Dashboard

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

Getting Started

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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

Create a Dashboard

Basic Concepts and Terminology

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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 WinForms 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.

Main Features

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

  • Connecting to a Data Source - Learn how to connect to data using special Data Source wizards or by using API provided by the DevExpress.DataAccess library.
  • Data Preparation - Prepare connected data before creating a dashboard.
  • Binding to Data - See how to bind dashboard items to data.
  • Data Shaping - Apply various data shaping operations such as grouping, sorting and filtering.
  • Interactivity - Enable interaction between various dashboard items using Master Filtering and Drill-Down.
  • Appearance Customization - Change the appearance of dashboard item elements using Coloring and Conditional Formatting.
  • Advanced Analytics - Learn how to use advanced data analytics features such as Window Calculations and Parameters.
  • Dashboard Layout - Customize the dashboard layout.
  • Printing and Exporting - Learn about printing/exporting capabilities of the DevExpress Dashboard.
  • WinForms and Web Specifics - Learn more about embedding a dashboard into WinForms or Web applications.

Building the Designer and Viewer Applications

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These topics provide an overview of how to prepare and integrate the Dashboard Designer/Viewer into a WinForms or web application.

Creating Dashboards

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

Miscellaneous

To learn more, see the following sections.