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    Unhappy MS Chart

    Hi there, folks!... One thing I had just discovered in VB6 was the MS Chart ActiveX control and I was just starting to like it, when I migrated to VB 2008. I was looking for some upgrade of MS Chart or some similar control, but couldn't find it...is there anything like it?

    Thanks =)

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    Re: MS Chart

    Microsoft doesn't provide any charting functionality in the .NET Framework but you might like to try ZedGraph, which is a well-regarded, free, third-party .NET charting component.

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    Re: MS Chart

    Hey,

    That is not quite strictly true, if you are using .Net Framework 3.5, then you can use these:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    They are based on the Dundas chart controls.

    You can find some example here:

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/mschart

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    Quote Originally Posted by gep13 View Post
    Hey,

    That is not quite strictly true, if you are using .Net Framework 3.5, then you can use these:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    They are based on the Dundas chart controls.

    You can find some example here:

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/mschart

    Gary
    Good information. I wasn't aware of that.

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    Re: MS Chart

    Yeah, I came across it a while back. I "think" I am right in saying that it will ship along with VS 2010, but for now, it is an add on pack.

    I have had a quick play with them, and they are very full featured!!

    Gary

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    Re: MS Chart

    You'll probably need the VS integration package too.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    The page Gary linked to does provide that link but I thought it might be overlooked.

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    Thanks guys, that's precisely what I was looking for, it seems pretty cool! Let's make it sing!...

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    Re: MS Chart

    Hey,

    Just found a couple of articles on Code Project about the Microsoft Chart Control so thought I would post them here for reference:

    http://www.codeproject.com/articles/...ur-Charts.aspx

    http://www.codeproject.com/articles/...rt-Tricks.aspx

    Hope that gives you some ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gep13 View Post
    Hey,

    That is not quite strictly true, if you are using .Net Framework 3.5, then you can use these:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    They are based on the Dundas chart controls.

    You can find some example here:

    http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/mschart

    Gary
    I downloaded the windows samples through the second link. I says that you use the 'Charts' from the 'Data' in the 'Toolbox', but it doesn't show up on mine. How can I get it to show up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapperzUK View Post
    I downloaded the windows samples through the second link. I says that you use the 'Charts' from the 'Data' in the 'Toolbox', but it doesn't show up on mine. How can I get it to show up?
    You can add any componets you like to the Toolbox manually by either right-clicking the Toolbox or using the Tools menu.

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    Re: MS Chart

    Thanks. I am doing a line graph and I would like to know:
    1) How do I change the X and Y axis
    2) How I can add information into it.

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapperzUK View Post
    Thanks. I am doing a line graph and I would like to know:
    1) How do I change the X and Y axis
    2) How I can add information into it.

    Thanks in advance
    The download page for the chart control provides a link to the download page for the documentation. Have you downloaded that documentation and read it?

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    Re: MS Chart

    Hey,

    In addition to reading the documentation that jm has pointed you to, there is also a set of sample applications that use the .Net Chart controls, have you had a look at them?

    Gary

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    Re: MS Chart

    I have read them and looked at the samples and will attempt them. Thanks

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    Re: MS Chart

    Hey,

    Sounds like a plan.

    Post back if you are still having problems.

    Gary

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