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Chart Control

The DevExpress ChartControl for WinForms is a powerful visualization tool that helps you display your data as bars, areas, lines and many other forms.

Getting Started

This section contains tutorials that are intended to help first-time users get acquainted with the DevExpress ChartControl for WinForms.

Charting Fundamentals

The Chart control supports a wide variety of series views, for example areas, bars, lines and others. In addition, you can use the Chart control to vizualize financial data and also to plot Gantt diagrams.

To start with the Chart, refer to the Charting Basics section, then see the Professional Charting section to learn more about charting using the Chart control.

The Chart Elements section contains information about all the chart elements.

Providing Data

The Chart control allows you to provide data in several different ways. First, you can manually create a series, and then populate points manually or automatically generate data from a data source. Second, it is possible to automatically generate series using the series template.

Also, the Chart control supports data aggregation and color providing.

In addition, you can configure the data representation using, for example, data filtering and sorting.

Appearance Customization

The Chart control is shipped with several predefined appearances and palettes allowing you to customize the chart's outward appearance per your needs.

If out of the box chart appearance customization features do not meet your expectations, the Chart control supports the custom draw events.

End-User Features

In addition to the basic end-user interaction, the Chart control supports the following interaction features.

Design-Time Features

The Chart control can be easily and rapidly customized using the Chart Designer and Pattern Editor.

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