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MS Charts going forward? RRS feed

  • Question

  • What is the plan for the Charting products going forward?? 

    You have this control that is embedded in .NET 4.0 but no longer seems to be actively supported.  In fact it doesn't look like Alex has been here in at least a few months.  EDIT:  I guess I should also point out that part of the WPF control toolkit got integrated into .NET 4.0.  The problem is that it was a very slim feature set.

    You have the one in the .NET & Silverlight toolkits that haven't been updated since Feb and Apr of 2010 respectively.  I know that Alex had mentioned in the past that this was the direction MS was going.

    Are there any plans to release updated versions of either of these controls in the future?

    Friday, February 25, 2011 5:20 AM

Answers

  • There is a lot that goes into actively supporting the controls.  Even supporting the existing wide set of functionality requires a significant amount of effort from our team.  This community should also know that the team that supports and works on the Chart controls actively works on other products as well, most notably SQL Server Reporting Services.  As a result, you will see our participation here ebb and flow at different times depending on where we are in our release cycles and the relative priorities. A lot of people have a misunderstnading that we have infinite resources at our disposal, and the reality is we don't and  we have to make very tough decisions about what features to prioritize.  All of that said, we do monitor requests and if you have specific features you would like to please do file them in Connect. 

    Regards,

    Sean


    Program Manager, SQL Server Reporting Services This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. http://blogs.msdn.com/seanboon http://www.twitter.com/ssrs
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 8:05 AM

All replies

  • There is a lot that goes into actively supporting the controls.  Even supporting the existing wide set of functionality requires a significant amount of effort from our team.  This community should also know that the team that supports and works on the Chart controls actively works on other products as well, most notably SQL Server Reporting Services.  As a result, you will see our participation here ebb and flow at different times depending on where we are in our release cycles and the relative priorities. A lot of people have a misunderstnading that we have infinite resources at our disposal, and the reality is we don't and  we have to make very tough decisions about what features to prioritize.  All of that said, we do monitor requests and if you have specific features you would like to please do file them in Connect. 

    Regards,

    Sean


    Program Manager, SQL Server Reporting Services This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. http://blogs.msdn.com/seanboon http://www.twitter.com/ssrs
    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 8:05 AM
  • If your and cephalin's recent (re-)appearance on the forums has something to do with this thread in the suggestions forum, please say so, so I can stop whining about the situation there.

    There has been no moderation on this forum for a long while. Using the tiniest amount of resources for the upkeep of this forum would already be infinitely more than it is now.

    Friday, March 11, 2011 11:14 AM
    Moderator
  • Even before the moderators left there was little support, this thread has been up for almost a year and a half without a single response from anyone at Microsoft.
    Monday, March 14, 2011 4:16 PM