Building Dashboards With WPF Elements Part 1: Introduction

Not long ago we released version 5.1 of our WPF Elements control suite. This release features huge performance improvements across our chart controls and several new features in the data grid. These are 2 of the most useful controls used to make spectacular dashboard applications such as the one displayed below. But WPF Elements isn’t all charts and data grids, in this one product you get 50+ controls that can be used to construct all manner of applications. This includes the time explorer and animated radial gauge seen below.

Slick Dashboard

Over the next few weeks I will be showing you step-by-step how to create this dashboard using WPF Elements. If you want to follow along but don’t have WPF Elements yet, make sure you grab the 60 day free trial.

Lightning fast performance
Both the data grid and the chart controls can handle beyond millions of data values and still provide a smooth user experience.

High Chart Performance

Versatile data grid
The data grid control has many useful features that allow the user to display the data however they like. This includes built in paging support, data grouping, Sorting, rearrangeable columns and collapsible hierarchy groups.

Versatile Data Grid

MVVM support
It goes without saying that WPF Elements controls are very MVVM friendly. Various dependency properties, events and commands make it easy to separate the controls in the view from your business model. We also recommend that you use a framework such as Caliburn Micro which reduces your workload to create robust MVVM applications.

Download the 60 day free trial and see for yourself the fantastic opportunities available for your applications. If you have any questions or feature requests, come meet us in the forum.

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