I need to display charts in my Metro app, and there are no controls available (yet) for WinRT. I had already planned how to create my own, but I really don’t have the time for it, whenI came across Telerik’s chart control (preview only). I emailed them for an access code, and tweeted a little prayer as well, and got my code today.
I had a hard time figuring out how the charts should be used and configured in XAML and code, as I couldnt find any documentation. It took me, together with a good friend of mine , about one hour to get a very simple bar and piechart to display the way we wanted (kind of) with a rather high WTF/h. With that said, both of us are probably mainly web developers with limited XAML experience, hence the WTF’s 😉
But the charts look good, and I am glad they made them. Even more happy about me getting early access to them so I can have my charts ready for the AEL lab on thursday. I’ll give the controls a more decent review once I”ve tried them out for real. But thank you for the charts Telerik, and please make some more Win8 controls,- we need them!