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» GDI+ Chart Success Part 7: Printing Charts
by Ged Mead | Published 10/16/2006 |  | Rating:

   In previous articles several variations of simple charts were created.   These could be viewed on screen but at some time or other you may need to print out hard copies.

   This article shows you how.

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» GDI+ Chart Success Part 6: Dynamic Line Chart
by Ged Mead | Published 08/22/2006 |  | Rating:

   The static line chart we created in Part 5 could be useful in lots of situations, but what happens when you want the chart to be continuously updated and the line redrawn in real time?

   This article looks at some ways of doing this.


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» Chart Success Part 5 - Line Graph
by Ged Mead | Published 06/06/2006 |  | Rating:

   In previous articles, we have looked ways of creating various Pie Charts and Bar Charts.  In this Part of the series, we are going to take a first look at another common type of chart, the Line Graph.


   As is often the case in VB.NET, there are several ways of achieving the end result.   Although I haven't chosen the easiest route this time, the journey takes us into some interesting GDI+ territory.

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» Chart Success : GDI+ Graphics At Work Part 4
by Ged Mead | Published 05/10/2005 |  | Rating:

 Back in Part 2 of this series we created a basic Bar Chart.  It did the job, but - let’s face it - it isn’t likely to win any prizes in the “GUI of the Year “ competition.

  So, in this article we will use the same basic approach, but will build a better  3D bar chart to give the display more depth, color and hopefully, as a result, more impact.


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» Text Techniques (1)
by Ged Mead | Published 03/30/2005 |  | Rating:

Sometimes plain old standard horizontal text just won’t do the job.Maybe you need vertical text...

... of one kind or the other. The DrawString method of the Graphics Class holds the answers to both of these little problems.Read on to see how it can be done.

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» Chart Success: Second Helpings of Pie. Part 3
by Ged Mead | Published 03/23/2005 |  | Rating:

The first two articles in this series introduced some basic graphics skills which were used to create a Pie Chart in Part 1 and a Bar Chart in Part 2. Both charts were elementary, but served their purpose. As the series progresses we will look at ways of building on these early steps and creating more challenging displays. In both of those articles the data was created in advance at design time and hard coded  into the project. In this article,  data will be taken from the user and used to create a pie chart. This project also introduces HatchStyles - a range of predefined patterns - to replace the solid colors used in the first Pie Chart example.

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» Chart Success: GDI+ Graphics at work. Part 1
by Ged Mead | Published 03/06/2005 |  | Rating:

Charts are a great way of displaying data in a format that is easy to understand. A chart is a pictorial representation of your data. If it is true that a picture is really worth a thousand words, then a chart must surely be worth a thousand lines in a DataGrid. In this series of articles, we will look at various ways you can use the GDI+ tools in .NET to create a range of charts for a wide variety of uses. In Part 1, we will look at one of the easier options, the Pie Chart.

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