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Two questions about charts

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Hi,

I need to insert some charts in my program. In detail, I acquire a lot
of values from the serial ports and I want to plot them on a 2-axis chart.

I know I can draw manually into a picture box but I'm looking for a
ready-to-use control.

So, the questions:

1) Are there free or low-cost controls to achieve that?

2) I know the great Dundas Chart but it is too much expensive for me. I
read it is included in the VB.NET resource kit. What's that? Where can I
find it? This time google is not my friend :) I found only few
unofficial pages with some words about it.

Thanks a lot
Marco / iw2nzm

Jul 2 '07 #1
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On Mon, 02 Jul 2007 08:59:08 GMT, Marco Trapanese
<ma******************@libero.itwrote:
>
Hi,

I need to insert some charts in my program. In detail, I acquire a lot
of values from the serial ports and I want to plot them on a 2-axis chart.

I know I can draw manually into a picture box but I'm looking for a
ready-to-use control.

So, the questions:

1) Are there free or low-cost controls to achieve that?

2) I know the great Dundas Chart but it is too much expensive for me. I
read it is included in the VB.NET resource kit. What's that? Where can I
find it? This time google is not my friend :) I found only few
unofficial pages with some words about it.

Thanks a lot
Marco / iw2nzm
According to Google, the .Net 2003 version is no longer available and
there is no such thing for 2005:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/En-US/lib...92(VS.71).aspx

If there was, it should be listed here:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/ms789072.aspx

If you click on the Dundas link from here:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/ms789077.aspx

you end up here:
http://www.dundas.com/products/chart...?campaign=msdn

but I don't really see what benefits one gets from the "campaign=msdn"
part of the URL. Probably just something that tells Dundas that you
came from the MSDN page.

Regards,

Joergen Bech

Jul 2 '07 #2

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Joergen Bech <jbech<NOSPAM>@ wrote:
According to Google, the .Net 2003 version is no longer available and
there is no such thing for 2005:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/En-US/lib...92(VS.71).aspx

If there was, it should be listed here:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/ms789072.aspx

If you click on the Dundas link from here:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/ms789077.aspx

you end up here:
http://www.dundas.com/products/chart...?campaign=msdn

Thanks for the links. I saved the second one for future updates.

Ok, so I need to looking for other chart controls!
Marco / iw2nzm
Jul 2 '07 #3

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On Jul 2, 5:19 am, Marco Trapanese <marcotrapaneseNOS...@libero.it>
wrote:
Joergen Bech <jbech<NOSPAM>@ wrote:
According to Google, the .Net 2003 version is no longer available and
there is no such thing for 2005:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/En-US/lib...92(VS.71).aspx
If there was, it should be listed here:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/ms789072.aspx
If you click on the Dundas link from here:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/ms789077.aspx
you end up here:
http://www.dundas.com/products/chart...?campaign=msdn

Thanks for the links. I saved the second one for future updates.

Ok, so I need to looking for other chart controls!
Marco / iw2nzm
I would do some searching on www.codeproject.com. I did a search for
"charts" and it brought up quite a few articles that could be of use
to you. Many are already wrapped into a control library, so you should
be able to find something.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe

Jul 2 '07 #4

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Hi,

I understand your concerns.

I use two products, National Instruments (www.ni.com), Measurement Studio
(about $600) and IOComp PlotPak (www.iocomp.com) (about $900). These
provide very professional results, and have nice APIs. However, they are
fairly expensive, so...

Take a look at: http://www.codeproject.com/cs/library/fplot.asp

However, there also is a free dll that may interest you. Google tracker.dll
(I do not have the URL, sorry). It does a nice job for a simple
oscillographic display, though I haven't used it for any projects.

Dick

--
Richard Grier, MVP
Hard & Software
Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, Fourth
Edition,
ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages, includes CD-ROM). July 2004, Revised March
2006.
See www.hardandsoftware.net for details and contact information.
Jul 2 '07 #5

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Hi,

I forgot one quite inexpensive product that I should have suggested:

http://www.mooseworkssoftware.com/

This may be just the "ticket."

Dick

--
Richard Grier, MVP
Hard & Software
Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, Fourth
Edition,
ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages, includes CD-ROM). July 2004, Revised March
2006.
See www.hardandsoftware.net for details and contact information.
Jul 2 '07 #6

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Dick Grier wrote:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

I use two products, National Instruments (www.ni.com), Measurement Studio
(about $600) and IOComp PlotPak (www.iocomp.com) (about $900). These
provide very professional results, and have nice APIs. However, they are
fairly expensive, so...

Take a look at: http://www.codeproject.com/cs/library/fplot.asp

However, there also is a free dll that may interest you. Google tracker.dll
(I do not have the URL, sorry). It does a nice job for a simple
oscillographic display, though I haven't used it for any projects.

Thanks to you too for the link!

Marco / iw2nzm
Jul 2 '07 #7

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Marco Trapanese wrote:
>
Hi,

I need to insert some charts in my program. In detail, I acquire a lot
of values from the serial ports and I want to plot them on a 2-axis chart.

I know I can draw manually into a picture box but I'm looking for a
ready-to-use control.

So, the questions:

1) Are there free or low-cost controls to achieve that?

2) I know the great Dundas Chart but it is too much expensive for me. I
read it is included in the VB.NET resource kit. What's that? Where can I
find it? This time google is not my friend :) I found only few
unofficial pages with some words about it.

Thanks a lot
Marco / iw2nzm
Have a look at nplot ... it's also pretty good, especially for financial
type charts

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http://bytes.thinkersroom.com
Jul 3 '07 #8

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Rad [Visual C# MVP] wrote:
Have a look at nplot ... it's also pretty good, especially for financial
type charts

I'll do. Thanks.

Marco / iw2nzm
Jul 3 '07 #9

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Another one to check is ChartDirector:
http://www.advsofteng.com/product.html

Jul 4 '07 #10

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