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Alfresco One 5.x Developer's Guide - second edition by Jeff Potts, Benjamin Chevallereau

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Creating custom dashlets

Alfresco Share includes two special pages called Dashboard, which contains windows (think Portlets) of content called Dashlets. In the current version, most of these Dashlets are Spring Surf Dashlets. As I explained in the introduction, Alfresco Share provides two platforms or technologies to accomplish that: Surf and Aikau. But we'll use only Surf in this book (except for the menu customization because it's implemented using Aikau and we don't have other options).

As explained above, Alfresco provides two dashboard: user and site dashboard. Each dashboard can be customized by selecting a layout and add only the relevant dashlets. The user dashboard is customizable by each user, and the site dashboard available for each ...

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