Sparkline vs Chart Efficiency?

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  1. Joel
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    Jan 2013

    Posted 20 May 2013 Link to this post

    General sparklines question:

    We're considering implementing sparklines in some of our forms, where we currently are implementing various DataViz charts (e.g. line, bar, area, etc.).  One thing that's been pointed out is that we can implement spark lines in a way now by rendering a small regular chart configured without the axes or grid lines visible. 

    Besides some visual differences, are there any performance/overhead differences between sparklines and full charts?  Or do they pretty much use the same engine for rendering?
  2. T. Tsonev
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    Posted 21 May 2013 Link to this post


    Sparklines indeed do share the same rendering as the normal charts. Their themes are simpler and optimized for small size, but that's about it.

    That said, we'll be adding support for canvas rendering in the near future. This will be a great match for the sparklines, especially when performance is critical (e.g. mobile).

    Tsvetomir Tsonev
    the Telerik team
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