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 is a data visualization tool used for displaying a range of values graphically along a linear scale.
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:
Customized skins can be defined by adding a color to the background and other embedded elements, such as Pointers, Ticks, and Outer & Border Frames.
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.
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.
this.linearGauge1.DataSource = dataTable;
this.linearGauge1.DisplayRecordIndex = [Row Index];
this.linearGauge1.DisplayMember = [column name];
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
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:
Customized skins can be defined through colouring the background and embedded elements, such as Outer and Border Frames.
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
Digital Gauge with seven-segment display Digital Gauge with fourteen-segment display
Digital Gauge with sixteen-segment display Digital Gauge with dot-matrix display