Chart FX 7 Features
AJAX Rendering Engine
Chart FX for Java adds a new DHTML rendering engine that uses the Ajax web development technique to produce chart images that allow full interactivity and support state in web applications. This automatically updates the chart with the new data without a complete page refresh, only updating the portion of the chart that changed. The charts are fully secure as there are no binary files to download. This allows end users to interact with charts in any browser on any platform, making your application available to a wider audience.
The Chart FX for Java DHTML engine allows developers to:
- Prevent downloading, configuration and use of third-party components making the application platform agnostic and maintenance free.
- Deploy charts that are fully secured as no binary files are needed in the browser.
- Access a fully interactive toolbar with drop-down menus that support most Chart FX end user functionality, including zooming and scrolling providing a much smoother client experience, while still maintaining the full flexibility of deploying to any browser client in the enterprise.
While the user is interacting with the chart, the Chart FX for Java rendering engine will automatically update the chart with new data. While this takes place, end users won't lose any of their chart settings, get a complete page refresh or need to download all of the page content again. Only the chart will change if there is new data to display.
Elegant User Interface (UI)
Chart FX for Java provides powerful run-time data analysis tools for your end users; these include drill downs, tooltips, drag and drop axis configuration and highlighting, among others. Among all these tools, highlighting is a feature that allows end users to position the mouse in any chart element allowing Chart FX for Java to instantly dim out other elements in the chart. This feature allows end users to quickly detect trends and other important elements in the chart.
For example, when a user positions the mouse on top of a 3D area chart, Chart FX for Java will not only display a tooltip but will also dim other series in the chart so end users can focus attention on that specific series and its attributes.
Similarly, when the user positions the mouse over a chart axis, Chart FX for Java will activate a dynamic filter that highlights the value and the chart points that plot above that specific value, as the user continues to move the mouse along the axis, Chart FX for Java will reapply that filter highlighting the appropriate data
Samples and Resource Center
The Samples and Resource Center not only provides a Programmer's Guide reference that discusses interesting Chart FX for Java topics, but also includes the Chart FX for Java API, an Internet Reference specifically catered for Web development and a wealth of actual samples and charts (and code) that you can integrate and test in your applications.
The Chart FX for Java Installation provides design time plug-ins for both NetBeans and Eclipse IDEs so you can quickly add and configure charts and other graphical displays to your application. Using ChartFX for Java Designer is as easy as loading a plug-in into your IDE of choice or running the standalone designer directly. Once the designer is loaded, you can easily manipulate the look and feel of your Charts, Gauges and Maps through an intuitive yet powerful UI.
Default Chart Settings
The Default Charts feature allows developers to focus their attention on the functional aspect of the application rather than visuals or other platform specific issues.
The Chart FX for Java default chart has been optimized based on customer feedback. Carefully selected cosmetics such as gradients and color palettes as well as other important chart elements such as toolbars, legends and output format have been selected to minimize the time needed to produce a visually impressive chart.
The Chart FX for Java installer neatly installs everything you'll need to quickly and efficiently design, develop and deploy enterprise quality charts, gauges, maps and statistical objects to your application
Powerful API and Properties List
Chart FX for Java features a powerful new API. Now it is easier to access complex functionality and quicker to integrate to your Java applications as objects and classes are more recognizable and easier to code.
Wrapper and Exporter
These useful utilities will allow you to leverage your existing knowledge of Chart FX as well as reuse any code you may have previously written. Any projects written in the previous API may be conveniently ported to the new Chart FX for Java API.
Chart FX for Java Licensing
Chart FX for Java includes several components for development and deployment on Java application servers.
Chart FX for Java includes one development license in the form of Chart FX for Java Developer. Chart FX for Java Developer is licensed for one development machine only. Testing and deployment licenses are required as needed.
The Chart FX for Java Test Server may only be used on one and the same server. You may use the Test Server software for the sole purpose of designing, developing and testing your product(s). An Additional Test Server license is required for each additional computer on which you will be installing and running any of the Test Server components.
When used in a Java application, Chart FX for Java is licensed on a per-server basis for deployment, regardless the number of processors (CPU's) in that server. The basic package includes one (1) License for deployment on a Production Server. If you need to deploy Chart FX for Java in more than one production server, you need to obtain an Additional Production Server License per each additional production server.
If you need to integrate Chart FX for Java as part of your application, you need to provide a Production Server License per each production server in which Chart FX for Java is installed.