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Sticky Note - Dashboard Add-On

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Modified on Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:18 AM Categorized as Add-ons, Data Controls
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Go to the Dundas Dashboard Add-ons page for instructions on downloading and installing this add-on.

Overview

The Sticky Note add-on is a dashboard control that lets you display a note on your dashboard in the form of a general text string, or a single metric value from a KPI/dataset. Binding to a KPI/dataset is optional.

A sticky note control placed over a chart.

A sticky note control placed over a chart.


Usage

Getting started

To use this add-on, install it on the Dundas Dashboard server and restart the Dundas Dashboard website. Once installed, the Sticky Note 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 sticky note control (optional).

The Toolbox showing the Sticky Note control.

The Toolbox showing the Sticky Note control.


Properties

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

Sticky Note properties.

Sticky Note properties.


Displaying general text

To display a general string of text in the sticky note control, use the Text property.

Setting the Text property.

Setting the Text property.


Note angle and color

Use the Note Angle property to adjust the orientation of the note. For example:

  • A value of -5 will tilt the note 5 degrees to the left (default setting).
  • A value of 0 will orient the note straight up.
  • A value of 10 will tilt the note 10 degrees to the right.

Use the Note Color property to choose a different color for the note.

Changing the note angle and color.

Changing the note angle and color.


Closing the note

The Close Animation property determines what happens when you click the (X) in the top-right corner of the sticky note control:

  • None - Clicking the (X) will have no effect (default setting).
  • Fade - The note slowly fades away and eventually becomes invisible.
  • Fall And Spin - The note drops downward and then spins away.

Drop shadow

Use the ShadowColor property to change the color of the note's drop shadow.

Changing the color of the drop shadow.

Changing the color of the drop shadow.


Release history

This add-on was first released with Dundas Dashboard 4.0.0.

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