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DashboardDesigner.SaveDashboardLayout(Stream) Method

Saves a dashboard layout (layout items and layout containers) to a stream.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardWin

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v22.1.Win.dll


public void SaveDashboardLayout(
    Stream stream


Name Type Description
stream Stream

A Stream object that contains the dashboard layout.


Layout Concepts

Regardless of the platform, the dashboard uses layout items and layout containers to arrange dashboard items in a hierarchical structure. This structure is called a dashboard layout.

Element Description API (Desktop / Web)
Layout item Contains and displays an individual dashboard item. DashboardLayoutItem
Layout group A container that is used to arrange layout items (or other layout groups) either horizontally or vertically. At the same time, layout groups are containers that display dashboard item groups. You cannot add a dashboard item group to another group. DashboardLayoutGroup
Layout tab page A container for layout items and groups. The tab page can include dashboard items and groups, but cannot include tab pages and tab containers. Nested tabs are not allowed. DashboardLayoutTabPage
Layout tab container A container for layout tab pages. DashboardLayoutTabContainer

Refer to Dashboard Layout for additional information about layout concepts.

Note that if SaveDashboardLayout(Stream) is used to save the layout and you change the name of a dashboard item or the number of items in the DashboardDesigner, the layout is rendered incorrectly when you use LoadDashboardLayout(Stream) to restore it.

The SaveDashboardLayout / DashboardDesigner.LoadDashboardLayout do not save a dashboard state. Use the DashboardDesigner.GetDashboardState and DashboardDesigner.SetDashboardState methods to obtain and apply the dashboard state, respectively. The DashboardDesigner.SetInitialDashboardState event restores the saved dashboard state.

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