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The Card dashboard item allows you to manage the position and visibility of elements displayed on cards. These elements include actual and target values, a delta indicator and corresponding delta values, a sparkline, etc.

To manage the position and visibility of card elements, choose a predefined layout template and customize its settings. You can also create a custom layout template in code.

Available Layout Templates

The table below contains information about the available layout templates:

Layout Type Example Description API
Stretched Card_StretchedLayout_Web The Stretched layout template arranges card elements so that they occupy an entire card area. CardStretchedLayoutTemplate
Centered Card_CenteredLayout_Web The Centered layout template is used to center card elements so that they occupy a specified width/height. CardCenteredLayoutTemplate
Compact Card_CompactLayout_Web The Compact layout template is used to arrange card elements so that they occupy the minimum area. CardCompactLayoutTemplate
Lightweight Card_LightweightLayout_Web The Lightweight layout template displays the minimum set of elements within a card. CardLightweightLayoutTemplate
Custom The Custom layout template allows you to create a card’s layout manually using API. To learn more, refer to the CardCustomLayoutTemplate class description. CardCustomLayoutTemplate

For all layout types, you can change the visibility of its elements, or you can specify the display value type for data-bound elements. To learn more, see the Change Layout paragraph below.

Default Layout

The Card dashboard item uses the Stretched layout template that arranges card visual elements in the following way by default:


To learn more about the available value types and visual elements, see Change Layout.


Delta Indicator and delta values (such as Percent Variation or Absolute Variation) are colored depending on delta settings. To learn how to manage delta settings, see Delta.

Change Layout

To change a card’s layout in the Web Dashboard’s UI, invoke the Binding menu, click the required data item in the Cards section and go to Cards Layout in the data item’s menu. Select the required layout type and click the Edit button (the wdd-icon-edit-collection-value-item icon) to change its settings. The following settings are available:

  • Min width - Specifies the minimum width of the card content.
  • Max width - Allows you to specify the maximum width of the card content. Select the Auto option to determine the maximum width automatically or switch to Custom and specify the required width manually.

You can show/hide the following values and visual elements within the card:

Value Description Example
Title Displays values of the last (bottommost) dimension placed in the Series section. Microsoft Office Keyboard
Subtitle Displays combined values of all dimensions except the last (bottommost) dimension. Technology - Computer Peripherals
Absolute Variation An absolute difference between the actual and target value (see Delta). +18.1K
Actual Value A summary value for a measure placed in the Actual placeholder. $392K
Card Name A card name. Revenue vs. Target
Percent of Target A percent of a target value (see Delta). 104.85 %
Percent Variation A percent difference between the actual and target value (see Delta). 4.85 %
Target Value A summary value for a measure placed in the Target placeholder. $374K
Dimension {Name} Allows you to display values of a specific dimension placed in the Series section. Technology
Element Description Example
Delta Indicator Indicates whether the actual value is less or greater than the target value (see Delta). Card_DeltaIndicatorExample_Web
Sparkline Visualizes the variation of actual or target values. To learn more, see Sparkline. Card_SparklineExample_Web

Use the Apply to All Cards button to propagate the specified layout settings to all cards corresponding to Actual-Target pairs. The Reset button resets all settings to their default values.

Legacy Layout (v16.2 and earlier)

In v16.2 and earlier versions, the Card dashboard item arranges its elements using a predefined layout that cannot be changed. If necessary, you can enable this layout using one of the following options:

Control API
ASP.NET Web Forms Dashboard Control ASPxDashboard.UseCardLegacyLayout
ASP.NET MVC Dashboard Extension DashboardExtensionSettings.UseCardLegacyLayout
HTML JavaScript Dashboard Control DashboardControlOptions.useCardLegacyLayout


Cards that use a legacy layout do not support conditional formatting.

See BC4047 for more information.