Generate Charts (Server-side batch)

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  1. Tim Tos
    Tim Tos avatar
    36 posts
    Member since:
    Apr 2010

    Posted 22 Mar 2011 Link to this post


    I really love the charts and gauges from telerik!
    So I do want to use them in the following scenario:

    There is a silverligth-app on the front-end displaying charts and gauges. A combination of these can be saved as a report template that will then be used on the back-end to automatically generate new charts on a daily basis.These server-generated charts should now be downloadable as images, pdfs, or whatever. The whole scenario would be really easy if one could use WPF and Silverlight. WPF for the server, Silverlight for the client - all the same code basis - everything fine. But the problem now is that a lot of servers are linux based - so I also want to be able to generate these images and pdf files on a linux machine.

    In short: I want to use charts in a ria (prefered: silverlight) and the same charts should be able to generate themselves on a linux or windows server.

    Is that somehow possible? Or do I have to switch to another controls vendor?
    (Not telerik specific: Or is it best to use a totally different system - like Java?)

    Thanks a lot for any help or ideas on that topic.
  2. Vladimir Milev
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    1061 posts

    Posted 25 Mar 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Tim Tos,

    Silverlight runs inside the browser, so it doesn't really matter what OS is the server hosting the content. However, if you are using WCF Data Services those need to be hosted on windows. Also, WPF does not run on linux and you will not be able to generate images using it on linux.

    Kind regards,
    Vladimir Milev
    the Telerik team
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