Chapter 10. Drawing and charting

This chapter covers

  • Drawing in the browser with Ext.draw
  • Understanding shapes and surface
  • Creating sample drawings
  • Using Ext charts and charting themes
  • Configuring legends

Visual data representation is considered to be one of the most effective user experience mechanisms. Charts in particular are valuable eye candy for any decision maker, which is why chart-rich dashboards are often the front-facing features of software presentations.

Web applications are also prone to the same trends. But plug-in-less charting support has only just begun to see the day of light, with Sencha acting as a trendsetter in the movement.

Compared to its predecessor, Ext JS 4 has a vast number of upgraded components. The charting ...

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