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Mar
9
SciChart WPF Examples, Tutorials source now on GitHub!
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 09 March 2017 09:00 AM

In the past few weeks, we have been working on shaping our product and vision for SciChart WPF, with the help of feedback from our userbase and potential customers. One of the requests which you have asked for is the ability to have the SciChart WPF Examples source code available *outside the installer*. As a result, we have taken the step to setup automatic publishing of the SciChart WPF Examples Suite to Github, referencing the SciChart WPF DLLs from NuGet. We are hoping that this will be a powerful resource which will enable our users to fall into the pit of success when using SciChart!

What is in SciChart WPF Examples Repository?

The SciChart WPF Examples Repository can be found on Github under the ABTSoftware organization. This is a public repository with an open source License. You are free to clone it using Git or SVN clients, download the code, and use anything in it for commercial or open source purposes.

The repository contains

SciChart WPF Examples Source Code
  • The full source code for the SciChart WPF v4.x Examples Suite
  • The full source code for the SciChart WPF v5.x Examples Suite (BETA)

WPF Charts by SciChart WPF v4 SDK

SciChart WPF Tutorials

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SciChart WPF Examples Sandbox

Cloning the Repository and Building the Source

  • You can clone the repository with Git, Tortoise SVN client, or download a zip.
  • You will need Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 or 2015 installed.
  • You will need to setup the NuGet feed as per our instructions ‘Getting Started with NuGet’
  • After that just build and run. The SciChart.Wpf.Examples will get all packages from NuGet and will build and run!

Wait, What? SciChart Examples v5?

That’s right! You heard correctly. We are now publishing an Early Access Preview of the the SciChart WPF Examples v5 to the Github repository, along side SciChart WPF v5 BETA to our abtsoftware-bleedig-edge (BETA) NuGet Feed.

SciChart WPF v5 IS A VERY EARLY BETA. This version of SciChart is very much in flux. We wanted to be able to showcase what we have been working on as well as give some of our customers early access to the next major version of SciChart, which is currently on schedule to be released in May.

WPF v5 Burndown Chart as of March 2016. Expected delivery in May 2016 WPF v5 Burndown Chart as of March 2016. Expected delivery in May 2016

If you want to see what we’re doing for SciChart WPF v5, head on over to our Public Issue Tracker where you can see the sprints, the tasks in progress and our statuses. ‘Delivered’ state means published to NuGet & Github!

New Features coming soon to SciChart WPF v5

WPF Radar Chart

From one of the surveys we learned that  Radar Charts are important to many users.

This 2D Chart will be added to SciChart WPF v 5 to allow displaying radars with customizable axes and selectable series or data-points. This chart type has been built from the ground up using our fast 2D drawing technology and looks great!

radarchart The WPF Radar Chart type allows unlimited, configurable ‘Radar Axis’ with data series as Polygons, Point-Markers or Lines. Tooltips and Legends and theming come as standard

You can see an example of use here.

WPF Discontinuous DateTime Axis

In WPF v5 new DiscontinuousDateTimeAxis type is going to be introduced. This is a special axis type, specifically for financial / trading charts, which will allow you to skip ranges (overnight, weekend). It will support series with differing lengths for the first time in trading charts. This opens the possibility of all sorts of indicators and filtering techniques previously impossible with SciChart. It will allow you to use Range, Tick, Volume or Time based bars. It preserves the position on Annotations on time-frame changes. It allows showing/hiding of overnight trading on exchanges with extended trading data.

discoaxis The DiscontinuousDateTimeAxis type allows Volume, Range, Price and Tick Bars as well as a calendar for skipping overnight segments/weekends for true support for financial stock charts.

You can see an example of use here.

Uniform Heatmap Type

The heatmap type is undergoing radical transformation. We have a new FastUniformHeatmapRenderableSeries. This is up to 10x faster than the existing FastHeatmapRenderableSeries for the case where cells are uniformly spaced and supports the PaletteProvider API. This works best with DirectX.

The Uniform heat map type has been heavily optimised, now yielding up to 10x faster rendering when compared to v4.x FastHeatmapRenderableSeries The Uniform heat map type has been heavily optimised, now yielding up to 10x faster rendering when compared to v4.x FastHeatmapRenderableSeries

You can see an example of use here

Non-Uniform Heatmap Type

Still in progress, we have a Non-Uniform heatmap type which will supercede the existing FastHeatmapRenderableSeries. This fixes issues where the Y cells don’t match the spacing provided by the user. We also hope it will be faster and more flexible than the existing FastHeatmapRenderableSeries. Still a work in progress 
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Feb
17
SciChart WPF v4.2.2 Build 9777 Released!
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 17 February 2017 03:25 PM

We are pleased to announce the release of SciChart v4.2.2 Build 9777. 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.

We’re committed to providing our customers with the best experience possible, and as a result, we continue to update and improve our popular WPF Charts components!

 

What’s New in v4.2.2?

Critical Bug Fixes
  • Updated Installer to force upgrade / uninstall of old version of scichart when installing 4.2.2. Fixes issue where SciChart Licensing Wizard crashes after install when a previous version was installed
  • Added some lock(SyncRoot) to public methods on DataSeries where getting indices range, or getting Y Range. Prevents race conditions and crashes.
  • SC-3946 VerticalLineAnnotation. ShowLabel crashing issue. Fix for Null reference exception in MouseDown event in a AnnotationLabel. fix for “disappearing proper Labels in VerticalLineAnnotation”
  • SC-3918 Fixed 3D VertexSelectionModifier crashes in some cases
  • Fix for memory leak in series binding (Ticket “Releasing Heatmap2DArrayDataSeries from memory”)
  • Test for releasing memmory when Collection is changing in Series biding.
  • Test for memory leak in Series binding caused by unsubscribing from ParentSurface event.
  • SC-3862 On Finalize of SciChartSurface in an ItemTemplate, you get occassional ‘Element has already has a logical parent. It must be detached from the old parent before it is attached to a new one’ error. Stopped removing Axis from SciChartSurface in Unloaded handler in Finalizer . SuspendUpdates around UpdateLayout() in PrepareSurfaceForExport stops exceptions thrown/caught in export
  • SC-3857 Fixed the issue when LogAxis threw if VisibleRange contained NaNs (https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3857)
Other Bug Fixes
  • Added fix for Axis.TitleStyle with DataTemplate when exporting;
  • SC-3937 Dev Mode: add “Export to…” option to the Toolbar for testing purposes
  • SC-3958 Fixed the issue with points selection when selection rect goes outside the window bounds (https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3958)
  • SC-3943 Fixed the issue with setting the Content property of CustomAnnotation to a non-UI element; added a test(https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3943)
  • SC-3924 “Stacked Columns Side by Side”: rollover marker doesn’t appear. Added new control template and a style. Modified converter so that he can handle null values, we need this for GradientsBrush
  • SC-3926 Rollover/Cursor/Tooltip wrong tooltip for the last point in a digital series
  • SC-3199 Fixed “Create Custom Theme” example – no render series appear. because of Freeze AttachedProperty we can not create a modifieble copy of brush for XAML renderer
  • SC-3929 Fixed SelectionOffset issue in pie/donut charts
  • SC-3920 Fixed the “Using Tooltip Modifier Tooltips” example (https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3920)
  • Fixed Legend PointMarker disappearing after export issue;
  • SC-3913 Fixed the issue when BoxPlotSeries doesn’t draw well on a vertical chart; added default fill brush for BoxPlotSeries; added lines clipping to the XAML RenderContext; added visual tests
  • Fixed legendModifier horizontal\vertical scrollbars visibility when exporting
  • Fixed draw text with YAxis.FlipCoordinate = false;
  • SC-3671 Fixed VerticalAlignment Top and Center issue in VerticalLineAnnotation. Added checking if anchors dataPoint are NaN. The same was done for HorizontalLineAnnotation
  • Added a test when all values are the same, autorange does not calculate an invalid range
API Improvements
  • Made AttachAnnotation/DetachAnnotation methods virtual in the CompositeAnnotation class to allow overidding the default behavior(see the ticket #PLL-483-27180);
  • Code refactoring. Added a possibility to override Modifier action when a specific Modifier Key is pressed.
  • SC-3934 Fixed the issue when MajorDelta,MinorDelta bindings get broken (or not updated) after changing AutoTicks. (https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3934)
  • Fixed LegendModifier.Legend ScrollBarVisibility issues and binding errors
  • Supply correct error message in AxisCollection.GetAxisById() when more than one, or no axis exists with ID
  • SC-3859 ISciChartSurfaceBase interface does not include ExportToBitmap / ExportToFile methods
  • SC3D-359 Combined D3D9 and D3D10/11 C++ Dlls in SciChart3D Native to reduce DLL count and SciChart.Charting3D.Dll size by half.
    – Implemented mechanism to choose D3D9 or D3D11/10 in Viewport3D.cs.
    – Deleted all projects associated with D3D9
    – changed for native code to match twister changes
    – a flag can be used to start in d3d9 mode
  • Added missing XML comments for PieChart components;
  • Add ability to disable click Selection of segments
  • Rename property “AllowSelection” to “AllowClickSelection”
  • SC3D-361 Refactor SCRTImmediateDraw.SetBlendState() / SetRasterizerState() / SetDepthStencilState to use push pop stack
  • SC-3827 Modify SourceCollectionBase to link to INotifyCollectionChanged not ObservableCollection<IRenderableSeriesViewModel>
Aesthetic Issues Resolved
  • SC-3917 Fill gradients for candlesticks – refactored XamlPolygonDrawingContext a little (https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3917)
  • SC-3917 Fixed candlesticks gradients for Hs, Hq brushes (https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3917)
  • SC-3916 Fixed gradient for vertical charts with DirectX renderer https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3916
  • SC-3917 Improved candlestick series drawing with gradient brushes https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3917
  • SC-3916 Considered custom transformations on brush for gradient fill https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3916
  • SC-3957 Investigated and fixed when pie/donut charts not resizing well issue. Fixed pie/donut issue when one segment is 100% the pie disappears
  • SC-3917 FIxed gradient fill with XamlPolygonDrawingContext (https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3917)
  • SC-3944 Fixed the issue with opacity not working for some series types; added tests (https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3944)
  • SC-3914 Fixed series Opacity issue with XamlRenderContext. (https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3914)
  • SC-3916 Working on gradient rotation for filled series – added rotation to XamlPolygonDrawingContext (https://abtsoftware.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/SC-3916)
  • Fixed usage of aliasing in XamlLineDrawingContext
  • SC-3912 Demo App shows an old logo
  • Documentation: Updated Installing SciChart page to include Uninstalling
  • SC3D-362 3D CrossHairsMode.Plane is hard to see because of blending
  • SC-3836 Add box outline to 3D CubeGeometry example

 

Where to get it?!

You can get all the SciChart Releases from the www.scichart.com/downloads page. If you haven’t created an account with SciChart.com yet, please do. You will need to in order to access the downloads.

If you are a customer of SciChart you can also access our binaries via our NuGet feed as well as Github (for source-code customers).

What Else is on our Roadmap?

Recently we have taken a moment to evaluate where we have been, and are planning to go as a business. There is SciChart Annual report 2016 which shows how we are doing as a business.

We have also shared SciChart Vision and Roadmap – for 2017 and beyond.

Please take a moment to read the above and we would very much value your feedback on our current and future roadmap for SciChart!

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

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Jan
9
SciChart Android v1.2.1 1540 Released
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 09 January 2017 02:24 PM

We are pleased to announce that SciChart Android SDK v1.2.1 1540 has now been released! We had minor bug fixes done and improved our documentation a lot, please see below for the list of changes.

If you are using SciChart Android v1.x then this update is a drop-in replacement.

What’s New in SciChart Android v1.2.1 1540?

Documentation updates:

Fixed:

  • Fixed SC_DROID-319 issue with line annotations, that overlaped the whole chart when background was set;
  • Fixed SC_DROID-328 issue that prevents the incorrect annotation placement;
  • Fixed SC_DROID-327 safeRemove of annotation was added;
  • Fixed the issue with the Charting project;
  • Fixed SC_DROID-326 script to allow passing of sdkMinVersion to Gradle from command line via project parameters.

 

Where to get SciChart Downloads?

You can get the SciChart Android SDK v1.2.1.1540 from the Downloads page. Source code customers can also get-latest from our Github repository.

GET SCICHART Android v1.2.1.1540

 

What’s coming soon?

We have been quite about our roadmap but we estimate that we are a few weeks away from a major release of SciChart iOS & Android: v2.0. This will add a number of enhancements, including new chart types, new features and support for Xamarin applications. More info to be announced soon!

Best regards,

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Jan
5
SciChart iOS v1.2.3 982 Released
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 05 January 2017 01:38 PM

We are pleased to announce that SciChart iOS SDK v1.2.3 982 has now been released! Please see below for the list of improvements / features added and bugs fixed.

If you are using SciChart iOS v1.x then this update is a drop-in replacement.

What’s New in SciChart iOS v1.2.3 982?

New Features

  • Added transparency for Surface’s background;
  • Added CustomRenderableSeries;
  • Added method for reattaching view to surface;

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed isEnabled option for annotations;
  • Fixed annotations and modifier group gestures handling;
  • Fixed gradient brushes copying;
  • Fixed mountain renderable series: added calculating Y range.

Where to get SciChart Downloads?

You can get the SciChart iOS SDK v1.2.0 from the Downloads page. Source code customers can also get-latest from our Github repository.

GET SCICHART IOS v1.2.3

 

What’s coming soon?

We have been quite about our roadmap but we estimate that we are a few weeks away from a major release of SciChart iOS & Android: v2.0. This will add a number of enhancements, including new chart types, new features and support for Xamarin applications. More info to be announced soon!

Best regards,

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Dec
28
SciChart WPF v4.2.1 Build 9358 Released!
Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 28 December 2016 05:35 PM

Even during holidays our team can’t stop improving our WPF charts. We are pleased to announce that SciChart WPF v4.2.1 has now been released!

This release includes some critical bug fixes, including two memory leaks in SciChart 3D, as well as some minor features requested by our users over the past few weeks.

It is strongly advised for users of SciChart v4.x to upgrade to this version, which is a drop-in replacement.

SciChart WPF Task Tracker now Public

If you have a moment you can take a look at our Issue Tracker board showing the status of SciChart WPF. Our Issue Tracker is now public and has a new look. You can browse the status of sprints, tasks and bugs that you have reported.

Have a look below to see what’s in the release.

What’s New in v4.2.1?

Minor edits: 

  • Added PointLineRenderableSeries3D.IsAntialiased property;
  • Added missing TemplateParts descriptions for annotation types;   
  • Updated CrosshairLinesSceneEntity 3D to use antialiasing by default;
  • Added new ResamplingMode.MinOrMax;
    • Performs (Max) when points above zero, (Min) when points below zero, and MinMax when points span zero;
    • Reduces clutter on the chart for line series;
    • Allows correct output for Mountain and Column when (Max) mode is used and points span zero;   
  • Added GetSize and GetFontFace to TSRFont;
  • Modified Equals method for TextureKey class, so it compare Opacity. It’s needed for dynamic Opacity changing;
  • Added new Dependency Property “Opacity” for IRenderableSeries;
  • Updated RubberBandXyZoomModifier.PerformZoom to public virtual so that users can override it;
  • Made DefaultEntityIdProvider.GetEntityId() virtual so that users can override it.

Fixed a couple of things too:

  • SC3D-355 Fixed AccessViolationException on shutdown of an application with SciChart3D
  • SC3D-347 Fixed Native memory leak in SciChart3D after open/close window which contains a 3D Chart.
  • Fixed TSRFont leak in SCRTAxisCubeEntity.cpp;
  • SC-3797 Fixed Reported great decrease in performance of DataPointSelectionModifier;
  • SC3D-357 Fixed Selection always selects the last point;
  • SC-3548 Fixed FastColumnRenderableSeries does not display negative data once resampled;
  • SC-3796 Fixed rotated heatmap not drawing in hq, hs and xaml renders;
  • SC3D-349 Fixed Performance Decrease for PointLineRenderableSeries3D and SciChart3D charts from v4.1.1 to v4.2.0;
  • SC-3787 Fixed Tooltips to work with specific data mapping in Heatmap;  
  • SC-3795 Fixed the Setting Opacity to work well for RenderableSeries
  • Fixed Viewport3D removes RootEntity as well as disposes;
  • SC3D-346 Fixed TextSceneEntity / Font3D performance is terrible when 1,000 scene entities.
  • SC-3794 Fixed MaximumMeshID Exceeded when greater than 1,000 TextSceneEntitiy objects in the scene
  • SC-3784 Fixed SelectedPointMarker property was missed in BaseRenderableSeriesViewModel;
  • SC-3605 Fixed AnnotationCreation modify to allow continuous usage;
  • SC-3698 Fixed AxisMarkerAnnotation wrong mouse cursor;   
  • SC-3777 Fixed the Deviations from VisibleRangeLimit during zooming/ZoomExtents;
  • SC-3783 Fixed SciChartOverview update when SciStockChart & SciChartOverview is hidden;
  • Fixed hardcoded gaps in pie/donut charts and added some properties for it;
  • SC-3664 Fixed Disappearing HorizontalLine on the top edge;
  • SC-3664 Fixed Disappearing VerticalLine near the edge;   
  • Fixed SeriesSelectionModifier issue;
  • Fixed compilation error in TestSuite;
  • Fixed Heatmap tooltip getting Z-value if maping is flipped;   
  • Fixed SC-3798 RolloverModifier when it shows many tooltips in SciChart Trader example;
  • Fixed pie/donut selection event args;
  • SC-3801 Fixed the issue when AutoRange didn’t work for SurfaceMeshes;
  • Fixed a bug where font change only occurred on XAxis;
  • Fixed a bug where fonts were recreated every frame, causing slowdown;
  • Fixed issue where updating of Line/Tick line styles in AxisBase3D.ToAxisDescriptor caused an infinite redraw of the chart;

Where to get it?!

You can get all the SciChart Releases from the www.scichart.com/downloads page. If you haven’t created an account with SciChart.com yet, please do. You will need to in order to access the downloads.

If you are a customer of SciChart you can also access our binaries via our NuGet feed as well as Github (for source-code customers).

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

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Dec
16
SciChart Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android Bindings ALPHA
Posted by Andrew on 16 December 2016 06:03 PM
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Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS enables development of SciChart mobile apps in Visual Studio!

We’ve published what is a very very early Alpha version of the SciChart iOS & Android Xamarin Bindings to our NuGet feed and Github today. These are binding libraries (thin wrappers) around our existing SciChart iOS & Android Native Chart Components.

You can clone the repository for the SciChart Xamarin Examples here. This builds in Visual Studio 2015 with Xamarin 10.3. Also, you can get the NuGet packages for SciChart.iOS, SciChart.Android from our SciChart official NuGet Feed.

SciChart Xamarin Examples are open source on Github

SciChart Xamarin Examples are open source on Github

SciChart official NuGet Feed

SciChart official NuGet Feed

Currently the Android examples are completed and working, iOS Examples are a work in progress. The SciChart.iOS and SciChart.Android Xamarin DLLs are v2.0 Alpha. Full release will be expected in January as we aim to release SciChart iOS & Android v2.0 at the same time.

To build the examples, you will need Visual Studio 2015 and Xamarin 10.3.

  • For Android, you will need to setup the development environments for Android SDK and NDK as per our documentation, with Java SDK 8.
  • For iOS, you will need a real Mac OSX machine to act as a build agent. XCode 8.2 and Xamarin Studio with Xamarin.iOS is required on the Mac to build and deploy SciChart.iOS.

Full dev setup instructions coming soon!

Next week we expect to add a host of iOS Chart examples, and please be advised the API is still in flux as we unify iOS & Android and ensure the two platforms have similar APIs.

More coming soon!

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

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