1.Install the software #

– Run the installer application LightningChart .NET SDK v.8

The installer creates Arction folders in the Start menu:

Start menus of Windows 10 and Windows 8

The software installs to C:\Program Files (x86)\Arction\LightningChart .NET SDK v.8 by default, and creates C:\ProgramData\Arction\LightningChart .NET SDK v.8 folder which contains the demo examples. From there they can be compiled with regular user rights in Windows. Furthermore, shortcut to Dev Center is added to the desktop.

2.Run the demo applications #

There are four extensive applications, the shortcuts appear in your desktop and in Start menu / Arction. They can also be run from Dev Center.

Running demo applications via Start menu and Dev center

  • WinForms Demo
  • WPF Demo (non-bindable)
  • WPF Demo (semi-bindable)
  • WPF Demo (bindable)

Furthermore, there is Service demo for connecting a client application to a service which generates chart image stream. For Service demo (Headless mode rendering, please refer to LightningChart User’s Manual, and DemoService\description.pdf).

The four main demo applications have a large number of examples grouped in the navigation tree. Browse through the examples by using Navigation tree in the Navigator tab.

Several examples have a lot of settings in the user interface, feel free to change them. Also, the Properties tab can be used to view and edit the chart properties.


Properties tab in demo application. Source code can be viewed by pressing the “Show example source code” -button on the top.

On-the-fly source code display is available in WinForms, Non-Bindable WPF and Semi-bindable WPF demo applications. Press Show example source code -button to view the source code of the selected example. The source code is available as C# and VB.NET (machine-converted).

3.Open LightningChart Ultimate User’s Manual document #

Windows 10:
Start -> Arction ->
LightningChart .NET User’s Manual v.8

Windows 7 and 8:
Start -> All Programs -> Arction -> LightningChart
.NET v.8 -> Documents -> LightningChart .NET User’s Manual v.8

Take 10 minutes to read titles and look at the pictures to get an overview what LightningChart can do. That’s time spent well. Get back to this User’s manual document when you are programming.


User’s Manual can also be opened from Dev Center as well as from Arction’s web page.

4.Open the demo application source code projects #

The demo projects can be opened from the start menu. Dev Center also has buttons which open the file location of the source codes.

Note that LightningChart .NET WPF Bindable is a Solution, not project. Every example in that is a stand-alone project, and LightningChart .NET demo WPF Bindable executable just browses through these standalone examples.

Modify the examples, rebuilt them, and experiment.

Happy Coding!

If you have any questions, please contact our technical support team.
If you wish to provide comments or feedback, please send a letter to us here: feedback@arction.com

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