The Sparkline control displays a compact chart that is commonly used to illustrate the data flow for every row in a report.
To add this control to the report, drag the Sparkline item from the Toolbox and drop it onto the report.
Bind the Sparkline to Data
Click the Data Source property’s drop-down list and select the Dataset View name.
After that, specify the Data Member property and set the Value Member property to a data field that provides point values for the sparkline.
Adjust the Sparkline View
The sparkline supports the Line, Area, Bar *and WinLoss* view types.
The View property provides access to options that change the sparkline’s appearance.
Each view type has properties that define the extreme values’ visibility:
- Highlight Start Point and Highlight End Point;
- Highlight Min Point and Highlight Max Point.
Specific properties differ between view types, such as the Highlight Negative Points setting that is available only for the Bar sparkline.
The following image illustrates a table report containing sparklines that provide maximum and minimum value indicators in their data range: