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VCL Gauge Control

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The VCL Gauge Control allows you to create user interfaces that imitate dashboards, dials, clocks, thermometers, and LED screens.

VCL Gauge Control Scales


The control allows you to create scales that imitate analog measuring devices or LED displays.

You can choose unbound or data-aware scales to display numeric or string values. The control supports the following scale types:


Circular scales allow you to imitate analog measuring instruments such as speedometers, stopwatches, clocks, voltmeters, etc.

Circular Scales

You can choose any of the following scale types:


Linear scales imitate analog linear measuring instruments (for instance, thermometers, manometers, etc.)

Linear Scales


Digital scales allow you to imitate devices with an LED screen

Digital Scales

Refer to the following topic for detailed information about scale elements: Scale Visual Elements.

Visual Elements


Captions are optional labels that you can place within quantitative and digital scales.


Range Bars

The range bars are the optional decorative elements that you can use to mark value ranges within quantitative scales.

Range Bars

Refer to the following topics for more information on scale range bars:

Additional Scales

You can add additional scales to the gauge or to one of the previously created scales in this control. This feature allows you to create multi-functional measuring instruments or dashboards. The control does not limit the number of additional scales.

Nested Scales

Refer to the following topics for more information on how to create additional scales:


You can customize animation settings applied to indicators of the arc, wide circular, and linear scales. Animation effects allow you to simulate dashboards and real devices, such as speedometers, tachometers, thermometers, and so on.

Ranges and Captions

Refer to a scale’s OptionsAnimate property description for more information on available options.


The control includes 22 built-in display styles for scales. You can apply different styles to different scales.

Scale Styles


You can resize and move scales and their elements within the control’s area to create multi-functional scales.

Refer to the following topic for more information on how to adjust a scale’s layout: Scale Layout