My name is Velin Angelov. I am a member of Telerik's Charting team and here I am going to write about a feature of the RadChart for WPF which you might find useful while having fun with it.
RadChart for WPF was shipped with the 2008.Q3 release and one feature all of the charts have in common is being animated.
From this point on there are three options:
If you think the third option is exactly what you need to do, more explanation is coming up. Here is a brief description of AnimationSettings’ class properties:
The first thing you should be aware is that the default animation behavior for given DataSeries will be overridden (and lost) once you provide your own animation settings. You can do it like this:
Or like this:
The difference between these two approaches is that setting the animation settings at RadChart affects all the DataSeries hosted within, while setting the animation settings at the DataSeries affects only the way this series is animated. Having set animation settings at both places the one at the DataSeries will be used.
Another thing worth mentioning is the priority of the animation setting properties. You cannot have all of them set at the same time. In other words whenever the TotalAnimationDuration property is set it will take precedence over the ItemDelay property resulting on ItemDelay being calculated in runtime based on the values of TotalAnimationDuration and ItemAnimationDuration properties. So if you plan to adjust your animation on ItemAnimationDuration and ItemDelay basis – don’t touch TotalAnimationDuration or set it to its default value – TimeSpan.Zero.
Hope this helps.