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Theming Dashboards

Built-In Themes

Reveal SDK comes with four built-in themes that can applied:

Mountain Light
Mountain Dark
Ocean Light
Ocean Dark

Apply a Theme

To apply a built-in theme, you need to assign the RevealSdkSetting.Theme property to an instance of your preferred theme.

Mountain Light
RevealSdkSettings.Theme = new MountainLightTheme();
Mountain Dark
RevealSdkSettings.Theme = new MountainDarkTheme();
Ocean Light
RevealSdkSettings.Theme = new OceanLightTheme();
Ocean Dark
RevealSdkSettings.Theme = new OceanDarkTheme();

The RevealSdkSetting.Theme property is a static property and will apply to all instances of RevealView in your application.

Custom Themes

When embedding the Reveal SDK into your existing applications, it is important that the dashboards match your application's look and feel. If any of the built-in Reveal SDK themes do not match your application's theme, you can create a custom theme that more closely matches your application's look and feel.

A theme is a class of type RevealTheme. It allows you to define colors and fonts for various elements of the the Reveal SDK UI controls.

The RevealTheme has the following properties:

ChartColorsThe colors used to show the series in your visualizations. You can add an unlimited number of colors. Once all colors are used in a visualization, Reveal will autogenerate new shades of these colors. This way your colors won’t repeat and each value will have its own color.
AccentColorThe default accent color in Reveal is a shade of blue that you can find in the + Dashboard button and other interactive actions. You can change the color to match the same accent color you use in your applications.
DashboardBackgroundColorSets the background color of the dashboards. This is the main background color.
VisualizationBackgroundColorSets the background color of the visualizations. This is a secondary background color.
ConditionalFormattingChanges the default colors of the bounds you can set when using conditional formatting.
RegularFontSets the regular font style.
BoldFontSets the bold font style.
MediumFontSets the medium font style.
FontColorSets the color of the font.
HighlightColorSets the highlighting color in specific dashboard scenarios (forecast and outliers statistical functions).
UseRoundedCornersRounded corners in buttons, tooltips, containers, visualizations, etc. If set to false, squared corners will be shown.

When updating theme properties or applying a new theme at runtime, you must call RevealView.RefreshTheme() in order to have theme changes applied to the RevealView.

Clone Existing Theme

If you would like to create a theme based on the values of the an existing theme, you can clone the current RevealTheme before making making any changes to it. To clone a theme, simply use the RevealTheme.Clone() method. Once you have cloned the theme, you can set the theme properties and use it as the new theme.

var clonedTheme = RevealSdkSettings.Theme.Clone();

clonedTheme.FontColor = Colors.DarkBlue;
clonedTheme.AccentColor = Colors.Green;
clonedTheme.DashboardBackgroundColor = Colors.LightYellow;
clonedTheme.VisualizationBackgroundColor = Colors.LightGray;

clonedTheme.ChartColors.Add(Color.FromRgb(192, 80, 77));
clonedTheme.ChartColors.Add(Color.FromRgb(101, 197, 235));
clonedTheme.ChartColors.Add(Color.FromRgb(232, 77, 137));

RevealSdkSettings.Theme = clonedTheme;


Create a Custom Theme

If you would like a theme that is more maintainable and easier to reuse and share, we recommend creating a custom theme. A custom theme is a class that derives from RevealTheme.

Here is an example of a custom theme called MyUglyTheme:

public class MyUglyTheme : RevealTheme
public MyUglyTheme()
RegularFont = new FontFamily(new Uri("pack://application:,,,/Fonts/"), "./#Wingdings 2");
MediumFont = new FontFamily(new Uri("pack://application:,,,/Fonts/"), "./#Lucida Calligraphy");
BoldFont = new FontFamily(new Uri("pack://application:,,,/Fonts/"), "./#CF Crack and");

FontColor = Colors.DarkRed;
AccentColor = Color.FromRgb(192, 80, 77);
DashboardBackgroundColor = Colors.Black;
VisualizationBackgroundColor = Color.FromRgb(153, 255, 255);

ChartColors.Add(Color.FromRgb(192, 80, 77));
ChartColors.Add(Color.FromRgb(101, 197, 235));
ChartColors.Add(Color.FromRgb(232, 77, 137));

UseRoundedCorners = false;

After you have created your custom theme class, you can now apply the theme.

RevealSdkSettings.Theme = new MyUglyTheme();
Get the Code

The source code to this sample can be found on GitHub