RadHtmlChart for ASP.NET AJAX – Server Side Hierarchy

Introduction:

In previous blog post, we looked at the element structure that makes up a RadHtmlChart. Now that was more from a client side i.e. a visual structure of what makes the chart. In this blog post we will take a look at what makes up the RadHtmlChart API i.e. the server side hierarchy.

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Server Side API:

Pretty much all the Telerik RadControls enable you to customize them according to your needs & wants and so does RadHtmlChart. RadHtmlChart allows you to perform detailed customizations when you use it. Being a Service Side control, it offers a large set of properties. A deep hierarchy exist among these properties and it is this hierarchy that makes it possible to organize the control.

Visual Hierarchy:

Below diagram depicts the visual hierarchy of properties that RadHtmlChart control supports. You can keep this diagram handy and keep it as a reference when you want to set a particular property in the markup.

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When you want to customize something in the RadHtmlChart you should pay attention to the inner most tags and their properties. For e.g. in order to customize the Appearance of a RadHtmlChart – You will be customizing the Appearance property and specifically the FillStyle child property that Appearance contains.

Conclusion:

Knowing a controls hierarchy visually helps us to understand how it is organized. And also it becomes easy when we want to customize the control according to our needs and wants. Through this blog post I hope I was able to make you understand the RadHtmlChart control hierarchy.

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