates the use of dates in the X
axis. When dates are present they are passed as
XValues allowing you to automatically display labels
in weeks, months, quarters or years using the Axis
The most common position for labels in numerical and
categorical axes is at the left and bottom portion
of the chart, respectively. Nevertheless, you could
run into situations where axes must be tilted,
inverted or positioned in different areas of the
This sample illustrates how to customise labels in
both numerical and categorical axes.
This sample shows how to configure Chart FX to
handle axis scrolling.
Creating Additional Axes
This sample illustrates how additional axes can be
created to better display data in the chart, both in
X and Y axes.
Gridlines and TickMarks
This sample shows various customizations of
gridlines and tick marks to help ease the chart's
This sample illustrates the use of Axis Sections.
There are 3 clearly identified sections that you can
set attributes for.
Custom Grid Lines
This sample shows how Custom Gridlines can be used
to highlight important events and thresholds in your
Panes are among the most useful features to plot
data with different datasets, with panes you can
have different chart sections with independent axis,
scales and visual attributes.
Per Point Attributes
This sample shows how individual points can be
customized to highlight a specific feature in the
data. It also includes a sample that shows how to
customize the markers to show images.
This sample shows how to add annotation objects to a
chart programmatically. Some of the annotation
objects are attached to a particular point and
value, so they will scroll with the data. We also
show an annotation picture located on a fixed
position. The logo can be moved and text can be
edited. We also show how to enable the Annotation
This sample illustrates the use of conditional
attributes. Based on the point's value, developers
can control the way a markers look and callout
conditions in the chart with minimal programming
A legend is a visual guide to show the viewer
additional information regarding the values being
displayed without convoluting the chart itself with
additional overlaid data.
Plus many more chart types!
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