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Dashboard Class

Contains the full description of a dashboard used to visualize data.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardCommon

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v21.2.Core.dll

Declaration

[InitAssemblyResolver]
public class Dashboard :
    Component,
    IDashboard,
    ISupportInitialize,
    IServiceProvider,
    IColorSchemeContext,
    IChangeService,
    IActualParametersProvider,
    IDataSourceInfoProvider,
    IDashboardItemsProvider,
    ICustomPropertyProvider

Remarks

The Dashboard class contains the full description of a dashboard, including the collection of dashboard items and groups, data binding information, layout and appearance settings, etc.

To create a new dashboard in code, do the following.

If necessary, you can add dashboard parameters (Dashboard.Parameters), change dashboard title settings (Dashboard.Title), customize a global color scheme (Dashboard.ColorScheme), etc. If you change multiple dashboard settings, wrap the code in the Dashboard.BeginUpdate and Dashboard.EndUpdate method calls.

The table below lists properties that accept the Dashboard object:

Control API
DashboardDesigner DashboardDesigner.Dashboard
DashboardViewer DashboardViewer.Dashboard
DashboardControl.Dashboard DashboardControl.Dashboard

Example

The example below shows how to create a dashboard in code. In this example, the Dashboard object contains the full dashboard description:

  • DashboardSqlDataSource specifies a data source that uses a connection to a local Northwind database. This connection is added to the application configuration file:

    <configuration>
      <connectionStrings>
          <add name="nwindConnection" connectionString="XpoProvider=MSAccess; Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=|DataDirectory|\nwind.mdb;" />
      </connectionStrings>
    </configuration>
    

    You can find a sample nwind.mdb database by the following path:

    C:\Users\Public\Documents\DevExpress Demos 21.2\Components\Data\nwind.mdb

  • GaugeDashboardItem, CardDashboardItem and ChartDashboardItem objects are used to initialize corresponding dashboard items.

The resulting dashboard should look in as follows in the WinForms Viewer (if you assign the dashboard to the DashboardViewer.Dashboard property):

GettingStarted_L1_Result

Dashboard dashboard = new Dashboard();

DashboardSqlDataSource sqlDataSource = new DashboardSqlDataSource("Data Source 1", "nwindConnection");
SelectQuery selectQuery = SelectQueryFluentBuilder
    .AddTable("SalesPerson")
    .SelectAllColumns()
    .Build("Query 1");
sqlDataSource.Queries.Add(selectQuery);
sqlDataSource.Fill();
dashboard.DataSources.Add(sqlDataSource);

GaugeDashboardItem gauges = new GaugeDashboardItem();
gauges.SeriesDimensions.Add(new Dimension("Country"));
gauges.Gauges.Add(new Gauge(new Measure("Extended Price")));

CardDashboardItem cards = new CardDashboardItem();
cards.SeriesDimensions.Add(new Dimension("Sales Person"));
cards.Cards.Add(new Card() {
    ActualValue = new Measure("Extended Price"),
    LayoutTemplate = new CardStretchedLayoutTemplate() }
);

ChartDashboardItem chart = new ChartDashboardItem();
chart.Arguments.Add(new Dimension("CategoryName"));
chart.SeriesDimensions.Add(new Dimension("OrderDate"));
chart.Panes.Add(new ChartPane());
SimpleSeries salesAmountSeries = new SimpleSeries(SimpleSeriesType.Bar);
salesAmountSeries.Value = new Measure("Extended Price");
chart.Panes[0].Series.Add(salesAmountSeries);

dashboard.Items.AddRange(gauges, chart, cards);
foreach(DataDashboardItem item in dashboard.Items) {
    item.DataSource = sqlDataSource;
    item.DataMember = "Query 1";
}

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