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tshendr
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New to Custom Visuals

Hello, I am new to creating custom visuals and was trying to create a custom dropdown slicer visual but could not find a good starting point. I have not worked with typescript before and really wanted to just create a custom style sheet using the default dropdown slicer from powerbi as a template and not really mess with the functionality of the slicer itself more just the visuals. Could anyone help me?

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dm-p
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Hi @tshendr,

 

Your challenge here is that the slicer visual is not open source, and core visuals have very different privileges and architecture to custom visuals. This means that you wouldn't be able to take the existing core slicer and re-style it; you would need to write your own slicer from the ground-up with similar functionality.

 

The custom visuals development documentation  is predicated on the fact that you or a developer will need a working knowledge of TypeScript/JavaScript, HTML and CSS, as they only focus on how to implement features with this knowledge in mind.

 

If you are not in a position to do this - and it would be understandable if not; it's a pretty big skills pivot and learning curve if you don't have existing knowledge - (source: been there, done that) then you may be best looking for a developer to assist you.

 

Regards,

 

Daniel





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dm-p
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Hi @tshendr,

 

Your challenge here is that the slicer visual is not open source, and core visuals have very different privileges and architecture to custom visuals. This means that you wouldn't be able to take the existing core slicer and re-style it; you would need to write your own slicer from the ground-up with similar functionality.

 

The custom visuals development documentation  is predicated on the fact that you or a developer will need a working knowledge of TypeScript/JavaScript, HTML and CSS, as they only focus on how to implement features with this knowledge in mind.

 

If you are not in a position to do this - and it would be understandable if not; it's a pretty big skills pivot and learning curve if you don't have existing knowledge - (source: been there, done that) then you may be best looking for a developer to assist you.

 

Regards,

 

Daniel





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Proud to be a Super User!


My course: Introduction to Developing Power BI Visuals


On how to ask a technical question, if you really want an answer (courtesy of SQLBI)




tshendr
Frequent Visitor

Thank you for the information, I do have a background in computer science but have mostly done scripting in Python and not done much with Javascript/TypeScript but I feel it is something I could learn but will probably take me some time but I appreciate your help!

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