After playing around with Google Charts and doing some extensive C#/SQL integration with it for a dashboard last summer, I figured I'd give Telerik's Kendo
a shot. If you're not familiar with Telerik, they produce very useful controls for WinForm, WPF, WP7 and ASP.NET controls (in addition to many others). If you do .NET programming, their product will save you time and money guaranteed. That being said, I started work on the first module for jcDAL last night and wanted to add some cool bar graphs to the web interface for the analyzer. About 15 minutes of reading through one of their examples I had data coming over a WCF service into the Kendo API to display this:
[caption id="attachment_880" align="aligncenter" width="621" caption="jcDBAnalyzer Screengrab showcasing Kendo"]
So far so good, I'll report back with any issues, but so far I am very pleased. A lot of the headaches I had with Google Charts I haven't had yet (+1 for Telerik).