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New Features in Dundas Dashboard 5.0.2

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Modified on Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:06 AM Categorized as Release Notes
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What's new in Dundas Dashboard 5.0.2

Business Metrics

Dashboard Design

  • Use the advanced property, Tooltip Duration, on a dashboard to control the time in seconds that a tooltip remains visible. This applies to Silverlight viewing only. (Ref. #25164)
    Tooltip duration.

  • Two new properties for the annotation list control let you choose the KPIs or datasets to appear in its dropdown, and also select one of the KPIs or datasets to be the default (instead of All). Change the Data Setting property to <Custom> to enable this mode, and then use the Data Columns property to enter the names of the KPIs or datasets you want to appear in the dropdown. For one of the KPIs or datasets added, set its Default Data property to True if you want it to be the default KPI or dataset for the annotation list. This new feature applies to Silverlight viewing only. (Ref. #22120)
    Annotation List data properties.


  • The Interaction class has a new advanced property, Is Silverlight only. If this is set to True, the interaction will be fired only in the Silverlight viewer and not when viewing in HTML. You can use this property to disable hover interactions in HTML since touch-based mobile devices generally do not support hover events. (Ref. #33220)
    Interaction properties.

  • The DashboardDataGridSparklineColumn class has a new method, GetSparklineDisplayElement, which returns the sparkline associated with a given data grid cell. You can use this method to modify the appearance of individual sparklines in a data grid sparkline column. (Ref. #34811)

Dashboard Viewing

  • Use the Manage option in the viewer toolbar to set the current dashboard as the default view that appears when you log in, or use the right-click menu to select a specific bookmark or mashup to be the default view. (Ref. #11677)
    Manage My Dashboards dialog, set default view.

HTML controls

  • The drop down list general control now supports autocomplete. (Ref. #28197)

  • The rich text label general control is supported for HTML viewing. This lets you apply standard HTML formatting tags such as bold and italic to your text strings. The <format> tag is not supported though because it is not standard HTML. (Ref. #23471)

  • Data grid column menus are supported for HTML viewing. To see the menu, click the menu button to the left of the column name. The button will always be visible if the column menu is enabled for the column. Note that the column menu is only applicable if the column displays strings or numeric values. Also, the sorting options in the column menu do not apply when row grouping is enabled in the data grid. (Ref. #23640)
    Data grid column menu.

  • Data grid column widths can be specified using star sizing. (Ref. #31389)

  • The size of symbols on a map control do not change now when zooming in or out. (Ref. #28581)

  • The multi-select viewer parameter control is supported for HTML viewing. You can use this parameter control instead of a check box list when you have a KPI/dataset filter on an instant dimension and have allowed multiple selection. (Ref. #33522)
    Multi-Select Viewer in HTML.

  • The top level of the calendar (datetime picker) parameter control lets you page by decade now and easily select the year you want. (Ref. #31615)
    Calendar control in HTML.

HTML Viewer

  • Optionally pass a username and password in the query string when launching the HTML Viewer (HtmlViewer.aspx). This can help with simple integration scenarios but note that the username and password are passed as plain text, which is not secure. (Ref. #26706)

    Example: http://dashsvr:7001/HtmlViewer.ashx?Dd_ContentId=7bcebd59-d425-4f29-9ea4-73033d50d515&dwUsername=admin&dwPassword=1234

  • While viewing a dashboard with the HTML Viewer, go to the toolbar to create a corresponding bookmark. (Ref. #29233)
    Bookmark option in HTML Viewer.

  • Once you have a bookmark ID, you can pass it in the query string when launching the HTML Viewer. (Ref. #29236)

    Example: http://dashsvr:7001/HtmlViewer.ashx?Dd_ContentId=cbec72ba-d6c2-4815-8f2f-260b2a3b1827&Dd_ContentType=Bookmark

HTML Explorer/Home

  • By default, when you click the Dundas logo in the top-left corner of the HTML Explorer/Home, it goes to the Dundas website. You can now customize this URL by changing the Branding.HtmlHomeLogoWeblinkUri key in the Dundas Dashboard Configuration File. (Ref. #26841)

  • While viewing a dashboard in the HTML Explorer/Home, click Schedule in the toolbar to set up a task that lets you export data from one or more dashboards on a one-time or recurring basis. This dialog looks a bit different than the one in the HTML Viewer but the usage is the same. (Ref. #33580)
    Schedule option in HTML Explorer/Home.

  • From the Design Explorer (or Dashboard Directory), use the right-click menu to view a selected dashboard in the HTML Explorer. You can also use the Share option to share a URL link to the HTML Explorer. (Ref. #33581)
    View in HTML Explorer menu option.

  • Administrators can designate dashboard tiles as being protected to prevent users from removing them from their HTML Home screens (Ref. #33094). Here are the steps to do this:
    1. Set the new dashboard property, Is Tile Protected, to true for your tile(s).
    2. Go to HTML Home Screen Settings and remove any existing selected dashboards.
    3. Add the protected tile(s) along with any unprotected tiles, and then click Save.
      Protected tiles in HTML Home Screen Settings.
    4. Click Reset HTML Home Screen for ALL users to propagate the changes to all users.


  • A new privilege, May customize HTML Home screen, lets administrators grant or deny the ability to customize the HTML Home screen for a user account or security group. By default, the Everyone security group is granted this privilege. This new feature has upgrade implications which must be reviewed if you are using custom account and/or group providers. (Ref. #26628)

  • Two new configuration file keys, DomainMapping and ValidateWindowsCredentialsMode, help to address different ActiveDirectory domain setups. (Ref. #33968)

Viewer Integration

  • For HTML Viewer integration scenarios, use the IntegrationHelper method, GetShortLinkId, to obtain an id which can be used to compose a shortened URL for launching the HTML Viewer (similar to the URL links you get when you use the share functionality). (Ref. #34555)

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