Using Microsoft's Chart Controls In An ASP.NET Application: Exporting Charts

The Chart Web control makes it easy to display a chart in an ASP.NET web page. It's quite simple you drag the Chart control onto the page, then set a few properties and either bind it to a data source control or write a code snippet that gets and binds the data of interest. When a page with a Chart control is visited by a user, the Chart control renders an <img> element on the page that displays the rendered chart.

The Chart control is great for displaying a chart on a web page, but what if a user wants to view that chart offline, or send the chart to a colleague? In an earlier installment, Programmatically Generating Chart Images, we examined a number of ways to generate the chart image programmatically. This technique is useful if you want to modify the chart image before displaying it (to, say, add a watermark) or if you want to send the chart to a recipient via email. This technique can also be used to allow the visitor to export the chart image into an alternative format.

This article shows how to let users export a chart from a web page to an alternative format. Specifically, we'll look at adding an "Export" button to the chart web page that, when clicked, exports the chart displayed in the web page to either an image file that can be downloaded or as a PDF file. Click here to read the entire article, Using Microsoft's Chart Controls In An ASP.NET Application: Exporting Charts

Related Articles



About the Author

Scott Mitchell

Scott Mitchell is the Editor, founder, and primary contributor to 4GuysFromRolla.com. In addition to founding 4GuysFromRolla.com, Scott also created ASPFAQs.com and ASPMessageboard.com. He works as a freelance writer, trainer, and consultant and resides in California.

Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Thanks to wide spread cloud hosting and innovations small businesses can meet and exceed the legacy systems of goliath corporations. Explore the freedom to work how you want, with a phone system that will adapt to your evolving needs and actually save you lots of expense—read Get an Enterprise Phone System without High Cost and Complexity. The article clearly illustrates: The only hardware you'll need is phone equipment for advanced voice and fax. How to join all your employees, mobile devices, …

  • The mobile revolution and the need for mobile apps have created an unprecedented set of challenges for IT organizations. This eBook discuss these challenges and how organizations can address them by making their mobile app development processes more efficient and more effective.

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date