Quick Charts for Windows Phone
By on July 5th, 2011

Quick Charts is a fast set of charting controls for WPF, Silverlight, and Windows Phone 7. Quick Charts for Windows Phone is an easy to use and free and open source product. The source code is released under very permissive Ms-PL license.


QuickCharts support Line, Column, Area and Pie charts.The Serial chart automatically recalculates and rearranges axes and grids based on chart size. Several applications on the Windows Phone 7 marketplace use Quick Charts for Windows Phone: Phonealytics, HealthCaddy, etc.


  1. Download amCharts Quick Charts for Windows Phone distribution archive and extract it to the directory of your choice.
  • Start Visual Studio IDE and create a new Windows Phone application project (or open existing project).
  • Add a reference to AmCharts.Windows.QuickCharts.WP.dll to your project by selecting Add Reference… from the Project menu. Select Browse tab, navigate to the installation directory, select AmCharts.Windows.QuickCharts.WP.dll and press OK. Alternatively you can add SerialChart and PieChart controls to your Visual Studio Toolbox



Quick Charts for Windows Phone has an API that is very easy to master and allows fast charting by avoiding inclusion of complicated rarely used features. The Windows Phone version is optimized for touch manipulation and smaller screens of phone devices.


Author: Abhishek Baxi
Abhishek Baxi is an independent technology columnist for several international publications and a digital consultant. He speaks incessantly on Twitter (@baxiabhishek) and dons the role of Editor-in-Chief here at Techie Buzz.

Abhishek Baxi has written and can be contacted at abhishek@techie-buzz.com.

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