DevExpress Dashboard - Compact Web Theme, RTL, High DPI and Touch (Coming soon in v16.1)

Thinking Out Loud
26 May 2016
I thought I'd end this week with our first blog post on our upcoming updates to DevExpress Dashboard. Quick reminder to those who've not used it or tried our demos - DevExpress Dashboard only ships as part of our Universal Subscription and allows you to create self-serviced business analytics solutions for Windows and the Web and distribute them royalty free.

Web Dashboards

This first part of this blog post about DevExpress Dashboard v16.1 involves our new compact web theme. As the name implies, we've worked to improve the rendering of our Dashboard so that the size of visual elements displayed within a dashboard layout are better optimized for certain use-case particular when running a dashboard on a desktop browser (where screen real-estate is not as limited as that on tablet devices).

DevExpress Dashboard Web Viewer - Compact Layout

To get started with this compact theme and incorporate it in your next project, simply set the ASPxDashboardViewer.ColorScheme property to either "light.compact" or "dark.compact".

Windows Dashboards

In addition to Web Dashboard enhancements, we've also improved our Windows Dashboard Viewer with the following new capabilities:

  • Right to Left Language (RTL) support
  • Improved support for High DPI
  • Improved Touch UI mode
We've got a number of other important new features set for release in v16.1 and I'll discuss those next week - They include "Text Box" and "Image" Binding, UX enhancements, a new web dashboard designer and an in-memory data storage option.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on our Dashboard and how you're using it in your enterprise. Of particular interest is whether you prefer the Web Dashboard or Windows Dashboard Viewer. 

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Ricardo Cardona
Ricardo Cardona

Really nice, this is the path to create web "responsive" Dashboard layout. What we are looking for is the possibility that the Dashboard Items recascade themself according to the available screen / window size. Is there any plan to provide such a functionality?

28 June 2016

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