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Gauges

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| With Gauge Controls for WinForms you can achieve a higher level of data visualization in your applications, as this suite provides an extensive gauge set that closely imitates real-life gauges - circular, angular, linear, thermometer, digital and so on. Quickly and easily create user interfaces imitating comprehensive dashboards, dials, stopwatches, clocks, thermometers, LEDS and simple indicators.

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To learn more about this component refer to the links below.

Getting Started

This section gathers step-by-step tutorials that guide you through the process of creating your first gauge.

Gauge Types

There are three main types of DevExpress gauges: analog, digital and state indicator gauges. Analog gauges are scale-based gauges and include circular and linear gauges based on their shape. Digital gauges display segmented digits and/or letters in the way LEDs do. State indicator gauges are simple indicators that have a fixed set of pre-defined states.

Gauge Elements

Each gauge is a set of elements rather than a monolith object. Elements can be either related to each other (e.g. a needle that relates to a scale) or completely independent. Some of them provide the gauge functionality, others specify its appearance. Each gauge type has its own set of available elements. Follow the links below to learn more about these elements.

Other Concepts

  • Coordinate System
    This document provides information on how gauges are measured within a Gauge Control, what the gauge Z Order is, as well as detailing how to specify angles of gauge specific elements.

  • Data Binding
    This document provides information on the data-binding mechanism in the Gauges Suite, and lists specific gauge elements that can be used in this process.

  • Appearance Customization
    Contains topics dedicated to animating gauges and modifying their appearance settings.

  • Saving and Restoring Gauge Layout and Style Settings
    Describes how to save and restore gauge layout to (from) a local storage, registry or stream.

Design-Time Features

Articles in this section are dedicated to Gauge design-time features, from creating gauges and accessing individual gauge elements to using built-in tools that apply specific gauge presets and styles.

  • Manipulate Gauges
    This topic describes how you can manipulate a Gauge Control at design time: add, modify and remove gauges or their individual elements.

  • Layout Customization
    This topic explains how to use the auto-layout feature, as well as details how it affects gauge resizing.

  • Preset Manager
    Illustrates how to get access to the built-in gauge presets collection.

  • Gauge Styles and Style Manager
    The Gauges library contains includes various styles that modify the appearance of gauge elements when applied.

  • Gauge Designer
    The Gauge designer is an integrated visual editing tool, providing you with the ability to quickly and easily customize gauges

Task-Based Help

This section gathers various examples that illustrate how to implement a specific task for your gauges.

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