I ran across an excellent whitepaper recently. It was published a few years ago, but since it has nothing to do with technology, its content is very relevant. In an article titled Common Pitfalls in Dashboard Design , Stephen Few outlines 13 points to...
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Thu Nov 22, 2012 @ 8:22 AM
The Model View ViewModel design pattern has become the de facto standard for all Business Intelligence applications created with any of the modern Microsoft frameworks. When learning to design interactive applications such as dashboards with MVVM, the...
Fri Nov 2, 2012 @ 7:07 AM
The usability and value of most modern dashboards becomes seriously questioned if the data shown is fixed, and the user does not have the ability to zoom in or drill-down into the data to a more detailed view. Implementing this functionality can sometimes...
Fri Mar 5, 2010 @ 12:23 PM
WcfServiceDataProvider is a handy new control introduced to the Silverlight and WPF suite of controls in the 2010.1 release. The control is somewhat different from most of the other controls. It has no visual aspect to it (hence the pictureless blog post...
Thu Mar 4, 2010 @ 7:25 AM
As my previous blog post mentioned, the sophisticated axis annotation mechanism is one of the most useful features of the Silverlight Chart control released with Web.UI 2009.3 . It allows the programmer to just drop the data into the chart and not worry...
Tue Dec 15, 2009 @ 7:46 AM
One of the most sophisticated and exciting features of the Silverlight Charting control released with Web.UI 2009.3 is the Axis Annotation mechanism that prevents overlapping of long labels. The mechanism consists of an algorithm that selects the best...
Thu Dec 10, 2009 @ 8:05 AM
As most people reading these blogs are aware by now, the recently released Web.UI 2009.3 , introduces a powerful Silverlight Gauges control. One of the features that makes this control really powerful is the ability to insert additional Silverlight controls...
Fri Dec 4, 2009 @ 5:59 AM
We just shipped Web.UI 2009.3, which introduces the Silverlight Charting control. Besides the obvious advantages of client-side rendering and many new look and animation related configurations, the Chart control still offers many of the standard features...
Mon Nov 23, 2009 @ 1:48 PM
As most people are by now aware, the recently released Web.UI 2009.3, introduces a Silverlight Charting control . Although the main reasons for using the charting control is to visually display the relationship between data, at times this may not be enough...
Thu Nov 19, 2009 @ 8:02 AM
One of the most frequently asked questions our sales and support teams have been getting over the past year or two is if we are going to make a gauges control that is on par with the rest of our controls. Our answer has always been yes, but it is only...
Mon Dec 15, 2008 @ 11:36 AM
Upon visiting the drill-down live demo in CompoentArt's new Charting gallery one can easily see the benefits of client-side events within WebChart's client-side API. Not only can you register event handlers when a data point or series is hovered...
Fri Jun 20, 2008 @ 12:03 PM
Zooming and scrolling is one of those essential features that is a must-have for any comprehensive charting product. However, deciding how to implement zooming and scrolling within WebChart was not obvious as there was no industry consensus on how this...
Wed Jun 18, 2008 @ 10:32 AM
We have just released Charting 2007.1 in both WebChart and WinChart editions as well as our new platform called SqlChart which is intended to work with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. This release brings all the eye candy you've come to expect...
Fri Feb 9, 2007 @ 10:58 AM