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Reference For Using Visual C # Forums and Objects Such as Chart ?? RRS feed

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  • I hearken back to the good ol' days of VB 6 where a guy (or gal) could actually buy language references and other books straight from Microsoft, or get them with the software package, to tell 'em what's what. Not anymore, that I know of.

    I was told to enter the new millennium and download Visual Studio 2017 and start using Visual C #. Not a bad idea, I thought as I already program in C. The thing is on my first project I'm feeling kind of swamped and with precious few resources. I'm sure they are out there, but where ?

    I've loaded a "chart" .... actually a line graph, but I'm looking at the properties and I have no idea what most of them do. Worse yet, the ones I do want to change, like scale, I have no idea how to. I've looked at many Youtube vids and only found one that gave me an idea how to change some properties via code.

    My question is, does anyone know where I can get a good reference for this C # Form programming that will explain the properties and perhaps even the events they are capable of ? Like the old Language Reference and Programmer's Guide books that came with VB ???

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017 3:54 AM

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  • Hi  CMoher3,

    >>My question is, does anyone know where I can get a good reference for this C # Form programming that will explain the properties and perhaps even the events they are capable of ? Like the old Language Reference and Programmer's Guide books that came with VB ???

    The following tutorial is about Microsoft Chart Controls, you can refer it.

    Chart Control in Windows Forms Application:
    http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/1e050f/chart-control-in-windows-form-application/

    Chart Class: Serves as the root class of the Chart control.
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.datavisualization.charting.chart(v=vs.110).aspx

    If you want to know more about each chart control, I suggest you can refer to some professional books. This will give you a great help.

    Here's an example:

    Practical C#: Charts and Graphics : Advanced Chart and Graphics Programming for Real-world .NET Applications

    The book "Practical C# Charts and Graphics - Advanced Chart and Graphics Programming for Real-World .NET Applications" privides all the tools you need to create professional C# chart and graphics applications For .NET developers, creating professional charts and graphics in your C# applications is now easier than ever before. Practical C# Charts and Graphics is the perfect guide to learning all the basics for creating your advanced chart and graphics applications in C#. The book clearly explains practical chart and graphics methods and their underlying algorithms. The book contains: - Overview of GDI+ graphics capabilities and mathematical basics of computer charting and graphics - Step-by-step procedures to create a variety of 2D and 3D charts and graphics with complete ready-to-run C# code for each application - Powerful 2D and 3D chart packages and user controls that can be directly used in your C# applications or can be easily modified to create your own sophisticated chart and graphics packages. - Detailed procedures to create C# spreadsheet-like chart and graphics applications - Introductions for how to use Microsoft's Excel charts in your C# applications


    Best Regards,

    Yohann Lu


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    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:21 AM
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  • Hey thanks Yohann !!
    • Marked as answer by CMoher3 Saturday, November 11, 2017 5:30 PM
    Saturday, November 11, 2017 5:06 PM
  • That's a very old title, according to my research. It goes back to 2007. Are you sure the more recent , 2016 edition 

    Practical .Net Chart Development and Applications

    wouldn't be better ? Rather pricey for this peasant too. Whatever happened to the Microsoft books that always came with programming packages ?

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 5:30 PM

  • Hi CMoher3,

    I'm not sure. But, I found a Third-party open source control:  LiveCharts

    LiveCharts: Simple, flexible, interactive & powerful data visualization for .Net

    LiveCharts Provides source code, tutorials and related examples, you can refer it.

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    Best Regards,

    Yohann Lu


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    Monday, November 13, 2017 6:06 AM
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