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CapeSoft iDash

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Our programs are really good at collecting data, but making sense of all that data and turning it into useful information can be a challenge. Reports are good and graphs are great but real-time information collected into one place is better.

iDash allows you to add a dashboard to your program.

The goal of a dashboard is to display all the real-time information to your user that they need to make decisions in a single window. They need to be able to organize this data, and view it in a way that makes sense to them.

Because a dashboard is highly customizable it's no good just creating a window, putting some graphs on it, and calling it done. Rather the dashboard becomes a container, containing many individual Widgets, and the user has complete control over which widgets are displayed, their size and their order.

iDash is designed to be used in Clarion 8 or later and supports both Legacy and ABC template sets.

iDash contains iWidget

A widget is simply a way of displaying data, which can be included on a dashboard. There are many kinds of widgets including your own custom widgets, a Simple Text Widget (included with iWidget) and widget support built into other tools.

iWidget provides the framework for creating your own widgets, or for using widgets provided by other tools. It is an extensible framework which allows other 3rd party developers to add widget support to their products.




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iDash was shown for the first time on the ClarionLive Weekly Webinar, #292 on Friday 19 December 2014. The webinar was recorded and you can download it from here

Gauges were introduced with Draw version 4, the use of gauges and how that works in iDash was introduced in webinar #357, which can be downloaded here

Requirements & Recommendations

iDash does not have any Required products. In other words you can use iDash with the simple widgets provided in your application with no other accessories.

However other accessories may support iDash and may allow you to create widgets based on those accessories. Some other accessories which include widget support are;
NOTE: If you already have Draw then it is recommended you upgrade to Version 4.00 or later before installing iDash.

The process of extending a product to include widget support is documented.

Compatible With

Clarion 8 Yes
Clarion 9 / 9.1 Yes
Clarion 10 Yes
Clarion 11/ 11.1 Yes
Clarion Templates Yes
ABC Templates Yes
AnyScreen Yes
Local Mode Yes
DLL Mode Yes
Multi DLL Yes

Documentation & Support

Documentation for the product is available here. Go here for further support.


The price of iDash is $399.  It is available for purchase from ClarionShop.

For other payment options please contact us here

Refund Policy

CapeSoft believes that if you aren't satisfied with our products, we would like them back - and we will refund you the money. This allows you to purchase our products with confidence. You can read our full refund policy here.
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