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This document contains information concerning Dundas Gauge for SharePoint – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Edition. Please read this document thoroughly before attempting to use the Gauge web part control.

Introduction

Platform Requirements

Deploying Gauge WebPart To New WebApplication Instances

Activating Dundas Gauge For SharePoint On The SharePoint Web Site

Adding The Dundas Gauge Web Part To A Web Site Gallery

A Note About SharePoint Server Farms

Uninstallation

Support


Introduction

Developed for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), this fully-managed Gauge web part takes the use of gauges to a whole new level. Incredible design-time support allows you to quickly create sensational looking Gauges with a minimal amount of effort. A lot of time and energy has been invested in making sure that this Gauge control is as easy, and as flexible to use as possible so you can get up and running in minutes.

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Platform Requirements

    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Deploying Gauge WebPart To New WebApplication Instances

In order to deploy this web part to a newly created web application, you will need to run the GaugeMSSInstaller.exe installation file. This application can be found in the InstallDir\Tools directory.

Typically this directory is found at the following location on your machine:

    Program Files\Dundas Software\Gauge\SharePoint\Tools\GaugeMSSInstaller.exe

The GaugeMSSInstaller application will display a dialog where you must specify a location for the Source Package Directory, and where you must then click on the Install button to get things started.

The default folder location is set to:

    Program Files\Dundas Software\Gauge\SharePoint\Bin

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Activating Dundas Gauge For SharePoint On The SharePoint Web Site.

Since the Dundas Gauge for SharePoint web part is installed on your SharePoint server as a feature, this allows site administrators to quickly enable or disable this web part on their SharePoint sites as required. The Dundas Gauge for SharePoint web part is activated automatically upon installation, however, if you find that it has been deactivated, then follow the steps shown below to manually reactivate it.

To manually activate the Dundas Gauge for SharePoint web part, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Home page of the SharePoint site.
  2. Choose Site Actions to open the dropdown menu.
  3. Select Site Settings.
  4. Select Modify All Site Settings.
  5. In the Site Settings screen, click on the Site Collection Features option that is found in the Site Collection Administration section of the page.
  6. Find the Dundas Gauge Web Part in the list of available features, and click on the Activate button.

Once you have successfully activated the Dundas Gauge for SharePoint web part, you will be able to add it to all of the sites as desired.

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Adding The Dundas Gauge for SharePoint Web Part To A Web Site Gallery

Once the Dundas Gauge for SharePoint installation process has completed, then the web part should be visible in the Add New Web Part dialog screen. This screen is where you will go to add new web parts to your SharePoint projects.

The installation process should have automatically activated the web part for use. However if the web part is not activated, then you may have to manually activate it prior to using it in any SharePoint project.

Follow these steps to manually activate the Dundas Gauge for SharePoint web part:

  1. Proceed to the Home page of your SharePoint web site.
  2. Choose Site Actions from the dropdown menu.
  3. Select Site Settings, and in the fly-out menu choose Modify All Site Settings to go to the Site Settings screen.
  4. In the Site Settings screen, go to the Galleries heading, and under there choose Web Parts to go to the Web Parts Gallery screen.
  5. In the Web Parts Gallery screen, click on the New button to go to the Web Parts Gallery: New Web Parts screen.
  6. In the Web Parts Gallery: New Web Parts screen, put a check in the Dundas.SharePoint.Gauge.WebParts.GaugeWebPart, and click on the Populate button.
  7. The GaugeWebPart.webpart will be added to the web site’s web part list.

Once the web part has been activated, then it will be available in the Add New Web Part dialog.

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A Note About SharePoint Server Farms

When using this product in a server farm, the installation program must be run on every front-end server handling requests. This will insure that the correct DLLs and needed entries are all in place as required to use the product.

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Uninstallation

Use Windows Control Panel’s Add/Remove Programs utility to un-install the samples and the Gauge web part control.

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Dundas Gauge for SharePoint Support

All of our products include 60 days live technical support. Our support staff are available from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) and can be contacted at 416-467-9100 or at support@dundas.com.

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