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Chart Controls in ASP.NET Web Pages (Razor)

We use a chart to show our data in a graphical form. The Charthelper can render an image that displays data in a variety of chart types. It supports many options for formatting and labeling. The Chart helper in ASP.NET can render more than 30 types of charts, including all the types of charts that are available in Microsoft Excel or other tools like Area charts Bar charts Stacked Bar Chart Column charts Line charts Pie charts Stock charts

In this article, we discuss how to use a chart to display in ASP.NET Web Pages (Razor) using Chart Helper. Also we will discuss on

  • How to display data in a chart.
  • How to style charts using built-in themes.
  • How to save charts and how to cache them for better performance.

What is Chart Helper?

We use a chart to show our data in a graphical form. The Charthelper can render an image that displays data in a variety of chart types. It supports many options for formatting and labeling. The Chart helper in ASP.NET can render more than 30 types of charts, including all the types of charts that are available in Microsoft Excel or other tools like

  • Area charts
  • Bar charts
  • Stacked Bar Chart
  • Column charts
  • Line charts
  • Pie charts
  • Stock charts

Understanding Chart Components.

 The Chart helper can render an image that displays data in a variety of chart types. It supports many options for formatting and labeling. The Chart helper can render more than 30 types of charts, including all the types of charts that you might be familiar with from Microsoft Excel or other tools — area charts, bar charts, column charts, line charts, and pie charts, along with more specialized charts like stock charts.Charts show data in an attractive way. There are a number of elements of Charts along with Data like legends, axes, series, titles, marker, grid lines, label, legend and so on.

Major Chart Components :

  • Title: This is the chart Title.
  • Chart Area: The chart picture consists of one or more chart areas, which are rectangular areas that are used to draw series, labels, axes, grid lines, tick marks, and so on..
  • Chart Series: Related group of data points. Each series is associated with a chart type.
  • Legend: legend for the chart picture. There can be an unlimited number of legends in a chart.
  • Axis Label: A label along with an axis.
  • Axis Title: The title of an axis.
  • Chart Picture: The chart picture is the entire image surface that is rendered by the Chart control. It corresponds to the root Chart object.
  • Grid Lines: There are major and minor horizontal and vertical grid lines, which usually occur in conjunction with tick marks.
  • Tick Marks: There are major and minor horizontal and vertical tick marks, which usually occur in conjunction with grid lines.
  • Plot Area: The plot area is the inner rectangular area within a chart area that is used to plot series and grid lines. Labels, tick marks, the axis title, and so on, are all drawn outside of the plotting area and inside the chart area. The plot area can be set via the propertyChartArea.InnerPlotPosition.
  • Value Label: A special label that occurs for a data point, slightly offset from where the point is plotted. It can be the data point’s value or custom text.

Creating Charts in WebPages using Chart Control

Charts generated using Data using Chart Controls. 

                             

 

Note: You can change the chart type adding

chartType: “ChartType”, like Pie, bar, Area

 

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