WinForms and ASP.NET Gauge Control Enhancements (coming in v2011 vol 2)

Thinking Out Loud
21 September 2011

I'm going to hijack Ray's blog and talk about the upcoming enhancements to our WinForms and ASP.NET Gauge Controls.

Citius, Altius, Fortius

As we began work on this iteration, we reviewed our source code and discovered unnecessary complexity in certain areas. By refactoring this code, we were able to simplify the structure of our base classes and increase gauge performance across a number of different scenarios...

WinForms-ASP.NET Gauge Control

XtraGauges contains numerous resources, such as presets and files containing vector models. During this iteration, we optimized the contents of model files and improved the format of preset files. Our changes reduced the number of gauge resources and decreased the load time for vector models.

 WinForms-ASP.NET Gauge Controls

Even More Guage Controls for ASP.NET and WinForms

In our previous release, our team released a great set of WPF and Silverlight Gauge Controls. Users provided some excellent feedback on this release including the new attractive models inside DXGauges for WPF and Silverlight. So - we went to work and replicated the same models for WinForms and ASP.NET. Here is what we have produced thus far:

Animate This

Another long-awaited and exciting feature is scale value animation support.
Once DXperience v2011 vol 2 is release, you'll be able to activate animation via a single option, and customize animation parameters (e.g., set an animation mode, function and duration) wherever required:

Oh - and one more thing....

To simplify Gauge usage and unify our Gauge APIs across all platforms, we’ve made it possible for you to change indicator values (needles, levels, markers and range bars). For instance, you can add a needle and a couple of markers to the scale, and then set their positions via associated Value properties.

WinForms-ASP.NET Gauge API

That's about it - I'll now hand over the blog to Ray...as always, we look forward to your feedback...

Dmitry

 

1 comment(s)
Brian Maxim
Brian Maxim

Fantastic! nice to see a thermometer style. i'll be allowing the user to choose any on the new ones in my dashboard app.

22 September, 2011

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