DataBind Twitter Ads Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

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Twitter Ads ADO.NET Provider

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

The CData ADO.NET Provider for Twitter Ads 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.

All tables require authentication. You must use OAuth to authenticate with Twitter. OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Twitter using the browser. For more information, refer to the OAuth section in the Help documentation.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with Twitter Ads data. The TwitterAdsDataAdapter 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 (TwitterAdsConnection connection = new TwitterAdsConnection( "InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH")) { TwitterAdsDataAdapter dataAdapter = new TwitterAdsDataAdapter( "SELECT EntityId, Entity FROM AdStats WHERE Entity = 'ORGANIC_TWEET'", 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[] { "Entity" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "EntityId"; 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 Twitter Ads data. The TwitterAdsDataAdapter 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 (TwitterAdsConnection connection = new TwitterAdsConnection( "InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH")) { TwitterAdsDataAdapter TwitterAdsDataAdapter1 = new TwitterAdsDataAdapter("SELECT EntityId, Entity FROM AdStats WHERE Entity = 'ORGANIC_TWEET'", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); TwitterAdsDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "Entity" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "EntityId"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }