Nevron Vision for SQL Server Reporting Services
Chart Overview

Nevron Chart for Reporting Services is the leading charting solution for all versions Microsoft Reporting Services. It aims to provide report authors with an easy and powerful way to create charts for business, scientific and presentation purposes. This report item delivers an unmatched set of features related to charting types, visual effects, layout settings, data integration and data analysis.

Nevron Chart for Reporting Services is based on Nevron Charting technology, which ensures that this product uses the most advanced .NET charting engine available on the market today. On the other hand Nevron Chart for Reporting Services is completely built from scratch to reflect the semantics of Microsoft Reporting Services Custom Report Items. This means that the object model, which is completely visually editable, is natively bindable to the underlying data model that Custom Report Items use.

Major Features

Support for Multiple Charting Areas - unlimited number of charting areas are supported. Each charting area has its own charting type and can be rendered in 2D or 3D mode. Charting areas can be automatically or manually arranged.

Support for Multiple Legends - unlimited number of legends are supported. Each values data grouping can be assigned to a different legend. Legends can be manually positioned or docked to chart, chart areas and plot areas.

Support for Multiple Titles - unlimited number of titles are supported. Titles can be manually positioned or docked to chart, chart areas and plot areas.

Charting Types - a charting type is assigned to each charting area. Supported are the following charting types:

Axes - Complete set of axis related features designed to target even the most compelling charting requirements. The axes are also largely automatic allowing you focus on your project and be able to customize every aspect of the appearance and behavior of the axis if needed. Following is a short list of the axis related features of the component:



Per Series (Values Data Groupings) Properties

Data Groupings Editors


Appearance Customizations

Code Embedding

Allows you to modify every aspect of the chart appearance using C# code.


Allows you to save and load the component state inside the report designer.

Unique Features

Speed - the fastest rendering chart inside Reporting Services - in both 2D and 3D modes.

3D Charting - Nevron Chart for Reporting Services has the best layout in 3D and the most advanced feature set in 3D - including: 11 predefined lighting modes, ability to specify element materials (control the way in which elements reflect light), largest charting types set in 3D, biggest set of shapes in 3D (applicable to pies, bars, markers, areas etc.)

2D Charting - Nevron Chart for Reporting Services is the only chart for Reporting Services to provide Adobe Photoshop like image filter effects, which are applicable to all chart elements - these include bevel, emboss, lighting filters etc. When it comes to shadows it is the only chart for Reporting Services which has soft shadows (based on Gaussian and Radial blur image filters).

2D/3D Consistency - Nevron Chart for Reporting Services is consistent in 2D/3D modes. For example you can map gradients, textures to elements in both 2D and 3D. Colors specified in 2D are inherited by materials in 3D. You can mix 2D and 3D chart areas in a single chart control.

XY and XYZ scatters - the industry leading support for XY and XYZ scatters inside Reporting Services.

XML Formatted Texts - this feature is applicable to all elements which display text. It allows you to mix fonts, mix bold, italic underline formatting and many other advanced features like different fill styles, shadows, image filters etc. - all inside a single label, title etc. XML formatted texts use a format similar to HTML, but with many more advanced options.

Multithreaded UI - the user interface in design time is multithreaded. This allows for very quick editing of the component, regardless of the preview complexity.



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