Windows Forms: How to Link Chart /Graph with Database in C#

By FoxLearn 6/6/2017 9:15:06 PM   15.61K
How to Link Chart/Graph with Local Database in C# using DataBinding

Step 1Click New Project, then select Visual C# on the left, then Windows and then select Windows Forms Application. Name your project "ChartDemo" and then click OK

chart graph c#Step 2: Create a local database, then add a AgeStatistic table to your database -> create a dataset then drag the AgeStatistic table to your dataset as below

c# dataset

Step 3: Design your form as below

chart c#Step 4: Add code to handle your form as below

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace ChartDemo
    public partial class Form1 : Form
        public Form1()

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // TODO: This line of code loads data into the 'database.AgeStatistics' table. You can move, or remove it, as needed.

        private void btnSave_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                //Update data to sql database
                MessageBox.Show("Your data has been successfully saved.", "Message", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Information);
            catch(Exception ex)
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message, "Message", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error);

        private void btnLoad_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            //Load data to chart/graph
            chart1.Series["Age"].XValueMember = "Age";
            chart1.Series["Age"].YValueMembers = "Total";
            chart1.DataSource = database.AgeStatistics;