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Silverlight 4 Business Intelligence Software by Bart Czernicki

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Chapter 5. Introduction to Data Visualizations

This chapter is the first chapter in a three-part series about data visualizations.

In the previous chapter, you saw how Silverlight can be used to present data using list-based controls like the data grid. This chapter builds on that foundation, introducing the concept of data visualizations. You will learn the importance of data visualizations and how they can be used to create engaging graphical representations of data. Furthermore, you will see several scenarios that show how Silverlight's rich rendering engine can be leveraged to present data graphically.

This chapter provides the fundamental knowledge you need about data visualizations in order to understand the next two chapters. This chapter ...

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