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Locating Example Source Code
Posted by Admin - on 21 March 2014 11:19 AM

Locating the Example Source Files in Visual Studio

If you’ve read the article ‘Learning by Example (The Examples Suite)’, then you may want to know how to find the example source code on your hard-drive after installing the SciChart Trial.

In addition to the source-code view (inside the Examples Suite application), the full source-code for examples is included with the trial package.
  • For v3.2 of SciChart, the default installation directory is C:\Users\<Current User>\AppData\Roaming\ABT Software Services Ltd\SciChart_<Version>\
  • For older versions of SciChart, the default installation directory is C:\Program Files (x86)\ABT Software Services Ltd\SciChart\


Opening and Compiling the Examples Solution

Click on the “SCICHART WPF Examples Source” shortcut on your desktop. This will open the examples suite solution in Visual Studio:

Source code files are organised under /Examples/IWantTo/ then by Category Name. The category matches the category in the demo.

Here you may make changes to the source, recompile or paste snippets into your own app to help get started.

Learning SciChart by Example

What we suggest you do is start with the Create Simple Chart examples and try to re-create these in Visual Studio. You will learn a lot about SciChart just by copying some of these simple examples into your own application. Next, try to build on features that are relevant for your application by selecting appropriate features. If in doubt, you can always submit a support ticket and we will be glad to help! Make sure you include the xml namespace as without this you won’t be able to compile anything!




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