Manage Dashboard Layout

The Dashboard Viewer provides end-users with the capability to resize dashboard items. You can also maximize/restore dashboard items, load and save the layout using the Dashboard API.


Open the dashboard in Dashboard Designer to define the initial dashboard items layout before loading a dashboard into Dashboard Viewer.

Item Resizing

End-users can click and drag a separator line between items to resize them.


Maximize and Restore Item

End-users can expand any dashboard item into the entire dashboard size to examine data in greater detail.

  • To maximize a dashboard item, click the Maximize button in the dashboard item caption.

  • To restore the item size, click the Restore button.

In code, call the following methods:


Expands the specified dashboard item to the entire dashboard size to examine data in greater detail.


Restores the item size if an item is expanded to the entire dashboard size (maximized).

Load and Save Layout

Use the following methods to save/load the dashboard layout to/from a stream or XML file.


Saves a dashboard layout to a stream.


Loads a dashboard layout from a stream.

After the dashboard layout is changed, the DashboardViewer.LayoutChanged event occurs.