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DataBind Microsoft Exchange Data to the DevExpress Data Grid

Use the CData ADO.NET Provider for Microsoft Exchange with the DevExpress Windows Forms and Web controls to provide Microsoft Exchange data to a chart.

The CData ADO.NET Provider for Microsoft Exchange implements standard ADO.NET data access components that can be used with third-party controls. The standard ADO.NET process for databinding can be followed to enable bidirectional access to live data from UI controls. In this article we show how to use the CData components to databind to the DevExpress Windows Forms and Web controls; you will databind to a chart that displays current data.

Specify the User and Password to connect to Exchange. Additionally, specify the address of the Exchange server you are connecting to and the Platform associated with the server.

Windows Forms Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress chart with Microsoft Exchange data. The ExchangeDataAdapter binds to the Series property of the chart control. The Diagram property of the control defines the x- and y-axes as the column names.

using (ExchangeConnection connection = new ExchangeConnection( "User='myUser@mydomain.onmicrosoft.com';Password='myPassword';Server='https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx';Platform='Exchange_Online';")) { ExchangeDataAdapter dataAdapter = new ExchangeDataAdapter( "SELECT GivenName, Size FROM Contacts", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); dataAdapter.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series(); chartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "Size" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "GivenName"; series.ValueScaleType = DevExpress.XtraCharts.ScaleType.Numerical; chartControl1.Legend.Visibility = DevExpress.Utils.DefaultBoolean.False; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }

Web Controls

The code below shows how to populate a DevExpress Web control with Microsoft Exchange data. The ExchangeDataAdapter binds to the Series property of the chart; the Diagram property defines the x- and y-axes as the column names.

using DevExpress.XtraCharts; using (ExchangeConnection connection = new ExchangeConnection( "User='myUser@mydomain.onmicrosoft.com';Password='myPassword';Server='https://outlook.office365.com/EWS/Exchange.asmx';Platform='Exchange_Online';")) { ExchangeDataAdapter ExchangeDataAdapter1 = new ExchangeDataAdapter("SELECT GivenName, Size FROM Contacts", connection); DataTable table = new DataTable(); ExchangeDataAdapter1.Fill(table); DevExpress.XtraCharts.Series series = new Series("Series1", ViewType.Bar); WebChartControl1.Series.Add(series); series.DataSource = table; series.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "Size" }); series.ArgumentScaleType = ScaleType.Qualitative; series.ArgumentDataMember = "GivenName"; series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical; ((DevExpress.XtraCharts.SideBySideBarSeriesView)series.View).ColorEach = true; }