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Pictogram Control - Dashboard Add-on

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Go to the Dundas Dashboard Add-ons page for instructions on downloading and installing this add-on.

Overview

The Pictogram add-on is a dashboard control that uses symbols or images to display a single-valued KPI. You use a pictogram in much the same way as you would use a gauge or display indicator control.

A pictogram control.

A pictogram control.


In the figure above, the KPI value of 6845 is represented using a collection of different colored circles. Each colored circle represents a specific quantity such as:

  • white = 1
  • red = 10
  • blue = 100
  • black = 1000

A convenient analogy is to think of a pictogram as a way of displaying a metric value using a collection of poker chips.

Usage

Getting started

To use this add-on, install it on the Dundas Dashboard server and restart the Dundas Dashboard website. Once installed, the Pictogram item will appear in the Dashboard Designer toolbox under Data Controls. Simply drag and drop this item onto the dashboard canvas like you would with any other control. Then drag and drop a KPI onto the pictogram control.

The Toolbox showing the Pictogram control.

The Toolbox showing the Pictogram control.


Properties

The figure below shows some of the design-time properties of the Pictogram control.

Pictogram properties.

Pictogram properties.


Using your own symbol images

By default, the pictogram control uses a radial gradient brush to render each of the symbol types.

Default 100's symbol uses a radial gradient brush.

Default 100's symbol uses a radial gradient brush.


You can change the brush type to Image and select your own image to act as the symbol.

Choose your own image as a symbol.

Choose your own image as a symbol.


Release history

This add-on was first released with Dundas Dashboard 3.0.2.

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