Object Properties use in DataField

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  1. Rob
    Rob avatar
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    Oct 2012

    Posted 25 Oct 2012 Link to this post

    While working with a column series of the RadHTMLChart, I noted that the reference used in the DataField can not have accessed properties/members.  For example, I wanted to referenced a TimeSpan's object TotalHours as "Time.TotalHours" but it did not work.  Is this intended?  Do you plan to change this in line with other controls?

  2. Marin Bratanov
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    Posted 26 Oct 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Rob,

    I am not sure I completely understand the problem. Are you referring to the cilent-side or server-side datasource object?

    What the chart uses is a simple list of JSON objects (i.e. no deep nesting of objects inside a field of the original object) on the client and thus a simple datatable on the client. The DataFieldY property points to a column name and the code-behind takes the value stored in that column, so it has to be either a string for labels, or a number for values, or boolean for ExplodeField in a PieChart.

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