Showing the elements of shinydashboard

The shinydashboard package provides dashboard-specific elements that we can add to our dashboard:


In the following sections, we will show you the most important elements and their basic functionality of having enough space to show you how to build a real hands-on dashboard with R and shinydashboard. If you want to find out more about the elements and functions of the shinydashboard package, please visit the official page at

Header elements

The header of our dashboard includes, among others, the title of the dashboard, but it can also have drop-down menus. These menus can be:

  • A message menu
  • A notification menu
  • A task menu

Setting the title argument can change the dashboard ...

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