ColorDefinition Class

A color definition.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardCommon

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v18.2.Core.dll

Declaration

public class ColorDefinition
Public Class ColorDefinition

Remarks

Use the ColorDefinition object to add the required color to a dashboard/dashboard item color scheme. The color scheme includes the collection of ColorSchemeEntry objects, allowing you to map the required dimension values/measures and the specified color (using the ColorSchemeEntry.ColorDefinition property).

The ColorDefinition class allows you to select the required color from the default palette or specify a custom color.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to customize a dashboard color scheme to color specified dimension values using predefined colors.

In this example, the dashboard contains Pie and Chart dashboard items, whose dimension values are colored by hue. Dimension values and corresponding colors are stored in a data table.

To add custom colors to the dashboard color scheme (the Dashboard.ColorScheme property), ColorSchemeEntry objects are created. The ColorSchemeEntry class allows you to specify the following properties:

using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon;
using DevExpress.DashboardCommon;

namespace Dashboard_Coloring {
    public partial class Form1 : RibbonForm {
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
            dashboardDesigner1.CreateRibbon();

            // Creates a color table containing dimension values, measures and corresponding colors.
            DataTable colorTable = CreateColorTable();
            // Loads a dashboard from the XML file.
            Dashboard dashboard = new Dashboard(); dashboard.LoadFromXml(@"..\..\Data\Dashboard.xml");
            IDashboardDataSource dataSource = dashboard.DataSources["dataSource1"];

            // Specifies the coloring mode for the specified pie series, pie measures and chart argument.
            PieDashboardItem pie1 = (PieDashboardItem)dashboard.Items["pieDashboardItem1"];
            ChartDashboardItem chart1 = (ChartDashboardItem)dashboard.Items["chartDashboardItem1"];
            pie1.SeriesDimensions[0].ColoringMode = ColoringMode.Hue;
            pie1.ColoringOptions.MeasuresColoringMode = ColoringMode.Hue;
            chart1.Arguments[0].ColoringMode = ColoringMode.Hue;

            foreach (DataRow row in colorTable.Rows) {
                dashboard.ColorScheme.Add(CreateColorSchemeEntry(row, dataSource, false));
                dashboard.ColorScheme.Add(CreateColorSchemeEntry(row, dataSource, true));
            }
            dashboardDesigner1.Dashboard = dashboard;
        }

        // Creates color scheme entries used to map dimension values, measures and colors.
        private ColorSchemeEntry CreateColorSchemeEntry(DataRow colorSchemeRecord, 
                                                        IDashboardDataSource dataSource, 
                                                        bool includeMeasures) {
            DimensionDefinition categoryDefinition = new DimensionDefinition("CategoryName");
            DimensionDefinition countryDefinition = new DimensionDefinition("Country");
            MeasureDefinition priceDefinition = new MeasureDefinition("Extended Price");

            ColorSchemeEntry entry = new ColorSchemeEntry();
            entry.DimensionKeys.Add(new ColorSchemeDimensionKey(categoryDefinition, 
                colorSchemeRecord["CategoryName"]));
            entry.DimensionKeys.Add(new ColorSchemeDimensionKey(countryDefinition, 
                colorSchemeRecord["Country"]));
            if(includeMeasures)
                entry.MeasureKey = new ColorSchemeMeasureKey(priceDefinition);
            entry.ColorDefinition = new ColorDefinition((Color)colorSchemeRecord["color"]);
            entry.DataSource = dataSource;
            return entry;
        }

        private DataTable CreateColorTable() {
            DataTable colorTable = new DataTable();
            colorTable.Columns.Add("CategoryName", typeof(string));
            colorTable.Columns.Add("Country", typeof(string));
            colorTable.Columns.Add("measure", typeof(string));
            colorTable.Columns.Add("color", typeof(Color));
            colorTable.Rows.Add("Beverages", "UK", "Extended Price", Color.Red);
            colorTable.Rows.Add("Beverages", "USA", "Extended Price", Color.Green);
            return colorTable;
        }
    }
}

Inheritance

Object
ColorDefinition
See Also