Creating Dazzling Charts with the Microsoft Chart Control

The ASP.NET chart control, which ships with Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4.0, has a number of advanced capabilities for producing flexible and informative charts. The control is based on the same charting package that's part of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, but unlike the Reporting Services charts, the ASP.NET chart control can be programmatically manipulated at runtime. In this session, you will learn how to use the chart control to take your data to a new level by create visually compelling charts from within your ASP.NET applications. Paul will demonstrate creating a number of different charts, starting with a basic static chart, continuing by demonstrating a number of different data binding techniques, and ending by creating a chart that can be manipulated dynamically by users to change color, perspective, and chart type on the fly.

Recorded: 8/11/2010


Paul Litwin

Paul Litwin is a developer specializing in ASP, ASP.NET, Visual Basic, C#, SQL Server, and related technologies. He is an experienced trainer, has written articles for MSDN Magazine and PC World, and is the author of several books including ASP.NET for Developers (SAMS) and Access 2002 Enterprise Developer’s Handbook (SYBEX). Paul is a Microsoft MVP, the chair of the Microsoft ASP.NET Connections conference, and a member of the INETA Speakers Bureau.