Does RadChart do Radar (Spider) Plots?

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  1. Mike
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    Posted 10 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    I'm hoping the answer is yes, but looking over the documentation, it doesn't look like RadChart can produce a radar plot (sometimes known as Spider or Spider Web plots).  Is there any solution using the control (short of coding it myself)?  I'm implementing this in a Sitefnity site.

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    Mike Sharp
  2. Ves
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    Posted 13 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Mike,

    I am afraid RadChart does not support radar charts. Please, accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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    Ves
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  4. Mike
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    Posted 13 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Thanks for the info.  Perhaps that's something you might consider for a furture release.  The radar plot is very useful for certain types of data, especially to spot asymetry. 

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    Mike Sharp
  5. Ves
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    Posted 14 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for pointing this.  I have already forwarded this suggestion to our developers for future consideration. Your Telerik points have been updated.

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  6. Adrian Wright
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    Posted 13 May 2009 Link to this post

    Hi,

    Can I just add my vote to this please?

    The ability to display e.g. organizational score data using spider charts would be really useful. I'll keep watching in case your developers decide to add this capability.

    Bests

    Adrian Wright
  7. Ves
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    Posted 13 May 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Adrian,

    Thanks for writing. I am afraid there's not much I can add to my previous reply for now. Still, your feedback is always welcome.

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    Ves
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  8. John
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    Posted 08 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    I also would love to see this implemented. Several competing chart providers provide them (known as Radar, Spider or Polar charts-- all the same thing). If you want to keep your cutting edge lead over the competition, I strongly recommend you implement this type of chart in the near future.

    Thanks,

    John
  9. Giuseppe
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    Posted 13 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    Hello John,

    We will forward your feedback to our developers as such chart type presents interesting development opportunities indeed.

    That said, it is very likely that such type will be introduced in a future release for our Silverlight chart offering (and not directly for the RadChart for ASP.NET AJAX control) but we believe ASP.NET applications will still be able to benefit from it (as demonstrated in this ASP.NET & Silverlight interoperability example here).


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    Manuel
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  10. Mike
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    Posted 13 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Manuel,

    That example shows how to use Silverlight from ASP.NET, but the problem I'm more concerned about is that a Silverlight solution isn't going to work unless all your visitors have Silverlight.   This might work in an intranet scenario in a Microsoft centric environment, but it's less compelling for me because the client on whose website I'd like to use it would be using it as a marketing tool.

    So what I'm reading from your post is that Telerik has no plans to add this chart to the RadChart control for ASP.NET AJAX?  Does this mean that future development efforts are going to be focused on Silverlight?

    Regards,
    Mike Sharp
  11. John
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    Posted 13 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    Thanks for the update Manuel. I hope that telerik will provide this chart for both Silverlight and ASP.Net AJAX in the near future!
  12. Giuseppe
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    Posted 14 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    Hi there,

    Currently our main development efforts are focused on the RadChart control for Silverlight. Nevertheless, we will forward your feedback to our developers but at the moment we cannot commit any promise when (and if at all) Radar / Polar counterpart will be implemented for the classic RadChart for ASP.NET AJAX control.


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    Manuel
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  13. ManniAT
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    Posted 20 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    Hi,

    just one more vote for the AJAX spider :)
    I prefer to use Silverlight when ever possible. And I have a lot of AJAX things done with SL integration.
    BUT - as mentioned from others before - there are situations where you can't force you customers (their visitors) to use SL.

    If you would ask me to write such a thing - I would say 90% work to "build" the image - 10% (if so much at all) to display it.
    As I've seen from your source you do a good structured work - so I guess the code for generating the image is more generic.
    And that means your Silverlight Team will create a thing that draws the image to "something" which will be rendered later.

    If they are willing to share this "creation code" I guess the AJAX division can easily render it :)

    Just kidding - but to be serious - the most work will be the logic (how to draw what). If that work is done on one side it shall not be that much effort to "reproduce" it on the other platform.

    Regards

    Manfred
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