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Chart (obsolete)

The Chart item is now superseded by the more advanced Graph item.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 item is not supported in .NET Core projects and in projects deployed on Azure.

The complete Chart item documentation is available as a CHM file up to Telerik Reporting version and can be downloaded from your Telerik account.

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.

Sparkline Chart\Sparkline Chart

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;
Private Sub chart1_NeedDataSource(sender As Object, e As System.EventArgs)
    Dim procChart As Telerik.Reporting.Processing.Chart = DirectCast(sender, Telerik.Reporting.Processing.Chart)
    procChart.DataSource = your_datasource
End Sub

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

    Bar, Stacked Bar, Stacked Bar 100%, Pie, Gantt, Bezier, Spline, Spline Area, Stacked Spline Area, Stacked Spline Area 100%, Point, Bubble, Line, Area, Stacked Area, Stacked Area 100%, CandleStick

  • Automatic Text-wrapping

    Text elements in the chart can be wrapped automatically.

  • Databinding

    The obsolete Chart item is a Data item, it takes advantage of the Data Source Components for binding to data. Once you have the data source defined you can use the Property Editor or code for selecting which data columns will be used to populate the chart.

  • Chart wizard

    The Chart Wizard helps you traverse the many properties of Chart by providing the most commonly used properties in an intuitive way. The wizard can help you quickly set up the basic structure of your chart. You can invoke the chart wizard from the context menu that appears when you right-click the chart item and select Properties.

  • Second Y axis

    X and Y axes are included in all chart types but the Pie chart. Typically the YAxis ChartPlotArea.YAxis displays values and the XAxis ChartPlotArea.XAxis displays categories. For example, the YAxis ChartPlotArea.YAxis might show "items sold" or "revenue", while the XAxis ChartPlotArea.XAxis might show "Months" or "Products". The X axis can also display values. A second "Y" axis property YAxis2 ChartPlotArea.YAxis2 is provided for displaying a second scale of measurements.

  • Empty Values

    The Chart automatically approximates missing values between known data points, simply by setting the Empty property to true on any chart series item. This works for bar, line and area based chart types. You also have complete control over the visual style of empty values. The empty value style can be articulated separately from the style for the main values.

  • Scale Breaks

    The ScaleBreaks feature allows you to "break off" large chunks of the axis so that graphs with large amplitude are easier to read. ScaleBreaks are available for both YAxis and YAxis2 of the plot area. You can tailor the maximum number of breaks, the minimum interval between data points before a break can occur, the visual size of the breaks and the visual style of the breaks.

  • Marked zones

    PlotArea MarkedZones are ranges that can be labeled and filled to highlight areas of the chart or to visually group data. The MarkedZones property by default display behind the chart series. You can create any number of members for the MarkedZones collection and each marked zone is defined by a starting and ending X and Y value pairs. You can also control the labeling and appearance for each zone independently.

  • Styling

    The Chart offers a set of properties to modify the look and feel of its elements.

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