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.