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Advantage of using Telerik Chart of Microsoft chart

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Xetick
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Xetick asked on 26 Nov 2008, 10:05 AM
I was wondering what advantages there are to using Teleriks chart control over using the free Microsoft chart.
Price isn't an issue since you get the chart with the Telerik AJAX controls and Microsofts charts are free.

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/11/24/new-asp-net-charting-control-lt-asp-chart-runat-quot-server-quot-gt.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=130f7986-bf49-4fe5-9ca8-910ae6ea442c&DisplayLang=en






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Vladimir Milev
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answered on 28 Nov 2008, 12:03 PM
Hi Xetick,

General advantages:
  • Zooming and Scrolling.
  • Marked zones.
  • Both strict and sequential ordering mode over the X-axis.
  • Consistent theming with the rest of the RadControls.
  • Good integration with the rad controls as seen in many integration examples.
  • Part of the suite - no need for additional assemblies.
  • Source code available.
  • Priority technical support.
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Albert
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answered on 29 Nov 2008, 09:40 AM
General advantages:
  • Both strict and sequential ordering mode over the X-axis.
  • Consistent theming with the rest of the RadControls.
  • Part of the suite - no need for additional assemblies.
  • Source code available.
  • Priority technical support.

General disadvantages:
  • No DateTime or String support on X-Axis
  • No custom tooltips
  • No preview on drill-down
  • etc.
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Vladimir Milev
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answered on 01 Dec 2008, 11:50 AM
Hi Albert,

DateTime support is provided out of the box. Check this out.

Also, RadChart will run on both .NET 2.0 and NET 3.5. MS Charts run on .NET 3.5 only.

Sincerely yours,
Vladimir Milev
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