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Dundas Data Visualization · Technical Newsletter

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Editor's Note: New Year, New Challenges

The new year brings the promise of new challenges and exciting new developments. We here at Dundas wish everyone a successful new year!

Silverlight

Microsoft Silverlight

Dundas is proud to announce the upcoming release of Silverlight capabilities for Dundas Chart for ASP.NET. This exciting new add-on lets you integrate Dundas Chart for ASP.NET into Silverlight applications. A specialized front end is provided, making Silverlight integration quick and powerful — and all of your favorite ASP.NET interactive features are retained and even enhanced:

  • Full Hit Testing
  • Real-Time Charting
  • Image Tooltips
  • Text Tooltips
  • Drill Down
  • And more!

Setting up the Silverlight add-on is extremely easy and it lets you write rich and interactive features on the web for your charts. The official release of this outstanding functionality will be with Dundas Chart version 7.0 (under development) but you can get an alpha version shortly if you would like to do some early testing.

Live interactive demos can be found at on our server:

To join the Silverlight add-on beta program or if you have some questions, please email silverlight@dundas.com!

Dashboarding and Business Intelligence

Dashboard Insight

Dundas continues to be a proud sponsor of Dashboard Insight, the premier online magazine for all things dashboard. At the DI website, you can find an incredibly large collection of dashboard articles written by some of the best minds in the industry, as well as daily news updates, white papers and interviews with today's business leaders. In addition, DI has recently launched an online catalog hosting information on the absolute best companies in the space.

Dundas Customer Dashboard Gallery

Send us screen shots of your dashboards that use Dundas components!

We're currently working on a new web page containing dashboards created by our clients with Dundas products. While the goal is to show off the great work someone outside of Dundas can do, it is understood that many customers have "non-public" dashboards. But if you have a dashboard image that can be shown publicly and it fits in with our messaging and theme, we'd love to include it!

Posting on the Dundas website is beneficial for both of our companies. Since your company will also be linked to the site, visitors who might not be familiar with you will have access to your website. This will not only increase the amount of traffic to your site, it will also provide you with some exposure for free. Additionally, Google uses the amount of people coming to your website from another source as part of their calculation for determining page ranking. So having a link on Dundas will also help you in that regard as well.

If any of this interests you, please send us a note!

New Releases and Betas

OLAP 6.2 beta, now on!

Dundas Chart .NET for OLAP Services 6.2 was released on January 20th.

Calendar 1.7 beta, now on!

Dundas Calendar for Reporting Services 1.7 is now in beta testing, please visit the beta page for more information and to join the beta testing.

Feedback

Got something you'd like to see in the technical newsletter? We'd love to hear from you! Send us your ideas or join the Support Forum.

- Chris Herborth

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Articles

Introduction to Dundas SharePoint web part data sources

Introduction to Dundas SharePoint web part data sources

Dundas Chart for SharePoint™ features an exceptional Data Connection Wizard that lets you connect your chart web part to a variety of data sources including other web parts, Site Lists, an External Database or Spreadsheet, a Business Data Catalog, or to an Excel Web Service.

Read on to find out how to connect your chart to a SharePoint data source.

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Gantt Chart with Progress using SharePoint List

Gantt Chart with Progress using SharePoint List

Gantt charts are extremely useful for project planning and resource scheduling. Read on to find out how to create one in SharePoint using Dundas Chart and a List as the data source.

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I want to use Dundas Chart in my WPF application, what should I do?

I want to use Dundas Chart in my WPF application, what should I do?

Although there isn't a WPF version of Dundas Chart for .NET, you can wrap the chart in a WindowsFormHost element. Read on to find out how!

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Adding "Jump To" actions using the Code Editor

Adding 'Jump To' actions using the Code Editor

Normally, jump actions can be set up through the Chart, Gauge or Map Wizard. Sometimes however you will want some more flexibility in how the jump is specified, what shapes or points are clickable, or what data you want to pass along.

Read on to find out how you can make jump actions do exactly what you need.

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Easy Steps 1 - Using the Choice Filter in Dundas Chart for SharePoint

Easy Steps 1 - Using the Choice Filter in Dundas Chart for SharePoint

The Easy Steps series of articles gives you a quick, easy to follow series of steps for performing a specific task with Dundas controls for SharePoint. Read on to find out how to set up and use a choice filter in your page.

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Chart

Get more out of Dundas Chart in your applications.

Featured Sample

Sample - Data Binding Y Values

The Data Binding Y Values sample demonstrates assigning data to a chart series with data binding and the DataBindY() method. You can find it in the Dundas Chart Samples Environment (under Working with Data → Data Binding → Data Binding Y Values).

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Gauge

Get more out of Dundas Gauge in your applications.

Featured Sample

Sample - Printing Settings

The Printing Settings sample demonstrates setting different page settings pragmatically at run-time. You can find it in the Dundas Gauge Samples Environment (under Gauge Container → Printing Settings).

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Map

Get more out of Dundas Map in your applications.

Featured Sample

Sample - Zoom Panel Appearance

The Zoom Panel Appearance sample demonstrates how you can control the appearance of different aspects of the zoom panel. You can find it in the Dundas Map Samples Environment (under Appearance → Zoom Panel).

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