Every Wednesday we publish a new XAMLflix Tutorial. This is a searchable PDF file with all the contents, information, code and screen shots corresponding to one of our video tutorials. This week: RadBulletGraph
RadBulletGraph provides you with a quick overview of your data. It offers an easy way to see how a particular value looks, compared to a second value.
In this week’s tutorial you’ll find:
In Getting Started with Bullet Graphs we create two projects, one with a HorizontalBulletGraph and one with a VerticalBulletGraph. We add Qualitative Ranges to our graph providing a rich amount of information in a small area as shown in the figure,
In Customizing Bullet Graphs we modify the Qualitative Range brushes and then go on to use Brushes with the Featured, Comparative and Projected values. This provides a different and striking view of the data.
By Integrating Bullet Graphs with RadGridView we create a RadGridView with Feature Compare and Projected values and note that it does not scale well cognitively – that is, it is difficult to grasp this information with dozens or hundreds of records. We then modify the RadGridView to display each row’s data as a BulletGraph, giving a much better ability to compare the values.
In this tutorial you will see how easily you can provide dramatic representations of your data using RadBulletGraphs. As a reminder, this is only one of controls offered in the Silverlight/WPF suite. So, feel free to download your own copy of the Silverlight and WPF control suite right now.
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Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and has been a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T and a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. You can read more on his personal blog or follow him on twitter
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