Posted 30 Oct 2012
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I just wanted to see if anyone had suggestions for the best way to manage 24 charts on a single form that need to have their data refreshed every 30 seconds. I've done this as a web solution for the last couple of years, but recent development on the software we use to populate the database has made it so that they want all of the charting brought into the software itself and shutdown the website.
With the web solution we ran into fairly frequent issues of having things time out or error because of too many calls to the server, or whatever the problem of the month happened to be. So I wanted to post this to get suggestions from anyone else who has done something similar with WinForms.
The charts will have anywhere from 1 to 30 data points, averaging somewhere around 10-12, so I won't be sending a ton of information out there all the time, but I want to make sure that I can maintain the performance of the web version while hopefully avoiding some of the pitfalls that I might not be aware of since this is the first time I will be using the WinForm controls.