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    Angry Chart, Graph, component for VB, Charting in VB

    Hi All,

    I am looking for a charting component purely for VB 6.0, I know VB has inbuilt Microsoft's Charting Component, but it does not solve my purpose. I need some cool look charts, If you guys know any such component, do let me know.
    Last edited by rahul.kr2000; January 24th, 2009 at 04:25 AM.

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    Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    Well, they didn't have that kind of charting ability when VB6 was developed. Now you can buy controls for VB.Net, and I know that they had VB6 controls before. http://demos.devexpress.com/XtraChartsDemos/
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    Smile Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    Hi,

    Its ok, I found it already.
    There is a component caalled ************ For VB, I have tried it, it is a flash based charting component for VB 6.0. It has lots of features such as, it can fetch data from array, database (ADO), XML file, XML string, etc. All charts are animated and interactive, and also, they support Drill-Down, so that you can invoke/call any function by clicking on the chart's column or bar or bring a message box in front of user and amaze them, etc...
    You must have a look: http://www.************.com/VB

    Here are some images:

    [img]http://www.************.com/VB/images/screens/sampleApplication_chartExplorer_thumb.jpg[/img]
    [img]http://www.************.com/VB/images/screens/chart_vbEnvironment_thumb.jpg[/img]
    Last edited by rahul.kr2000; January 24th, 2009 at 10:35 PM.

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    Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    This incredibly good looking Chart Control may appeal to those not wishing to spend a fortune on Dev Express and ************

    http://www.planetsourcecode.com/vb/s...71430&lngWId=1

    Well deserved monthly winner !

    And another

    http://www.planetsourcecode.com/vb/s...70778&lngWId=1
    Last edited by George1111; January 26th, 2009 at 07:34 AM.

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    Cool Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    Hi George,

    Yes, no doubt those are the great components. But do they have features such as:

    1. Easy of providing data to the chart.
    2. How many chart types they supports?
    3. ToolTip?
    4. Drill Down?
    5. True 3D?
    6. Data from file?
    7. Data from Array?
    8. Data from Database (ADODB)?
    9. Data from CSV?
    10. Use in reporting?
    11. Save as image or get image object of chart?
    12. Easy to deploy?

    And you know I am evaluating ************ For VB component, and this component supports all these features and even more.

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    Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    Yes to all, as far as DevExpress goes. I've used many of their .Net controls in the past six months
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    Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    Hi,
    Thanks for the reply, But what I am discussing about is not a DOT NET CONTROL, it is a pure VB control.

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    Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    I know they used to work with VB6, but haven't checked lately. I don't see why they'd change, unless they don't want any VB6 sales...
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    Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    Yup, you might be correct. I m going to give it a try.

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    Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    13. Free ?

    My post was not for you - you are already extremely happy with the one you have selected - and most importantly willing to pay the bucks for the priviledge (although DevExpress is probably the better choice)

    My link is for people who need a stunningly beautiful 3D graph control, with some great features, is easy to use, and is FREE !!!

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    Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    Hi,

    Ya, I know it is not FREE, but if you are getting better component in affordable price, than it doesn't seems any problem in that.

    Also, I was looking for DevExpress, but could not find any chart control that is for classic VB.

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    Re: Visual Basic Charting Component

    Perfect time to upgrade!

    Did you know that you can mix VB6 and .Net programs, and use the best of both worlds? Use the Net charting controls, while you rewrite other modules one at a time.

    I guess DevExpress dropped support for the old charting tools that worked with ActiveX controls.
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