Microsoft Chart Control for .NET Framework is an add on to VS2008. See here for details of getting it:-

or search for “Microsoft Chart Control”.

(Microsoft’s chart control is, in fact, a scaled-down version of the Dundas Chart Control.)

Also get the Microsoft Chart Controls Add-on for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Adding to Visual Studio Toolbox

The chart control will be in Toolbox > Data > Chart. ¬†(It is not the COM Controls¬†‘Microsoft Chart Control’)


Chart control has its own seperate help – it’s not part of the normal help. Note that it is used for web and windows forms so make sure you are looking at the sections for windows forms.

The samples download is excellent. As well as examples this also contains a getting started guide – run the main c# ap.

Good Resources

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