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Announcing new Pricing: iOS & Android Combined Licenses
Posted by Andrew on 19 September 2016 11:32 AM

It’s only been a few months since the SciChart iOS & Android High Performance Realtime Chart Launches and already we are iterating to bring you new features and improvements along the lines of compatibility performance & features!

New Cross-Platform Pricing

One improvement we’ve also just launched is new pricing for the iOS / Android chart products, as well as combined pricing for buying both SciChart iOS & Android:

  • SciChart iOS: $789 USD (was $899)
  • SciChart Android: $789 USD (was $899)
  • SciChart iOS + Android: $1249 USD (Was $1798, Save $549 USD!)
  • SciChart iOS + Android Source: $1749 USD (Was $2998, Save $1249 USD!)



Introductory Discounts

In case you didn’t see it, there is a further 20% discount on SciChart iOS & Android Charts available until 30th September 2016.

Hurry, because this offer ends soon!

Features & Work in the Pipeline

As well as combined pricing, which is great, what else are we doing to make our high performance Realtime iOS & Android Charts an attractive offering? Well, the team is right now working on the following. To be released shortly.

iOS: Built in 30-day Trial

No more downloading a trial key from the website to get started. Like Android, iOS will soon have a built in 30-day trial. This should allow you to get started more quickly.

Tutorials & Getting Started guides. 

We realise our tutorials & getting started guides are a little thin on the ground, so, we are working to improve these. Having just written an excellent series of tutorials for SciChart WPF Charts, we are porting these to our mobile platforms.

Xamarin Support

We’re a few weeks away from delivering Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android support for our mobile platform charts. These will bring pre-packaged Binding libraries delivered as NuGet packages so you can include SciChart in your Xamarin Android and iOS projects. Watch our releases page for announcements, or company LinkedIn or Twitter for an announcement coming soon.

New Chart Types

To unify the three platforms (WPF, iOS, Android), a number of new chart types are being developed. These include:

  • Error Bars (missing on iOS)
  • Impulse / Stem Chart (missing on iOS)
  • Stacked Column Chart (iOS)
  • PaletteProvider API (iOS)
  • Legend API (iOS)
  • Bubble Chart (Android)
  • Stacked Mountain Chart (Android)
  • Stacked Column Chart (Android)

These are in development now and will be ready in the next few weeks.

Our Goal is Excellence, and Cross-Platform

We’re busy writing the common core of SciChart to be shared across platforms, and it is our goal to bring 2D + 3D Charts to WPF, iOS, Android, OSX and much much more. Bear with us as we go through this transition phase from one-trick-pony to something much much cooler.

Finally, if you have a feature request for any platform, or feedback for our team, then please get in contact. We would love to hear it.

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]





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Licensing SciChart iOS or Android
Posted by David Burleigh on 16 September 2016 02:39 PM

If you have purchased a combined iOS and Android license, then your single license key will work on both platforms.

For iOS applications

For detailed instructions on where to find your key and how to use it in an iOS application, please see

For Android applications

For detailed instructions on where to find your key and how to use it in an Android application, please see

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Survey: .NET Framework 4.0, 4.5, 4.6 Support Versions
Posted by Andrew on 14 September 2016 07:09 AM

On the Microsoft site, they have announced earlier this year in fact that support has ended for the .NET Framework 4.0, 4.5 and 4.5.1 whilst continuing to develop .NET Framework 4.5.2 and 4.6.

Microsoft says their decision to end support for older versions of the .NET Framework will allow them to invest more resources towards improvements of the .NET Framework.

SciChart v4 currently supports .NET Framework v4.0, 4.5 and 4.6. We plan to keep supporting as wide a range of .NET Frameworks as long as possible.

Ideally however, we need to drop support for .NET 4.0. This is because some dependencies we use (such as SharpDX, used by SciChart.DirectX package) now only support .NET 4.5 and up. However, we would like to know from you if this will affect you negatively in order to decide when to do this.

Please take a moment to answer our survey below if you are using .NET 4.0 only for deployment, or plan to use .NET 4.5.2, .NET 4.6 for current or future projects.

Survey: .NET Framework Support Versions

Question: Are you currently supporting .NET 4.0 in your current & future applications? Are you planning to upgrade to .NET 4.5.2 or .NET 4.6?

Please take a moment to answer our survey below.



Best regards,
[SciChart Team]


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// Welcome back!

… And just like that it’s September 2016. Where did the summer go? Or the year for that matter? It seems like time flies when you are having fun …

We hope that like us, you have had a wonderful break from work over the summer and are full of energy for the last four months of the year. So, welcome back to the office.

It’s time to get to work!

As a special welcome we would like to offer the following discounts off purchases in our store for new customers, or for existing customers purchasing additional licenses for their teams. You can find details about these below. Also a sneak into our immediate roadmaps at the bottom of the page.


// 10% Discount off WPF Products in Store

As a special welcome back to work, we are offering 10% discount on all WPF Products in the SciChart Store from noon today until 30th Sept when you use the following discount code:


This applies to new purchases and also additional license purchases if you are an existing customer of SciChart. It does not apply to renewals.

// 20% Discount off iOS/Android Products in Store

All iOS/Android products in the SciChart Store are discounted by 20% from noon today until 30th Sept when you use the following discount code:


This applies to new purchases and also additional license purchases if you are an existing customer of SciChart.

// How to apply a Discount Code

Simply enter the correct code above (e.g. for WPF or iOS/Android) when checking out on the last page before payment. Click ‘Update Coupon’. The system should reduce the price!


// Don’t forget!

All our licenses come with 1-year of support and updates, so if you do purchase SciChart licenses this September then you will be entitled to all the major & minor versions released in the coming year.

// What else are we cooking?

Releases planned in the near future include:

WPF (Release v4.2, due end Sept 2016)
  • Our hotly requested Pie Chart, Doughnut Chart support!
  • DiscontinousDateTimeAxis support
  • Improvements to SciChart 3D
iOS (Release v2.0, due end Sept 2016)
  • PaletteProvider (colouring bars or points or line segments individually)
  • Legend API support
  • Examples for customization of tooltip
  • Xamarin iOS bindings
Android (Release v2.0, due end Sept 2016)
  • Stacked Column / Mountain Series
  • Candlestick performance improvements (6x speedup for candlestick charts on Android)
  • Xamarin Android bindings

Future releases we can’t comment on (we need to keep our roadmap top-secret from prying eyes!) however we will say that we are working on improvements to all our platforms. Watch this space for future updates!


Best regards,
[SciChart Team]


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SciChart WPF v4.1.1 Build 8645 Released
Posted by Yuriy on 19 August 2016 12:02 AM

We are pleased to announce a Minor Update to the SciChart WPF SDK v4.1.

This release adds new features requested plus fixes some critical bugs which have been reported by our users over the past few weeks.

If you are using SciChart v4.x then this update is backwards compatible and is a drop-in replacement. If you are still using SciChart v3.6.1 we invite you to take a look at SciChart v4 and our migration guide. We’ve made it easier than ever to jump to the latest major version!  

What’s New in v4.1.1.8645?

New Features (3D Charts)

  • Added new feature : rasterizer states. This now allows rendering with culled back faces.
  • Added support for immediate drawing of meshes with light. It is possible to work with lighting, although the new BeginLit needs to be used, and a normal should be set before drawing any face.

Fixed (2D Charts)

  • SC-3551 Fixes critical bug introduced in v4.1.0 where FIFO Series did not display properly, and non FIFO series resampled as MinMax always drew a line back to 0,0 at the end.
  • Fixed issue in LineAnnotation when it get NaN coordinates.
  • Fixes crash where Tab out or Lost Focus of SciChartScrollBar = exception.
  • Fixed serialization(exporting) of charts with Styles.
  • Fixed serialization\deserealization(exporting) of GridLinesPanelStyle.
  • Fixes serialization\deserealization(exporting) of VerticalSliceModifier (without tooltips for now).
  • Fixed alignment of wicks in Candlesticks.
  • Added IncludeSeriesProperty attached property to DataPointSelectionModifier. Default TRUE.
  • Reverted caching of DataSeries GetIndicesRange(). In some cases this causes instability.
  • Updated the Ternary Chart documentation.

Fixed (3D Charts)

  • Moved CustomPointMarker3D outside of SciChart.Charting3D.
  • The Point Cloud 3D example: added code to demonstrate how a custom texture can be used as a point marker.
  • The Point Cloud 3D example: now has a new option that shows a custom texture in usage. It creates a cross shaped texture.
  • Renamed the SciChartTexture enum for the template textures and meshes with word SciChartTextureTemplate to avoid confusion.
  • DefaultPointMarkers.cs now has a en example of how a custom texture can be used with point markers, what needs to be done is creating a Texture2D in the constructor, and retrning it in the getter, and adding a Dispose function.
  • Fixed bug where WorldDimensions change does not result in SC3D Mesh or Scatter or PointLine mesh change.
  • Fixed recreation of mesh EVERY frame (last WorldDimensions was not stored).
  • Fixed a bug in SurfaceMeshSceneEntity where surface mesh does not change size if SciChart3DSurface.WorldDimensions changes size.
  • Fixed PointsMesh, it was not setting a texture, there fore the example was always using rectangles and no triangles or circles.


Where to get SciChart Downloads?

The usual places: Installers from the Downloads page, Packages from NuGet and source-code via Github!


Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

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