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This example shows how a RadHtmlChart can be bound to an SqlDataSource. The major properties are:

  • DataSourceID in the main tag sets the declarative data source for the entire chart. The DataSource property can be used for a programmatic data source if you create the connection in the code-behind.
  • DataFieldY for the series to point it to the desired column of the data source.
  • DataLabelsField for the x-axis labels to populate the items for the axis (it can also be applied to the y-axis).
  • DefaultVB.aspx
<%@ Page Language="vb"  %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="telerik" Namespace="Telerik.Web.UI" Assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" %>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns=''>
<head runat="server">
    <title>Telerik ASP.NET Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <telerik:RadScriptManager runat="server" ID="RadScriptManager1" />
    <telerik:RadSkinManager ID="RadSkinManager1" runat="server" ShowChooser="true" />
    <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:TelerikConnectionString %>"
        SelectCommand="SELECT [Year], [Value] FROM [Data] WHERE ([Subcategory_Id] = 1)"></asp:SqlDataSource>
    <div class="demo-container size-wide">
        <telerik:RadHtmlChart runat="server" Width="800px" Height="500px" ID="RadHtmlChart1"
                    <telerik:ColumnSeries DataFieldY="Value" Name="Electricity Consumption">
                        <TooltipsAppearance Color="White" />
                <XAxis DataLabelsField="Year">
                    <LabelsAppearance RotationAngle="75">
                    <TitleAppearance Text="Year">
                    <TitleAppearance Text="MWh">
                <Appearance Visible="false">
            <ChartTitle Text="Electricity Consumption">

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