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:
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:
All of the following can be created programmatically, on user click, edited & dragged about, styled and persisted.
Please see some examples below:
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