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Dundas Data Visualization · Technical Newsletter

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Editor's Note: Redesign

This month, thanks to the kind folks in Marketing, we've got a new look for the technical newsletter's banner, one that better matches the main Dundas site. An update to the newsletter's look is also on the way, but didn't make it for this month's deadline.

We have a lot of things going on right now, including a number of interesting beta programs (interested in Silverlight? get into our beta!) and a great new product gallery.

See you again next month!

- Chris Herborth

Silverlight and Gauge for .NET

Dundas Gauge .NET - Silverlight Add-On

This exciting new add-on lets you integrate Dundas Gauge for ASP.NET into Silverlight applications, including dashboards.

Setting up the Silverlight add-on is extremely easy and it lets you write rich and interactive features on the web for your charts. In addition, a number of samples with full source code are also included.

To join the Silverlight add-on beta program or if you have some questions, visit our betas page.

Silverlight and Chart for .NET

Dundas Chart .NET - Silverlight Add-On

This robust add-on lets you integrate Dundas Chart for ASP.NET into Silverlight applications, including dashboards. 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, including:

  • Annotations
  • Strip Lines
  • Scale Breaks
  • Real-Time Charting
  • Advanced Tooltips (Image & Text)
  • Drill Down
  • Full Hit Testing
  • Custom Chart Type Integration
  • And More!

The Silverlight add-on lets you write rich and interactive features on the web for your charts and it's extremely easy to set up. In addition, more than 20 samples with full source code are also included.

Live interactive demos can be found on our server:

To join the Silverlight add-on beta program or if you have some questions, visit our betas page.

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 Gallery

New and improved Dundas Gallery!

In addition to redesigning the technical newsletter's appearance, our Marketing group has also put a lot of effort into redesigning and improving our Gallery.

The Gallery is now using Flash to give you an improved experience while digging around to see all the capabilities of Chart, Gauge, Map and Calendar. Most of the gallery images have downloadable templates available as well, so you can easily incorporate the design in your own applications. The digital dashboard gallery also lets you jump straight to the live demo for most of the gallery dashboards.

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

Chart 3.0 for Reporting Services
Calendar 1.7 beta, now on!

Dundas Chart 3.0 for Reporting Services was released on February 24th. This new version of our Reporting Services chart features support for custom chart types, code editor template, new expression editor buttons, new samples and more!

Dundas Calendar for Reporting Services 1.7 was released on February 10th. This new version is now integrated with Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Dundas Chart for .NET OLAP Services has been updated to version 6.2.0.1762. This release fixes a number of minor issues reported by some of our vigilant customers. Check out the Release Notes for a full list of the changes in the OLAP Chart 6.2.

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Articles

Easy Steps 2 - Using Query String (URL) Filter

Easy Steps 2 - Query String (URL) Filter

The Easy Steps collection 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 Query String (URL) filter in your page.

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How can I add a glowing outline around a data point?

Adding a glowing outline to a data point is easy with the PostPaint event

By using the chart's PostPaint() event, you can add special effects, such as a glowing outline, to any element of your chart.

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Printing Charts - Using the DPI setting

Printing low-DPI images looks bad

Printing images rendered at the standard screen DPI setting produces blurry text and an ugly pixilated picture. This article explains how to produce a high-resolution image suitable for printing using Dundas Chart .NET for Windows Forms.

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Chart

Get more out of Dundas Chart in your applications.

Featured Sample

Sample - Data Binding Y Values

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

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Gauge

Get more out of Dundas Gauge in your applications.

Featured Sample

Sample - Printing Settings

The Printing and Previewing sample demonstrates printing and previewing a gauge. You can find it in the Dundas Gauge Samples Environment (under Gauge Container → Printing and Previewing).

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Map

Get more out of Dundas Map in your applications.

Featured Sample

Sample - Zoom Panel Appearance

The Color Swatch Appearance sample demonstrates how you can control the appearance of different aspects of the color swatch. You can find it in the Dundas Map Samples Environment (under Appearance → Color Swatch).

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