SciChart WPF v5 Documentation & MVVM Tutorials now live
Posted by Andrew on 02 January 2018 07:50 PM
Never one to rest on our laurels, we’ve been busy at work the past few weeks writing the SciChart WPF v5 Documentation. This has been released today!
You can view the updated SciChart WPF v5 Documentation at https://www.scichart.com/wpf-chart-documentation
What’s New in WPF v5 Documentation?
We have a new set of Tutorials on using SciChart with the MVVM API, including binding to series viewmodels, axis and annotations, updating charts in real-time and linking multiple charts and more.
We have a set of documentation on using the Filters API – a brand new API in SciChart WPF v5
Some notes about increasing the precision of resampling using the Extreme Resamplers API.
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Christmas 2017 & New Year Opening Hours
Posted by Andrew on 22 December 2017 12:18 PM
Hey SciChart customers,
I wanted to take a moment before the holiday season starts to really thank you for supporting us throughout 2017. This year has been a good year for SciChart, with some ups and downs, some delayed releases (but they arrived!) but overall a GOOD year, thanks to the continued support of our customers, users and supporters.
As we go into Christmas 2017 I want to say to everyone have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas I want to wish you Happy Holidays and a relaxing time as the world winds down.
In 2018 we will be working hard to maintain and developer our WPF, iOS, Android and Xamarin Charts, and we also have some new projects on the way. We hope 2018 will be a prosperous new year for all of our customers!
Practical Stuff! Office Opening Hours
We shouldn’t have to say it but there are some practicalities to take care of.
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SciChart WPF v5.0.0 is here!
Posted by Andrew on 06 December 2017 12:04 AM
SciChart WPF v5 is Finally Here!
After what feels like a long wait, our team has finished wrapping up SciChart WPF v5.0.0 Build 10958 which is released today! Read on to find out what’s new in this exciting version of the SciChart Charting Library.
New Features (2D Charts)
New Heatmap Controls
The FastHeatmapRenderableSeries has been made obsolete, and replaced with two new controls! The FastUniformHeatmapRenderableSeries, and the FastNonUniformHeatmapRenderableSeries.
These updated heatmap controls provide additional performance and features including:
The Filters API provides a lightweight API to allow you to create, or use custom filters with the SciChart DataSeries. Several built-in filters are included, such as:
Additional filters can be created by subclassing FilterBase. Filters wrap a DataSeries. When the original DataSeries updates, the filter triggers a recalculation and redraws the chart automatically.
The DiscontinuousDateTimeAxis type has been added, which acts like a DateTimeAxis (value axis), but allows skipping certain dates according to a calendar. This axis type can be used to show trading/stock charts and hide blocks of time (such as weekends, overnight trading) from the chart. It accepts a custom calendar of skip times. Two pre-programmed calendars (NYSE, LSE) are also included.
This axis type may be used for non-trading systems, e.g. process management or control systems where a DateTimeAxis with hidden dates is required.
In combination with the AggregationFilter type, SciChart WPF can now render Range Bars, Volume Bars, Tick Bars, Renko Bars as well as Time Based Bars in the Aggregation Filters Example.
*This axis type is included in the SDK / Enterprise versions of SciChart only.
Market Profile Series Type*
A new series type which renders a Market Profile: a histogram between Candlesticks to visualize trading volume data.
*This series type is included in the SDK / Enterprise versions of SciChart only.
A Radar Chart type has been added, which allows customised axis to display relationships between datasets.
Extreme Resamplers & Performance Improvements
Our resampler algorithms have been re-written using C++ for enhanced resolution, speed and efficiency. Long standing problems solved include:
Multitouch has been improved in SciChart 2D Charts. The PinchZoomModifier now works flawlessly with the ZoomPanModifier. Accuracy and precision of MultiTouch has been improved.
SciChart 3D Charts get PinchZoomModifier3D.
SciChart 2D Charts have new MVVM APIs. AxisBinding and AnnotationsBinding MarkupExtensions now complement our SeriesBinding API for MVVM developers.
SciChart 3D Charts get SeriesBinding3D and supports AxisBinding.
New Features (3D Charts)
Non-uniform 3D Mesh Chart
SurfaceMeshRenderableSeries3D now accepts a NonUniformGridDataSeries3D as well as a UniformGridDataSeries3D. Spacing data is provided for the X-Z plane allowing the surface mesh to be non-uniformly spaced.
Contours (3D Charts)
3D Surface mesh charts now support contours, wireframe, or both contours and wireframe. See our examples to see how this feature is applied.
3D Object Loading *.obj (3D Charts)
Textured 3D Objects may be added to a 3D Chart at specifix XYZ format. SciChart accepts the *.obj file format, or Obj file streamed from embedded resource.
Waterfall & Realtime Waterfall (3D Charts)
A new 3D Chart Type called Waterfall3D has been added to the SciChart 3D library. This renders a UniformGridDataSeries3D as a series of waterfall slices. Waterfall charts support realtime scrolling & updating, as well as optional slice thickness, point-markers, selection and more.
PaletteProvider in SurfaceMesh
We’ve added the feature of nulls (empty cells) in surface mesh, as well as custom cell color override for the 3D Surface Mesh chart, by adding support for the PaletteProvider API.
3D Chart Visual & Usability Improvements
Multiple improvements have been made to the 3D Charts APIs, visuals and usabilty, including:
Performance Enhancements to 3D Charts
Several 3D Chart types have been optimized for larger datasets & higher throughput in realtime charting situations.
The minimum requirement for SciChart WPF v5 is now .NET4.5. From version 5 onward, we will no longer support .NET4.0. This is inline with Microsoft support guidelines, and allows us to use the later versions of SharpDX.
What did we miss / but is coming soon?
We decided to release now, as it has been a while since our last major update. Some features got missed from the release, but are in progress. These include:
Pricing and Licensing
Until December 31st 2017, we are offering new customers a 15% discount on new license purchases using the Coupon Code SCICHARTV5 on the last page before checkout.
Existing customers who wish to renew, if your support expiry is more than 1-year out of date, we can extend the renewal pricing (50%) as if your support recently expired.
Contact Sales to find out more about the above.
Where to Get It?
We hope you enjoy using SciChart WPF v5 as much as we have enjoyed making it! Give us your feedback as we would love to hear it!
Thanks and regards,
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Coming Soon to SciChart Q3/Q4 2017
Posted by Andrew on 29 September 2017 01:46 AM
We’ve been quiet for a while, so we thought it was a good time to make an announcement about what we have been working on, and what we are doing soon for SciChart in Q3 & Q4 2017.
Website Upgrade – Why SciChart, Testimonials, Showcase and More
Over the summer, the SciChart website has undergone a revamp! We’ve included a lot more information to help prospective customers with the right information to help them choose SciChart as a charting component. This includes the new styled menu, as well as Why SciChart and Showcase pages. Have a look if you haven’t already! We hope you like what you see!
SciChart WPF v5 Coming Soon
Our flagship product: SciChart WPF, is undergoing a major revision. This is a huge release which incorporates a lot of feature requests, bug fixes and improvements which you have requested. SciChart WPF v5 is in BETA now and will include:
WPF 2D Chart New Features & Improvements
WPF 3D Chart New Features & Improvements
SciChart UWP BETA Coming Soon
Yuriy on our team has managed to create a prototype for SciChart on UWP. Can you believe it! This has been hard work due to the maturity of the UWP API. We have faced problems such as lack of MarkupExtension, no support for Bindings in styles, no dependency property inheritance, no RelativeSource FindAncestor binding etc… However, through hard work and sheer determination he has managed to get a chart rendering with several of our series types in Universal Windows Platform. We hope to be releasing a BETA for this shortly along with the release of SciChart WPF v5.
SciChart iOS/Android v2.1 Coming Soon
After the release of SciChart iOS/Android v2.1 we aim to be focussing on our getting-started guides, documentation and more as per your feedback from our features survey.
We would welcome your continued feedback on what you would like added to the iOS & Android charts.
Q4 2017 and Beyond
What else are we working on? As well as projects for the immediate future, this is our roadmap for the rest of 2017 and beyond.
SciChart iOS/Android Documentation, Getting-Started Guides
We’re continually trying to improve our SciChart iOS & Android documentation to make it easy to use and get started, and maintain the great reputation we have from SciChart WPF into our new products.
If you would like to feed back on what documentation topics you want added to SciChart iOS & Android, please contact us.
SciChart iOS/Android Examples and Showcase Appstore Publication
We are also planning to publish the SciChart iOS/Android Examples to the AppStore as well as the SciChart iOS/Android Showcase. The showcase features some great demos, including the Spectrum Analyzer demo, the ECG demo and now a new Trading App demo. These are available currently from our Github repositories: https://github.com/abtsoftware/SciChart.iOS.Examples and https://github.com/abtsoftware/SciChart.Android.Examples
SciChart iOS/Android 3D Chart Prototype
It is very early days but we are working to include our 3D engine into SciChart iOS/Android to allow 3D Charts on these platforms. We hope to release this in 2018.
SciChart iOS/Android ReactNative and NativeScript Support
We already have a very early prototype for using SciChart with NativeScript on our Github repository: https://github.com/ABTSoftware/SciChart.NativeScript.examples/tree/NewCharts. This shows a simple line chart (nothing more) and shows you how to use SciChart iOS + Android with this popular framework. More to follow!
Contact Us for Feedback
Is there anything else you would like us to add to SciChart, SciChart’s documentation or examples or our website? Please contact us!
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SciChart WPF v4.2.5 Build 10565 Released!
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 22 September 2017 07:15 AM
We are pleased to announce the release of SciChart v4.2.5 Build 10565. This is a minor update which contains a number of bug fixes and minor improvements. It is strongly advised for users of SciChart v4.x to upgrade to this version, which is a drop-in replacement.
What’s New in SciChart WPF v126.96.36.19965?
There is a number of bugs and memory leaks fixed along with some minor improvements of 3D charts. It is recommended for all users of SciChart WPF v4.x to update to the latest version, which should be a drop in replacement.
Where to Get It?
SciChart WPF v188.8.131.5265 is available from the usual channels.
Please ensure you uninstall the previous version(s) of SciChart before installing v4.2.5 as this can prevent some issues in the upgrade process!
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Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 20 September 2017 02:13 PM
At SciChart, we pride ourselves on excellence in technical support and we want you to get a fast resolution to your requests.
In order to maintain an excellent level of service, as of 20th October 2014, we have re-defined our support policy.
What Support Resources do we provide?
All our licenses include access to these online resources:
What is Priority Support?
After 20th October 2014, SciChart customers may choose between Professional packages with and without support, SciChart Source-Code products go with 1-year support always. This is Priority Support and it includes:
*Subject to Fair Usage Policy
What does and does not fall under the support scope?
Our support is handled by the same team of developers, who wrote SciChart and are happy to help you with:
To see the full functionality of SciChart library we suggest you try to build a proof of concept of your project with the free SciChart trial.
The following is not in the scope of support, however, we are still happy to assist you where we can as a part of consultancy work:
Where do the trial users or no-support customers seek for help?
All of the resources mentioned at the top are open to everyone. We welcome unlimited forum requests. Anyone can ask questions on the forum or search. The format is Q&A, similar to StackOverflow. There is also a SciChart Tag on Stackoverflow.We love to answer StackOverflow questions. If you ask questions using this tag, our team will be notified. Please don’t underestimate the self-help: across SciChart WPF, iOS, Android, and Xamarin we have prepared hundreds of pages of Documentation, sets of 9 Tutorials for each platform, 250 source code examples. This all is gathered at SciChart Getting Started Page.
For corporate trial users and purchasing requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do we require from you when requesting support
In order to assist you best, please ensure when requesting support, you give us the following information:
For more information, see our Question Asking Guidelines.
What do you describe as Fair Usage?
In order to keep providing our legendary levels of technical support, we have instituted a fair-usage policy for our support services.
Finally, with these changes, we hope to align ourselves with industry standards while continuing to provide an excellent level of support/service which is well above what our competitors provide.
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