WiscIT - Shape Widgets

This document explains the different types basic shape widgets that exist within the dashboard editor

Shapes, Etc Widgets

The Dashboard Editor contains many different shapes that can be used to enhance a dashboard's graphical design. There are two different kinds of shape widgets. The first are simple shapes, which are things such as triangles and squares. The second kind are more complex simple shapes, such as images and links.

These widgets are only found in the Dashboard Editor and cannot be found in the Widget Manager.


These are the simplest shape widgets that can be used.

Rectangle

Rectangle: Simple rectangular shape that has sharp corners

Rounded Rectangle

Rounded Rectangle: Simple rectangular shape with rounded corners

Tab

Tab: Simple rectangular shape with sharp corners and a small tab in the upper left, similar to a file folder

Rounded Tab

Rounded Tab: Simple rectangular shape with rounded corners and a small tab in the upper left, similar to a file folder

Ellipse

Ellipse: Simple circular shape that can be stretched into an oval if desired.

These shape widgets are more complex than the shapes above, but are not complex enough to be included in the Widget Manager.

Image Example

Image: Widget that is only used to show a particular image.

  • The image can be chosen by opening the Image Manager through the Set Widget Image button.
  • Visibility of the image can be changed depending on certain conditions using expressions. These can be changed by clicking on the Widget Visibility button.
  • Both of these buttons can be found in the large Control Properties bar. See
Text Example

Text: Widget that shows text on the dashboard.

  • Type the desired text into the text box just above the Widget Menu on the left side of the editor.
  • The text font, font size, and color can be changed like any other widget's with the corresponding buttons in the Control Bars.
  • The text in text widgets can be set to wrap in its text box by clicking on the wrap text button. Wrap Text Icon
  • Text that appears in a selected text widget can also be set conditionally with expressions by clicking on the Expression for Determining Text button on the right of the Widget Label Text box. Expression for Determining Text Icon
Button Example

Button: This is a widget that can activate some action to occur. For example, it can run a one-step, link to a dashboard, run a report, or run a search.

  • The text on a button can be changed just like the text of any other widget.
  • Double Click on the button to open the "Choose Action" window. Click on the button with an ellipsis on it to open the Action Manager. Choose the item you want to activate, run, or open from this window and click OK, then OK again on the smaller window.
Link Example

Link: This is a widget that is essentially a combination of a text widget and a button widget. A link can also be used to run an action, but it looks like a text widget.

  • The text is edited like any other widget and can be wrapped like a text widget.
  • Double Click on the button to open the "Choose Action" window. Click on the button with an ellipsis on it to open the Action Manager. Choose the item you want to activate, run, or open from this window and click OK, then OK again on the smaller window.



Keywords:Cherwell, link, rectangle, tab, rounded, ellipse, image, text, button, widgets, search, dashboard, editor, widget   Doc ID:49384
Owner:Ryan W.Group:WiscIT - Wisconsin IT Service Manager
Created:2015-03-23 12:05 CDTUpdated:2019-02-21 19:54 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscIT - Wisconsin IT Service Manager
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