DataSeries VS SeriesMapping

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  1. Enill
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    Apr 2010

    Posted 25 May 2010 Link to this post

    I would like to know if there is any situation where using a 'DataSeries' over 'SeriesMapping' is better?

    - SeriesMapping deal with large amount of [x,y] points better than DataSeries do. (With series sampling)
    - SeriesMapping support data binding
    - SeriesMapping can do about everything a DataSeries can do but better(As far as i know)

    So, am i missing something?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Nikolay
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    397 posts

    Posted 28 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Enill,

    The difference between using the two approaches is that SeriesMapping allows for configuring a data object, which is mapped to the Chart and in this scenario RadChart itself creates the DataPoints, whereas using DataSeries requires setting the DataPoints manually.

    In general, we would strongly recommend using SeriesMapping, unless you need a specific customization that requires setting DataPoints manually. One such scenario could be if you're creating a threshold line - you may configure a Line series using DataSeries, then setting two or more DataPoints with the same values and thus simulating a threshold line.

    Hope this helps.

    Sincerely yours,
    the Telerik team

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