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    New Features of Power BI

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    Today we are previewing new features for Power BI, our self-service business intelligence solution designed for everyone. Power BI reduces the barriers to deploying a business intelligence environment to share and collaborate on data and analytics from...
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    MS Chart Control: Getting Started

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    Scott Mitchell wrote a great series of articles where he describes how to use Microsoft Chart control from simple binding to more complex scenarious. I highly recommend to read his articles for everybody starting working on the control: http://www.4guysfromrolla...
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    Setting Microsoft Chart Series Colors

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    Microsoft Chart control provides different ways to set color of the series and data points: Palettes Selecting one of the predefined palettes is the easiest way to change chart series colors. There are 12 built-in palettes with about 10 unique colors...
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    MS Chart Layout Helper

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    MS Chart consists of different elements (like titles, legends, chart areas, …) which all share the same space in the chart. It is easy to make a ‘perfect’ layout of these elements when you know exactly how many you will have and what size they going to...
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    Displaying Categorical Axis Labels.

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    In this post I will discuss labeling of the categorical axes in SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) and .NET Chart controls. Same engine is used between these two products and they have exactly the same behavior. You can find detailed steps and sample code...
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    Aligning Multiple Series with Categorical Values

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    Binding Categorical Data Overview Binding chart to the data source with categorical values is pretty simple and usually requires just one line of code: Chart1.Series[ "Series1" ].Points.DataBind(mySource, "ProductName" , "Sales...
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    Charting With ASP.NET and LINQ

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    Check out the new MSDN article about how to use ASP.NET Chart control with LINQ by K. Scott Allen: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd453008.aspx Alex.
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    Deploying Microsoft Chart Controls

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    MSChart.exe setup should be used to deploy Microsoft Chart controls but what exactly need to be done to create a deployment package in Visual Studio? Visual Studio provides an easy way to add the prerequisites using bootstrappers, and thanks to Phil Preen...
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    Data Binding Microsoft Chart Control

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    Overview When you add a new visualization in your application, the very first thing you do, is bind it to the data. Microsoft Chart control allows many different ways of populating data in the chart and it is important to understand the differences...
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    ASP.NET Connections 2009

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    Have a question about the ASP.NET chart control? Want to meet and discuss the future visualization roadmap? I will be at the ASP.NET Connections March 22-25. See you there! http://www.devconnections.com/ Alex.
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    Using Chart HTTP Handler

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    Delian Tchoparinov just posted on his blog about chart image rendering using Chart HTTP Handlers. This is very useful reading for everybody using the ASP.NET version of the Microsoft Chart control. You can find this post here . Alex.
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    Chart SharePoint Web Part

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    You can easily create charting SharePoint Web Part using new Microsoft Chart Control . Wictor Wilen created a " ChartPart for SharePoint " project on Codeplex, which is a ready to use WebPart with source code. If you want to create your own WebPart also...
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    Microsoft Chart Control How-to: Improve Chart Performance

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    There are several main areas that affect performance of the chart: Data binding. Rendering of the chart visual elements. Streaming chart image from the server to the client. ( ASP.NET only ) The following chart scenarios may have a major...
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    Microsoft Chart Control How-to: Using in a SharePoint web site

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    Thanks to Marc Charmois we have a very nice example of using the chart control in the SharePoint web site. Here is a link to his post … I will continue collecting links to all the good posts regarding the chart control in my blog. Alex.
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    Combining ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Charting Controls

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    Melvin Harbour recently posted in his blog about using ASP.NET Chart control with ASP.NET MVC. Alex
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    Microsoft Chart Control How-to: Add Rich Content Using Keywords

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    Adding Labels or Tooltips is a simple task in the chart, but what if we want to show more data than just a simple data point value? Keywords allows specifying rich content for many text based properties, so that you can build a tooltip as shown in this...
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    Microsoft Chart Control vs. Dundas Chart Control

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    I get a lot of questions about 'relationship' of our Microsoft Chart Control to the well known Dundas Data Visualization controls. You can definitely see the similarities in the features, appearance, APIs and demos we use. So I will start with a little...
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    Creating 'small' charts with Microsoft Chart Control

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    Designing a chart when you have limited space available or when it's size can be dynamically changed usually requires additional planning. I've been playing with a way to display sample data in a 300 by 500 pixels chart and here what I came up with: ...
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    New Silverlight Charting control announced at PDC 2008!

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    New Silverlight Charting control was announced today at PDC! It is part of the Silverlight Toolkit availabale for download on Codeplex. Here is where you can find more information about the control: Silverlight Toolkit Download Page Shawn...
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    Microsoft Chart control for .NET Framework Released!

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    I glad to announce the release of Microsoft Chart for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, which includes the ASP.NET and Windows Forms Chart Controls. Our Data Visualization team in SSRS worked really hard to deliver those controls! Here is where you can download...
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    Welcome to my blog!

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    My name is Alex Gorev and I am a software developer in the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) team. Before joining Microsoft in April 2007, I spent 8 years working at Dundas Software , where I started as a developer, then became a lead and then an architect...
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