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I was asked by my boss to create representation of data by Graphs in VB 6
application.
I checked the features of VB6 Graph control as well as Excel graphs. They
are not good enough.
I tried to find any third party ocx and all I found do not look good enough
either.
I found several .NET controls that look good.
I was wondering if it is a good idea to create an inherited from one of
those I found controls my own and wrap it for COM interop.
Is this approach going to work at all? If yes, then, is it going to bring
any problem?

Thank you
Oct 28 '06 #1
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Excel graphs are not good enough? There are a gazillion options in Excel,
and you can change almost every attribute about the graphs.Can you
describe what you are trying to end up with?

If you can do it in Excel, you can use VB6 to automate it.

Robin

"Esha" <aa*@optonline.netwrote in message
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>I was asked by my boss to create representation of data by Graphs in VB 6
application.
I checked the features of VB6 Graph control as well as Excel graphs. They
are not good enough.
I tried to find any third party ocx and all I found do not look good
enough either.
I found several .NET controls that look good.
I was wondering if it is a good idea to create an inherited from one of
those I found controls my own and wrap it for COM interop.
Is this approach going to work at all? If yes, then, is it going to bring
any problem?

Thank you


Oct 28 '06 #2

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Thank you Robin
Several things in Excel make my boss unhappy - graphics is not fine (lines
are not straight), there is no Funnel type and Gauge type of graphs (at
least I do not know about them and couldn't show my boss how they look).
He insists in having those 2 types of graphs (funnel and gauge).

Esha

"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
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Excel graphs are not good enough? There are a gazillion options in Excel,
and you can change almost every attribute about the graphs.Can you
describe what you are trying to end up with?

If you can do it in Excel, you can use VB6 to automate it.

Robin

"Esha" <aa*@optonline.netwrote in message
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>>I was asked by my boss to create representation of data by Graphs in VB 6
application.
I checked the features of VB6 Graph control as well as Excel graphs. They
are not good enough.
I tried to find any third party ocx and all I found do not look good
enough either.
I found several .NET controls that look good.
I was wondering if it is a good idea to create an inherited from one of
those I found controls my own and wrap it for COM interop.
Is this approach going to work at all? If yes, then, is it going to bring
any problem?

Thank you



Oct 28 '06 #3

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You want a specific kind of graph, That does exactly what you want in
exactly the way you want it and to look just like you imagined it. Just like
everybody else, only different :-)
There isn't any kind of control or program that can do what everybody wants
:-(
But don't despair! VB has many many different drawing methods, and as long
as you can do the maths you can draw any type of graph in any way you please
straight on to a form or a picturebox.
In that way you get exactly what you want, in the way that you want it
without the limitations of third party software.
With a little (or a lot) of work it's more than possible.

Ivar
Oct 28 '06 #4

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Hi,

Take a look at Measurement Studio (www.ni.com), and IOcomp (www.iocomp.com).

Dick

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2006.
See www.hardandsoftware.net for details and contact information.
Oct 31 '06 #5

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I would recommend Googling as a place to start.

Put in funnel graph as the required fields. See what comes up. I
personally have no idea what a funnel graph is, but Google will give
you a fine list of sources.

Then look at a few posts. Then stick VB or Excel or "visual basic" in
the "at least one of these words" field which will narrow it down.

The case for leaving out VB and Excel from your first search is that
you may find something that works but is not in VB or the poster
misspelled "Excel".

Just for background, what is a funnel graph? I may know them by
another name or learn something new.

Thanks.


On Sat, 28 Oct 2006 15:15:19 -0400, "Esha" <aa*@optonline.netwrote:
>Thank you Robin
Several things in Excel make my boss unhappy - graphics is not fine (lines
are not straight), there is no Funnel type and Gauge type of graphs (at
least I do not know about them and couldn't show my boss how they look).
He insists in having those 2 types of graphs (funnel and gauge).

Esha

"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:Ud******************************@comcast.com ...
>Excel graphs are not good enough? There are a gazillion options in Excel,
and you can change almost every attribute about the graphs.Can you
describe what you are trying to end up with?

If you can do it in Excel, you can use VB6 to automate it.

Robin

"Esha" <aa*@optonline.netwrote in message
news:%2*****************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl.. .
>>>I was asked by my boss to create representation of data by Graphs in VB 6
application.
I checked the features of VB6 Graph control as well as Excel graphs. They
are not good enough.
I tried to find any third party ocx and all I found do not look good
enough either.
I found several .NET controls that look good.
I was wondering if it is a good idea to create an inherited from one of
those I found controls my own and wrap it for COM interop.
Is this approach going to work at all? If yes, then, is it going to bring
any problem?

Thank you


Oct 31 '06 #6

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