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Nov
10
SciChart WPF: New set of tutorials now online
Posted by Andrew on 10 November 2016 03:42 PM

If you are new to SciChart WPF, or have recently started using it, it’s well worth taking a look at our new set of tutorials for SciChart WPF!

These include the following topics:

Tutorials include:

By the end of the tutorials you should end up with a multi-chart, multi-axis chart, with realtime updates and annotations, scrollbars, zooming and panning behaviour, tooltips and legends, which looks a little like this:

multiple-charts-linked-events

If you are experienced with SciChart WPF, it’s worth having a look to give us your feedback.

Also, if you have any feedback for us about topics to include for future tutorials that would also be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
[SciChart Team]

 

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Oct
25
Transitionz WPF – Free library for Metro style Animation Effects
Posted by Andrew on 25 October 2016 01:27 PM

We spent a little bit of time at the weekend open-sourcing one of the libraries that we use in the SciChart WPF Examples Suite and Licensing Wizard which handles cool animation effects!

You’ve seen the cool animation effects in the WPF Chart Examples Suite right? Well we’ve achieved this using the now open-sourced Transitionz WPF library!

This cool little library allows you to animate Opacity, Translate Transform, or Blur.

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Transitionz.Blur, Translate and Opacity on Visibility Changed

You can do really complex things and trigger animations on loaded, on Visibility Changed or on Property Changed via bindings. We use it in the SciChart WPF Examples Suite as well as the Licensing Wizard to achieve these cool effects.

Transitionz.Blur, Opacity and Translate used in the Licensing Wizard app

Transitionz.Blur, Opacity and Translate used in the Licensing Wizard app

If you want to include Transitionz in your app and have cool animation effects, you can get it for free from NuGet as the SciChart.Wpf.UI.Transitionz package (licensed under Apache 2.0 – free for commercial use). Alternatively, we have also published the full source to Github.

For usage instructions please see the Transitionz-Library wiki page.

Enjoy!

[SciChart Team]

 

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Oct
13
SciChart iOS Android Charts Bug Tracker is now public!
Posted by Andrew on 13 October 2016 10:54 AM

As an experiment into improving transparency and feedback on our development processes, we have taken the bold step to make our Android & iOS Project Issue Tracker public!

Have a watch of the video above to see how to navigate the issue tracker.

Links to the Issue Tracker:

As always, your feedback is welcome!

Best regards,
Andrew
[SciChart Team]

 

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Oct
3
Announcing No-Support Product Pricing Options
Posted by Andrew on 03 October 2016 02:23 PM

Today we’re excited to announce a new pricing option for our cross platform WPF, iOS & Android charts to complement our 1-year, 2-year, 3-year and lifetime priority support options.

This option is about 30% cheaper than supported options if you wish to purchase a license without technical support.

New No-Support Option: Save 30% on License Costs

As of today we have launched a new No-Support option to all our WPF, iOS & Android Chart control licenses (excluding source-code options).

This option will give you access to updates for 3-months only (no technical support) and reduces the price of purchasing licenses from SciChart by about 30% and should make things considerably cheaper if you don’t think you will need access to our tech support during your development:

No Support Option Pricing (Developer Licenses)
  • SciChart WPF 2D Pro: $629 (vs. $899 with 1-year support, Save $270 USD!)
  • SciChart WPF SDK Pro: $1229 (vs. $1749 with 1-year support, Save $520 USD!)
  • SciChart iOS 2D Pro: $549 (vs. $789 with 1-year support, Save $240 USD!)
  • SciChart Android 2D Pro: $549 (vs. $789 with 1-year supportSave $240 USD!)
  • SciChart iOS & Android 2D Pro: $874 (vs. $1,249 with 1-year support, Save $375 USD!)
No Support Option Pricing (Site Licenses)

Site licenses are also available for unlimited developers at a single physical site. For example:

  • SciChart WPF 2D Pro Site: $6299 (vs. $8990 with 1-year support, Save $2700 USD!)
  • SciChart WPF SDK Pro Site: $12490 (vs. $17490 with 1-year support, Save $5241 USD!)
  • SciChart iOS & Android 2D Pro Site: $6229 (vs. $8990 with 1-year support, Save $2700 USD!)

You can see all the pricing live now at store.scichart.com

SEE THE SCICHART STORE

What are the terms?

With the 1-year, 2-year, 3-year and lifetime support options, you get priority support at support.scichart.com, or via the forums at www.scichart.com/questions. We will aim to answer your questions within 1-business day, and solve problems as quickly as reasonably possible.

With the no-support option, your access to these systems won’t be prevented, but it will be ignored. Meaning you may receive an auto-response but please don’t expect to have questions answered. We have to be strict about this, sorry.

Your no-support license will allow you to get major & minor updates from SciChart such as bug fix builds, new features, for 3-months from purchase, not for a full-year like the 1-year support plan.

What if I want to report a bug?

Please do! You can report bugs by emailing . Please be sure to include:

  • The platform you are using (e.g. WPF, IOS, Android)
  • The version of SciChart you are using
  • Steps to reproduce the bug
  • A code sample (if applicable)
  • Screenshots (if applicable)

Bugs will be filed in our task tracker, and prioritised according to severity of the bug, and our workload. If we do fix it, we’ll try to contact you back to let you know.

What if I do need help?

We do have an extensive set of examples and documentation for all our charts, and more is coming soon such as getting-started guides and tutorials. If you do need help please try to use these resources as you may find the answer here.

scichart-documentation-examples

If you get really stuck you can always ask at stackoverflow.com using the tag:SciChart. However, please be advised our team is not obliged to answer questions.

Finally, if you do wish to upgrade to a support plan after purchasing a no-support license, please contact sales. We would be happy to quote this for you.

Why have we done this?

By far our biggest cost is tech-support, and we really put a lot of effort into it! You can read this article here which talks about just how many support-requests we resolve (hint: thousands) and the sorts of amazing feedback we get from customers – it really is encouraging to see our customers love what we do and rate us highly!

We’ve always prided ourselves on excelling at support, and we personally think its a very important part of what we do. However, the market is showing us that if we want to grow we need to consider no-support options, as they can allow us to scale at a rate we previously were not able to.

Finally ..

Finally, If you do have feedback about this option or want to ask a few questions, feel free to contact us, we will do our best to help.

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

 

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Sep
19
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!)

SEE THE SCICHART STORE

scichart-ios-android-new-combined-pricing

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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Sep
14
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.

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TAKE THE SURVEY

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

 

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