Awesome features for advanced data visualization

The most powerful features in a single product for Visual Studio

Smart Tag Capabilities

Chart FX 7 makes full use of Visual Studio Smart Tags, and also takes advantage of this infrastructure to build a fully functional Wizard that allows developers to quickly access Chart FX 7's main features. When you drop a control in a Visual Studio form a Smart Tag appears in the upper-right hand corner of the control. The Smart Tag is a drop down menu that contains a list of actions that allow developers to quickly access common used options and functionality.


Elegant User Interface (UI)

Chart FX 7 provides powerful run-time data analysis tools for your end users; these include drill downs, tool-tips, drag and drop axis configuration and highlighting, among others. Among all these tools, highlighting is a feature that allows end users to position the mouse in any chart element allowing Chart FX to instantly dim out other elements in the chart. This feature allows end users to quickly detect trends and other important elements in the chart.

Default Chart Settings

The Default Charts feature allows developers to focus their attention on the functional aspect of the application rather than visuals or other platform specific issues. The Chart FX 7 default chart has been optimized based on customer feedback. Carefully selected cosmetics such as gradients and color palettes as well as other important chart elements such as toolbars, legends and output format have been selected to minimize the time needed to produce a visually impressive chart.


Data Wizard

The Chart FX 7 Smart Tag Wizard provides the basic data source configuration option available to other controls in Visual Studio, so you can quickly create and/or connect to an existing database or dataset in your project. Although Visual Studio makes it simple to connect to data sources, there is still a lot of processing that needs to be done in order to make a dataset functional to a chart component. With Chart FX 7 connecting to data sources is a breeze.

Guided Installation

The Chart FX 7 custom installer takes advantage of the Visual Studio automation model to adequately setup your development environment so you can quickly integrate charts and other graphical displays in your application. As soon as you start Visual Studio, you will notice a "Chart FX 7" tab in your toolbox. This tab will not only display the appropriate Chart FX assembly for your project but will also highlight other Chart FX 7 extensions you may have installed. Simply select the chart icon and drop or drag a chart in your form. As soon as this is done, Chart FX 7 will pop up the Chart FX Smart Tag Wizard.


Powerful API and Properties List

Chart FX 7 features a powerful new API, with the Visual Studio object model in mind. Now it is easier to access complex functionality and quicker to integrate to your C# or VB.NET applications as objects and classes are more recognizable and easier to code. Increase developer productivity with Chart FX 7 and its new streamlined, more powerful programming interface and properties list. The Wrapper and Exporter useful utilities will allow you to leverage your existing knowledge of Chart FX for .NET 6.2 as well as reuse any code you may have previously written. Any projects written in the previous API may be conveniently ported to the new Chart FX 7 API.

Themes Support

In ASP.NET 2.0, Themes are a new tool for providing a common look and feel to all visual controls on a page (or across your Web Site). At the page level, to manage the look and feel of visual controls, you set the Theme property of a visual control to the name of a theme. The theme is applied to all visual controls on the page. Chart FX 7 is compatible with Visual Studio Themes. Any changes that you make to a Theme are extended to the Chart FX controls on the page


DHTML/AJAX Rendering Engine

Chart FX 7 adds a new DHTML rendering engine that uses the AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) web development technique to produce chart images that allow full interactivity and support state in web applications. This automatically updates the chart with the new data without a complete page refresh, only updating the portion of the chart that changed. The charts are fully secure as there are no binary files to download. This allows end users to interact with charts in any browser on any platform, making your application available to a wider audience. Chart FX 7 takes advantage of AJAX technology and combines it with a powerful DHTML engine to produce chart images that allow full interactivity and support state in web applications.

Chart FX Extensions Manager

Chart FX 7 also standardized its extensibility infrastructure. This means better integration and easier deployment of Chart FX Extensions. These Chart FX Extensions are .NET assemblies that allow Chart FX to quickly and effectively adapt to verticals like real-time, financial, statistical, maps and OLAP, among others. The Chart FX 7 Extension Manager uses web services to let you know which extensions have become available from Software FX. You can then simply download a trial version and test the functionality before you make any purchase decision.


Chart FX OLAP allow your Windows Forms and Web Forms applications to quickly and easily integrate OLAP-aware charts. Just drop a chart in your form and make it OLAP aware in just minutes with the Chart FX OLAP Data Wizard*, or just use Visual Studio's IntellisenseĀ® technology to quickly customize and configure your charts by accessing Properties and Methods available to the chart object. Chart FX OLAP, a .NET control, supports ADO-MD and XML for Analysis for integration with major leading OLAP server vendors like Microsoft SQL ServerĀ® and Hyperion EssbaseĀ®.


Chart FX Statistical 

Chart FX Statistical adds statistical analysis capabilities to your charting applications. Chart FX Statistical, a .NET control, seamlessly integrates to your Visual Studio development environment providing additional chart types, a myriad of pre-defined statistical studies, new classes for statistical calculations and much more.

Chart FX Maps 

Chart FX Maps provides a full library of dynamic maps that you can integrate with Chart FX to display data graphically through objects in a map. Chart FX Maps, a .NET control, not only offers a comprehensive svg maps library, but it also allows the developer to add their own custom maps through the universal SVG standard.


Chart FX Financial

Adds financial analytical tools to Chart FX 7, allowing developers integrate powerful financial charts to their client server and web applications quickly and easily.
Chart FX Financial, a .NET control, is a development product specifically targeted for companies like software firms, banks, brokerage firms, investment firms and other companies developing financial applications so they can perform technical analysis using a variety of predefined financial indicators and special chart types.

Samples and Resource Center

The Samples and Resource Center not only provides a Programmer's Guide reference that discusses interesting Chart FX topics, but also includes the Chart FX API, an Internet Reference specifically catered for Web development and a wealth of actual samples and charts (and code) that you can integrate and test in your applications. Whether you are just starting with Chart FX 7 or you are an experienced Chart FX developer, here you will find a wealth of documentation, samples and movies that will help you benefit from Chart FX in Visual Studio.


PSS Support

PSS is an integral part of Chart FX and it is now able to work in Web Farms, without limitations, on Server Affinity. This feature helps keep your charts secure by taking advantage of .NET's authentication mechanisms, regardless of what authentication mechanism you use in your application. With its comprehensive support for PSS, Chart FX 7 makes adding advanced charting functionality to your enterprise level applications a painless process.

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