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Getting Started: Visual Studio and SharePoint 2010 > Create Custom Chart with data from SharePoint List

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Hi,

Would appreciate it very much your help to point me to the resource sites ( with sample code, if possible )  to get started on the following:

Using Visual Studio 2012 to create web part / solution that can be deployed in SharePoint 2010,  to create custom chart with SharePoint List(s).

Would specifically like to cover the following items:
1. Visual C#
2. References  to include System.Web.UI.DataVisualization.Charting, System.Data,  .DataSource, .DataBind


Thank you.
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Hi,
one very good video about VS2012 and SP2010 as starter:
http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012/OSP231/player

HTH
Rainer
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Thank you for the link and it is very informative.

Would you have a sample code or point me to a site with such a code,  for building  a web part to generate a chart with the following conditions:

1) datasource: a SharePoint List,
2) Visual C#
3) utilising Visual Web Part,
4) sandboxed solution,

Environment: Visual Studio 2012, SharePoint 2012

Thank you.
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Hi,

I managed to sample a code and able to obtain an array of the x and y values for the chart i.e.  SPListItemCollection itemColl = list.GetItems(query);
How do I debug ( similar to debug.print in VBA  immediate window e.g. ?sales(1)  * ) by printing out an element of the array to either Output / Immediate window in Visual Studio 2012 using C#?

The series in the list are:
Product:        P1   P2   P3 .....
Sales:            50  100  150

the 1st element of the array will be P1, 50.

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*The VBA code is something along this line:
Option Explicit
Option Base 1 ' start indexing array elements at 1
Dim sales() As String
Dim item As Variant

and the array is ( 50, 100, 150 )
.....Each item In sales ..........
?sales(1) = 50
?sales(2) = 100


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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
you will have to attach to the W3P process of your SharePoint web app and use
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Write or
System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine
to print to the immediate window.

HTH
Rainer
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by:Russellbrown
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Hi,

Thank you for the reply. Will work on it. I have paused for a while but will be getting back into this assignment. Will revert in a week's time with the result.

Regards,
Russ
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by:Amandeep Singh Bhullar
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not enough information to confirm an answer.
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I do not agree with the Deletion.
The original request has been for a resource to start development. This request has been fulfilled as the creator made it to develop the solution.
Then he asked the question for debugging - which is an extension of the original one.
Therefore imho the first answer can be seen as successful.
KR
Rainer
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Agree with Rainer. It has been a while and  was looking on another aspect of a project and missed closing this case. Will be happy to take the first answer as good. Regards.
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@Russellbrown: thank you very much - I really appreciate your support!
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The pointer has helped to get me started looking further into the issue.
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