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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook by Xavier Hacking, David Lai

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Creating Adobe Air Applets from Dashboard Design dashboard

Why would one want to export to Adobe Air from Dashboard Design one may ask? Well, here is some background on what a widget is.

Note

Widgets are interactive virtual tools that provide single-purpose services such as showing the user the latest news, the current weather, the time, a calendar, a dictionary, a map program, a calculator, desktop notes, photo viewers, or even a language translator—Wikipedia.

Widgets are:

  • Lightweight
  • Reside on desktop
  • Have a simple, non-distracting interface
  • Provide valuable information in real time
  • Easy interface for performing common tasks

The ability to create Adobe Air Applets from a Dashboard Design dashboard is very important because it allows us to harness the ...

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