Microsoft ASP.NET Chart Control
||November 17, 2008
||March 31, 2010
The Microsoft ASP.NET Chart Control is a free, full-featured chart control package which enables developers to easily add rich data visualization to ASP.NET and Windows Forms applications. Acquired from Dundas Software, the industry leader in .NET charting solutions, the ASP.NET Chart Control is a highly comprehensive, powerful, and easy-to-use solution for adding simple to advanced interactive charts and graphs to applications with minimal coding.
The release of this technology in the .NET Framework will save lots of efforts in development by allowing users to quickly setup and visually configure charts without writing a single line of code. Until now, customers had to purchase this capability from a 3rd party vendor or spend a great deal of effort developing their own controls.
Overview of Features:
- Comprehensive list of 2D and 3D chart types
- Multiple Chart Areas, Legends and Titles
- Highly customizable visual appearance
- Built-in data manipulation and formulas
- Axis scale breaks
- Smart label positioning
Microsoft provides a sample environment for ASP.NET Chart Control geared towards getting a new developer started fast. The sample environment includes over 200 samples for both ASP.NET and Windows Forms and include the C# Source Code for each sample. The samples provided enable developers to see the Chart Controls in action as well as use the code as templates. Samples to get your development started are available on MSDN (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/mschart).
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Reviewed by: celldss on Wednesday, March 31, 2010
^ @NoLimitList: Quit whining.
The control itself is fantastic. The charts are stunning. Binding your data is a cinch once you figure out the difference between chart areas & series. Absolutely download the Chart Samples pack and load it up into Visual Studio. I've had to do very little googling to get the features enabled I wanted, and have had a ton of fun learning about it.
Oh yeah: Free? Other comparable chart controls cost hundreds/thousands. The fact that this was integrated *into the framework* via 3.5 SP1 represents an outstanding commitment to Microsoft's customer base (everyone asked for it, Microsoft listened and delivered).
No Databinding Event
Reviewed by: NoLimitList on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
It shocks me that Microsoft would release a control that requires a data source that does not have a data binding event. Now instead of just choosing a SqlDataSource and setting stuff like axis label to Eval("title") I have to find out how to bind my database to the chart.