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How can I create an autonomous floating window output for ScottPlot graphs without being a WPF programmer? (The problem with the DrawImageAt approach is that it covers much of the WL7 Charts.)

If there isn't a non-WPF-programmer way, then let's make this a feature request to add an autonomous window for ScottPlot output for those not proficient at WPF programming.

I'm "guessing" that proficient WPF programmers would employ the WealthLabClientExtension library to create a child autonomous window somehow?

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Off topic, but doing a global website search for "ScottPlot" returns zero results (although a Google site search will find it okay).
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Off topic, but doing a global website search for "ScottPlot" returns zero results (although a Google site search will find it okay).

Click on the magnifier icon before running a search.
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How can I create an autonomous floating window output for ScottPlot graphs without being a WPF programmer?

We're not aiming to provide a no-code platform. Have you seen Build 29 Highlights for CoreChart?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js81fCy_rx4&t=662s
And here's the open source code:
https://github.com/LucidDion/WL7ExtensionDemos
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I don't think the Build 29 features will help with what ST is looking for. He simply is looking for an alternative "canvas" to draw the ScottPlot to. It's something we've thought about since the beginning, so it's good we have this feature request to track the issue. We can maybe create a new tab or a floating window for ScottPlot output.
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... maybe create a new tab or a floating window for ScottPlot output.
I would greatly prefer the floating window so I can see both the WL Charts and the ScottPlot output at the same time.
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I would strongly vote against a floating window.

A new tab should be way more consistent than a floating window since you're able to see the link between the script and the plot. The same level of clarity as provided by the new tabbed Debug log. Let's keep the consistency across the strategy tools.
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A new tab ... you're able to see the link between the script and the plot.
Yes, but then you'll have to switch back and forth between Chart and the ScottPlot tab without seeing both at the same time. That's not so good.

I would even prefer having the floating window appear outside of the main WL window so I can push it off to the side. But that's really not required.

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I have looked more at ScottPlot. It appears to support Tool-Tip messages if you mouse over a point. That's a great feature because, although these may be 2D plots, they have 3 or 4D information behind many of their points, and a Tool-Tip message would be great for displaying that otherwise hidden information.

I believe PreExecute{} (empowering the relative comparison of stock metrics across a dataset) and ScottPlot to be one of the greatest new features of WL7.
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Many times, I wanted to see the tabs at the same time side by side on a big monitor.
IMHO, all tabs should be allowed to be pulled to independently float or pulled to side-by-side. That will allow to see contents of multiple tabs at the same time.
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Pulling tabs does not fit well the otherwise tabbed GUI.
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I'm "guessing" that proficient WPF programmers would employ the WealthLabClientExtension library to create a child autonomous window somehow?


This is exactly what the new finantic.InteractiveGraphics extension does:
It is implemented as ClientExtension which opens a single additional MDI window within Wealth-Lab.

And to ease the debate about a floating window: The ScottPlot WPF widget used by finantic.IteractiveGraphics allows to open a single plot in another (floating) window, which can even go "Full-Screen" if you want.

I think this leaves no wishes open...
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Summary: This #FeatureRequest is "Completed"
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