Feature suggestion: flashing line

Nov 2, 2012 at 6:01 AM

Hello,

When there are many lines (something like 20 or 30 lines), it feels quite hard for the user to find out the line of series they selected. If the line has some method like this

  LineSeries.Flash(int interval, int speed),

the user can quickly find out the line they want to see.

I just came up with flashing, but I think any other idea to make a line distinguishable has the same effect. For example, glowing, vibrating, drawing a big arrow to that line, etc.

Coordinator
Nov 4, 2012 at 9:17 PM

good idea :) But it gives me an association to the <blink> element :)

Since this library is targetting multiple platforms, I only want to depend on simple drawing capabilities and no animations. For LineSeries my plan is to use a thicker line with a different color behind the real line. It will increase the rendering time slightly, but no need to calculate new coordinates. Other types of series (e.g. AreaSeries) need other solutions - ideas welcome!

Implementation of selection is covered by http://oxyplot.codeplex.com/workitem/8193

Nov 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Hello.

Your support is of a level that I have never experienced with any other open-source freeware, or even commercial software. You are working very hard. Thank you for the prompt implementation.