Add a Shape Widget to a Dashboard

Use the Dashboard Editor to add a Shape Widget (ex: Ellipses, Rectangles, and Tabs) to a Dashboard.

Good to know:

  • A Shape Widget is highly configurable. Add one or many to a Dashboard, then define how the shape looks and behaves on the Dashboard (ex: Text, size, color, style and gloss, image, alignment, anchoring, layering, and visibility).
  • By default, most Shape Widgets acquire their text (font, size, and style), color (background, foreground, and border), border style, and background style properties from the defined Dashboard Theme; however, you can define your own properties, if needed.
  • Text, image, and colors can be conditional (Expression-driven).
  • Rounded shapes do not allow 3D borders.
  • See Dashboard Editor Behaviors for tips on working with Widgets on Dashboards.

To add a Shape Widget to a Dashboard

  1. Open a Dashboard in the Dashboard Editor
  2. Drag-and-drop the Shape Widget from the Shapes, Etc. tree onto the Dashboard.
  3. (Optional) Define the text to display on the shape:
    1. In the Label text box on the Dashboard Editor toolbar, provide the text to display.
    2. (Optional) Change the font, font size, font style, font alignment, and text wrap, if needed.
  4. Define how the Shape Widget looks and behaves on the Dashboard (ex: Size, alignment, etc.).
  5. Continue making changes, or select OK to save and close the editor.