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Steven
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Steven asked on 06 Dec 2013, 08:15 PM
Hi guys,

I am struggling mightily with the new ChartView controls. The documentation is severely lacking. I'm trying to use the new RadPieChart and the examples show only the bare minimum. I've looked at the demos - again, simplistic. Where does one add something simple like a chart title? How do you create a legend outside the chart area? The demos show hardcoded values and hardcoded mappings, but in practice this is never the case.

The old RadChart control is well documented, so perhaps it just reflects the newness of the new DLL.

is there an updated CHM? More realistic examples? The online docs are still almost completely silent on RadPieChart and google searches ALL relate to the old RadChart control.

Steve

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Tina Stancheva
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answered on 11 Dec 2013, 02:37 PM
Hello Steven,

We're aware of the limited information available within our documentation and therefore we are planning major improvements with the next release.

Until then I would recommend utilizing the support ticketing system if there are scenarios you have trouble implementing. For instance in this case as you need to display a legend outside the RadPieChart, you can use the RadLegend control described in the RadLegend support tutorial and in the RadLegend Overview tutorial. You can also examine the Selection demo where a RadCartasianChart is used to display business data and the RadLegend component is bound to the LegendItems of the chart. You can use this approach with a RadPieChart as well.

As for a Title, we recommend using a TextBlock and simply adding it above the RadPieChart in the layout of your view.

Please let me know if this information helps or if I can further assist you.

Regards,
Tina Stancheva
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