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Dec
21
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 21 December 2018 02:10 PM

Hey SciChart customers,

Our team wishes you all the best for the Holidays season. Thank you very much for your being with us this year and we are looking forward to making more beautiful software in 2019.
 

Office Opening Hours

Our offices will be closed on Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th December. During this time we will handle the most urgent enquiries either such as complete blockers (my live application has crashed etc)… Everything else will be delayed until Wednesday 27th.

Our offices will also be closed on New years day 1st January and 7th January 2019.

Finally between 25th December – 2nd January 2018 we will be operating with a skeleton crew. The response time for forum & support requests will be longer than usual.

Our team will be back in earnest in the first week of January and we will be ready to pick up where we left off.

 

Finally, we are wishing you a warm and happy Christmas and New Year! See you soon!

Best regards,
SciChart Team

 

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Nov
22
SciChart iOS v3 will support Metal, 2D & 3D Charts, OSX
Posted by Andrew on 22 November 2018 11:30 AM

SciChart iOS currently uses an in-house rendering engine which relies on OpenGL ES for hardware acceleration. While OpenGL ES is currently supported by iOS 12 devices, Apple has announced that they are deprecating OpenGL across all operating systems in the future. Exactly when that will occur we don’t know, but for now OpenGL ES and SciChart is compatible with all Apple devices.

We have been asked a few times by customers, and potential customers whether we intend to support Metal, the new proprietary graphics API by Apple, and the answer is yes, SciChart iOS v3 will support Metal on iOS and OSX.

This work to support Metal has been in progress for a while and is almost complete.

Our in-house rendering engine which uses C++ on Windows, Android and iOS and provides an abstraction layer to multiple underlying graphics APIs including OpenGL, OpenGL ES, DirectX and now Metal. The fact that we use an abstraction layer for drawing 2D & 3D Charts means we can also support new rendering technologies such as Vulkan should they become the only option on Android devices.

Be looking out for announcements and news on our site in the coming months! We are really excited to bring our 3D Charts to iOS/Android/OSX platforms and to continue building our vision of cross-platform native charts for the financial, scientific & engineering industries!

Our implementation of Metal for drawing will be packaged and published with SciChart iOS/Android v3, which will include 2D & 3D charts and is due for release in Spring 2019. 

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Oct
19
SciChart WPF, Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android now listed on nuget.org
Posted by Andrew on 19 October 2018 06:50 PM

For years we’ve operated a private NuGet feed for our libraries in SciChart, however recently we’ve taken the step to publish official releases to nuget.org as well.

Version 5.2.0.11680 has been published to nuget.org and the following packages are now available.

In future we will continue to publish nightly builds and alpha/beta builds to our abtsoftware-bleeding-edge feed, as well as official builds to our abtsoftware feed, but stable builds which have passed testing for official releases will also be mirrored to nuget.org.

Happy coding!

Best regards,
Andrew

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Oct
11
Public Holiday on Monday
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 11 October 2018 10:11 AM

Hello SciChart customers,

We would like to notify you that Monday on this upcoming week is a public holiday for our team and we will be out of the office.

Our office will be closed Monday,  October 15th. 

We will  get back to your support requests on Tuesday morning!

Wish you the have a great weekend ahead!

Best regards,

SciChart team

 

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Jul
25
Coming Soon to SciChart Q3/Q4 2018
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 25 July 2018 01:08 PM

We’ve been quietly working away on a few projects for the past few months and wanted to give you an update to show you where SciChart will be going in the near future.

What’s Coming Soon to SciChart WPF?

SciChart WPF remains our flagship product and drives a lot of development, alongside tech support & maintenance (we have answered 692 support tickets for SciChart WPF and released 166 Nightly builds in the past year alone). We are still developing this product adding new features as our userbase requests and also features that are in strong demand.

Some of these are nearly ready for release and are listed below.

WPF New Chart Type: Free Surface Mesh 3D

A new Free Surface Mesh 3D feature will be presented in the upcoming release which will be SciChart WPF v5.2 (Q3 2018).

Free Surface Mesh 3D is a set of 3D charts that plot a surface mesh in 3D space. This chart type allows plotting closed objects in 3D that are not restricted by data laying down in the XZ plane. The charts can render different types of data including ellipsoid, cylinder, polar and even custom free surface mesh data in 3D. Please see the preview of the examples below:

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Free Surface Mesh 3D with custom data

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Free Surface Mesh 3D with cylinder data

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Free Surface Mesh 3D with polar data

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Free Surface Mesh 3D with ellipsoid data

WPF New Feature: WPF Polar chart 3D

One of the chart types listed above is a 3D Polar Chart type, which allows for a flat disk with optional hole in the center defined by an equation and 2D array of data, contours, and paletted similar to a heatmap or surface-mesh chart. This chart type can be used in 3D mode or when an orthogonal overhead camera is presented, as a 2D Chart.

All new 3D Chart types will be made available to all customers of SciChart WPF SDK Professional, SDK Enterprise and 3D Professional who are in support subscription, free of charge. 

WPF New Feature: Drawing tools and Technical Indicators for trading applications

SciChart is widely used in trading and financial applications by our customers. Since a number of customers approached us to ask for these tools to be built, we have decided to make a step forward with a set of drawing tools for different patterns in trading.

The next release is expecting to bring a number of new annotation types to be used in trading systems, including:

  • Elliott Wave pattern
  • XABCD (Gartley / Bat / Harmonic polygon shapes) drawing
  • Head and Shoulders Pattern
  • Andrew’s Pitch Fork
  • Fibonacci Retracement
  • Fibonacci Extension
  • Also, we will be adding free brush style drawing to mark up the chart.

All of the following can be created programmatically, on user click, edited & dragged about, styled and persisted.

Please see some examples below:

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Elliott Wave Pattern, Trading Tools

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XABCD Pattern, Trading Tools

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Head and Shoulders Pattern, Trading tools

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Pitch Fork Pattern, Trading Tools

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Fibonacci Retracement Trading Tool

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Fibonacci Retracement Extension Trading Tool

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Free Brush Drawing, Trading Tools

All new drawing tools will be in the SciChart.DrawingTools.dll package and will be made available to all customers of SciChart WPF SDK Professional, SDK Enterprise and 2D Enterprise who are in support subscription, free of charge. These drawing tools will not be available to SciChart WPF 2D Professional customers. 

What’s next in SciChart iOS / Android / Xamarin?

SciChart iOS & Android has been moving along with some progress to support latest SDKs but behind the curtain we are working on our big vision of having 2D & 3D Charts available on all native platforms, including Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android and with Xamarin & Xamarin Forms support.

Our next big piece of work is to bring 3D Charts to iOS & Android devices, which we have been working on quietly for the past year 
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Jun
13
Xamarin Forms 3.0 Released, WPF support in preview
Posted by Andrew on 13 June 2018 05:42 PM

We stumbled upon the news recently that Xamarin.Forms 3.0 has preview support for WPF!

This is really interesting for us at SciChart, as we make iOS Charts, Android Charts with Xamarin Support, as well as WPF charts, but we do not yet have a UWP chart solution. We feel that the API for UWP is incomplete and too immature to make good charting components or applications, so have avoided too much investment into this platform until it showed more promise.

Well maybe we won’t have to? If WPF becomes a first class citizen of the Xamarin ecosystem, then this should really be the first choice for cross-platform development of Xamarin applications which require a Windows app footprint.

Find out more about Xamarin’s plans here.

We will be prototyping to see what we can do with these frameworks soon.

 

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