Quickly and effectively integrate gauges into your client-server and web-based applications

The smartest set of features to display visually friendly data

Gauges Defaults

The Chart FX Gauges default gauge is pre-customized based on the desired gauge type you have selected. Carefully selected cosmetics such as gradients and color palettes as well as other important gauge elements such as borders, needles, indicators and other elements will be applied based on the selected gauge and size for maximizing visual appeal with minimal intervention. This feature allows developers to focus their attention on the functional aspect of the application rather than having to configure visuals or other platform specific issues. Below is a gauge in a default state after being dropped from the toolbox.


Complete Gauges Collection

Chart FX Gauges is composed of four controls: Radial Gauge, Horizontal Gauge, Vertical Gauge, and Digital Panel. In addition to these general controls, any combination of these controls can be combined via a collection of inner gauges to form complex gauges as necessary.

Radial Gauges

These gauges are normally used to represent a quantifiable process progressing through the possible range displayed on a scale with a circular or semi circular aspect.


Linear Gauges: Horizontal and Vertical Gauges

These gauges are normally used to represent the progress of a process or a specific value within a continuous range. There are various border styles available for customizing the gauges for your application needs. Linear Gauges can be applied as Horizontal or Vertical gauges which offer a wide range of unique applications. Some common uses of the Linear Gauges are as thermometers, rulers, scales, progress bars and many others.


Digital Panels

Digital panels are used for both numeric and alphanumeric displays. These panels are commonly prevalent in the world such as watches, registrars, information kiosks, alarm clocks, etc. There are three common styles of digital panels, two segment based and one LED based. The two segment based digital panels are usually referred to by the number of segments necessary to compose a character or digit as illustrated below.

7-Segment Digital Panel

 This uses a combination of segments (at most 7) for formatting numeric characters from 0 to 9 when displaying values. This style is normally used in point-of-sale, instrumentation as well as other applications requiring numerical display. In addition, this style dash (–), the colon (:), and the period (.) symbols to support date, time, and currency displays respectively.

14-Segment Digital Panel

This style uses a combination of segments (at most 14) for formatting numeric and alphanumeric characters. This format has the capability of display 44 commonly used characters, including the ten numerals, the uppercase alphabet and other symbols for use in point-of-sale, instrumentation and other applications with the capability of displaying alphanumeric messages.

LED Digital Panel

This format has the capability of displaying any ASCII character and beyond. All controls can included customized characters through advanced configuration. LED digital panel however, is the most appropriate for applying customized characters as the characters are composed of dots arranged in any fashion unlike the fixed segments of the previous controls.


Combination Gauges

In addition to the above mentioned controls, there are various ways to intermix the gauges together via the “InnerGauge” property for customizing the gauge. Examples of inner gauges include a radial speedometer with a digital panel on the lower portion for displaying the miles driven while the radial gauge displays the current speed.

Superior design-time experience

Chart FX Gauges introduces an extensive and graphical properties list providing a rich and intuitive design time experience. All gauge elements and items can be configured visually, right in the properties list without the need for modal dialogs or separate designers which alienate Visual Studio’s development experience and ultimately leading to confusion and disparate development practices when using out-of-the-box controls.

This powerful feature allows you to add rich and attractive gauges to your form in minutes by manipulating:

Look and Feel: Providing access to the styles of any of the elements (borders, needles, caps and other visual elements), which comprise a gauge.

Palettes and Colors: Sets the color of all elements in a gauge at once and allows you to preview its appearance with a single click of a button without running the application. Actually, the palettes are similar to AutoFormat, which allows you to choose one of the many options and apply it to the gauge. Chart FX Gauges provides pallets similar to other Software FX products so visual consistency is maintained when used in conjunction with other data visualization controls.

Layout: Sets the position of different elements in the gauge relative to the border of the control or by using a graphical anchor point based on the border shape. For elements requiring angles, a graphical selector allows you to position elements and scales accurately for both web forms and windows forms applications.


Highly detailed graphics optimized for Real-Time

Each individual element that goes into creating a gauge is meticulously crafted by professional graphic artists. These elements combine to create a photo-realistic gauge complete with shadows, lighting and glare effects.

Chart FX Gauges harnesses the power of AJAX to enable powerful real-time capabilities in both Windows and Web Forms applications. 

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