Nevron Software is pleased to announce the production availability of the new major Q2 2008 release of Nevron .NET Vision - the data visualization components suite for .NET (WinForms and ASP.NET). The new Q2 version introduces new and improved Gauges, Styling Support, Automatic 2D/3D Pie Data Label Layout, Improved Diagram Layouts, Redesigned Examples and much more.

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What's New in Nevron Chart for .NET Q2 2008


Nevron Chart for .NET (WinForms and ASP.NET) Q2 2008 introduces:

  • Styling Support - The control features an embedded styling support, allowing you to quickly apply a style sheet in order to change the appearance of the chart contents. In addition you can create your own, custom style sheets using a set of style sheet configurators and palettes.
  • Automatic Chart Axis Labels Orientation - The component will automatically orient labels in 3D to the scale ruler orientation when you rotate the chart thus making it more readable.
  • Automatic Pie Data Label Layout - The layout algorithm used to resolve label overlapping in 2D is extended to support 3D pie charts as well. The pie chart labels are automatically positioned in a manner that doesn't allow them to overlap with each other.
  • Automatic Pie Data Label Layout - The component will automatically layout the pie labels so that they do not overlap.
  • Improved Panel Layout - All content panels in the control are extended to support Margins and Padding allowing for a fine gradient control over the panels spacing.
  • Improved Text Rendering Speed - The text rendering speed for all labels has been significantly improved.
  • Improved Hit Testing Speed in 3D - Hit testing speed in 3D has been improved. You will find out that the new version behaves much better when hit testing large data sets.
  • Border Style - All content panels now support a border style allowing you to place a border around the panel content. Radial Gauges have been extended to support custom border styles like Circle, Cut Edge Circle and Rounded Outline.
  • Paint Effects - All content panels now support a paint effect that emulates the reflection of glass or gel cap over the panel content. This feature allows for the creation of more visually appealing gauges and charts.
  • Automatic Jittering - In WinForms applications using 3D charts the control can automatically detect a period of inactivity between chart refresh calls and use it to antialias the 3D scene. This greatly improves the visual appearance of 3D charts as jagged edges are removed at minimal performance cost.
  • Redesigned Examples - All examples of the components have been redesigned in order to take advantage of the improvements in styling, borders, paint effects and layout.
  • Improved Documentation - The documentation of the component has been improved in order to be more user friendly.

What's New in Nevron Diagram for .NET Q2 2008


Nevron Diagram for .NET Q2 2008 (WinForms and ASP.NET) introduces:

  • Improved Layouts - The following layouts were significantly improved:
    • Layered Graph Layout - Added support for orthogonal edge routing, with integrated bus spacing, which allows for the generation of very nice looking orthogonal graph drawings. Added support for node alignment options, which help you specify the relative alignment of nodes inside the layer. Added support for different node ranking policies. Added support of in and out plug spacing, which work very well with bus spacing and further increases the drawing readability.
    • Dock Layout - Added support for different filling and fitting modes.
    • Orthogonal Graph Layout - Added support for plug spacing.

    All layouts were carefully profiled and as a result the layouts now perform much faster.
  • Improved Documentation - The documentation of the component has been improved in order to be more user friendly.

What's New in Nevron User Interface for .NET Q2 2008


Nevron User Interface for .NET (WinForms) Q2 2008
Following is a list of bug fixes introduced in this release:

  • Saves / Loads correctly the state of the Toolbars.
  • Saves / Loads correctly the order of AutoHide panels.
  • Setups the width of NVScrollBar nad NHScrollBar less than the system default.
  • When selecting an item in a combo box with two or more items with equal text the SelectedIndex property can now correctly distinguish between such items.