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First Look: Gauge for WPF

We've been hard at work over here on several new products for WPF Studio.  The first that I've been posting about is the WPF Docking and MDI product.  The Docking product is one of the new products that will be part of WPF Studio v4.0.

But we also have one other unannounced product coming to WPF Studio v4.0, and that is Actipro Gauge for WPF.  We're very excited to have teamed up with NextWave to help enhance their forthcoming gauge product and include a split of the code as an Actipro branded product, and part of WPF Studio.

Gauge for WPF Features

Linear

A linear gauge... use to represent any sort of linear values, such as in meters

Gauge for WPF supports the creation of nearly any kind of gauge that you can imagine.  Basic gauge types include circular, linear, and digital gauges.  It includes a wealth of configurable properties, allowing you to completely customize the look and capabilities of your gauges.

Circular

A circular gauge... use to create any sort of instrumentation, meter, or knob

What can you do build with Gauge for WPF? 

  • Electronic measurement gauges
  • Medical measurement gauges
  • Industrial measurement gauges
  • Knobs
  • Digital panels
  • Clocks and watches
  • Thermometers
  • Compasses
  • Vehicle dashboards
  • Flight simulation dashboards
  • Any other sort of circular, linear, or digital gauge

Digital

A digital gauge... use to create clocks or any type of digital readout

What are some common use examples for these sorts of gauges?

  • Business intelligence dashboards
  • Executive summary dashboards
  • Industrial or medical controls and readouts
  • Software interaction with electronic equipment
  • Simple digital readouts
  • Vehicle simulation

Availability

Both Docking for WPF and Gauge for WPF will be included in Actipro WPF Studio v4.0.  We expect final release in the coming weeks.

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