So far you have been introduced to the components and their respective
specific features. ProEssentials components also share a variety of common
customizations and functionality. The following sections describe these
Main Title / Sub Title
These features allow the user to adjust the MainTitle and SubTitle.
If a particular title is not provided, the space for that title will not
be allocated. See MainTitle and
SubTitle. Pipe symbols can be placed within these strings to form left|center|right justified portions for the title.
The Viewing Style customization is used to quickly transform the image
into color or monochrome. The Graph, Scientific Graph, Polar component, and
the scatter mode of the 3D Scientific Graph component have viewing styles
of Color, Monochrome, and Monochrome + Symbols. The Pie Chart component has
Color and Monochrome viewing styles. See ViewingStyle.
There are twelve pre-configured color viewing styles for non-bitmap/gradient
mode and twelve additional color viewing styles for bitmap/gradient mode.
The bitmap/gradient styles incorporate built-in background bitmaps that
you can also use individually. See Common
Question 36 for more information.
This feature allows control over the font size used in the components
image. The size selected controls the largest possible font size. During
image construction the component will reduce this font size in order to make
labels and data fit into their designated areas. See FontSize
these can be used by the developer to adjust or tweak font sizes to be
larger or smaller. Also see FontSizeGNCntl
The user can adjust the number of decimal positions to include in tables,
data labels, and data exported from the Text/Data Export Dialog. See DataPrecision. MaxDataPrecision
extends the limit of 3 decimal positions to 7 and controls the maximum
number of decimal positions which can be selected by the user.
The user has an option of a drop shadow or 3D effect. The shadows add
depth to the image. However, when many subsets and/or points are included,
Data Shadows can significantly slow the image construction process and
degrade the image. The 3D effect also adds more depth to the image and
improves the aesthetics of charts which only contain a few subsets and
points. See DataShadows.
All ProEssentials Customization Dialogs offer a Font tab. The font customization
tab allows the user to change font attributes for the Main Title, Sub
Title, Labels, and Table Data. ProEssentials components require True-Type
fonts so non-True-Type fonts will not be displayed in this dialog. See
LabelFont, and TableFont.
All ProEssentials Customization Dialogs offer a Style tab. This tab
controls subset color, subset point style and subset line style characteristics.