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Visualforce Development Cookbook by Keir Bowden

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Embedding a chart in a record view page

Visualforce charts can be generated wherever a Visualforce page can be displayed, including sidebar components, the homepage, and in standard record view pages.

In this recipe, we will create a Visualforce page containing a chart that displays a stacked bar chart containing the total number of activities carried out with a contact per month for the last year. The stacked bars contain a segment for the events and tasks that make up the activity total. This Visualforce page is embedded into the standard contact record view page to allow a sales manager to see at a glance whether a contact is being neglected or receiving more than its fair share of attention.

Getting ready

This recipe makes use of a controller ...

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