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Dimension Class

A dimension that is a DataItem whose values are used to categorize data.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardCommon

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


public class Dimension :
Public Class Dimension
    Inherits DataItem


The Dimension is used to provide discrete categorical information. These values can be of any type - string, date-time or numeric. In any case, the dashboard does not summarize the dimension values, but groups identical values. You can perform grouping, sorting, or display the top values for the dimension values. In contrast to dimensions, a Measure is used to summarize data against grouped dimension values.

To learn more about dimensions and measures, see Measures and Dimensions.


The following example demonstrates how to combine filter elements to a group and bind them to data in code.

In this example, the dashboard contains the ComboBoxDashboardItem, ListBoxDashboardItem and TreeViewDashboardItem combined into a group. These filter elements allow you to apply filtering to a Chart dashboard item by selecting the required values.

Imports System
Imports DevExpress.DashboardCommon
Imports DevExpress.DataAccess.ConnectionParameters
Imports DevExpress.DataAccess.Sql
Imports DevExpress.XtraEditors

Namespace Dashboard_FilterElements_and_Groups
    Partial Public Class Form1
        Inherits XtraForm

        Public Sub New()
            Dim dashboard1 As New Dashboard()

            Dim dataSource As New DashboardSqlDataSource()
            dataSource.ConnectionParameters =
                New XmlFileConnectionParameters("..\..\Data\WebsiteStatisticsData.xml")
            Dim selectQuery As SelectQuery = SelectQueryFluentBuilder.AddTable("Data") _
                                             .SelectColumns("Browser", "BrowserDetails", "Date", "Count") _

            Dim comboBox1 As New ComboBoxDashboardItem()
            comboBox1.Name = "Browser"
            comboBox1.DataSource = dataSource
            comboBox1.DataMember = "Statistics"
            comboBox1.FilterDimensions.Add(New Dimension("Browser"))
            comboBox1.ComboBoxType = ComboBoxDashboardItemType.Checked

            Dim listBox1 As New ListBoxDashboardItem()
            listBox1.Name = "Browser Version"
            listBox1.DataSource = dataSource
            listBox1.DataMember = "Statistics"
            listBox1.FilterDimensions.Add(New Dimension("BrowserDetails"))
            listBox1.InteractivityOptions.IgnoreMasterFilters = False

            Dim treeView1 As New TreeViewDashboardItem()
            treeView1.Name = "Date"
            treeView1.DataSource = dataSource
            treeView1.DataMember = "Statistics"
            treeView1.FilterDimensions.AddRange(New Dimension("Date", DateTimeGroupInterval.Year), _
                                                New Dimension("Date", DateTimeGroupInterval.Quarter))
            treeView1.AutoExpandNodes = True

            Dim group1 As New DashboardItemGroup()
            group1.Name = "Filters"
            group1.InteractivityOptions.IsMasterFilter = True
            group1.AddRange(comboBox1, treeView1, listBox1)

            Dim chart1 As New ChartDashboardItem()
            chart1.Name = "Browser Statistics"
            chart1.DataSource = dataSource
            chart1.DataMember = "Statistics"
            chart1.Arguments.Add(New Dimension("Date", DateTimeGroupInterval.MonthYear))
            chart1.SeriesDimensions.AddRange(New Dimension("Browser"), New Dimension("BrowserDetails"))
            chart1.Panes.Add(New ChartPane())
            Dim salesAmountSeries As New SimpleSeries(SimpleSeriesType.SplineArea)
            salesAmountSeries.Value = New Measure("Count")

            dashboardViewer1.Dashboard = dashboard1
        End Sub

        Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
            Dim layoutGroup1 As DashboardLayoutGroup =
            layoutGroup1.Orientation = DashboardLayoutGroupOrientation.Vertical
            layoutGroup1.Weight = dashboardViewer1.Dashboard.LayoutRoot.Weight / 5
            dashboardViewer1.SetMasterFilter("comboBoxDashboardItem1", "Internet Explorer")
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace


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