I just started to use Oxyplot for a prototype I'm developing and I must say I find it quite hard to get up and running if you don't know anything about the library first.
First of all, I do understand that this is an open source project and that you may not have time or energy to work on all crazy stuff users ask of you, but I'd like to at least present my initial impressions as a new user of the library and then you can
decide what to do with the information :)
Basically, what I'm lacking is a quick start/introduction to oxyplot with complete samples. I did jump through many of the pages on this wiki but from what I can tell, there's no real
"Here's how you get started with oxyplot, drawing a simple line chart and populate it with data" kind of document.
I did find solutions to specific issues but I'm lacking the overall picture.
The example browser is great, but without easy access to source code they feel more like marketing material than an assistance to consumers of the library. It would be nice if I could go from viewing a sample to see the actual XAML (and perhaps C# code)
needed to create that particular chart example. (I do understand now that the source is in svn and I've just downloaded it and will have a look at it).
Here are my suggestions on how this could be improved, feel free to completely ignore them :-)
- Include a quick start documentation page on this page with a complete example for writing a chart
- Have the example browser show the source code for each example. For example, Syncfusion has a tab control with the live running chart on one tab and the XAML on another, that would be an awesome addition.
- Make a source release of the examples available as a standalone download (just to lower the barrier to get started, to not have to bother with svn/tfs/git etc.)
Anyway, thanks for a nice library.