.NET Dashboard: Filter Elements & Element Grouping (Coming soon in v14.2)

DevExpress Data Blog
19 November 2014

One of the powerful features we decided to add at the outset of development was the ability to use dashboard elements themselves as filter sources and targets. Not only did we make Grids, Pies, Charts, et al visualize data, but we also endowed them with the ability to act as controls to filter other data. This feature makes our dashboard product pretty powerful. What if you want to present a clearer methodology for filtering? A more traditional approach? In this release we are adding new dashboard elements whose sole purpose is to filter:

  1. ComboBox.
  2. DropDown with multiselection.
  3. ListBox with multiselection.
  4. RadioGroup.
  5. TreeView.

Dashboard Filter Elements

The ComboBox or DropDown with multiselection elements allow the filtering of multiple values while occupying a small part of the dashboard real-estat. The TreeView filter element addresses the filtering of hierarchies. For instance, you can filter out a product made by a specific manufacturer or month in a particular year.

TreeView Filter Element

You can also define filtering scope by integrating several dashboard items into a group via the new Group dashboard item. You can control whether or not filtering happens within the group or the entire dashboard through a single element option.

Element Grouping also offers a way to elegantly subdivide a dashboard into subareas.

Element Grouping

Overall I am pretty excited about these features. Wait till you hear about the other dashboard feature we will be releasing in 14.2 (more to come!)

As always, if there are any comments and/or questions, feel free to get a hold of me!

Seth Juarez
Email: sethj@devexpress.com
Twitter: @SethJuarez

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