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This section contains documentation for the DevExpress Dashboard, which provides you with the capability to create interactive data visualization for Desktop and Web platforms, and Mobile devices.

Getting Started


Topics in this section show how to build the Dashboard Designer or Viewer application for a required platform and how to use this application to create or display a dashboard.

Build End-User Dashboard Applications

Basic Concepts and Terminology


The topics below walk you through the main concepts and terminology related to the DevExpress Dashboard.

  • DevExpress Dashboard Architecture - Contains a detailed description of the main dashboard terms.
  • Dashboard - Introduces the concept of a dashboard that is the main component that visualizes data using different types of elements (dashboard items) - charts, grids and pivot tables, maps, etc.
  • Dashboard Designer - Describes WinForms and Web controls that are the basis of Dashboard Designer applications.
  • Dashboard Viewer - Describes the Dashboard Viewers that can be used to embed dashboards created in the Dashboard Designer into a Desktop (WinForms and WPF) or Web application.
  • Dashboard Items - Lists the available dashboard items that are visualization elements designed to present visual or textual information in a dashboard.
  • Data Sources - Provides the overview of available data source types such as SQL databases, OLAP cubes, Excel workbooks, etc.
  • Measures and Dimensions - Introduces the concept of measures and dimensions that are used to manage data aggregation/summarization.

Common Features

The topics below describe the common DevExpress Dashboard features that allow you to transform underlying data to a dashboard.

Creating the Designer and Viewer Applications


These topics provide an overview of how to prepare and integrate the Dashboard Designer/Viewer into a Desktop (WinForms and WPF) or Web application.

Creating Dashboards


These sections guide you through the process of creating a dashboard using the Dashboard Designers available on different platforms.


To learn more, see the following sections.