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  1. Nick Adams
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    Feb 2007

    Posted 27 Aug 2008 Link to this post

    I would like to be able to create an image of a chart created in my application so that i can attach it to an email or save as an image for archiving.  Can I create an image (bitmap,gif,jpeg,etc) object (System.Drawing.Image?) from the RadChart class with a given size or resolution (create an image of the chart scaled to 6"x9")?
  2. Dwight
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    Posted 28 Aug 2008 Link to this post

    Hello Nick,

    You can save the RadChart in an image, but the chart just dupliacates its image into a bitmap object:
    1 Bitmap bmp = new Bitmap(this.radChart1.Width, this.radChart1.Height, PixelFormat.Format32bppArgb); 
    3 this.radChart1.DrawToBitmap(bmp, new Rectangle(0, 0, this.radChart1.Width, this.radChart1.Height)); 

    To obtain a larger image, you need to resize the chart to the required size. Dimensions given in inches should be converted to pixels:
    image_width_in_pixels = image_width_in_inches * pixels_per_inch;
    Same is for the height.

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  3. Matt Streit
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    Posted 19 Apr 2010 Link to this post


    I'm trying to take a radchart object and place an image of it on the clipboard. I know I can use the .getBitmap function to get a bitmap, but I'm hoping to either get or convert this to a jpeg. Is there a way to do that?


  4. Dwight
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    Posted 21 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Matt Streit,

    In order to place an image into the clipboard, you need only to call Clipboard.SetImage(image). Here is a sample code:
    Bitmap bmp = new Bitmap(this.radChart1.Width, this.radChart1.Height, PixelFormat.Format32bppArgb);
    this.radChart1.DrawToBitmap(bmp, new Rectangle(0, 0, this.radChart1.Width, this.radChart1.Height));

    There are no file/image formats when putting objects in the Clipboard. You can save the RadChart to image, selecting the image format like that:
    this.radChart1.Save(@"C:\\image.jpg", ImageFormat.Jpeg);

    The supported image formats can be found here: System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat

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