WinForms Chart Control
With this release, we've improved the performance of the XtraCharts Suite for various data binding scenarios and for chart rendering during resizing and changes to data.
The following table describes performance improvements associated with different data binding scenarios:
The following table describes performance improvements when adding large numbers of data points to a chart.
Resolve Overlapping for Axis Labels
This release introduces a new resolve overlapping algorithm for chart axis labels. When automatic resolution is enabled, chart axis labels are adjusted automatically to avoid overlaps during resizing.
Automatic Data Type Detection
With this release, XtraCharts can automatically detect the data type of series arguments. You no longer need to specify scale type before providing data for a chart.
Built-in Tooltips and Crosshair Cursor
This release introduces built-in tooltips and a crosshair cursor. These features do not require a single line of code and are enabled by default where appropriate.
Tooltips can display any information about the hovered chart element. You can embed any control for tooltip content - even display another chart to represent detailed drill-down data.
A crosshair cursor provides important interactivity and allows you to track series point values in crosshair and axis labels.
Chart Ribbon and Toolbar
In this version, we've introduced a chart Ribbon and toolbar – allowing you to quickly customize a chart. To start using these tools, locate the corresponding ChartControl's smart tag on your form.
Range Control Integration
A Chart Control can be connected to the newly released Range Control. When you select the interval in a Range Control, a chart automatically adjusts its axes ranges to a value corresponding this interval.