ChartDirector 6.2 (.NET Edition)

ChartDirector Overview


ChartDirector for .NET consists of the ChartDirector class library, together with various controls for advanced chart user interactions.

ChartDirector Class Library

The ChartDirector class library is for creating charts. It consists of a rich yet easy to use API to allow developers to control chart type and style, supply data to the chart, and perform customization.

ChartDirector outputs charts in standard image formats (PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP, SVG, PDF) and as standard .NET objects (System.Drawing.Image). ChartDirector charts can easily be viewed on the screen, saved to files, or embedded in other documents.

ChartDirector also outputs additional information for the controls to provide advanced chart user interactions, such as tooltips and clickable chart objects, programmable track cursors, scrolling and zooming, viewport control and realtime charts.

ChartDirector Controls

ChartDirector comes with a number of controls for Windows Forms, WPF, Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC with Razor view engine.

Windows Forms Controls

ControlDescription
WinChartViewerThe WinChartViewer provides the user interface for ChartDirector charts in the Windows Forms environment. Apart from displaying the charts, it supports tooltips and mouse events for chart objects, provides a dynamic layer for drawing programmable track cursors on the chart, and provides an interface for zooming and scrolling using mouse actions.
WinViewPortControlThe WinViewPortControl allows the user to visualize and control the viewport, which is a window to the full data range. The user can resize and move the viewport with the mouse, which corresponds to zooming and scrolling of the chart.

WPF Controls

ControlDescription
WPFChartViewerThe WPFChartViewer provides the user interface for ChartDirector charts in the WPF environment. Apart from displaying the charts, it supports tooltips and mouse events for chart objects, provides a dynamic layer for drawing programmable track cursors on the chart, and provides an interface for zooming and scrolling using mouse actions.
WPFViewPortControlThe WPFViewPortControl allows the user to visualize and control the viewport, which is a window to the full data range. The user can resize and move the viewport with the mouse, which corresponds to zooming and scrolling of the chart.

ASP.NET Web Forms Controls

ControlDescription
WebChartViewerThe WebChartViewer provides the user interface for ChartDirector charts in the ASP.NET Web Forms environment. It delivers dynamically created chart images to the browser, with HTML image map for tooltips and mouse events for chart objects. It supports postback events for clickable chart objects. It works with the browser side JsChartViewer to support AJAX and realtime chart updates, programmable track cursors and zooming and scrolling.
WebViewPortControlThe WebViewPortControl works with the browser side JsViewPortControl to allow the user to visualize and control the viewport, which is a window to the full data range.

ASP.NET MVC Razor Controls

ControlDescription
RazorChartViewerThe RazorChartViewer provides the user interface for ChartDirector charts in the ASP.NET MVC Razor view engine environment. It delivers dynamically created chart images to the browser, with HTML image map for tooltips and mouse events for chart objects. It works with the browser side JsChartViewer to support AJAX and realtime chart updates, programmable track cursors and zooming and scrolling.
RazorViewPortControlThe RazorViewPortControl works with the browser side JsViewPortControl to allow the user to visualize and control the viewport, which is a window to the full data range.

Javascript Controls

ControlDescription
JsChartViewerChartDirector charts are in standard image formats. The tooltips and mouse events for chart objects are implemented with standard HTML image maps. The browser itself can display the charts and support these interactive features without external libraries.

The JsChartViewer is for supporting advanced user interaction features. It provides a dynamic layer for drawing programmable track cursors on the chart, provides an interface for zooming and scrolling with mouse or touch interactions, and handles AJAX and realtime chart updates.
JsViewPortControlThe JsViewPortControl Javascript component provides the user interface for the user to visualize and control the viewport. In typical usage, it displays a small chart with the full data range, with a highlighted rectangle (the viewport) showing the part that is plotted in a large chart. The user can resize and move the viewport to control the part of the data range visible in the large chart.