Getting Started with ASP.NET MVC Bullet Chart Control

30 May 20226 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include ASP.NET MVC Bullet Chart control in your ASP.NET MVC application using Visual Studio.

Prerequisites

System requirements for ASP.NET MVC controls

Create ASP.NET MVC application with HTML helper

Install ASP.NET MVC package in the application

Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls are available in nuget.org. Refer to NuGet packages topic to learn more about installing NuGet packages in various OS environments. To add ASP.NET MVC controls in the application, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search for Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5 and then install it.

The Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5 NuGet package has dependencies, Newtonsoft.Json for JSON serialization and Syncfusion.Licensing for validating Syncfusion license key.

If you create ASP.NET MVC application with MVC4 package, search for Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC4 and then install it.

Add namespace

Add Syncfusion.EJ2 namespace reference in Web.config under Views folder.

<namespaces>
    <add namespace="Syncfusion.EJ2"/>
</namespaces>

Add style sheet

Checkout the Themes topic to learn different ways (CDN, NPM package, and CRG) to refer styles in ASP.NET MVC application, and to have the expected appearance for Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls. Here, the theme is referred using CDN inside the <head> of ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls styles -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.55/fluent.css" />
</head>

Add script reference

In this getting started walk-through, the required scripts are referred using CDN inside the <head> of ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml file as follows,

<head>
    ...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls scripts -->
    <script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.1.55/dist/ej2.min.js"></script>
</head>

Register Syncfusion Script Manager

Open ~/Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml page and register the script manager EJS().ScriptManager() at the end of <body> in the ASP.NET MVC application as follows.

<body>
...
    <!-- Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC Script Manager -->
    @Html.EJS().ScriptManager()
</body>

Add ASP.NET MVC Bullet Chart control

Now, add the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC BulletChart control in ~/Home/Index.cshtml page.

@(Html.EJS().BulletChart("container").Render())

Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to run the app. Then, the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC Bullet Chart control will be rendered in the default web browser.

ASP.NET MVC Bullet Chart Control

Bullet Chart With Data

This section explains how to plot local data to the Bullet Chart.

The value and target values should be mapped with ValueField and TargetField respectively.

@model List<BulletChartSample.Controllers.BulletChartData>

@(Html.EJS().BulletChart("container")
	.ValueField("value")
	.TargetField("target")
	.Minimum(0).Maximum(300).Interval(50)
	.DataSource(ViewBag.dataSource)
	.Render())
public ActionResult Index()
{
    List<BulletChartData> data = new List<BulletChartData>
    {
        new BulletChartData { value = 270, target = 250}
    };
    return View(data);
}

public class BulletChartData
{
    public double target;
    public double value;
}

Add Bullet Chart Title

You can add a title using Title property to the Bullet Chart to provide quick information to the user about the data plotted in the Bullet Chart.

@model List<BulletChartSample.Controllers.BulletChartData>

@(Html.EJS().BulletChart("container")
	.Title("Revenue")
	.ValueField("value")
	.TargetField("target")
	.Minimum(0).Maximum(300).Interval(50)
	.DataSource(ViewBag.dataSource)
	.Render())
public ActionResult Index()
{
    List<BulletChartData> data = new List<BulletChartData>
    {
        new BulletChartData { value = 270, target = 250}
    };
    return View(data);
}

public class BulletChartData
{
    public double target;
    public double value;
}

ASP.NET MVC Bullet Chart with Title

Ranges

You can add a range using Ranges property to the Bullet Chart.

@model List<BulletChartSample.Controllers.BulletChartData>

@(Html.EJS().BulletChart("container")
	.Title("Revenue")
	.ValueField("value")
	.TargetField("target")
	.Ranges(rn =>
	{
		rn.End(100).Add();
		rn.End(200).Add();
		rn.End(300).Add();
	})
	.Minimum(0).Maximum(300).Interval(50)
	.DataSource(Model)
	.Render())
public ActionResult Index()
{
    List<BulletChartData> data = new List<BulletChartData>
    {
        new BulletChartData { value = 270, target = 250}
    };
    return View(data);
}

public class BulletChartData
{
    public double target;
    public double value;
}

Tooltip

You can use tooltip for the Bullet Chart by setting the Enable property to true in Tooltip.

@model List<BulletChartSample.Controllers.BulletChartData>

@(Html.EJS().BulletChart("container")
	.Title("Revenue")
	.Tooltip(tp => tp.Enable(true))
	.ValueField("value")
	.TargetField("target")
	.Ranges(rn =>
	{
		rn.End(150).Add();
		rn.End(250).Add();
		rn.End(300).Add();
	})
	.Minimum(0).Maximum(300).Interval(50)
	.DataSource(Model)
	.Render())
public ActionResult Index()
{
    List<BulletChartData> data = new List<BulletChartData>
    {
        new BulletChartData { value = 270, target = 250}
    };
    return View(data);
}

public class BulletChartData
{
    public double target;
    public double value;
}

ASP.NET MVC Bullet Chart with Tooltip

View Sample in GitHub.