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Using Chart Controls

This section provides an overview of the main concepts and features of the Chart controls.

In This Section

  • Chart Elements
    Describes the various chart elements, such as chart areas, legends, and series.

  • Chart Appearance
    Describes how to customize the chart appearance using the properties in each chart element.

  • Coordinate System
    Describes the coordinate systems used by various chart elements. Coordinate systems include absolute coordinates, relative coordinates, and axis coordinates.

  • 3D Charts
    Describes the 3D features and properties of the Chart control.

  • Data Binding and Manipulation
    Describes the various methods for binding and manipulating data, including financial and statistical formulas.

  • Custom Properties
    Describes the custom properties supported by the Series objects. These custom properties add to the existing appearance properties to enable you to customize the look and feel of your chart.

  • Chart Serialization
    Describes how to use serialization to convert your charts into a format that you can save or transmit. You can save chart data and appearance properties and load them into the Chart control later.

  • Cursors, Zooming, and Scrolling
    Describes how to give people the flexibility to zoom and scroll the data view by enabling cursors and selections. This is available only in Windows Forms applications.

  • Chart Printing
    Describes how to print the chart using the Chart control's Printing property. This is available only in Windows Forms applications.

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Other Resources

Chart Controls for Integrating Data