Student Case Study: Temperature Line chart in C# with LightningChart

Recently I was designing an Electric Furnace Temperature Control Software with C#. I am not a professional programmer, but I am very interested in C# programming. I thought that maybe I could use some open source solution available on the internet.

The need I had for the project was to find a charting control to plot real-time temperature data. I tried many controls, including those which were recommended to me on different forums. However, after I tried them all, the result was still not good. Therefore, I continued searching, and I found the perfect charting control – LightningChart.

I would like to share the process of how to draw an ideal temperature line chart by using LightningChart.

Firstly, I would like to show the final chart rendering, so you can see immediately if this kind of chart is suitable for your project or not.

I have to say that one big advantage of LightningChart is that you can zoom in and out and observe the detailed information. Below is the same chart after zooming out:

Very powerful functioning and great performance of LightningChart helped me to create my ideal chart. Here I also attached the code for creating this chart:

LightningChart’s powerful feature really surprised me. Its fast and advanced 2D and 3D charts definitely deserve the 5-star rating.

In addition to the simple function I used, LightningChart also has many other powerful features, for example:

LightningChart includes approximately 200 chart examples which help developers implement a variety of data visualization tasks.

Still, the information about such a powerful .NET component was not so easy to find on the internet. I am a university student and spent a lot of time searching for solutions for my school project. Luckily I found LightningChart, and I sincerely hope more professional developers can use this component and share more coding experience with the students like me.

Translated from the Chinese original.
Author: Pengkun Zhao, student at Northeastern University in China.