Prepare Dashboard Storage

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The Web Dashboard requires creating a special storage used to keep dashboards. End users can save new dashboards to this storage and open existing dashboards.

The following storage types are available:

Storage Type



In-Memory Storage


In-memory dashboard storage is a default storage used to keep dashboards. The Web Dashboard uses the DashboardInMemoryStorage if you do not specify storage.

File Storage


File dashboard storage is used to store dashboards in a file system.

Custom Storage

Implementation of IDashboardStorage or IEditableDashboardStorage

If necessary, you can provide your logic for managing dashboards. To do this, implement the IDashboardStorage or IEditableDashboardStorage interfaces that provide an API used to manage dashboards:

How to: Save Dashboards Created in ASPxDashboard to a DataSet

Dashboard Type Storage


Dashboard storage created at design time within Visual Studio. You can use DashboardTypeStorage in the Viewer mode only. The ASP.NET Core dashboard control does not allow to edit these dashboards at design time.

To create storage that contains dashboards, pass the selected storage instance to the DashboardConfigurator.SetDashboardStorage method as a parameter. The following code snippet shows how to set in-memory storage when you configure backend settings for the ASP.NET Core Dashboard control:

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services) {
        .AddDefaultDashboardController((configurator, serviceProvider)  => {
            // ...
            configurator.SetDataSourceStorage(new DataSourceInMemoryStorage());
    // ...

See the following topic for information about access rights: Security Considerations