AX2009 allowed developers to create charts and graphs on their AX forms using a third party charting control. This third party control was based on COM technology which is no longer updated by the vendor themselves. Thus, limiting the ability to introduce support for additional languages, get key bug fixes and essential security changes. Therefore, Microsoft are replacing the COM control with Microsoft .NET MSChart for Dynamics AX.
Among others, some of the key benefits of using the MSChart control:
- Moving from older COM Control to new .NET based Chart control.
- Increased security.
- Instead of support for 6 languages, we’ll be adding support for ALL AX languages.
- Users may now save their charts to disk in 7 different file formats.
- Standardize on Microsoft .NET Charting