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I need to add data visual components such as charts and gauges to my visual studio project. I'm looking to either create them from myself or add an open-source extensions to use already implemented visual components.

Can anyone suggest a way to create visual components or else suggest open source extensions? I heard that Microsoft blend can implement components, but I couldn't find a way to create visual components.

  • I thought that the free edition of MS VS didn’t allow adding 3rd party components? If you are not married to C++ and would be happy to code OO Pascal then lazarus-ide.org might be with you. You can add your own components or those of otters - and there are thousands, for free. With a little effort, you can convert Delphi components(blaisepascal.eu/lazarus/Chapter7.pdf) , of which there are tens of thousands. Btw, I personally think that this question is better suited to programmers.stackexchange.com than this site. – Mawg says reinstate Monica May 8 '15 at 8:42
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Since you didn't specify the tag, DevExpress has Gauges and Charts.

It costs ~900 USD per developer and there is no redistribution fee. But that might be worth it, depending on how long you'd need to create such a thing yourself.

It also comes with Icons, Ribbon, Data Grid, Trees, Maps and various other things which are typically useful too.

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Essential Studio has several data visualization components including charts and gauges. It is available for free under the community license - Davis (Syncfusion)

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