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DataBind PowerShell Scripts to the DevExpress Data Grid

Use the CData ADO.NET Provider for PowerShell with the DevExpress Windows Forms and Web controls to provide PowerShell scripts to a chart.

The CData ADO.NET Provider for PowerShell implements standard ADO.NET data access components that can be used with third-party controls. The standard ADO.NET process for databinding can be followed to enable bidirectional access to live data from UI controls. In this article we show how to use the CData components to databind to the DevExpress Windows Forms and Web controls; you will databind to a chart that displays current data.

The ScriptLocation, under the Data section, must be set to a valid script location.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with PowerShell scripts. The PowerShellDataAdapter binds to the Series property of the chart control. The Diagram property of the control defines the x- and y-axes as the column names.

using (PowerShellConnection connection = new PowerShellConnection( "ScriptLocation='%Public%\Documents\CData PowerShell Scripts';ExecuteQuery=True;")) { PowerShellDataAdapter dataAdapter = new PowerShellDataAdapter( "SELECT ProcessName, CPU FROM Process", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); dataAdapter.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series(); chartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "CPU" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "ProcessName"; series.ValueScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Numerical; chartControl1.Legend.Visibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.False; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }

Web Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress Web control with PowerShell scripts. The PowerShellDataAdapter binds to the Series property of the chart; the Diagram property defines the x- and y-axes as the column names.

using DevExpress.XtraCharts; using (PowerShellConnection connection = new PowerShellConnection( "ScriptLocation='%Public%\Documents\CData PowerShell Scripts';ExecuteQuery=True;")) { PowerShellDataAdapter PowerShellDataAdapter1 = new PowerShellDataAdapter("SELECT ProcessName, CPU FROM Process", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); PowerShellDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "CPU" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "ProcessName"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }