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Getting Started with SCICHART iOS


Getting Started with SCICHART iOS

Make yourself a coffee and let’s get started with SciChart iOS!

Quickest of the Quick Start Guides

Ok, so you’ve chosen the SciChart charting library. Great! Now what?

Check out this Quickest of the QuickStart Guide below which shows you how to download, run the Examples Suite and Showcase Demo and see what SciChart iOS can do.

01 Downloading the SciChart iOS SDK

There are a few ways you can get the SciChart – download a Source Code version or SDK zip package from our website or integrate the framework using CocoaPods dependency manager, for more details on this please visit our Tutorials Page.

We have also created a 5 minute video showing you how to compile the examples and showcase and get them running on your device.

02 Learning by Example – The Examples Suite

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In case you have downloaded SciChart from our Download page you will find a rich examples suite with over 50+ examples, including full-text search, source-code exports and more. You can find out more at the SciChart iOS Examples Suite page.

We also have a full walkthrough of starting and using the Examples Suite in the iOS SciChart Documentation.

To demonstrate the power of SciChart, we have also created an application called Showcase Demo which aims to show what you can achieve with using SciChart.
Both Source-Version and SDK archive contains Examples Suite and Showcase Demo.

03 Learning by Tutorial

We know how it might be frustrating when you spend hours trying to create some simple thing. With this idea in our minds we have created a Tutorials set, which covers following topics:

Each Tutorial has an appropriate Xcode project which you can find in SciChart GitHub Repository.

04 Where is the Source Code

In case you’ve downloaded the SciChart via CocoaPods, you still have an ability to download the Examples Suite as well as Showcase Demo just cloning our GitHub repository and also view our examples online.

You will find a lot of useful information which can help you to start using SciChart in the best way. The Examples Suite is a powerful demo application which contains more than 50 examples, some of them are listed below:

05 Viewing and Exporting Example

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If that’s not enough, the entire Examples Suite source code is shipped with the SciChart iOS in both Source-Code and “Zip” versions.

Our examples suite allows you to not only view source code but also export individual examples to stand alone Xcode project.

This is possible from the Objective-C SciChartDemo project which ships in the SciChart iOS SDK. You can find out how to compile and run the SciChartDemo project here.

06 I just want to build a Simple Line Chart

Ok, so check out Creating your first SciChartSurface. It will walk you through the basics, including setting up a SciChartSurface, setting up X and Y Axes.

Then, take a look at The Line Series Type, which shows how to add a single line series with some XY data to the chart. Finally, see our short section on adding Zoom Behaviour and a Tooltip and you’re all set!

07 Where is Documentation

SciChart iOS has online documentation, tutorials and API (doxygen) at the following addresses.

08 Great, but I Have a Question about …

We believe you will not find a better-supported than SciChart!

If you have a question, please feel free to ask at our Forums page. This is a Q&A forum page where we aim to answer all queries promptly.

But if you have specific sales or technical question, you can Contact us anytime and one of our staff will get back to you. We aim to answer all requests within 1-business day.

During your trial of SciChart iOS we will gladly answer your technical questions about the chart. After the trial expires, you may purchase a support subscription to maintain access to our 5-star priority support.

Thanks, and enjoy!

By Yaroslav Pelyukh | Jun 15, 2016

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