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Dashboard.AddDataSource(String, Object) Method

Obsolete. Adds a data source bound to the specified data and with the specified name to the Dashboard.DataSources collection.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardCommon

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v19.1.Core.dll


[Obsolete("The Dashboard.AddDataSource method is obsolete now. Use the Dashboard.DataSources.Add method instead.")]
public void AddDataSource(
    string name,
    object data
<Obsolete("The Dashboard.AddDataSource method is obsolete now. Use the Dashboard.DataSources.Add method instead.")>
Public Sub AddDataSource(
    name As String,
    data As Object


Name Type Description
name String

A String that specifies the data source name.

data Object

An object that contains data for the data source.


An object passed as the data parameter should implement the IEnumerable or IListSource interface.

To learn more, see Object Data Source.


The following example demonstrates how to bind a dashboard to a List object.

In this example, information about the sold units quantity is provided at runtime. The dashboard data source is added to the Dashboard.DataSources collection on the first load.

To update the displayed data, the DashboardViewer.ReloadData method is called. This raises the DashboardViewer.DataLoading event and allows supplying the dashboard with updated data.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Threading;

namespace Dashboard_BindingToList {
    public class Data {
        public string SalesPerson { get; set; }
        public int Quantity { get; set; }

        public static List<Data> CreateData() {
            List<Data> data = new List<Data>();
            string[] salesPersons = { "Andrew Fuller", "Michael Suyama", "Robert King", "Nancy Davolio",
                "Margaret Peacock", "Laura Callahan", "Steven Buchanan", "Janet Leverling" };

            for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
                Data record = new Data();
                int seed = (int)DateTime.Now.Ticks & 0x0000FFFF;
                record.SalesPerson = salesPersons[new Random(seed).Next(0, salesPersons.Length)];
                record.Quantity = new Random(seed).Next(0, 100);
            return data;
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