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Chart not showing columns in ActiveReports

I am evaluating Essential Charts as the charting control for ActiveReports. I have a chartcontrol which works fine when I create a chart in a windows form, but does not when I use the same code to create a chart in an ActiveReport. The ActiveReport chartcontrol does not show the columns. It does show the chart title, the x axis title and the number of x axis elements increases with the number of items in the series, but the columns themselves do not show. Is this a problem with ActiveReports, Essential Charts or with my code. I am enclosing the whole of the chart creation code below. Hopefully you can point out my error. Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Chart.ChartControl cc = ((Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Chart.ChartControl)CustomControl1.Control); cc.Model.ColorModel.Palette = ChartColorPalette.Pastel; cc.PrimaryXAxis.Title = "Resource Labor Costs"; cc.PrimaryYAxis.Title = "Hours Worked"; ChartSeries Series = cc.Model.NewSeries ( "Resource Costs ", ChartSeriesType.Column ); for ( int j = 0; j < 20; j++ ) { Series.Points.Add ( Convert.ToDouble ( j ), Convert.ToDouble ( j + 1 ) ); } Series.Style.DisplayText = false; Series.Style.DisplayShadow = true; Series.Style.Symbol.Shape = ChartSymbolShape.Square; Series.Style.Symbol.Size = new Size ( 15, 15 ); Series.Style.Symbol.Color = Color.Blue; Series.Style.Border.Color = Color.FromArgb(100, Color.BlueViolet); Series.Style.Border.DashStyle = DashStyle.DashDotDot; cc.Series.Add(Series); cc.LegendPosition = ChartLegendPosition.Top; cc.PrimaryXAxis.DrawGrid = false; cc.PrimaryYAxis.DrawGrid = false;

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DJ Davis Jebaraj Syncfusion Team June 21, 2004 02:01 PM

Hi, Thank you for choosing Syncfusion. Essential Chart and several other custom controls are not displayed properly within ActiveReports. However, ActiveReports provides a work around to this problem by using a Picture control and setting the Image property of the Picture control with a image of the Custom control. Essential Chart supports drawing to a image and can be easily used in ActiveReports using this work around. Please see the sample linked to below for an example: http://www.syncfusion.com/support/user/Uploads/EssentialChartActiveReports_2860.zip Regards, Davis

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