Actipro Blog 2012 Q2 Posting Summary

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Monday, July 2, 2012 at 10:07am


What We Accomplished

In this quarter we released the 2012.1 version of our WPF and Silverlight controls.  This version updated our WPF products to target .NET 4.0 or later, and updated our Docking/MDI's Prism integration add-on to work with the latest Prism v4.1. 

The 2012.1 versions introduced a new Micro Charts product that is a set of charts that visualize quantitative data and are designed to render clearly in compact spaces.  They are extremely useful for data display within dashboards, reports, and grids.

SyntaxEditor also saw a lot of updates including highlighting style borders, IntelliPrompt code snippet support, current line highlight enhancements, .NET Languages Add-on automated LINQ IntelliPrompt, and overall memory usage reductions.

What’s Coming Next

SyntaxEditor has a new control being added soon that allows you to easily add VS type/member drop-down functionality for your own languages, with built-in support for our .NET Languages Add-on.  Micro Charts has a new control being added for heat map generation.  We'll detail both of these in upcoming posts.

We will be continuing to work on development of our Micro Charts product for the WinRT (Windows 8 "Metro" style) platform, and have some other new features and controls for all platforms in the works as well.

Blog Post List

Here is a quick categorized list of useful blog postings made in this quarter.

Product Development

Micro Charts Series

Product Releases and Purchase Options

Micro Charts Part 15 - Series Visibility

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:02am


In the previous post for our new Micro Charts product (currently available for WPF and Silverlight), we talked about live data display, such as for stock tickers.  In today's post, we'll look at how the series visibility can be used to have show or hide a series on a chart.

The visibility of a series is visible by default, but it can be set so that the series is not rendered on the chart. This property can be bound so that the series can be hidden or shown by user input. This feature can be very useful when displaying a chart that contains several different series. The series can then be shown or hidden in order to avoid a cluttered look and more closely compare specific series.


Above is an example of a navy blue bar series with its visibility property bound to a checkbox.  It is displayed in the left screenshot and hidden in the right.

This concludes our introduction to our new Micro Charts product.  Please visit the first post to see the full blog post index of this series.