The XtraGauges Suite ships with nearly 100 built-in presets and is extremely easy
to use...so easy in fact, that all you need to do is drop a control onto a form. You
won't have to manually create elements, customize their appearance, size and layout.
Simply choose the template you like best, bind your control to data and voila –
you are ready to go.
Easily Build Digital Dashboards
If your objective is to create a digital dashboard with multiple gauges, the XtraGauges
offers you a unique feature designed to save you and your team hours of work. You
can place multiple gauges into one container and enable automatic arrangement. The
container will determine the best possible gauge layout for its current size and
proportions. If you resize your form, gauges are proportionally resized and their
layout is updated so that they use form space most efficiently.
Note that gauges can be freely resized while maintaining the highest level of quality,
since the XtraGauges Suite uses vector graphics for all gauge types.
Hit-testing and Gauge Interactivity
You can make gauges more user-friendly or even allow data input via gauge controls
by using the built-in hit-testing engine. When handling mouse events, you can easily
determine whether the mouse pointer is over a particular element - say over a circular
gauge's needle. Once you obtain this information, you have an endless number of
ways in which to enhance data presentation. For instance, you can display tooltips
with additional information or you can allow end-users to drag-and-drop elements
thus changing the underlying data.
Like our other Visual Studio component libraries, the XtraGauges Suite can be purchased
with full source code (including design-time code). The suite ships with comprehensive
documentation together with demo applications so you can hit the ground running
and deliver stunning gauges with your next WinForms application.