This topic describes how to create a WinForms Dashboard Designer application.
Watch the video: DevExpress Dashboards - Creating a Dashboard
Drag the DashboardDesigner control from the DX.18.2: Data & Analytics Toolbox tab and drop it onto the main form.
Click the control's smart tag and select Dock in Parent Container in the invoked actions list to allow the DashboardDesigner to fill the form.
At the moment you can create Ribbon UI or insert a line of code to create it at runtime. To create Ribbon UI in Visual Studio Designer, click Create Ribbon:
To create Ribbon control with predefined commands at runtime, run the CreateRibbon method after the InitializeComponent call:
The designer application is now ready. Build and run the project.
Your application should appear as follows:
See Create a Dashboard using the WinForms Designer to learn how to create a dashboard using this application.