• .NET

    Setup a simple RadChart for WPF

    To get started working with any control, I find it useful to begin with a fresh project.  So below you will see that I have very simple XAML for my WPF application which adds a RadChart to the form.  In this post, I want to demonstrate the basic setup and binding of data to the RadChart. <Window x:Class="CreateABasicChart.Window1"      xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"      xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"      Title="Window1" Height="484" Width="750" xmlns:telerik="http://schemas.telerik.com/2008/xaml/presentation">...
    February 10, 2009
  • .NET

    WPF / Silverlight: RadChart and MVVM

    While reviewing the daily portion of blog posts today one article at Delay’s blog here caught my attention – customizing the MS chart control via re-templating and the MVVM design pattern in order to achieve different colorization of the bar series items in a single series. We have discussed similar functionality some time ago but it seemed like a very non-mainstream scenario and based on our experience with the ASP.NET / WinForms chart it was rarely requested feature so we decided we can go without it for the time being. However, once I read the article I started thinking what it would...
    February 05, 2009
  • .NET

    Animation with RadChart for WPF.

    Hi everyone, 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: You are absolutely happy (as you probably will) with the default animation settings provided by RadChart. In this case you simply keep on coding. You totally disagree with the way RadChart is animated and...
    November 13, 2008
  • .NET

    WPF: RadChart Layout Customization

    Today we would like to highlight one exciting feature that will find its way into the new RadChart control for WPF -- the control grants you the absolute freedom to compose its layout based on your business requirements and not the other way around. This effectively means that you can add an unlimited number of chart building blocks (chart areas, legends, and titles) so we will demonstrate now how easy the layout customization can be. Basically the control provides three options for layout customization: RadChart comes with a default preset layout (a single chart area, legend, and title) but you have complete...
    September 10, 2008
  • .NET

    Build a slideshow with RadChart and RadRotator for WinForms in minutes

    Last week we got an interesting request from a customer of ours – he wanted to add several RadCharts in the RadRotator control and to implement custom slideshow. The idea was so appealing that I decided to shoot a quick blog about it. We already have similar image slideshows and I must say it is a pretty cool way to give your WinForms app a modern style and appeal: http://www.telerik.com/community/code-library/submission/b311D-bdhadm.aspx Even though it is very easy to add RadChart directly to the rotator (by using RadHostItem), RadRotator performs much better with images and/or other windowless RadItems. This is why...
    September 09, 2008