Nevron Vision for SQL Server Reporting Services
Customizing the Gauge Appearance

Nevron Gauge for SSRS is built with appearance customization in mind. The following sections discuss how appearance customization is achieved throughout the component designer interface.

Appearance Style Editors

The component exposes visual editors for the editing of fill styles, stroke styles, text styles etc. for all gauge elements. Fill styles, strokes styles, text styles etc. are generally called appearance styles, which are edited with appearance editors.

The following table summarizes the appearance editors and links to the topics you can read to start working with them quickly: 

Fill Style Editor

Stroke Style Editor

Shadow Style Editor

Text Style Editor

Every appearance style editor has an Automatic check box located in its upper left corner. If you check it and press the Ok button of the editor, you instruct Nevron Gauge for SSRS to determine this appearance style automatically. 

All appearance styles are displayed and edited by buttons, which have a preview box in their right side. The preview box displays a checker board whenever the specific appearance style is automatically determined. By default all appearance styles are automatically determined.

Style Sheets

When an appearance style is in automatic mode its value is determined by the currently applied style sheet. The current style sheet is determined by a two stage process:

1. The component checks whether the local gauge area style sheet is enabled for example (Gauge\Gauge Areas\Gauge Area 0\Appearance). If so the component will get definitions for automatic appearance styles from the local, currently selected style sheet.

2. If the local style sheet is set to automatic, the component will use the global style sheet (Gauge\Appearance).

Palette - allows you to choose the current palette for the style sheet.

Apply To Indicators - whether to apply the style sheet settings to indicators (pointers and ranges).

Apply To Numeric Displays - whether to apply the style sheet settings to numeric displays.

Apply To Borders - whether to apply the style sheet settings to borders.

Apply To Axes - whether to apply the style sheet settings to axis ruler, ticks and labels used in Linear and Radial Gauges.

Text Appearance

Besides appearance styles XML formatted texts play central role in the gauge appearance customization, since they help you display titles, headers, footers etc. in a rich text format with many options. See XML Formatted Texts for more information.

 

 


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