Our new dashboard feature was presented at our annual conference, Project Flow 2011, to rave reviews! Project managers and executives who use our web-based software once had to scour through several charts and reports to see the information they need for the day. However, with the new dashboard design, most of the essential information can be seen on one screen.
The charts are generated using a 3rd Party add-on called ChartFX.Net from SoftwareFX. I used jQuery to populate the widgets with data. jQuery was also used to display enlarged widgets in a modal dialog box. All the widgets were generated with ASP.Net code.
*update: The dashboard feature was officially released to clients on Dec 13, 2012.
What happens when you create a chart that’s unique and uncommon yet gives you very useful information? You patent it, of course. Realization got a patent for this chart with my name on the list of patent holders!
This is a very unique area chart with scattered points. The points indicate a project’s due date completion status. If the project is in the red area, the project is in danger of not completing before the target due date. If the project is in the green area, then you’re safe.
I made this chart using the ChartFX component. It comes with configuration options such as zoom, project labels, label locations, red/green/yellow area settings.
The chart is an image, the data grid is html
SoftwareFX’s ChartFX component is very useful in displaying so many different charts and in so many different ways. However, the current version of ChartFX lacks the ability to display a grid of data alongside with the bars in the chart. Instead of whining and crying about it, I came up with a solution.
Using HTML, I overlayed a grid on top of a chart and I was able to display the grid of data, coinciding with the chart’s bars. With some improvisation and hard work, this idea worked like a charm.
*update: The newer version of ChartFX, ChartFX.Net, now comes with a grid data, but doesn’t work very smoothly. I created another version of this chart data grid for the .net version with scrolling data.