SciChart WPF v5.1.0 Build 11299 Released!
Posted by Andrew on 23 February 2018 12:00 PM
We are pleased to announce the release of SciChart v5.1.0 Build 11299. This is a minor update which contains a number of bug fixes and feature improvements. It is strongly advised for users of SciChart v5.x to upgrade to this version, which is a drop-in replacement.
What’s New in SciChart WPF v5.1.0?
There are a number of improvements and bug fixes made in SciChart v5.1.0. It is recommended for all users of SciChart v5.x to update to the latest version, which should be a drop in replacement.
Where to Get It?
SciChart WPF v188.8.131.5299 is available from the usual channels.
Please ensure you uninstall the previous version(s) of SciChart before installing v5.1.0 as this can prevent some issues in the upgrade process!
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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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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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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 v184.108.40.20665?
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 v220.127.116.1165 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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SciChart WPF v4.2.4 Build 10393 Released!
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 27 July 2017 11:36 AM
We are pleased to announce the release of SciChart v4.2.4 Build 10393. This is a minor update which contains many critical 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 v18.104.22.16893?
Lots and lots of bugs fixed! It is recommended for all users of SciChart WPF v4.x to update to the latest version, which should be a drop in replacement.
Critical Bugs (Crash, Memory Leak, .NET 4.0 sustainability issues) Fixed
Where to Get It?
SciChart WPF v22.214.171.12493 is available from the usual channels.
Please ensure you uninstall the previous version(s) of SciChart before installing v4.2.4 as this can prevent some issues in the upgrade process!
Any other news?
SciChart iOS/Android/Xamarin v2 is released! This is a major release that includes API breaking changes and tons of improvements goes with that. Please read about changes, improvements, and features in the release note. We have also adjusted the pricing for new customers. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
SciChart WPF Development in progress
We are also still working on SciChart WPF v5 major update. This will feature a number of new 2D+3D Chart types as well as improvements to speed, stability, and API for our WPF customerbase.
We have delayed releasing this since we want to get it right, and we have so many users using SciChart WPF v4 with great success, that there is no significant rush to get to market and we want to ensure when we do deliver, it will be super-awesome.
If you want to preview SciChart WPF v5 you can do so, again via a public Github repository, which also pulls assemblies from NuGet.
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SciChart iOS/Android/ Xamarin v2 Released
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 12 July 2017 09:30 AM
If you are using SciChart iOS v1.x or Android v1.x then please note that this update introduces breaking changes and is not a drop-in replacement for SciChart iOS/Android v1.
What’s New in SciChart iOS/ Android /Xamarin v2?
Thanks to some brave early adopters, and great feedback from our iOS/Android customers, we have done a lot of work to improve our iOS & Android charts, and bring you Xamarin support in our latest major release, as well as lots and lots of new features and improvements that will make your apps really stand out.
SciChart iOS/Android v2 now features Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android support, enabling the use of our iOS/Android charts in Xamarin applications. We have published the SciChart.iOS.dll and SciChart.Android.dll to our NuGet feed, ready for .NET developers to use this exciting cross-platform framework.
Stacked Column Chart Type
Stacked Mountain Chart type
100% Stacked Columns and 100% Stacked Mountain charts
In addition to Stacked Columns, and Stacked Mountains, SciChart for iOS, Android & Xamarin now supports 100% Stacked Column and Mountain Chart Types. See our example for iOS 100% Stacked Columns Chart, Android 100% Stacked Columns Chart and Xamarin bindings for both.
We’ve added a Fan Chart example for visualizing uncertainty and forecasts. This is based on our existing Band chart type for iOS, Android and Xamarin. See our examples for iOS Fan Chart and Android Fan Chart.
Custom Series Type (with Spline Line Example)
We’ve added a CustomRenderableSeries type to our iOS, Android, and Xamarin charts. One of our examples demonstrates this by creating a Spline Line for iOS/Android. See our example for iOS Spline Chart and Android Spline Chart.
Use for visualizing impulse responses in digital filters as well as some scientific chart types, the Impulse chart has been added to both iOS & Android. See our example for iOS Impulse Chart, Android Impulse Chart, and Xamarin Impulse Chart.
Error Bars Chart
We have added Error Bars to both iOS, Android platforms, as well as our Xamarin bindings. This is used to visualize error in scientific / research applications. See our examples for iOS Error Bars Chart, Android Error Bars Chart, and Xamarin Error Bars.
Bubble charts have been added to both iOS, Android platforms. Used to visualize a bubble at a specific X,Y location, sized by the Z parameter. See our examples of iOS Bubble Chart, Android Bubble Chart, and Xamarin Bubble Chart.
Dashed Lines on both iOS+Android platforms
Both iOS and Android platforms now have Dashed Line support. See our examples for iOS Dashed Line Chart and Android Dashed Line Chart.
PaletteProvider API for both iOS+Android Platforms
Both iOS and Android platforms now have PaletteProvider APIs, allowing you to dynamically colour individual data-points based on data-values. The PaletteProvider API has been added for many series types, including Line, Mountain, Scatter, Heatmap, Candlestick. See our examples on how to use the Palette Provider on iOS and Android Charts.
New Annotation Types
New Theme Support
New Axis Types and new APIs
We have added the Logarithmic Axis to both SciChart iOS and Android. Use this to display data with a wide dynamic range on a logarithmic scale. See our examples on iOS Chart Logarithmic Axis and Android Chart Logarithmic Axis.
The Inertial Scroll and Pan on touch has also been added to both platforms.
Package Manager Support
All three platforms (iOS, Android, Xamarin) now have package manager support. We will be delivering continuously for bug fixes, features and minor updates according to Semantic Versioning (no breaking changes unless major version) to the following package sources.
In addition our example code is now published to Github and is available to clone or download.
We’ve published tutorials to get started with SciChart iOS/Android/Xamarin v2. These can be found below.
Where to get SciChart Downloads?
You can get the SciChart iOS/Android/ Xamarin SDK v2.0 from the Downloads page. Source code customers can also get latest from our Github repository as well as from Cocoapods for iOS, and Maven for Android.
Xamarin source code version is only shipped with SciChart iOS and Android 2D Enterprise version.
Pricing and upgrades
Adjusted Pricing for New Customers
Free for the Existing Customers of SciChart iOS/Android
If the above offers are of interest to you, contact sales to get a quote asking for the ‘existing customer Xamarin upgrade.
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