.NET Chart Control Enhancements (Coming soon in v14.2)

DevExpress Data Blog
14 November 2014

As you no doubt have heard, we are coming up on our 14.2 release sometime in the next couple of weeks. This is the first in a series of posts detailing some of the new and exciting things we will be releasing. I thought we should start out with our powerful charting product.

Spline Series Views for WPF Charts

We want feature parity between our WPF and WinForms chart offerings. I am please to announce that the WPF Charts now include 4 new series views - Spline, Spline Area, Stacked Spline Area and Full-Stacked Spline Area. Previously implemented for WinForms and ASP.NET DevExpress charts, these chart types are similar to the corresponding Line and Area views but draw a fitted curve through each series point.

WPF 2D Spline Chart
2D Spline

WPF 2D Spline Area Chart
2D Spline Area

WPF 2D Stacked Spline Area Chart
2D Stacked Spline Area

WPF 2D Full-Stacked Spline Area Chart
2D Full-Stacked Spline Area

Windows 8 XAML Charts: Funnel Chart Control

In addition to making investments in WPF we have also added a new chart type to our Windows 8 XAML charts. The funnel chart is an interesting visualization that easily characterizes a diminishing count through a particular process. A great example is a sales workflow where the number of leads can often far outweigh the number of closed sales.

Windows 8 XAML Funnel Chart

Adaptive Layout for WinForms, ASP.NET and WPF Charts

The most important part of any chart is, well, the chart itself. Often the extraneous elements of the chart can obscure the real heart of the charts' intent. With the new Adaptive Layout feature coming in 14.2 we try to make the right decision when it comes to choosing what to show when a chart is resized.

Adptive Chart Layout

In case of multiple pies or donuts we also do our best to make sure everything fits.

Multi-selection for WinForms and ASP.NET Charts

Another great feature for end-users is selection of series and points in several selection modes such as Single, Multiple, Extended.

Chart Multi-Selection

Why does this matter you ask? Great question! Now your visualizations can become a functional part of your UI. This opens up a whole new realm of possibilities.

HTML Formatting Support in Text Annotations for WinForms and ASP.NET Charts

We now support html markup right within text annotaions.

HTML Text Annotations


As we continue down the road toward a full complement of charting options in whatever platform you choose, I hope the features along the way are as fun to use as they were to make!

As always, if there are any comments and/or questions, feel free to get a hold of me!

Seth Juarez
Email: sethj@devexpress.com
Twitter: @SethJuarez

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