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<title>Dashboard from 1693 Analytics Powered by SpreadsheetGear using ASP.NET and
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void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
// Call routine to dynamically build the states.
// NOTE: Construct a url which references the SpreadsheetGear Image Rendering Utility
// which will return an image to be displayed in an image control.
// The name of the page containing the SpreadsheetGear Image Rendering Utility.
string imageRenderingUtility = "spreadsheetgearimage.aspx";
// The name of the workbook which contains the 1693 Analytics dasbboard.
string file = "?file=files/1693analytics.xls";
// The name of the worksheet which will be rendered.
string worksheet = "&worksheet=Template";
// The range which will be rendered by the image rendering utility
// which has been given a user defined name of "Dashboard".
string range = "&range=Dashboard";
// The currently selected state will be placed in
// the cell, which has been given a user defined name of
// "CurrentState", by the SpreadsheetGear Image Rendering Utility.
string value = "&CurrentState=" + ListState.SelectedValue;
// Set the Image Url.
string url = imageRenderingUtility + file + worksheet + range + value;
ImageMain.ImageUrl = url;
// If page is loading for the first time...
// Open the dashboard workbook.
String filename = Server.MapPath("files/1693analytics.xls");
SpreadsheetGear.IWorkbook workbook = SpreadsheetGear.Factory.GetWorkbook(filename);
// Dynamically build the state list using a defined name.
SpreadsheetGear.IRange stateRange = workbook.Names["ListOfStates"].RefersToRange;
foreach (SpreadsheetGear.IRange cell in stateRange)
// Set the number of displayed rows to match the number of states.
ListState.Rows = ListState.Items.Count;
// Select the first state.
ListState.SelectedIndex = 0;
// Set the focus to the state list.
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This sample shows how to create a dashboard where the user chooses from a list of
states, and relevant educational cost data and charts are returned for that state.
The model and data for this sample are contained in a static Excel workbook which
has been provided by Burt Baker at <a href="http://www.1693net.com/">1693 Analytics,
LLC</a>, but it could just as easily come from a workbook which is dynamically
generated by SpreadsheetGear.<br />
The key steps in the generation of this dashboard are:
<li>The first time this page is loaded, the BuildStates() method loads the workbook
from disk and populates the listbox of states from the range of cells which have
been given the defined name "ListOfStates".</li>
<li>The Page_Load() method constructs a URL which will instruct the image rendering
utility what to render.</li>
<li>The constructed URL is assigned to the Image control on this page.</li>
<li>The browser generates an HTTP request to the image rendering utility which generates
<asp:Label ID="LabelState" runat="server">State:</asp:Label></td>
<asp:Label ID="LabelImage" runat="server">Dashboard Generated by SpreadsheetGear Image Rendering Utility:</asp:Label></td>
<asp:ListBox ID="ListState" Width="100" Rows="8" AutoPostBack="true" runat="server">
<td width="742" height="895" valign="top">
<asp:Image ID="ImageMain" BorderStyle="Solid" BorderWidth="1" runat="server"></asp:Image></td>
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