Microsoft’s SSRS is pretty advanced reporting system with multitude of advanced features. SSRS also has charting capabilities, but it’s somewhat lacking compared to more advanced desktop or web charting suites
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FusionCharts is a very cool cross-platform charting library – it offers huge variety of chart types and mind-blowing special effects. It also offers wide variety of chart rendering options both client- and server-side.
One such option is to render chart in an ASP.NET application.
FusionCharts.dll that you get with the package offers handy
FusionCharts.RenderChart method that generates all the client-side code you need to display a beautiful chart. Usually it is used something like this:
xLabel1.text = FusionCharts.RenderChart("FusionCharts/Pie2D.swf", "", sChartXmlData, sChartID, iChartWidth, iChartHeight, False, True)
xLabel1 is a Label or Literal control in your ASPX page and
FusionCharts.RenderChart is a function that accepts number of parameters, like chart type, chart XML data, dimensions etc.
It works very well until you want to render the chart inside of Microsoft Ajax UpdatePanel – then nothing works. This happens because
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