Posted by Julia Skorobogata on 12 June 2019 11:37 AM
We are pleased to announce the release of SciChart WPF v5.4, build 12119. This update includes a number of bug fixes, improvements, and new features requested by our customers. It is strongly advised for users of SciChart v5.x to upgrade to this version, which is a drop-in replacement.
SciChart WPF v6.0-alpha with .NET Core 3 support is also released.
What’s New in SciChart WPF v5.4?
At SciChart we have recently added a feedback and new features’ request system which helps us improve our communication with the customers. It seems to work great so far! We have had some very valuable interaction with our customers. This update includes features that have been requested by our user base!
SciChart Waterfall 3D Color Brush Feature
This feature allows developers to change waterfall ‘Stroke’ color into a gradient brush and make 3D waterfall charts more readable.
We’ve included a new page in our documentation showing how to apply gradient brush to the stroke or outline of Waterfall3D charts here. Gradient BrushColorPalette used for coloring waterfall ‘Stroke’ property along Z-Axis
We are looking forward to hearing more from you. If you want to submit a feature request, please see how here.
SciChart v6.0 Alpha with .NET Core 3 Support
At the same time we have released SciChart v6.0.0-alpha with .NET Core 3 support. The .NET Core 3 SDK is in Preview right now and Microsoft plans to release this by September 2019. We have published v6.0.0-alpha binaries to our Nightly Build Feed on Nuget as well as source-code for a version of SciChart which supports both the .NET Framework 4.5.2 and up, plus .NET Core 3 SDK.
The features of v6.0.0-alpha are so far a complete mirror of v5.4.0, and we will be mirroring development in both branches, however, be aware that over the coming months we will be deploying new features to v6.0.0 alpha which may include breaking changes. As a result, this version is not recommended for production use, but is available as an early preview for customers who wish to move to .NET Core 3 as soon as possible.
We are looking forward to you to try it out and let us know your feedback!
About 30 bugs and minor issues have been addressed in v5.4 and included into 6.0-alpha. Bug fixes are shipped first in our nightly builds and are bundled up and tested for stable releases.
What else are we working on?
We are making some pretty major improvements internally to SciChart as well as continuing to work on our cross-platform 2D & 3D Charts for iOS, Android and in the future Mac OSX and Web. You can find out more about our current roadmap & progress, plus suggest a feature or vote on a featur-request over at https://features.scichart.com.
Where to Get SciChart WPF?
We plan to support both versions at the same time now, SciChart WPF v5.4 stable and ScichartWPF v6.0.0-alpha.
Both versions WPF 5.4 and WPF v6.0 are available from:
Please ensure you uninstall the previous version(s) of SciChart before installing the latest version as this can prevent some issues in the upgrade process!