The Charting Component for creating Charting Tools, a paper on WPF, Winform, MFC, ActiveX, VCL development.

[About Us, Letter from the President ]

The Man, primary Charting component Developer.

Robert Dede
Gigasoft, Inc.


Founded in 1993, by 1995 Gigasoft, Inc. released its first version of ProEssentials charting components as static libraries for C++ developers. Later, Gigasoft added VBX components for VB3, VCL components for Delphi, ActiveX components for VB4 through VB6, and now offers Wpf/WinForm/WebForm .NET charting components for Visual Studio.NET. Gigasoft has always concentrated on charting, and charting at a mission-critical level. Prioritizing stability, speed, and rendering intelligence. Not just a component provider, trusted by Fortune 500, Gigasoft regularly signs non-disclosure agreements, signs proprietary licenses, and provides custom programmed charting solutions to the world's leading companies and governments. When you need more than a generic charting tool; or want more custom services from a component vendor; Gigasoft has been the quality choice for more than 20 years. All the time, establishing an exemplary track record and amazing customer satisfaction.


CLIENT- SIDE: our meat and potatoes strength. From the worst oldest hardware, to the latest greatest hardware, ProEssentials can handle your hardware needs. Our history has always been full of Windows Embedded and Scientific and Engineering applications. If you are creating a client-side EXE working with: .NET WPF, WinForms, MFC, Delphi, Builder, or any Windows development IDE; give your search a rest, you found the best for your engineering/financial/serious app. The bits don't deceive, and they are our best selling point. Like a picture is worth a thousand words, our Demo is like an infinite amount of pictures. Sizing, shaping, using the popup menus (right click) and dialogs allows for infinite variety and massive exposure to our bits.

Our .Net interfaces are not object crazy like most .Net components. We know our .Net interfaces are easiest to learn and maintain. High object use within an API leads to higher abstraction. Our interfaces are simply 95% properties, 5% methods and events.

This is a big subject so I will break it down: 1) Traditional browser based apps; 2) Internet aware client side development (Google Earth / ITune type EXEs)

1) Traditional Browser:
Minimum Interactivity but maximum audience: Our .NET WebForm controls rendering simple JPG, PNG, or SVG images with or without imagemaps (hotspots.) Again, you'll be getting the maximum graphical potential to the largest problem domain. Features such as multiple axes, date-time, annotations, and overall intelligent image construction help maintain chart quality at smaller chart sizes.

2) Internet-Aware client side development:
I always recommend to develop internet aware EXEs over browser apps. The browser was originally designed for static words, images, and simple form processing. I prefer Google Earth over Google's web maps. ITunes and Spotify works better as an internet-aware EXE than would as a web site, clearly! If you're working with lots of data, want maximum interactivity, much easier development, better testing and debugging, better performance, more stability, and so many other advantages, create a simple EXE that gets its data over the net. ProEssentials has very simple features to 1) efficiently transfer binary chart states across the net, and 2) incrementally load data across the net. Our WinForm interfaces, native DLL, and ActiveXs can all receive data from our WebForm interfaces. We provide all interfaces to allow all potential combinations of EXE, Browser App, and Internet-Aware EXE development. Internet-aware EXEs are the best; and ProEssentials with its client-side strength is the best chart for your internet-aware EXE.

THE BOTTOM LINE (It's about pleasing and protecting the customer, and what we do best!)

Our customers (thousands) are largely software-business-owners and high-level product managers whose direct bottom-line are based upon the charting functionality embedded in their product(s). When compared to all potential buyers in the market, our customers have spent the most time evaluating their choices because their needs are the most important. When it comes to our customer's money, reputation, and product competitiveness, ProEssentials is being chosen. One of our greatest strengths is the type of customer we attract.

For over 20 years, our customers have always been able to upgrade easily and at their own pace. We care more about maintaining and improving our customer's code base than forcing change and chasing fads. Our customer retention is perfect, our customers upgrade even though not forced to upgrade. Word-of-mouth and repeat-customers are our largest source for new sales. We constantly get new customers switching from our competitors. If you buy ProEssentials; you will be satisfied, you will be a customer for life, your applications will easily and inherently improve in quality over time, our attention-to-detail means you’ll work much less making your charts behave as they should, and you will eventually see the competition clearly secondary. This is my personal promise to you as a fellow engineer, in friendship and character.

If you need a custom property, method or event added to ProEssentials to simplify your goals, please contact me. Leveraging ProEssentials with custom sponsored features is extremely efficient and benefical. We can make your end-goals so much easier and impressive.

Thank you for reading this very long letter. I sincerely appreciate your dedication in researching your purchase. Your research deserves a rest, you found the best.


Robert Dede
Gigasoft, Inc.


Online developer reference

Complete online technical reference to the ProEssentials product. Our .NET Reference is the best mechanism to navigate the large quantity of properties and features.  Walk-Throughs of charting in VB.NET, C#.NET, ASP, VC, and Delphi get you started quickly.

learn more, See Chapters 1 and 6

Online interactive demo

Financial, Engineering, Scientific, and Business examples gives you an instant taste of ProEssentials' power.

view our Charting Component Demo