We like the combination of Silverlight 4 with the PivotViewer control. We are putting them to good use now against real data. We published a SQLBits 7 Agenda collection last month for fun. But was it really? Well, no. The branding and styling missed the mark and though the tiles had a reasonable design they had to be pre-generated. Not bad for a half day’s work but we moved on…
We need PivotViewer to be better integrated into Silverlight, no wait, we need Silverlight and our application integrated into PivotViewer. Interesting thought?
So we toiled, extended, styled and skinned. Some themes for business, some for holiday snaps and some fun themes for the holidays. I personally like ‘Spooky’ with the bats and silhouettes and the ‘Desert Island’ looks ready for my next holiday snaps. Lots better but not 100% control of the UI.
Then we toiled, extended and integrated because somehow the grid and histogram views needed some help. People feel comfortable with a data grid and some data looks better in charts, of course it does. Data Visualization sure needs many views after all!
Here are some sample screenshots to kick start this blog series…
Below are the rest of the themes we put together…
- Adventures with PivotViewer Part 1: Background work
- Adventures with PivotViewer Part 2: Themes and Integrated DataGrid
- Adventures with PivotViewer Part 3: Localization
- Adventures with PivotViewer Part 4: Augmented PDC10 reality – pivot the agenda
- Adventures with PivotViewer Part 5: Pimp my PivotViewer
- Adventures with PivotViewer Part 6: Pimp it sample code
- Adventures with PivotViewer Part 7: Slider control
- Adventures with PivotViewer Part 8: Filter pane tooltips
- Adventures with PivotViewer Part 9: Multi-Layered Trading Cards tooltips
- Visualization of the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace with PivotViewer
- PivotViewer vNext in Silverlight 5 SDK