ProEssentials WPF Charting interfaces are used when creating stand-alone client-side EXEs to be distributed and ran on an end-users machine. This VS2015 WPF C# Charting Walk-through includes instructions for Visual Studio VS2015. Click here for VS2022 - VS2019
It is recommended that the namespace: Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums be included at the top of your source code files utilizing ProEssentials. In C#, use the using keyword. For example:
The following information demonstrates how to create your first .NET WPF Charting ProEssentials implementation using the C# language. It discusses using the Wpf interfaces to add interactive scientific charting content to your EXEs. See the other charting examples provided within the product/evaluation.
1) Start Visual Studio.NET and create a new project targeting [.Net Framework 4.8], [C#] [Windows] and [WPF Application]. Accept the default name of [WpfApplication1].
2) When the new project opens, you will be presented the design view of "MainWindow.xaml and MainWindow.xaml.cs".
3) Installing WPF Chart interfaces into Visual Studio.NET
VS2015 - VS2012 Instructions
4) Following the image below, Right click the [PegoWpf] tool within the toolbox and select [Copy]. Move your cursor within the text view of MainWindow.xaml.cs between the <Grid > and </Grid> tags and right click and [Paste]. * Note, use the Build menu, Rebuild project to allow the IDE to compile all that is necessary to see the chart in the Designer window.
This represents the default state of a ProEssentials Graph. The default state has one subset with four data points. In the course of constructing your own charts, you'll set the properties PeData.Subsets and PeData.Points which define the quantity of data your chart will hold. You'll then pass data via the PeData.Y[subset, point] two dimensional property array. The following section shows example code of passing data.
ProEssentials uses the terms Subsets and Points but you can think of these as Rows and Columns. Passing data is as simple as filling each Subset with Points worth of data.
You can copy and paste, but hand-typing a few lines of this code will help familiarize yourself with the Gigasoft.ProEssentials namespace.
Note: adding the following usingdeclaration at the top of "Form1.cs" will shorten enumeration syntax.
Pego1.PeString.MainTitle = "Hello World";
Pego1.PeString.SubTitle = "";
Pego1.PeData.Subsets = 2; // Subsets = Rows //
Pego1.PeData.Points = 6; // Points = Columns //
Pego1.PeData.Y[0, 0] = 10; Pego1.PeData.Y[0, 1] = 30;
Pego1.PeData.Y[0, 2] = 20; Pego1.PeData.Y[0, 3] = 40;
Pego1.PeData.Y[0, 4] = 30; Pego1.PeData.Y[0, 5] = 50;
Pego1.PeData.Y[1, 0] = 15; Pego1.PeData.Y[1, 1] = 63;
Pego1.PeData.Y[1, 2] = 74; Pego1.PeData.Y[1, 3] = 54;
Pego1.PeData.Y[1, 4] = 25; Pego1.PeData.Y[1, 5] = 34;
Pego1.PeString.PointLabels = "Jan";
Pego1.PeString.PointLabels = "Feb";
Pego1.PeString.PointLabels = "Mar";
Pego1.PeString.PointLabels = "Apr";
Pego1.PeString.PointLabels = "May";
Pego1.PeString.PointLabels = "June";
Pego1.PeString.SubsetLabels = "For .Net Framework";
Pego1.PeString.SubsetLabels = "or MFC, ActiveX, VCL";
Pego1.PeString.YAxisLabel = "Simple Quality Rendering";
Pego1.PeColor.SubsetColors = Color.FromArgb(60, 0, 180, 0);
Pego1.PeColor.SubsetColors = Color.FromArgb(180, 0, 0, 130);
Pego1.PeColor.BitmapGradientMode = false;
Pego1.PeColor.QuickStyle = Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums.QuickStyle.LightShadow;
Pego1.PeTable.Show = Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums.GraphPlusTable.Both;
Pego1.PeData.Precision = Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums.DataPrecision.NoDecimals;
Pego1.PeFont.Label.Bold = true;
Pego1.PePlot.Method = Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums.GraphPlottingMethod.Bar;
Pego1.PePlot.Option.GradientBars = 8;
Pego1.PePlot.Option.BarGlassEffect = true;
Pego1.PeLegend.Location = Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums.LegendLocation.Left;
Pego1.PePlot.DataShadows = Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums.DataShadows.ThreeDimensional;
Pego1.PeFont.FontSize = Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums.FontSize.Large;
Pego1.PePlot.SubsetLineTypes = Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums.LineType.MediumSolid;
Pego1.PePlot.SubsetLineTypes = Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums.LineType.MediumDash;
// This enables data hot spots, But we need to define code in the HotSpot event //
Pego1.PeUserInterface.HotSpot.Data = true;
Pego1.PeConfigure.RenderEngine = Gigasoft.ProEssentials.Enums.RenderEngine.Direct2D;
Pego1.PeConfigure.AntiAliasGraphics = true;
Pego1.PeConfigure.AntiAliasText = true;
// Call these at end of setting properties //
Pego1.Chart.UpdateLayout(); // this is only needed within initial Loaded event //
Your project code should look similar to...
7) The code above enabled the DataHotSpot event, so we should place some appropriate code in the DataHotSpot event.
Again place cursor within the PegoWpf tag and type "PeDataHotSpot=" and accept the default event and right click and select "Go to Definition" to navigate to Event Handler.
Or, Left click the PegoWpf control within designer window to give it the focus.
From the main menu select [View] and [Properties Window]
Within the [Properties Window], click the event icon.
Within the available events, double-click PeDataHotSpot
Add the following code to the pego1_PeDataHotSpot event.
System.Windows.MessageBox.Show("Subset " + e.SubsetIndex.ToString() + ", Point " + e.PointIndex.ToString() + " with a value of " + Pego1.PeData.Y[e.SubsetIndex, e.PointIndex].ToString());
8) Save and run the project. Your project will show an image as follows. Move the mouse over a bar and click to trigger the DataHotSpot event.
This completes this walkthrough.
Please read the remaining sections within Chapter 2 and review the demo code and documentation that's installed with the eval/product.
Once installed, the demo program can be accessed via shortcut...
Start / ProEssentials v9 / PeDemo
Note that our main charting demo is replicated in WPF and Winform C#.NET, VB.NET, VC++ MFC, Delphi, Builder all accessible from where you installed ProEssentials. These are great for modifying an existing demo to test potential modifications before implementing within your applications.
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