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Dundas Data Visualization · Technical Newsletter

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Editor's Note: Spring Refresh

In addition to a number of articles coming in from our valiant support staff, we've also got a couple of new releases this month: Chart 7 and Gauge 2.5!

We've also set up a Dundas Data Visualization account on Twitter and we're posting interesting and helpful links. Follow us here: http://twitter.com/DundasData

- Chris Herborth

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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.

The Chart Challenge continues!

The Chart challenge!

Loads of people have tried the Chart Challenge! Can you stump us?

Do you have a chart you would like to see recreated with Dundas Chart? Take the Chart Challenge and send us your screenshot and we'll try our best to reproduce it.

Using Dundas Chart (and possibly Dundas Gauge, depending on your design), our crack pre-sales engineers will duplicate the look and feel of your original chart design.

Check out the Chart Challenge web page for examples of charts sent to us and recreated in Dundas Chart!

New Releases and Betas

Silverlight!

Dundas Gauge for .NET 2.5 is now available! The big feature for this release is Silverlight integration through an easy-to-use add-on. Check it out!

We've also just released Dundas Chart for .NET 7, also featuring Silverlight integration through an add-on! Besides Silverlight support, Enterprise users can now take advantage of Scorecards, new Pie chart styles, Contour, Tree Map, Cycle Plot and Wafer charts, Timelines and more! Check out the full list of new features!

For information about upgrading to the latest version of any Dundas product, please read this support article.

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Articles

100% X Stacked Column chart, only with Chart 7!

100% X Stacked Column chart

The 100% X Stacked Column chart lets you plot variable-width columns on the X axis while stacking values on the Y axis. This article gives you a 100% X Stacked Column as a custom chart type for the newly released Dundas Chart for .NET 7.
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How can I persist map data into a template?

How to persist map data to a template

When saving the map to a template, fields from the database become lost. You are unable to save fields from your database into the map template. This article tells you how to flag data so it's stored in the map template.
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Creating an Interactive Financial chart with jQuery, CSS and Dundas Chart for .NET

Creating an interactive financial chart

This demo (source code included!) shows you how to take advantage of web technologies like jQuery and CSS to create an interactive, high-performance financial chart without requiring time-consuming round-trips to the server.
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How do I create a chart from pivoted data?

How do I create a chart from pivoted data?

If your data source has been pivoted (so it's organized into monthly results, for example), you need to unpivot the data before you can bind it into a chart in a meaningful way. This article shows you how.
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Grouping data by axis label

Easy Steps 6 - Grouping data by axis label

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 group your data by the axis labels.
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Using Chart Callback events

Easy Steps 7 - Using Chart Callback events

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 use Chart Callback events to bring more power to your SharePoint reports.
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Chart

Sample - Cross-Table Data Binding

Featured Sample

The Cross-Table Data Binding sample demonstrates how to bind to a data source by grouping values in a series, using unique values from a specified field. You can find it in the Dundas Chart Samples Environment (under Working with Data → Data Binding → Cross-Table Data Binding).
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Gauge

Sample - Appearance of Ranges

Featured Sample

The Appearance of Gauges sample demonstrates different range appearance properties in the gauge. You can find it in the Dundas Gauge Samples Environment (under Appearance → Ranges).
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Map

Sample - Location and Size

Featured Sample

The Location and Size sample demonstrates how you can position and resize panels within a map. You can find it in the Dundas Map Samples Environment (under Layout → Location and Size).
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