DataBind ShipStation Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

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

The CData ADO.NET Provider for ShipStation 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.

Use the BASIC Authentication standard to connect.

  1. Login to your ShipStation account
  2. Click on the settings icon in the upper right corner. A column menu will show up on the left
  3. Click Account -> API Settings
  4. On the API Settings page, note the API Key and API Secret.

Authenticating to ShipStation

  • APIKey: Set this to the API key from the API settings page.
  • APISecret: Set this to the Secret key from the API settings page.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with ShipStation data. The ShipStationDataAdapter 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 (ShipStationConnection connection = new ShipStationConnection( "APIKey='YourAPIKey';APISecret='YourAPISecret'")) { ShipStationDataAdapter dataAdapter = new ShipStationDataAdapter( "SELECT Id, Color FROM Tags WHERE CustomerId = '1368175'", 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[] { "Color" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "Id"; 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 ShipStation data. The ShipStationDataAdapter 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 (ShipStationConnection connection = new ShipStationConnection( "APIKey='YourAPIKey';APISecret='YourAPISecret'")) { ShipStationDataAdapter ShipStationDataAdapter1 = new ShipStationDataAdapter("SELECT Id, Color FROM Tags WHERE CustomerId = '1368175'", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); ShipStationDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "Color" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "Id"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }