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How to export Chart?

The Essential chart is an SVG-based control that also supports canvas rendering by using the EnableCanvasRendering property. The canvas object for Chart can be obtained by calling the export method in the client-side. The image data for canvas can be obtained by using the toDataURL method. You can use this image data to export chart in the client or server side.

Client-Side exporting in Firefox and Chrome

The download attribute of anchor tag can be used for client-side exporting, but this is supported only in Firefox and Chrome browsers. The following code illustrates client-side exporting.


The following screenshot displays the Chart before and after clicking the export icon.

Figure 1: Chart before clicking export icon

Figure 2: Chart after clicking the export icon

Client-side exporting in IE9+ and Safari browsers

Due to security reasons, IE and Safari browsers do not support downloading the Chart, but it is possible to save the chart image in the client-side by using the following steps.

  1. Chart should be converted to an image and opened in a new tab.
  2. Right click the Chart image in a new tab and choose Save picture as option to save the Chart image.

The following code example opens the Chart as an image in a new browser window


The following screenshots illustrate saving the Chart as an image in the client-side for IE and Safari browsers.

Figure 3: Before clicking export icon

Figure 4: After clicking export icon, Chart image is opened in a new tab

Figure 5: Right click the image and choose Save picture as a newly opened tab

Now, the Save Picture dialog appears. Provide a file name in the File name textbox and click Save button to save the image.

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
5048 05/26/2015 09/01/2015 ASP.NET MVC Chart
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