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How to: Use a DevExtreme Chart in a Mobile Application

XAF allows you to integrate JavaScript widgets into a Mobile application using custom modules. In this topic, a custom List Editor based on a data-bound module is implemented.

Follow the steps below to display ListView records in a line chart using the DevExtreme Chart widget:

  1. Follow the How to: Add an XAF Mobile Custom Module topic's first 4 steps to create a new Mobile custom module, and name it chart. Use this name when you register the module in the MobileApplication.CustomizeApplicationConfig event.
  2. In this example, you can exclude the widget.css file from your module. To do this, open the module's module.json file and modify it as shown below:

  3. Modify the template.html file to create the chart widget:

  4. Create a dxChart control configuration in the widget.js file. Specify the dataSource property and handle the onPointClick event which helps to navigate to a Detail View. In control's ViewModel, transfer properties whose names start with the "control_" substring to the dxChart configuration object. This prefix is used on the server side to specify the chart settings. The following code demonstrates how to do this:

  5. The dxChart widget is not supplied with XAF by default; you should add the viz module that exposes this widget using the MobileApplication.AdditionalDevExtremeModules property as shown below:

  6. In MySolution.Module.Mobile | Editors folder, create the CustomComponent descendant that is used as the chart widget's server-side wrapper and name it Chart. Specify the widget's name in its Type property and provide properties that configure the widget's ViewModel:

  7. In the MySolution.Module | BusinessObjects folder, create a Business Object to be shown in the chart:

  8. In MySolution.Module.Mobile | Editors folder, create the custom MobileChartListEditor List Editor that creates and configures the Chart component. Implement the IViewModelAware interface to supply the ViewModelManager object used to bind data to the Chart control. Use the MobileListEditorsHelper.CreateDataSource extension method to create a data source based on the Collection Source received in IComplexListEditor.Setup and View Model received in the IViewModelAware.Setup extended method.

  9. In the MySolution.Module.Mobile | Controllers folder, create the new CustomizeChartListEditorController that specifies the Chart control settings. In this case, you can specify different settings for one module according to information this module displays.

    In the code above, the encodeHtml method converts a property value to an HTML-encoded string to provide a secure input.

  10. Open the Updater.cs (Updater.vb) file, located in the MySolution.Module project's DatabaseUpdate folder. Add the following code to the ModuleUpdater.UpdateDatabaseAfterUpdateSchema method to supply initial data:

  11. Start the application and navigate to the ChartLineObject List View. The image in the introduction demonstrates the result.

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