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Realtime Chart and Graph in One

, 16 May 2007
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A basic Chart and Graph control.

Sample Image - ChartGraph.png


I worked on a project in which I needed a graph control. Later on, I was also required to use a chart control. So I thought, hey, let's just combine them both into one nice and simple control.

Using the code

This control is very simple to use. First, we must create the control and initialize it.

//Creating the control
private ChartControl.ChartControlForm chartControlForm1;
chartControlForm1 = new ChartControl.ChartControlForm();
//Initializing the Control

Now we can start adding values.

//Adding Values to the control
float ValueAdd;
ValueAdd = 5.3;

As we add the values, the control automatically redraws itself, so there is no need to call any function.

The variable in charge of the Graph/Chart mode is OpenType. Please note that its default value is ChartControlOpenType.Bar.

Change to Graph mode:

chartControlForm1.OpenType = ChartControl.ChartControlOpenType.Graph;

Change to Chart mode:

chartControlForm1.OpenType = ChartControl.ChartControlOpenType.Bar;

Additional Features

Loading from an array/list can easily be done by using the overloaded function LoadFromValues (may receive a float Array or an ArrayList).


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About the Author

Roy Reznik

Israel Israel
I've been into programming for the last 5 years, doing all sort of stuff, from the old dos borland c++ to C#.NET.

Comments and Discussions

QuestionCharting tools PinmemberMember 1027882916-Sep-13 22:28 
QuestionMarco PinmemberMarco Antonio Rios Ramirez23-Nov-12 18:19 
QuestionReset chart data PinmemberMember 87076244-Apr-12 5:28 
QuestionRealTime graph Pinmembercicekbilal20023-Feb-12 23:51 
AnswerRe: RealTime graph PinmemberMazen el Senih6-Feb-12 8:46 
Generalreply! Pinmemberluongvn26-Feb-11 3:35 
GeneralRe: reply! PinmemberRoy Reznik14-May-11 8:54 
GeneralWeb Version Pinmembergirishmeena21-Sep-10 1:12 
QuestionHow could i adjust with all values when array exceed range of values? Pinmemberhuynhdangthai28-Jul-10 0:52 
QuestionI got some problem with it, help please.. Pinmemberrpurnama15-Feb-10 19:41 
Generalcannot run... Pinmemberyanadi30-May-09 7:02 
AnswerRe: cannot run... PinmemberRoy Reznik26-Jun-09 4:04 
GeneralMy Solution for the exception Pinmemberrcn2118-May-09 17:10 
GeneralRe: My Solution for the exception PinmemberRoy Reznik26-Jun-09 4:10 
GeneralRe: My Solution for the exception PinmemberNeoDimension5-Aug-09 3:15 
GeneralChange bar width Pinmemberelcharro10-Aug-07 6:59 
GeneralImplementing realtime graph [modified] Pinmemberjamezun18-Jun-07 22:30 
GeneralThanks for the update! PinmemberMarc Leger19-May-07 9:51 
QuestionLoad Array PinmemberGwannoes11-May-07 0:04 
AnswerRe: Load Array PinmemberRoy Rez16-May-07 11:10 
Generaltest application issues and chart control issues PinmemberToothRobber10-Nov-06 11:09 
GeneralRe: test application issues and chart control issues PinmemberRoy Rez10-Nov-06 11:19 
QuestionReal Time? PinmemberMBirchmeier6-Nov-06 11:19 
AnswerRe: Real Time? PinmemberRoy Rez10-Nov-06 11:17 

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