ChartDirector V6 released

New version adds the ability to export charts to PDF.
August 20, 2015 - 0:00
Feature Release

ChartDirector is a professional charting component for windows and Web applications. It comes with an extensive chart range including pie, donut, bar, line, spline, step line, trend line and curve-fitting. Charts can be displayed on the screen or exported to PDF, SVG, PNG, JPG, GIF and BMP formats. You can customize every chart detail including axes, marks and zones, text, labels and automatic scaling. ChartDirector supports .NET (C#, VB and other CLI languages), C++, Java, JSP, ASP, COM, VB, VBScript, VBA, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python and Ruby. It works on Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X systems.

Updates in 6

  • PDF Output - Output charts to PDF.
  • Viewport Control - Visualize and interactively manipulate charts.
  • Realtime Zooming and Scrolling - New APIs simplify the implementation of realtime zoomable and scrollable charts.
  • Touch and Mobile Device Support for Web Applications - New dedicated events for touch interactions can detect chart size changes and generate resize events.
  • Streaming SVG Support - Updated WebChartViewer supports streaming of SVG, including partial updates (AJAX updates) and realtime streaming.
  • SVG Performance Improvements - New graphics engine generates SVG output six times faster than in previous versions.
  • WebChartViewer Downloading Support - Downloading support works with realtime updates and partial updates (AJAX updates).
  • Transparency Support - The MFC CChartViewer and Qt QChartViewer now support alpha channel transparency.
  • Rounded Corners for Bars and Box-Whisker Symbols - The bars and box-whisker symbols can now have rounded corners, with the radius at the four corners independently configurable.
  • Shading Effects for Box-Whisker Symbols - The Box-Whisker layer now supports glass effect, soft lighting effect, bar lighting effect and cylinder effect.
  • Arrow Symbol - This shape is useful for annotation or highlighting of other data points.
  • Data Symbol Offset - New APIs to configure data symbol offsets in terms of pixel coordinates.
  • Thick Frame - ChartDirector charts can now have a thick frame with rounded corners.
  • getXCoor and getYCoor for 3D charts - Easily draw custom items on 3D charts including custom lines, text on walls or shapes to annotate or highlight specific points.

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