There are variety of possibilities to display data graphically if we know **how to use ms chart control in C#**. So **using mschart in C#** will be explained with **mschart example in C#**.

We need to include namespace for **using mschart in C#**:

*using* **System.Windows.Forms.DataVisualization.Charting;**

Then we need to clear previous graph from mschart control:

chart1.Series.**Clear()**;

Then, we can add new series.

chart1.**Series.Add(“Over Time”)**;

We define chart type with SeriesChartType property setting.

chart1.Series[“Over Time”]**.ChartType** = **SeriesChartType.Point**;

Then we can change marker size.

chart1.Series[“Over Time”]**.MarkerSize** = 7;

Then we can give tool tip so that we can read data values from the graph.

chart1.Series[“Over Time”]**.ToolTip** = (“VALUE : #VALY,\n DATE : #VALX”);

Then we can enable zooming the graph by using mouse to define zooming area with following code:

chart1.ChartAreas[0].CursorX**.IsUserSelectionEnabled** = true;

chart1.ChartAreas[0].CursorY**.IsUserSelectionEnabled** = true;

chart1.ChartAreas[0].AxisX.ScaleView**.Zoomable** = true;

chart1.ChartAreas[0].AxisY.ScaleView**.Zoomable** = true;

chart1.ChartAreas[0].CursorX**.Interval** = 0.1;

chart1.ChartAreas[0].CursorY**.Interval** = 0.1;

When we get data zoomed, we can reduce zoom later by clicking on following points:

Later on, we can add arbitrary number of series. We put data to series with code similar to this one:

for (int i = 0; i < alDataDate.Count; i++)

{

chart1.Series[“Over Time”].Points**.AddXY**(Convert**.ToDateTime**(alDataDate[i].ToString()), Convert.ToDouble(alData[i].ToString()));

double dbl_i = (double)i;

chart1.Series[“Over Length”].Points**.AddXY**(Convert**.ToDouble**(dbl_i), Convert.ToDouble(alDataLength[i].ToString()));

}

To X axes we can give either datetime or double data.

StripLine sl_rectangle = new StripLine();

sl_rectangle.IntervalOffset = 1.0 + 2.0 * 1.0;

sl_rectangle.BackColor = Color.LightGray;

sl_rectangle.StripWidth = Convert.ToDouble(2.0);

chart1.ChartAreas[0].AxisX.StripLines.Add(sl_rectangle);

We can also fix boundaries and set scale with following code:

chart1.ChartAreas[0].AxisX.Minimum = dblLowerX;

chart1.ChartAreas[0].AxisX.Maximum = dblUpperX;

chart1.ChartAreas[0].AxisX.Interval = 1;

chart1.ChartAreas[0].AxisY.Minimum =Â dblLowerY;

chart1.ChartAreas[0].AxisY.Maximum =Â dblUpperY;

chart1.ChartAreas[0].AxisY.Interval = 1;

Read how to utilize FinancialFormula Forecasting in MSChart to interpolate data with linear regression.

**External links:**

How to use MS Chart Control on Microsoft

MSchart Example C# on Stackoverflow

Using MSchart C# on Codeproject

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