Nevron Vision for SharePoint Documentation
The Gauge Designer

Nevron Gauge for SharePoint can be visually edited in any major web browser, though a web based designer. The gauge designer is invoked by the "Run Gauge Designer" toolbar command, which appears above the web part in page editing mode. The gauge designer header consists of two important controls - the main toolbar and the main tab strip as shown by the following screenshot:

The editing info bar provides information about the currently edited web part, the current SharePoint user and the location of the edited web part in SharePoint.

The main toolbar provides access to the main commands related to the webpart that you edit - see The Main Toolbar for more info.

The main tabstrip provides access to different web part settings - following is a brief overview of its pages:

The Main Toolbar

The main toolbar has the following commands:

No changes are applied to the edited web part until you click the OK or Apply buttons.
Data Source Page

The Data Source page lets you connect the gauge to a tabular data source. Currently you can bind the gauge to the following types of data sources:

See the Connecting to Data topic for a complete discussion.

The gauge must be connected to a data source prior to editing the rest of its settings. That is why for a blank web part the Data Source page is displayed first. Once specified, it is not recommended to change your data source, since expressions that you write may reference field values from the data source.

Gauge Page

Nevron Gauge for SharePoint supports multiple gauge areas and titles. A gauge type is associated to each gauge area. Gauge areas and titles are edited from the Gauge Areas and Titles sub-tabs of the Gauge page. See the Gauge Areas and Titles topics for a full description of the settings per each of these elements.

The Layout and Appearance sub-tabs of the Gauge Designer tab control general layout and appearance settings, which are not associated with a particular gauge area or title. See Understanding the Gauge Layout and Customizing the Gauge Appearance for a complete discussion.

For web part that is already connected to a data source the Gauge page is displayed by default.
Code Page
Nevron Gauge for SharePoint allows for users with development experience in C# or VB.NET to inject custom code, which is executed at runtime. The code injection is dynamic meaning that no deployment of assemblies is needed for the injected code to run. See Code Injection for more information.
Pivot Page

Nevron Gauge for SharePoint is built on top of the Nevron Pivot Engine. The Pivot page lets you define the gauge categories and filters as well as edit the category grouping, sorting and filtering rules. Creating a new category is performed by dragging and dropping data set fields in the respective drop spot.

See the The Gauge Data Model for a complete discussion of the gauge pivot.

Rendering Page
The Rendering page lets you tune the image rendering options of the gauge. See the Rendering Options for more information.
Preview Page
The Preview page lets you see a WYSIWYG preview of the webpart as it will appear at runtime. The preview is generated with the processed gauge pivot and uses the current data source state.
Browser Compatibility

The Designer is compatible with all modern web browsers (Chrome, FireFox, Opera, IE 11/10/9/8/7 etc.). Browser compatibility is ensured by the JQuery JavaScript library and a common CSS layer developed by Nevron.

 

 


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