Thursday, December 4, 2008

Google v Microsoft "Chart" Components


Microsoft is offering Chart Controls "free". See: New ASP.NET Charting Control: <asp:chart runat="server"/>

In the mean time Google provides the same thing via their online API: See Google Chart API. The 3d piechart on the right is built dynamically using the is url:,40&chs=250x100&chl=Hello|World

Change to a Two dimensional pie chart (cht=p):,40&chs=250x100&chl=Hello|World

Or a barchart (cht=bvs):,40&chs=250x100&chl=Hello|World

Or a QR code (cht=qr):

QR code

And if you're building a dashboard, what about a Google-o-meter (cht=gom):

Google-o-meter with default red to green coloring

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