Microsoft Chart Controls for .NET Framework 3.5 Released!

[Cross-posting from my own blog]

One of the projects the data visualization group within the Reporting Services team has been working on is building stand-alone ASP.NET and Windows Forms Chart Controls for the .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008, similar to what has been already available as built-in chart functionality in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008. 

These stand-alone chart controls can be easily integrated into your existing applications and have a very rich API.  We are excited that they are now available on Microsoft Download Center!  Congratulations to our data visualization group!  To get a quick overview of a subset of the available chart types in the stand-alone controls, take a look at the image below:

Subset of available chart types

Important download links:

Samples to get your development started are available on MSDN (  Furthermore, if you have questions or suggestions, or just want to share your excitement, please visit our newly created MSDN forum for Windows Forms and ASP.NET Chart Controls.