Telerik Reporting R1 2017

Chart (obsolete)

Note Note
The Chart item is now superseded by the more advanced Graph item. The Graph item is most often used for building powerful OLAP/Pivot charts.

The Chart report item is used to display a chart on a report. It is business-oriented item with a focus on development productivity and ease-of-use. It allows you to rapidly build appealing charts that represent data in a people-friendly manner.


You can bind the Chart item:

  • From the Report Designer by setting its DataSource property
  • By using its NeedDataSource event

When you are in the event, you should work with the processing chart item i.e.:

private void chart1_NeedDataSource(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    Telerik.Reporting.Processing.Chart procChart = (Telerik.Reporting.Processing.Chart)sender;
    procChart.DataSource = your_datasource;

The formatting of the Chart report item is managed by a large number of properties. To customize the Chart report item, right-click the chart and select Properties from the context menu to use the Chart Wizard.

The Chart item offers numerous features including:

  • 17 customizable chart types, available in both horizontal and vertical direction .
  • Automatic Text-wrapping- text elements in the chart can be wrapped automatically.
  • Databinding - Chart can be databound to various datasources
  • Chart wizard for quick and easy configuration.
  • Second Y axis - Chart provides a second scale of measurements.
  • Empty Values - allow approximating missing values between data points.
  • Scale Breaks make graphs with large amplitude easier to read.
  • Marked zones - Chart allows adding ranges to highlight certain areas of the chart.
  • Styling - Chart provides fine-grained control over its elements appearance.

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