New MS (Dundas) Chart Controls

The client I’m currently working with needed a charting control that would allow us to create something similar to a Gantt chart.  Unfortunately the control suite we were using wasn’t quite up to the task.  Fortunately a fellow Objectsharpee (and former Dundas employee) told me that Microsoft was going to be putting the Dundas controls they had purchased into the framework, even better was that it had been released just the week previous.  I’ve never used Dundas controls previous to this, so I’m not 100% clear what the feature set differences are, or if there are any.  The MS Chart control did everything we needed and it was dead simple to do. 

All you need to do is download and install the small installer and have .Net 3.5 SP1 already installed.

Chart Docs
Chart Controls
Chart Forums – Note: Not a lot of information in the forums as of this posting, but the Dundas support forums are filled with great, applicable, information.
Chart Samples

Also, Alex Gorev has started a blog all about the new data visualization in the .Net Framework.