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  1. David Anson says:

    NEW POST: Binding to a Silverlight Chart Series gives a null reference exception, Jim Lynn,

  2. David Anson says:

    NEW POST: Silverlight 4 Beta is out – and the Toolkit has it covered! [Silverlight Toolkit November 2009 release now available for Silverlight 3 and 4!], David Anson,

  3. David Anson says:

    NEW POST: Two birds, squared! [Silverlight/WPF Data Visualization Development Release 3 and a DataVisualizationDemos update], David Anson,

  4. David Anson says:

    NEW POST: "I feel the need… the need for SPEED!" [Seven simple, performance-boosting tweaks for common Silverlight/WPF Charting scenarios], David Anson,

  5. kyle8086 says:

    Do you have any examples as to how to print the chart on paper using the FixedDocument Class? I mean to say that the Chart is not part of a Window; it is manually created and added to the FixedDocument. Printing just the chart as a ‘Visual’ works but that is not what I’m interested in yet.

    When I give it a try, it almost works but the data points are not rendered. It is funny that the axis and legend renders; even with the correct ranges as the data in the line series would cause to occur. But like I say, the data points are not to be seen.

    An example on how to do this would be great!

  6. David Anson says:


    This is the second time I’ve heard feedback like this from a user. 🙁 The layout for Charting is quite a bit more involved that most controls – specifically, the fade-in behavior of the DataPoints can make scenarios like yours difficult because the DataPoints may need to be in the visual tree to have their fade-in animations play and make them all visual. So my first suggestion would be to customize the DataPoint Templates to remove the fade animations – basically make the Chart as static as possible. If that’s not enough, please consider forcing a few measure/arrange passes on it yourself to possibly fake it out enough to get all the layout stuff to run to completion. And if that fails, fall back to creating the Chart somewhere in the visual tree and printing it as a visual since that works okay for you. 🙂

    Sorry for the trouble – I’ve added a note to look into blogging an example of this so I can better understand the issues involved.

    Thanks very much for your comment!

  7. kyle8086 says:

    Thanks for the tip. I found that specifically setting the DataPointStyle actually caused the data points to render. However attempting to set the PolyLineStyle did not cause the line to render. I am so new to WPF it is difficult to guess as to where to look and what to do. I also attempted to set the lineSeries.TransitionDuration to zero but that did not help the Poly Line to render either.

    I’ll attempt to dig into the templates as you suggest. As an alternative, would you have a suggestion as to an alternative charting solution that we more time sensitive (read Boss want it done alrady) might employ 🙂 ?

    Thanks so much for your response.

  8. David Anson says:


    Offhand, I don’t know why the line wouldn’t display, sorry! If you’ve already tried the other suggestions I gave, one other idea might be to subclass LineSeries and force a call to UpdateShape in order to get this to happen. Or maybe just debug into that method to see why the line’s not showing up for you.

    Hope this helps!

  9. David Anson says:

    NEW POST: No trees were harmed in the making of this blog post [How to: Successfully print a Chart with the Silverlight 4 Beta], David Anson,

  10. David Anson says:

    NEW POST: This is what happens when two Toolkits fall in love… [The February 2010 release of the WPF Toolkit is now available!], David Anson,

  11. David Anson says:

    NEW POST: Turn your head and check out this post [How to: Easily rotate the axis labels of a Silverlight/WPF Toolkit chart], David Anson,

  12. David Anson says:

    NOTE: I’ve just removed two comments tagged by the blog engine as spam. They linked to www_vadimv_com which has some pretty charts in Silverlight, but does not seem to use the Data Visualization package from the Silverlight/WPF Toolkits.

  13. MS says:

    The Drill Down link, though it works, should maybe be removed as the video it links to is missing and the zipped source file is corrupt.

    Great site, otherwise.

  14. David Anson says:


    Thanks! I'm going to leave it for historical reasons, but if you'd like to follow up with Chad, that might be something he'd like to know. Also, FYI that the most recent version of this list can always be found here:

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