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Is it possible to render a SciChartSurface instance to an SVG (scalable vector graphics) file? Preferably, I would like to accomplish this without displaying the surface in a window or dialog.

I have working code to render a surface directly to a bitmap.

RenderTargetBitmap bmp = new RenderTargetBitmap(GraphWidth, GraphHeight, 96, 96, PixelFormats.Pbgra32);

BitmapEncoder encoder = new PngBitmapEncoder();

Can the same phenomenon be achieved, but with SVG?

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Unfortunately, we cannot support export to SVG. At SciChart we have completely re-written the way you render in WPF, replacing slow vector-graphics for fast bitmap-graphics. Going back to SVG would require going back to Vectors, which would be extremely slow.

The best we can offer now is exporting to bitmap. We have a thread on this topic here:
Offscreen SciChart rendering and exporting bug

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SciChart v5.x supports exporting to XPS (a vector format) as well as PNG, Bitmap, JPEG.

We have a feature request in our features request system to export the chart to SVG. You can vote for it here:

At the moment we are doing feasibility into this feature but due to the lack of any WPF – SVG export provided by Microsoft, it is not proving very easy…

Best regards,

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