The MBS Xojo ChartDirector Plugin

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Professional charts for Xojo

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Works with MacOS, iOS, Windows and Linux for Desktop, Mobile, Console and Web.


  • Professional charts in Xojo
  • 29 types of charts including gantt, box-wisker and 3D charts
  • Per developer royalty free license for MacOS, iOS, Windows and Linux
  • Full Unicode support
  • No external DLLs
  • One year of free upgrades
  • Create vector graphics as PDF and SVG files.
  • Export chart as PNG, JPEG, GIF, WMP and BMP.
  • Track cursor movements with a dynamic layer.
  • Use custom fonts.
  • Includes examples with control to show interactive charts and tracking.

Linux: For linux, please tell ChartDirector where to find the fonts.

For your information:
The MBS Xojo ChartDirector Plugin includes a cross-platform unlimited license to use the plugin. So no extra license is needed. If you would like to write your own plugin, the required license costs $749 USD for a C/C++ developer.

See also

Xojo Developer Magazine Articles

  • Easy Charts and Graphs (part 1) in issue 7.4
  • Easy Charts and Graphs (part 2) in issue 7.5

Download articles here or better subscribe to the Xojo Developer Magazine with back issues.


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Content of ChartDirector Plugin.


Fast and Efficient: ChartDirector is specially designed to handle the demanding requirements of server side usage. It multi-threaded design handles multiple concurrent requests quickly and efficiently.

Flexibility: ChartDirector's object oriented API allows you to control and customize chart details, providing you with tremendously flexibility to design the charts you want.

ChartDirector even includes a general purpose graphics API, so you can add annotations, custom text, shapes and images to decorating your charts the chart in custom ways. It is possible to use ChartDirector as a general-purpose graphics library.

Comprehensive Chart Styles: Include pie, donut, bar, line, spline, step-line, trending, curve-fitting, inter-line coloring, area, scatter, bubble, floating box, box-whisker, waterfall, finance, gantt, vector, radar, polar line, polar area, polar spline, polar scatter, polar bubble,polar vector, rose.

In additional, all chart styles support XY axis swapping. For example, bar charts can be horizontal or vertical, and the same applies to line charts, area charts, etc. Many chart styles also support 3D effects.

Meters and Gauges: Include angular meters of arbitrary angular span, and linear meters in horizontal and vertical orientations.

Complex Finance Charts: Special support for composing sophisticated financial charts - candlestick, OHLC, volume bars, moving averages, price bands, RSI, MACD, Stochastic, Momentum, ROC, OBV, and numerous other technical indicators.

Layer Architecture: Enables new chart styles to be composed easily using chart layers as building blocks. For example, a line chart with error symbols can be composed easily using a line layer and a box-whisker layer. With alpha transparency support, bottom layers remain visible even if hidden by top layers.

CDML: The innovative ChartDirector Mark Up Language (CDML) technology allows rich formatting of text with embedding icons and images. CDML is supported in all ChartDirector text positions, including chart titles, legend keys, axis labels, data labels, etc.

Advanced Color System: ChartDirector's extended coloring system supports not only solid RGB colors, but also semi-transparent ARGB colors, gradient colors, patterns colors (wallpapers), and colors that change at user-defined positions to represent zones and thresholds. All ChartDirector objects can be filled using these colors.

Interactive: ChartDirector generates customizable image maps for chart objects, so chart objects may have "tool tip" help message, become clickable (useful for "drill-down") and support various mouse events. ChartDirector also provides a framework to support scalable and extensible drag to select/zoom/scroll features.

AJAX Chart Updates Charts can be updated without the web pages refreshing at all.

Browser Friendly: ChartDirector produces charts as PNG, JPEG, and GIF, which are viewable in virtually all browsers, including those in mobile phones and electronic organizers. Charts can be imported to email or word documents. Drag to select/zoom/scroll and AJAX features are implemented using Javascript. No Applets or ActiveX controls required.

Bandwidth Efficient: Optimized color reduction algorithm for creating palette based charts that looks as good as true color charts, but with much smaller file size. Ensures fast Internet download.

Easy to use: Producing charts requires just a few lines of code. ChartDirector comes with comprehensive documentation and numerous sample programs that can be used as program templates.

Internationalization: Unicode characters support. Configurable number and date/time formats. The biggest plugin in space...