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Help Overlay - Dashboard Add-on

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Overview

Use the Help Overlay add-on to display help text on your dashboard. For example, you may want to add a description to explain the purpose of a chart.

Installing the add-on gives you two kinds of Help Overlay dashboard controls:

  • The Help Overlay Button control represents a help button. Toggle the button to show or hide the help description text.
  • The Help Overlay Frame control gives you a help frame consisting of a title and a text area.

The Help Overlay Button control.

The Help Overlay Button control.


The Help Overlay Frame control. Toggle the button in the top-right corner to show or hide the help description text.

The Help Overlay Frame control. Toggle the button in the top-right corner to show
or hide the help description text.


Usage

To use this add-on, install it on the Dundas Dashboard server. Once installed, two Help Overlay controls will appear in the Dashboard Designer Toolbox. Just drag and drop either control onto the dashboard canvas like you would with any other control.

The Toolbox.

The Toolbox.


Properties

Configure the help overlay control using the properties given in the properties grid:

  1. Set the title for the help overlay control via its Title Text property. (This applies to the Help Overlay Frame only.)
  2. Enter the help text that you want to display using the Help Description Text property.
  3. Change the vertical height of the expandable content area by setting the Help Height property.

Help overlay control properties.

Help overlay control properties.


Release history

Version 3.0.2

The Help Overlay add-on was first released with Dundas Dashboard 3.0.2.

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