Essential Gauge for Windows Forms in 2013 Volume 4

 

Two highly sophisticated Gauge controls with visual styles and data binding support were introduced in our 2013 Volume 4 release of Essential Studio.

Linear Gauge

Linear Gauge is a data visualization tool used for displaying a range of values graphically along a linear scale.

Customization

The Linear Gauge control includes rich customization support, allowing users to customize each of its elements to be displayed based on the requirements.

Skins and Frames

Built-in skins are supported in two different frames and include the following options:

· Blue

· Black

· Silver

· Metro

Customized skins can be defined by adding a color to the background and other embedded elements, such as Pointers, Ticks, and Outer & Border Frames.

Horizontal Frame

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                       Blue                                                                     Silver

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                       Black                                                                    Metro

Vertical Frame

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       Blue                            Silver                               Black                           Metro

Placement and Orientations

You can easily customize the position of the pointer within the Linear Gauge through the respective pointer placement values Near, Center, and Far.

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                      Near                                                         Center

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                      Far

Data Binding

You can bind any data source to the Linear Gauge control and map an index of a record to represent the actual value in the Linear Gauge. The properties DisplayMember and DisplayRecordIndex will map the DataColumn and DataRow of the binding source respectively to the Gauge control, which then will support high frequency data updates.

Example:

this.linearGauge1.DataSource = dataTable;
this.linearGauge1.DisplayRecordIndex = [Row Index];
this.linearGauge1.DisplayMember = [column name];

Digital Gauge

Digital Gauge is a data visualization tool used to display any value in the segment display. The data in the control is clearly displayed as alphanumeric characters

Customization

The Digital Gauge control includes rich customization support, allowing each of its elements to be displayed based on the end user’s requirements. The characters can be represented through seven-segment, fourteen-segment, sixteen-segment, and dot-matrix displays.

Skins and Frames

Built-in skins are supported in Digital Gauge and include the following options:

· Blue

· Black

· Silver

· Metro

Customized skins can be defined through colouring the background and embedded elements, such as Outer and Border Frames.

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                    Blue                                                                  Silver

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                   Black                                                               Managed

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                     Metro

Digital Characters

The digital characters in the digital gauge can be viewed in different types of segments:

· Seven-segment display

· Fourteen-segment display

· Sixteen-segment display

· Dot-matrix display

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Digital Gauge with seven-segment display       Digital Gauge with fourteen-segment display

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Digital Gauge with sixteen-segment display     Digital Gauge with dot-matrix display

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