Types of widgets in operation views

Widgets are the core of operation views. Your operation view is blank until you add a widget. The map widget is usually included and often serves as the source of input data for other widgets. Other common widget types include bar or pie charts, lists, or indicators. You choose which data source or attribute value is displayed by the widget, specify the appearance settings, provide a description or explanatory text, and set any other properties required for the particular widget.

Type of widget

What it does

Bar Chart

Displays the values or counts of feature attributes as bars.


Allows quick and interactive communication between operation view users.


Displays static text in a window.

Feature Details

Displays detailed information about one feature or row, including a title, description, field information, and one or more media elements.


Depicts the value or count of a certain attribute as a percentage of a target value.


Displays the values of attributes to show distribution.


Depicts the state of the value or count of a certain attribute against a target value.


Displays a legend for a map. The legend automatically updates when you turn a layer on or off in the map widget.


Displays the contents as a sorted list of items.


Displays a map, which is often the primary data source for the operation view and other widgets.

Pie Chart

Displays the values or counts of feature attributes as proportions of a pie.


Runs predefined queries about features.


Displays a count of features or a summary statistic for a field for a collection of features.

You can also create your own custom widgets using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript or the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for WPF. See the help for developing Operations Dashboard extensions.