Gotcha, we are looking at general charting enhancement for the future. Something like here - http://www.google.com/finance?q=csco
Where you can select the time period via an interactive slider below the chart.
yeah I love that feature on google, the way users can adjust the displayed period so easily by increasing and decreasing the size of the slider bar and also move the displayed period by simply sliding the bar, very intuitive. To hell with my idea this is far superior lol, looking forward to seeing it in action.
I really, really hope I can sway your decision on this :)
If you guys are going to give charting an update, please look at adding all the features of a tools like this: (http://www.dotnetcharting.com/demo.aspx)
Specifically, the click to zoom feature set (http://www.dotnetcharting.com/gallery/view.aspx?id=NavigatorNavBarStyling). It's unbelievably useful; as I am sure you guys are aware.
My point is; a slider control just doesn't cut it. Yes, it's better than nothing. But instead of just a sub-orbital rocket launch, give us a trip to the moon. After all, you guys are SolarWinds, not UpperAtmosphere (Wow, that was unbelievably bad, even for me).
We are on the same page completely in the spirit of what we would like to do. Google Finance was just the best real world example I had off the top of my head.
that was pure unadulterated cheese right there We use the click to zoom feature in a product called Stealthwatch which is Java based I've never used it with ASP, but it's very handy indeed.
I feel that there's not much between them. With regards to functionality and ease of use they are both pretty solid.
There is one other thing I would like to use this post to suggest. For our 24hr ops team who I would classify as 'Jack of all trades and masters of none' or even for a quick glance view it would be great to coloured watermarks for warning or critical thresholds on the graphs if a spike on the grpah has exceeded a threshold. (see attached image)