About SharpShooter Dashboards.Professional

Graphical components for digital dashboard creation.

SharpShooter Dashboards is a package of advanced graphical components for digital dashboards creation intended for real-time processes monitoring via key performance indicators. The suite includes a library of 2D charts and diagrams and a set of fully customizable gauges. Similar customization facilities, common data management and appearance customization methods allow easy creation of realistic digital dashboards and other real-time monitoring applications.

SharpShooter Dashboards is designed to help developers build powerful dashboards that are critical data visualization tools for managers and other decision makers to quickly analyze critical data. Data in dashboards is usually visualized with charts and gauges. SharpShooter Dashboards offers comprehensive tools for quick and easy creation of high performance data visualizations.

SharpShooter Dashboards includes a rich set of 180+ pre-built gauges: Meters, Dials, Sliders, Switches, Digital numbers and text, Odometers and other common and non-standard controls. You can easily adjust existing gauges to your requirements, or create a new one from scratch if none of the pre-designed gauges suits you, an end user designer is provided.

In addition to Gauges, SharpShooter Dashboards offers a complete library of 180+ 2D charts: Bar, Pie, Line, Spline, Stock, Candle Stick, Bubble and other most wide spread chart types. You can create necessary charts from scratch or pick up one from the library and modify it, an end user designer is available.

Both gauges and charts are designed in identical styles, so you don’t need to waste your time adjusting chart and gauge appearance for a single dashboard. Charts and gauges designers are identical as well, so you won’t spare much time exploring how to use both products. You get a complete development framework that will streamline building of digital dashboards.

General Features:

  • All components are written in C# and contain only managed code
  • Compatible with .NET Framework 2.0, 3.5, 4.0
  • Compatible with the most popular .NET IDEs. All components work with Visual Studio.NET, Borland C# Builder, Delphi.NET, Sharp Develop, and other .NET IDEs. Moreover, components work without any IDE
  • Use of GDI+ advantages: gradient fills, alpha blending, etc
  • Ability to easily add custom languages. You can easily translate the interface of both products into your native language
  • Easy to deploy. In order to make your application using components work on user's machine, simply copy a few DLLs to the program directory

Gauges Design:

  • Easy-to-use designer allows visual creating of an instrument with the help of more simple elements, included in it in different combinations, and also to set and edit the separate properties of the primitives;
  • Built-in expression language provides elements interaction and assigning the required gauge functionality;
  • Expression Editor provides a convenient visual interface for writing expressions using all available expression language constructions and elements available for viewing and editing;
  • Ability to create custom functions;
  • Supportfordoublebuffering;
  • Extensive package of 3D skins;
  • Use of advanced GDI+ capabilities (gradient fills, alpha blending, antialiasing, etc.);
  • High-level elements such as RangedLevel, LinearLevel, Tank, ScaleTitle, ScaleMarks, Highlight, Gear considerably facilitates the process of complex gauges creation;
  • Template-based model of control design, the availability of the wizard, and the powerful graphics editor provides the opportunity to design unique visual controls in a couple of minutes;
  • Full customization of instruments and their properties;
  • Ability to save newly-created custom controls, as well as control templates, to a file for further editing and reuse;
  • Wide range of export options – SVG, GIF, BMP, PNG, JPG, and Flash.

 Gauge Model:

  • A rich library includes such controls as ProgressBars, Meters, Dials, Sliders, Gauges, Odometers, Thermometers, Switches, and so on;
  • The layout management system allows the creation of automatic layouts of such scale elements as ticks and labels taking into account specified values, font size, etc;
  • Ability to assign interactive and complex behavior to any objects without coding;
  • Ability to assign different styles from collection or custom styles to the controls.

 Chart Model:

  • Ability to use arbitrary number of diagrams, legends, labels, axes, etc.;
  • The library contains a comprehensive set of standard elements: axes, labels, legends, titles etc.;
  • A set of series types is available: Pie, Bar, Stacked Bar, Stacked100Bar, Spline, Line, Bubble, Area, Stacked Area, Stacked100Area, Stock, and Candle Stick;
  • Use of images anywhere in the chart;
  • GDI+ advantages: gradient fills, anti-aliasing, alpha blending, backgrounds etc.;
  • Ability to set color to series and separate values by using pre-defined sets of colors, line types, and figures.

 SharpShooter Dashboards is available in the following editions:

  • SharpShooter Dashboards.Win – intended for the creation of Windows Forms applications.
  • SharpShooter Dashboards.Web – intended for ASP.NET applications creation.
  • SharpShooter Dashboards.Enterprise – designed for the development of Windows and ASP.NET applications.
  • SharpShooter Dashboards.Professional – intended for the creation of both Windows and ASP.NET applications and delivered with full source code. Obtaining the source code will help you acquire total control over your application.