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Sep
22
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 v4.2.5.10565?

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.

Bugs Fixed:  
  • Fixed issue of not hiding tooltips when VerticalLine was hidden;
  • Fixed the problem with multithreading in modifiers when the ExecuteOn property was used;
  • SC-4202: Fixed AxisMarkerAnnotation bug when used with vertically stacked axes;
  • Fixed the memory leak in TooltipControl when there was only one tooltip in VerticalSliceModifier;
  • Fixed memory leak in TooltipControl when it would not unsubscribe from events;
  • SC-4216: Fixed SciChart3D – DateTimeAxis3D setting the StartZ parameter results in strange behavior (surface stretched);
  • Fixed a bug, where VerticalLineAnnotation disappears on drag;
  • SC-4207: Fixed TooltipModifier3D issue when chart title causes tooltips to appear shifted;
  • SC-4215: Fixed VisibleRangeLimit is not serialized;
  • SC-4208: Fixed Axis does not fire event DataRangeChanged when removing series;
  • SC3D-341: Fixed Hit-Test fails when more than one SurfaceMesh in the scene;
  • SC-4205: Fixed SurfaceMesh isn’t updated correctly when changing series visibility in Legend;
  • SC-4212: Fixed Binding DataSeries to RenderableSeries: chart does not update;
  • Fixed Grid Mesh 3D hit-test;
  • Minor fixes for donut/pie charts;
  • SC-4205: Fixed SurfaceMesh isn’t updated correctly when changing series visibility in legend;
  • SC-4190: Fixed Pie/Donut selection animation when it fails to work sometimes;
  • SC-4206: Fixed SciChart3D – solid wireframe rendering affecting other series in chart (3D surface chart);
  • SC-4204: Fixed Virtualizing controls break MVVM behavior;
  • SC-4189: Fixed Pie/Donut Chart exception when change properties of a removed segment via a ViewModel;
  • SC-3977: Fixed 3D charts: Incorrect axis bands rendering;
  • Fixed the issue when bindings would not work on the ProjectionMode property of Camera3D;
  • Fixed DirectXHelper / Direct3D10Renderer holding onto references via InitializationFailed event.
Minor Improvements
  • Default value of Highlight property of the SurfaceMeshRenderableSeries3D is reverted to original value;
  • Offset X/Z calculation improvements for MeshOffsets in SurfaceMeshSceneEntity type;
  • Mesh ID improvements: Linked list based reusable mesh IDs;
  • SC-4213 Improved Surface series seems a bit dark from certain angles;
  • SC-4206 Improved SciChart3D – solid wireframe rendering affecting other series in the hart (3D surface chart).

Where to Get It?

SciChart WPF v4.2.5.10565 is available from the usual channels.

  • By downloading from our scichart.com/downloads page
  • By Install-Package or Update-Package from NuGet
  • By cloning or downloading the source code on Github (source code customers only)

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!

GET SCICHART WPF v4.2.5

 

 

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

 

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Jul
27
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 v4.2.4.10393?

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 
  • Memory optimization for the HqRenderContext – merged customer pull request
  • Memory optimization for DataSeries/ resampling – merged customer pull request
  • SC-4130: Fixed memory leaks when calling Clear on ItemsCollection – tested for unsubscribing from inner events in a RenderableSeriesSoruceCollection when SciChartGroup remove SciChartSurface
  • SC-4130: Fixed memory leaks if calling Clear on ItemsCollection, caused by RenderableSeriesSourceCollection which was subscribing for ViewModels collection changed event
  • SC-4141: Fixed memory leaks at DataPointSelectionModifier crashes if call UpdateState before the SelectedPMs property
  • SC-4141: Fixed memory leak with a Modifiers dictionary in MouseManager: DataPointSelectionModifier crashes if call UpdateState before the SelectedPMs property
  • SC-4141: Fixed DataPointSelectionModifier crash when calling UpdateState before the SelectedPMs property
  • SC-4141: Fixed DataPointSelectionModifier crash when calling UpdateState before the SelectedPMs property
  • Fixed example crash for uneven data in X\Y
  • SC-4184: Fixed: bug “Using PointMarkers” crashes sometimes on real machine and on machine with .net 4.0
  • Fixed other .Net 4.0 support issues with themes and styles
  • SC-4137: Fixed Series With Metadata example crashes immediately
  • SC-4137: Fixed “HitTest API” example crash
  • SC-4179: Fixed bug for Export fails if set PointMarkerTemplate
  • SC-4174: Fixed incorrect spline computations in the examples
  • SC-4172: Fixed the issue when a CompositeAnnotation would throw NullReference in MVVM
Minor Improvements
  • SC-4122: Fixed bug when DataDistributionCalculator is reset from UserDefinedDistributionCalculator when data series is cleared
  • SC-4108: Fixed bug with Rendering artifacts when using digital line with DirectX by adding sample for drawing artifacts in Digital line using DirectX
  • SC-4078: Fixed an issue when an annotation would appear if IsHidden set
  • SC-4119: fixed issue when HorizontalLineAnnotation doesn’t get base points if HorizontalAlignment=Stretch
  • Improvements: skip file overriding in case destination file is the same. files comparison is based on the cached MD5 checksum.
  • SC-4154: Added ability ZoomHistoryManager working with SciScrollBar
  • SC-4114: Fixed and improved the issue when dashed lines in legend don’t correctly represent their corresponding series
  • Added SciChartInetractionToolbar to CreateACustomChart example instead of using buttons
  • SC-4155: Prevented pushing changes to zoom history if AutoRange==Always
  • SC-4122: Removed redundant recreating of distribution calculator on Clear()
  • SC-4040: Prevented adding lists of values into data series with different count of values or null lists;
  • SC-4108 Prevented the generation of the extra fill-up triangle when the Lines with adjacency are vertical or horizontal lines, to fix Rendering artifacts when using digital line with DirectX
  • Added ability to display cursor label axis for multi panes if Y axis is collapsed, suggested by a customer

Where to Get It?

SciChart WPF v4.2.4.10393 is available from the usual channels.

  • By downloading from our scichart.com/downloads page
  • By Install-Package or Update-Package from NuGet
  • By cloning or downloading the source code on Github (source code customers only)

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!

GET SCICHART WPF v4.2.4

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.

SciChart.WPF.Examples

 

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

 

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Jun
5
SciChart WPF v4.2.3 Build 10185 Released!
Posted by Andrew on 05 June 2017 08:43 AM

It’s been a while since we’ve shipped a WPF release, as we are busy working on a number of exciting projects! However today we are pleased to announce that an important stability update for SciChart WPF: v4.2.3.10185 has been released.

What’s New in SciChart WPF v4.2.3.10185?

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 or Memory Leak) Fixed
  • SC-4113 Fixed Memory Leak in DirectX when EnableForceWaitForGPU=true
  • SC-4096 Fixed an issue when RolloverModifier crashed when being synchronized and a surface placed in a TabControl
  • SC-4060 Fixed an export to XPS issue where AxisPanel would throw because of not frozen internal bitmap
  • SC-4085 Fixed the issue when LogarithmicAxis would crash if change ScientificNotation and use the default formatting
  • SC-4010 Fixed interaction between ZoomPanModifier and PinchZoomModifier, as well as mouse event handling after touch events
  • SC-4068 Fixed the issue when DataPointSelectionModifier threw on UpdateState
  • SC-4041 Fixes blank screen on restart after sleep in 3D Charts
  • SC-3368 Memory leak in DataSeries.Detach / _dsToNotify hashset
  • SC-4041 Fixes Unhandled NullReferenceException – Direct3D10Image.OnIsFrontBufferAvailableChanged
  • SC-4001 Fixed performance problem causing stutterring when Fifo Series and Legend is used
  • SC-4053: Added throwing proper information when user tries to bind annotation to non-existent axis; fixed crash when adding line annotation on chart without data
  • Fixes occasional InvalidOperationException / cross thread access in Direct3D10RenderSurface.Dispose when called from the finalizer thread
  • Fixed Thread safety issue in BitmapContext.Dispose(). Ensure dictionary of open contexts is locked before removal
Minor Improvements
  • SC-4114: fixed issue when dashed lines in legend don’t correctly represent their corresponding series
  • SC-4116: Proper zoom extents for StackedColumns when ZeroLineY equals min or max DataRange
  • SC-4115: fixed bad bindings for Ternaries Charts
  • SC3D-409 SurfaceMeshRenderableSeries does not respond to VisibleRange change
  • SC-4060 Added freezing of resources after deserialization
  • SC-4064 Fixed an issue when a SelectedSeries would become deselected after chart re-load in MVVM scenarios
  • SC-4059 Investigate ZoomPanModifier faster panning speed in MouseEventGroup – Merged pull request https://github.com/ABTSoftware/SciChartWPF/pull/7
  • SC-4058 Investigate jumping VisibleRange with CategoryAxis – Merged pull request #6 from https://github.com/ABTSoftware/SciChartWPF/pull/6
  • SC-4030 ThemeManager isn’t thread safe – Merged pull request #5 from https://github.com/ABTSoftware/SciChartWPF/pull/5
  • SC-4047: modified example to make DataPointSelectionModifier work with SplineLineRenderableSeries
  • SC-4057 Fixed the issue when PanModifier overrode the CursorProperty on the ParentSurface
  • SC-4031: added ability to set major and minor delta for category axes
  • SC-4035 Fixes after activating expired serial key, Licensing Wizard says Trial
  • SC-4026 Fixed and changed horizontal line annotation template
  • SC-4025 Fixed shared RolloverModifier work with vertical charts
  • SC-3997 Fixed the issue when RolloverModifier doesn’t work well on synchronized surfaces with different alignment of Y axis
  • Fixes bug where Text Values for double.NaN values in Heatmap cells are drawn as “NAN”
  • Fixed vertical alignment of text inside a chart legend
  • Fixed issue when scrolling for category axis started from wrong point – Merge pull request #8 from UnitedTraders/bugfix/too-fast-pan-fix-2
  • Fixed 3D Charts height map edges incorrect rendering
  • Fixes binding error in Using TooltipModifier Tooltips example
  • Made some properties in SeriesValueModifier protected to make overriding easier

Where to Get It?

SciChart WPF v4.2.3.10185 is available from the usual channels.

  • By downloading from our scichart.com/downloads page
  • By Install-Package or Update-Package from NuGet
  • By cloning or downloading the source code on Github (source code customers only)

Please ensure you uninstall previous version(s) of SciChart before installing v4.2.3 as this can prevent some issues in the upgrade process!

What’s Coming Soon?

We are still working hard on a massive release of SciChart iOS & Android v2, which will include Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android support. You can access early BETA’s of all three via our public Github repositories:

Each of the above repositories pulls binaries for SciChart iOS/Android/Xamarin v2 from Cocoapods (iOS), Maven (Android) and NuGet (Xamarin). Full build instructions are included in the Readme.md in the above repositories.

SciChart WPF Development in progress

We are also still working on a major update to SciChart WPF. 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.

 

Best regards,
[SciChart Team]

 

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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

scichart-tutorials-thumb

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
17
DirectX WPF Chart Compatibility
Posted by Andrew on 17 January 2017 10:40 AM

SciChart now features an optional DirectX10 based renderer. This is currently included as an add-on to the SciChart High Performance WPF Charts library. For more info about the renderer plugins that SciChart provides, please see the articles High Quality vs. High Speed vs. DirectX Renderer Plugins as well as How Fast is SciChart’s DirectX WPF Chart.

Once we move away from the happy, safe world of .NET and into unmanaged code, we need to take a few extra steps to ensure compatibility! This post aims to address compatibility issues with using the Direct3D10RenderSurface, a premium add-on to SciChart High Performance WPF Charts.


Direct3D10RenderSurface System Requirements

Operating System Requirements

The SciChart Direct3D10RenderSurface requires Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or higher.

Hardware Requirements

The SciChart Direct3D10RenderSurface requires a DirectX10 compatible GPU.

You can check the DirectX version your GPU supports by running the DXDiag.exe application, found under your windows start menu.

Prerequisites

The SciChart Direct3D10Renderer has a dependency on D3DX9_43.dll and D3DX10_43.dll.

D3DX9 and 10 are extensions to DirectX and are not installed with Windows as standard.


Deploying your SciChart Application with the Direct3D10RenderSurface

Developer PCs and End-User PCs have the same system requirements to run the SciChart DirectX Renderer. To ensure your SciChart application can use the Direct3D10RenderSurface wherever available, and downgrade to software renderer when not available, please follow these steps:

1. Enable the DirectX Renderer

Follow the example at Easy Fallback from DirectX to Software Rendering without code behind:

<SciChartSurface DirectXHelper.TryApplyDirectXRenderer="True">

...
</SciChartSurface>
2. Distribute SharpDX 2.6.2 with your Application

The Direct3D10RenderSurface also has a dependency on SharpDX v2.6.3 (a Managed Wrapper for DirectX, licensed under the MIT License).

Please make sure the following DLLs are in your output directory (where your application exe resides) when deploying applications with DirectX. SharpDX is also available on NuGet.

  • SharpDX.D3DCompiler.dll (part of SharpDX v2.6.3)
  • SharpDX.Direct3D9.dll
  • SharpDX.Direct3D10.dll
  • SharpDX.dll
  • SharpDX.DXGI.dll

SharpDX_Dependencies

3. Ensure the DirectX Runtime is installed on End-User PCs

All End-User PCs must have the DirectX Runtime installed. The package is included in the SciChart v3.2.4 or later installation directory at %InstallDir%\Prerequisites\DirectX.

You will need to include the DirectX Prerequisites and install DXSetup.exe on end-user PCs when you deploy your application*. To silently install the DirectX Runtime on end-user PC’s, please run the following command line in your application deployment process:

EXEC DXSetup.exe /silent

SciChart DirectX Prerequisites Installer

*Microsoft permits you to redistribute the above files with your end-user applications royalty free. The licensing terms for DXSetup can be found in the licensing agreement of the DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I check at runtime if the DirectX renderer is supported on my PC?

A: You can use the Direct3D10CompatibilityHelper class!

Usage:

/// <summary>
/// A helper class which can be used to detect if the Direct3D10 enhancements to SciChart can run on the current hardware & operating system
/// </summary>
public static class Direct3D10CompatibilityHelper
{
   /// <summary>
   /// Supported operating systems include Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and up. Windows XP, 2000, 2003 are not supported.
   /// </summary>
   public static bool IsSupportedOperatingSystem { get; }

   /// <summary>
   /// Determines if the DirectX10 Runtime Libraries can be found in the C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWow64 folders. If the libraries are not present, we recommend
   /// installing the DirectX Runtime from %SciChart Install Dir%/Prerequisites/DirectX.
   /// This installs platform specific libraries (x86, x64) and SciChart dynamically chooses the correct DirectX version at runtime
   /// </summary>
   public static bool HasDirectX10RuntimeInstalled { get; }

   /// <summary>
   /// Determines if the current GPU supports DirectX10 or later
   /// </summary>
   public static bool HasDirectX10CapableGpu { get; }

   /// <summary>
   /// Determines if the current hardware & software configuration fully supports DirectX10 or later
   /// </summary>
   public static bool SupportsDirectX10 { get { return IsSupportedOperatingSystem && HasDirectX10RuntimeInstalled && HasDirectX10CapableGpu; } }
}
Q: Do I have to install the DirectX Runtime on every End-User PC?

A: SciChart actually only requires D3DX9_43.dll and D3DX10_43.dll

The way to deploy them is by including DXSetup.exe and related files (found in the %SciChartInstallDir%\Prerequisites\DirectX folder) with your application deployment. You can run DXSetup on end-user PCs by calling the command line

EXEC DXSetup.exe /silent

Please note: The licensing terms for the DirectX Runtime restrict you from packaging or embedding the required DLLs with your application, but allows distributing DXSetup and associated files in the %SciChartInstallDir%/Prerequisites/DirectX folder. You must run the DXSetup installer on end-user PCs to remain compliant with Microsofts terms.

Q: Does the DirectX Renderer Work over Remote Desktop?

A: We use D3DImage, which is a Microsoft control that allows sharing of DirectX content with WPF, avoiding airspace issues and allowing fast interop between WPF’s DirectX9 and DirectX10 rendering.

Unfortunately D3DImage has a bug, a nasty one. It won’t work over remote desktop if your application is .NET4.0! It will work over Remote Desktop on .NET4.5 and above.

Since SciChart v4 we have developed a workaround where SciChart DirectX will now work over remote desktop. This is automatic and no changes need to be applied to your code.

Q: I am experiencing flicker with DirectX in my application

Please see this FAQ which talks about how to resolve the problem of Flickering Charts in SciChart.

Q: How much faster is the DirectX Renderer than the Software Renderer?

A: The answer will depend on your exact hardware, software configuration and what you are doing with the chart. In our tests we found the DirectX Renderer to be on average 3.92x faster than the High Speed software renderer, and with superior visual quality (sub-pixel antialiasing).

Not bad for a drop-in upgrade!

 

Got Feedback?

DirectX is a big part of our future, so we want to make this work for you. If you experience compatibility issues or other problems using the DirectX renderer, then please do get in contact with your feedback. We would love to be of assistance.

 

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