Tuesday, February 05, 2008

RadChart gets ajaxified for Q1

Usually we save big product update news 'til we're closer to a big release. We like to use it to drum up excitement and hold you on the edge of your seat just waiting to get the latest bits. This news, though, is too exciting to contain for another couple of months. The RadChart Team has just revealed that the Q1 version of Chart for ASP.NET will have built-in Ajax support for scroll and zoom operations! This is a very cool development and it brings a whole new level of interactivity to your Telerik charts. The use of the new features is pretty simple. To zoom, you use the mouse to draw a box over the area of the chart you want to zoom in on, and upon release the chart is zoomed using Ajax. Likewise with scrolling. If data extends beyond the visible region of either axis, scrollbars are displayed so you can access all of the data. As you scroll, data is loaded on-demand from the server. Check out the short video below of the Team's current progress to see where things are headed. Pretty cool, huh?