Visifire v2.0.1 beta Released

Chirag

Hi,

This release contains fixes for the following bugs:

  • ToolTip did not take correct position in some cases.
  • Chart threw exception if ShadowEnabled property for Chart was set to true and later reset.
  • Events failed to attach with Pie & Doughnut Charts.
  • Legend showed the DataPoint, although Enabled property of DataPoint is set to false.
  • Chart threw exception if LabelLineEnabled is set to false for Pie & Doughnut Charts.
  • AxisX disappeared if DataPoint [index].Enabled is set to false.
  • Chart did not render if Enabled property of AxisLabels is set to false.

Also contains the following enhancements:

  • DataPoint label placement of chart type Column is improved.
  • Many users reported memory leak & high CPU usage in Visifire 2.0.0 beta. Thanks for reporting it. In this version memory management has been drastically improved.

Cheers,

Team Visifire


Visifire 2.0 beta Released!

Chirag

Hi,

The wait is over. Visifire 2.0 beta is here! Visifire 2.0 is a complete rewrite of Visifire 1.x, it is a result of complete architectural overhaul. We had to make changes in the XAML structure. The XAML used by Visifire 1.x is incompatible with Visifire 2.0. A notable change in XAML is that similar elements are grouped under an element collection. Visifire 2.0 follows the best practices laid down by Microsoft for component development. In Visifire 2.0 all properties are dependency properties. Dependency properties provide a way to compute the value of a property based on the value of other inputs.

The major features in this release are:-

Visifire works in WPF too
Visifire 2.0 boasts of multi-targeting feature. A single API to draw charts in Silverlight or WPF or WPF Browser Application. Yes, its true, you can start using Visifire in your desktop applications also.

Realtime Update
Any property of Visifire charts can be updated in realtime. No need to redraw the chart. Visifire1.x supported realtime update through Javascript, but not from managed code. We learnt that Visifire is being extensively used in managed code & updating charts in realtime is one of the most coveted feature. Hence, we implemented it. Real time update is showcased both in Chart Designer & Gallery.

Scrollable Charts
The name says it all. You can scroll the datapoints inside the charts. All chart types in the Gallery have an example showcasing this feature.

Styling
Visifire 2.0 charts can be styled. If you want to make the charts look the way you want & still harness the flexibility of Visifire, you can do so by styling the charts globally.

Editable in Blend
Designing requires a good Design Tool. It is true even for Silverlight Apps & that’s why Microsoft has Expression Blend. Visifire charts can now be designed in Microsoft Expression Blend.

Elegant Animation
Currently Visifire2.0 contains only one animation per chart type. The same animation doesn’t look good for all chart types. Hence, for every chart type a specific animation has been handpicked & polished to perfection.

Download Visifire 2.0 beta here.

This blog will be followed by a series of blogs on new features of Visifire2.0 & their implementation, so stay tuned.

PS: Forget not to check out Chart Designer. It updates the chart instantly & no longer requires redraw!

Cheers,

Team Visifire


Visifire v1.5.5 released

Chirag

Hi,

The following bugs have been fixed in this release

  • Chart type StackedArea100 crashed on setting YValue = 0 for any DataPoint.
  • In DataPoint, the property MarkerEnabled was being taken true for both boolean values.
  • ToolTip and Events were not working with 3D Chart if AnimationType = Type4 and no. of DataPoint > 900.
  • Pie and Doughnut Charts threw exception on MouseOver event with Href being set.
  • ShadowEnabled threw exception when chart is drawn from managed code.

Enhancements

  • Improved Axis Label Placement.
  • LineStyle will be reflected on LegendEntry in Legend.

Download the latest release here.

Cheers,
Team Visifire