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Loading and Creating Templates

 

Several Dundas Chart templates which you can use in your own applications can be found here.

Loading a template

Templates can be loaded in the Visual Studio designer:

  1. Select a chart control.
  2. Click the Load Template link at the bottom of the Properties panel in Visual Studio.

    Properties panel for a Chart

    Tip: You can also choose Load Template… from a chart control's Smart Tags panel.

    Smart Tags panel for a Chart

  3. In the Chart Load Template Wizard, click the … button to browse to one of the chart template files.

    Chart Load Template Wizard

    The Available Templates list will list all of the templates in the directory.

  4. Select the template you want; a preview of the template's chart is shown in the Preview pane.
  5. Select Load Chart Appearance Only to apply the template's appearance settings to your existing chart. Select Load Complete Chart to replace your existing chart with the one in the template.
  6. Click OK to apply your settings.

Creating a template

  1. Select a chart control.
  2. Click the Create Template link at the bottom of the Properties panel in Visual Studio.

    Properties panel for a Chart

    Tip: You can also choose Create Template… from a chart control's Smart Tags panel.

    Smart Tags panel for a Chart

  3. In the Chart Create Template Wizard, click the … button to browse to the path where you want to save the chart template file.

    Chart Create Template Wizard

  4. Select Save Chart Appearance Only to save the template's appearance settings to your existing chart. Select Save Complete Chart to replace your existing chart with the one in the template.
  5. Click Create to apply your settings.
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