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  Nov 30 2014 8:23AM     Anand Krish
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Here Anand Krish provided a short tutorial with example, how to create Chart Control in Windows Forms applicaton. In Windows Forms application, there is already predefined control is availabe ( Chart ).
Using the Chart Control we can draw Bar chart, pie Chart, line chart and Etc.
For creating a chart, First have to create a table in Microsoft SQL Server Database as shown below.
Creating a table
When creating a table make Identity Specification as true for column 'ID'.

Set the table name as shown below.
Create a new windows forms application, do the steps given below to create a chart
Form Design
Adding a Chart to the Windows Form
Firstly you need to Drag and drop the Chart Control to the Windows Form from the Visual Studio ToolBox as shown below.

You will need to import the following namespace.

using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Windows.Forms.DataVisualization.Charting;


Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Imports System.Windows.Forms.DataVisualization.Charting

To create a chart in Windows Application
Below is the sample code for creating a Chart from Database using DataSet in C#.

public partial class Form1 : Form
        public Form1()

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

        private void BindChart()
            string conString = @"server=****; database=****; uid=***; password=****; ";
            SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(conString);
            DataSet ds = new DataSet();
                SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT * FROM Employee", conn);
                SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter();
                da.SelectCommand = cmd;
                da.Fill(ds, "EmployeeExperience");
                chart1.DataSource = ds.Tables["EmployeeExperience"];
                chart1.Series["Series1"].XValueMember = "EmployeeName";
                chart1.Series["Series1"].YValueMembers = "EmployeeExperience";
                // Set the chart title
                this.chart1.Titles.Add("EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE");   
                // Set chart type like Bar chart, Pie chart 
                chart1.Series["Series1"].ChartType = SeriesChartType.Pie;     
                // To show chart value           
                chart1.Series["Series1"].IsValueShownAsLabel = true;   
            catch (Exception ex)
                //Exception Message


Public Partial Class Form1

Inherits Form

Public Sub New()
End Sub

Private Sub Form1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
End Sub

Private Sub BindChart()

     Dim conString As String = "server=****; database=****; uid=***; password=****;
     Dim conn As New SqlConnection(conString)
     Dim ds As New DataSet()
    Dim cmd As New SqlCommand("SELECT * FROM Employee", conn)
    Dim da As New SqlDataAdapter()
    da.SelectCommand = cmd
    da.Fill(ds, "EmployeeExperience")
    chart1.DataSource = ds.Tables("EmployeeExperience")
    chart1.Series("Series1").XValueMember = "EmployeeName"
    chart1.Series("Series1").YValueMembers = "EmployeeExperience"
    ' Set the chart title
    Me.chart1.Titles.Add("EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE")
    ' Set chart type like Bar chart, Pie chart 
    chart1.Series("Series1").ChartType = SeriesChartType.Pie
    ' To show chart value           
    chart1.Series("Series1").IsValueShownAsLabel = True
'Exception Message
     Catch ex As Exception
     End Try

 End Sub


To create BarChart
By changing the SeriesChartType properties we can create different charts.

 chart1.Series["Series1"].ChartType = SeriesChartType.Column;


chart1.Series("Series1").ChartType = SeriesChartType.Column

To create Line Chart

chart1.Series["Series1"].ChartType = SeriesChartType.Line;


chart1.Series("Series1").ChartType = SeriesChartType.Line

Pie Chart
Bar Chart
Line Chart
Column Chart
Pyramid Chart
I hope this page will helps to create chart in windows Forms Application in C#/VB. Thanks.

Sep 11 2015 5:26AM
i want a line chart using database value in windows application c
Sep 12 2015 10:47PM
Hi, You can draw the line chart by changing the chart type in the above code.

Eg: [ For Line Chart ]
chart1.Series["Series1"].ChartType = SeriesChartType.Line;

Already article says to draw chart from database value. I hope this helps.
John Prathip
Jan 12 2016 6:05AM
hi i want a point chart with Trendline power options in windows application
John Prathip
Jan 12 2016 6:05AM
hi i want a point chart with Trendline power options in windows application
Jul 20 2016 7:57AM
hi I want a bar chart and area chart in a single chart in windows application

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