Dundas Map for .NET Released
After a very successful Beta program, Dundas Map for .NET has been
officially released. The new release build of Dundas Map includes more
stability, greatly increased speed for ASP.NET panning, and
additional AJAX functionality within Map's AJAX framework. As well, the sample set included with Dundas Map for .NET has
been greatly increased providing you with ample source code for
tasks involving the control. Dundas has also added a Map
Online Demo section to our website so that you can preview the
control before downloading it. The Dundas Software
Support Site has also
Map section which we will be updating regularly with hints,
tricks and information regarding the Dundas Map control.
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Dundas Map for Reporting Services Released
Dundas Map for Reporting Services also makes its debut this month.
Closely related to Dundas Map for .NET, Dundas Map for Reporting
Services extends the powerful control to the Reporting Services
platform giving you the same flexibility and power of the .NET control in the
Reporting Services environment. Dundas Map for Reporting Services
includes a large and detailed sample set, easy data-binding
functionality, and an in-depth wizard to make customization of the
control simple and fast. Like our other Reporting Services
controls, Dundas Map for Reporting Services includes the ability to add C# or VB.NET code to the control.
Dundas Map for Reporting Services has been designed with simplicity
of development in mind to minimize the time needed to learn the
control, making it a tool that is both easy to use and powerful.
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Dundas Chart for Reporting Services v2.0 Released
This month has also seen a new release of Dundas Chart for Reporting
Services, namely version 2.0. As well as including numerous bug
fixes and the new Chart v5.5 build,
Dundas Chart for Reporting Services v2.0 also contains:
For a full list of the features included with this release,
please refer to the article.
- A new set of UI dialogs to allow the developer to data-bind and create a
chart faster and more intuitively than ever before. This will reduce the learning curve when using the chart.
- A UI for the new legend features that Chart v5.5 supports. Most of these new properties are located under advanced tab.
- New features including 2D and 3D drawing effects, grouping of stacked bar and column series, FastPoint chart and custom color palettes.
- Many more features, including optimization in a number of Chart types.
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Calendar for Reporting Services v1.5 Released
Dundas Calendar for Reporting Services has received a number of
updates and changes as of version 1.5 to make the development
experience easier than ever before. One notable change is
the addition of the Sizing property to the General
tab within the wizard which allows you to specify how the control is
sized when it is rendered. This is especially useful when the user
changes the ImageResolution property, as in this case
setting the Sizing property to
FitProportional will result in a better looking image. A full list of the features included with this new release
is included in the release notes article.
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Scatter Plot Quadrant
A Scatter Plot Quadrant Chart is a Scatter Chart which has each
quadrant colored differently. This differentiation in color allows
the user to easily define regions within a Chart. To implement this feature, you
must overload one of the paint events within Chart and make the
appropriate calculations for drawing the quadrants. Fortunately, these
calculations are already done and included in the full article so
you will only need to copy and paste this code into your project and set the
colors. This functionality will work in ASP.NET, Windows Forms and Reporting
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CSS and Dundas Chart for ASP.NET
Dundas Chart for ASP.NET contains the property CssClass.
This property allows you to specify the CSS class that Chart should use. The CSS class can
control any regular HTML elements of the produced tag. This can be
an invaluable tool if you have more than one Chart that need the
same HTML properties assigned to them. Furthermore, it has the
normal advantages of CSS in that changes to the look can be quickly
done to only one place within the website, namely the CSS file. For more information,
please read the full article.
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Save your Gauge as an Image
To save your Gauge as an image, the function SaveAsImage(..) is used. This function has six overloads, but in
most cases takes the path of the filename and the desired image format and
creates an image of Gauge with the specifications. The available file formats for this function are:
This function can be very useful when you wish to use the output of Gauge within some sort of media, such as a PDF or Word document.
Use Interactive Panning to Enhance the User Experience
Interactive panning can greatly increase a users productivity with
Dundas Map for .NET. It allows the user to use the mouse to drag the
map to specific areas and better inspect them. This functionality is
available in both Windows Forms and ASP.NET through AJAX functionality.
Additionally, this functionality is extremely simple to
use requiring only one line of code:
MapControl1.Viewport.EnablePanning=true. Panning can also be enabled by setting the same property
(EnablePanning) to true in
the Wizard under the Properties window.
Modify or Delete Multiple Items in a Collection at Once
In Dundas Map, settings are often made on multiple shapes,
paths, symbols, groups, or other collection items at once. To do this
at design-time, go to the Map control's Properties window and open the
collection that you
want to make changes in. Select multiple
collection items by holding down the [Shift] or
[Ctrl] key while selecting members, and then
make changes to the properties.
In Visual Studio 2005, you can also remove multiple items this way
by selecting multiple items and clicking the Remove button. In Visual
Studio 2002/2003 this functionality is not available but can be
replicated by holding down [Alt]-R to select the Remove button