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BI Dashboard .NET Limitations

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This topic describes .NET platform limitations for the DevExpress BI Dashboard.

System.Drawing.Common Package

Version 6

With the release of .NET 6, the System.Drawing.Common library is compatible with Windows only. See the following Microsoft documentation topic for more information: System.Drawing.Common only supported on Windows.

Use one of the following options to fix this issue:

  • Replace the System.Drawing.Common library with the earlier version 5.0.3.

    Version 5.0.3 retains compatibility with Linux, MacOS, and other platforms. An application built for these platforms does not throw the exception described above. Note that Microsoft does not issue fixes for non-Windows bugs and vulnerabilities.

  • As a temporary workaround, enable the System.Drawing.EnableUnixSupport configuration property to prevent the exception on non-Windows platforms. You should add a runtimeconfig.template.json file to your project with the following code:

        "configProperties": {
            "System.Drawing.EnableUnixSupport": true

    This file is a template for the runtimeconfig.json files generated by your project. For more information, review the following help topic in the Microsoft documentation: .NET Runtime configuration settings.

Version 7 and Higher

The following features are not available in the BI Dashboard in .NET 7 and non-Windows environments:

You can call the DevExpress.Drawing.Internal.DXDrawingEngine.ForceSkia() method at application startup to force enable the new Skia-based drawing engine. Note that this API is marked as internal and we may change it in the future.