Progress® Telerik® Reporting R1 2020

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The Chart item is now superseded by the more advanced Graph item.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 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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