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How to: Add Custom Interactivity to a Dashboard Displayed in the WinForms Viewer

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This example demonstrates how to add a custom interactivity to a dashboard loaded in the WinForms Dashboard Viewer using the DashboardViewer.DashboardItemVisualInteractivity event.

To accomplish this, handle the following events:

This example operates with the MultiDimensionalData API. For more information on the MultiDimensionalData concept, refer to the Obtaining Underlying and Displayed Data document.

Note

The complete sample project How to Implement Custom Interactivity in WinForms DashboardViewer is available in the DevExpress Examples repository.

using DevExpress.DashboardCommon;
using DevExpress.DashboardCommon.ViewerData;
using DevExpress.DashboardWin;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors;
using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace Dashboard_CustomVisualInteractivity
{
    public partial class Form1 : XtraForm {
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
            dashboardViewer1.DataLoading += dashboardViewer1_DataLoading;
            dashboardViewer1.DashboardItemClick += dashboardViewer1_DashboardItemClick;
            dashboardViewer1.DashboardItemVisualInteractivity += dashboardViewer1_DashboardItemVisualInteractivity;
            dashboardViewer1.DashboardItemSelectionChanged += dashboardViewer1_DashboardItemSelectionChanged;

            salesPersonTableAdapter.Fill(nwindDataSet.SalesPerson);

            dashboardViewer1.LoadDashboard("Data\\Dashboard.xml");
        }

        private void dashboardViewer1_DashboardItemVisualInteractivity(object sender, 
            DashboardItemVisualInteractivityEventArgs e) {
            if (e.DashboardItemName == "gridDashboardItem1") {
                e.SelectionMode = DashboardSelectionMode.Multiple;
                e.SetDefaultSelection(e.Data.GetAxisPoints(DashboardDataAxisNames.DefaultAxis)[0]);
            }
            if (e.DashboardItemName == "chartDashboardItem1") {
                e.TargetAxes.Add(DashboardDataAxisNames.ChartArgumentAxis);
                e.TargetAxes.Add(DashboardDataAxisNames.ChartSeriesAxis);
                e.EnableHighlighting = true;
            }
        }

        private void dashboardViewer1_DashboardItemSelectionChanged(object sender, 
            DashboardItemSelectionChangedEventArgs e) {
            pivotGridControl1.BeginUpdate();
            fieldCategoryName1.FilterValues.FilterType = PivotFilterType.Included;
            fieldCategoryName1.FilterValues.Clear();
            foreach (AxisPointTuple selectedElement in e.CurrentSelection) {
                string category = selectedElement.GetAxisPoint().DimensionValue.Value.ToString();
                fieldCategoryName1.FilterValues.Add(category);
            }
            pivotGridControl1.EndUpdate();
        }

        private void dashboardViewer1_DashboardItemClick(object sender, 
            DashboardItemMouseActionEventArgs e) {
            if (e.DashboardItemName == "chartDashboardItem1" && e.GetAxisPoint() != null) {
                XtraForm form = new XtraForm();
                form.Text = e.GetAxisPoint(DashboardDataAxisNames.ChartArgumentAxis).
                    DimensionValue.Value.ToString() + " - " +
                    e.GetAxisPoint(DashboardDataAxisNames.ChartSeriesAxis).
                    DimensionValue.Value.ToString();
                DataGrid grid = new DataGrid();
                grid.Parent = form; grid.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;
                grid.DataSource = e.GetUnderlyingData();
                form.ShowDialog();
                form.Dispose();
            }
        }

        private void dashboardViewer1_DataLoading(object sender, DataLoadingEventArgs e) {
            if (e.DataSourceComponentName == "dataSource1") {
                e.Data = nwindDataSet.SalesPerson;
            }
        }
    }
}
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