ChartPart for SharePoint is a new Web Part for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that allows you to create graphs and charts from existing lists in SharePoint in a very easy way.
The ChartPart for SharePoint is developed using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and the Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft.NET Framework, which means that there is no need for any third party licenses to create the charts (read Dundas or similar).
ChartPart for SharePoint is a simple web part that you install on your SharePoint servers and then you can add it to any web part zone or page and edit the web part. The ChartPart provides an intuitive interface to select the list you are interested in making a chart from and then narrow down your value selection by selecting a view and then select the X-axis and Y-axis values.
Other features of the ChartPart are the possibility to select graph type, select colors, show legends and more, read more at the Codeplex site.
The ChartPart for SharePoint is now available for download on Codeplex at http://www.codeplex.com/ChartPart/ so the best way to learn how to use it is to download it and install it. Report any anomalies and I will try to get them fixed as soon as possible. I have already some plans for future releases until I/we have a final version 1.0. Ideas and suggestions are welcome and please leave me a note if you use it or make any derivative of it.
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