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Dashboards

Configuring dashboards in Konstrukt, the back office UI builder for Umbraco.
A dashboard is a view that is displayed at the root of a section and usually contains welcome information and/or useful tools relevant to the given section. When there are multiple dashboards to display in a section these are usually presented in a tabbed layout to allow you to swich between the different dashboard views.
Dashboards

Defining a dashboard

You define a dashboard by calling one of the AddDashboard methods on either a KonstruktSectionConfigBuilder or a KonstruktWithSectionConfigBuilder instance.

AddDashboard(string name, Lambda dashboardConfig = null) : KonstruktDashboardConfigBuilder

Adds a dashboard with the given name.
// Example
sectionConfig.AddDashboard("Team", dashboardConfig => {
...
});

AddDashboardBefore(string beforeAlias, string name, Lambda dashboardConfig = null) : KonstruktDashboardConfigBuilder

Adds a dashboard with the given name before the dashboard with the given alias.
// Example
sectionConfig.AddDashboardBefore("contentIntro", "Team", dashboardConfig => {
...
});

AddDashboardAfter(string afterAlias, string name, Lambda dashboardConfig = null) : KonstruktDashboardConfigBuilder

Adds a dashboard with the given name after the dashboard with the given alias.
// Example
sectionConfig.AddDashboardAfter("contentIntro", "Team", dashboardConfig => {
...
});

Changing a dashboard alias

SetAlias(string alias) : KonstruktDashboardConfigBuilder

Sets the alias of the dashboard.
Optional: When adding a new dashboard, an alias is automatically generated from the supplied name for you, however you can use the SetAlias method to override this should you need a specific alias.
// Example
dashboardConfig.SetAlias("team");

Changing when a dashboard should display

Changing when a dashboard is displayed is controlled via an inner config. Options on the inner config are ShowForUserGroup and HideForUserGroup to control the visibility of the dashboard for given user groups. You can call these config methods multiple times to add multiple role configurations.
By default, Konstrukt will pre-filter dashboards to only display on the section it is defined in. This will be combined with the SetVisibility config to decide when to display the dashboard.

SetVisibility(Lambda visibilityConfig) : KonstruktDashboardConfigBuilder

Sets the dashboard visibility config.
// Example
dashboardConfig.SetVisibility(visibilityConfig => visibilityConfig
.ShowForUserGroup("admin")
.HideForUserGroup("translator")
);

Setting the collection of a dashboard

Dashboards are only able to display a single collection. If you need to display multiple collections, then you need to configure multiple dashboards.

SetCollection<TEntityType>(Lambda idFieldExpression, string nameSingular, string namePlural, string description, Lambda collectionConfig = null) : KonstruktContextAppConfigBuilder

Sets the collection of the current dashboard with the given names and description and default icons. An ID property accessor expression is required so that Konstrukt knows which property is the ID property. See the Collections documentation for more info.
// Example
dashboardConfig.SetCollection<Comment>(p => p.Id, p=> "Team Member", "Team Members", "A collection of team members", collectionConfig => {
...
});

SetCollection<TEntityType>(Lambda idFieldExpression, Lambda fkFieldExpression, string nameSingular, string namePlural, string description, string iconSingular, string iconPlural, Lambda collectionConfig = null) : KonstruktContextAppConfigBuilder

Sets the collection of the current dashboard with the given names, description and icons. An ID property accessor expression is required so that Konstrukt knows which property is the ID property. See the Collections documentation for more info.
// Example
dashboardConfig.SetCollection<Comment>(p => p.Id, "Team Member", "Team Members", "A collection of team members", "icon-umm-user", "icon-umb-user", collectionConfig => {
...
});