Out Of Box widget catalog

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Widgets display information and charts on dashboards. Many widgets are configurable or are scoped to a team or to the logged in user account. Many display information available from one or more data stores or charts maintained within the system. You add a widget to a dashboard or copy a widget from one dashboard to another. To learn how, see Add a widget to a dashboard.

For example, you can add the Build History widget from the dashboard's Add widget dialog.

Widgets display information and charts on dashboards. Many widgets are configurable and scoped to a team or to the logged in user account. Many display information available from one or more data stores or charts maintained within the system. You add a widget to a dashboard as described in Add a widget to a dashboard. For example, you can add the Build History widget from the dashboard's Add widget dialog.

Build history widget

This article provides a quick reference of all out of box (OOB) widgets that you can add to your dashboard. In addition to the OOB widgets, you may find more widgets in the Marketplace or create your own.

Supported OOB widgets

Widgets listed in the following table are provided out-of-box. They're organized under the service they support. Widgets are annotated as follows:

  • Analytics: Widget derives data from Analytics data
  • Build: Widget derives data for a selected build pipeline
  • Project: indicates you can select the project and team when configuring the widget
  • Release: Widget derives data for a selected release pipeline
  • Team: Widget is scoped to a single team
  • Teams: Widget is scoped to one or more teams
  • User: Widget is scoped to the logged in user account
  • Build: Widget derives data for a selected build pipeline
  • Release: Widget derives data for a selected release pipeline
  • Team: Widget is scoped to a single team
  • User: Widget is scoped to the logged in user account
  • Build: Widget derives data for a selected build pipeline
  • Team: Widget is scoped to a single team
  • User: Widget is scoped to the logged in user account

Pipelines


Test Plans


Information and links

Build & Release


Test


Build


Information and links


Note

Widgets and multiple dashboards are not supported features in TFS 2013, instead, you can pin items to a team homepage. Consider upgrading to the latest TFS version to get access to the widget catalog and multiple team dashboards.

Prerequisites

  • To add widgets to a dashboard, you must be a member of a project. If you don't have a project yet, create one.
  • To add widgets from the marketplace, you must be a member of the Project Collection Administrators group or be an organization owner.
  • If you haven't been added as a project member, get added now.
  • To add, edit, or manage a team dashboard, you must have Basic access or greater and be a team admin, a project admin, or have dashboard permissions. In general, you need to be a team admin for the currently selected team to edit dashboards. Request your current team or project admin to add you as a team admin.

Azure Boards widgets

Work widgets

Add work tracking widgets to your dashboards to show status, progress, or trends. You use work items to plan and track work.

In addition to the widgets listed here, you can add a work item query chart to your dashboard. To learn more, see Track progress with status and trend query-based charts.

Assigned to me

Assigned to me widget


Displays the list of active work items assigned to the currently logged in user. The list ignores closed, removed, cut, or deleted work items and other work item types which are not aligned to any backlogs.

Burndown chart

Burndown chart widget


Adds a tile that displays a burndown chart that you can configure to span one or more teams, work item types, and time period. With it, you can create a release burndown, sprint burndown, or any burndown that spans teams and sprints.

To learn more, see Configure a Burndown or Burnup widget.

Burnup chart

Burnup chart widget


Adds a tile that displays a burnup chart that you can configure to span one or more teams, work item types, and time period. With it, you can create a release burnup, sprint burnup, or any burnup that spans teams and sprints.

To learn more, see Configure a Burndown or Burnup widget.

Chart for work items

Chart work item query widget


Adds a tile to display a progress or trend chart that builds off a shared work item query.

From the configuration dialog, select a shared query and specify the chart type and values.

Requires TFS 2015.2 or later version. For TFS 2015.1 and earlier versions, see Add charts to a dashboard to add shared query charts to a dashboard.

Cumulative flow diagram

Cumulative flow diagram widget


Displays the cumulative flow of backlog items based on the time frame, team, backlog level, and swimlane you select. Hover over each color within the chart to see the count of items for a particular Kanban column.

From the configuration dialog, specify the team, backlog level, and other parameters you want.

Cycle time

Cycle time widget


Displays the cycle time of work items closed in a specified timeframe for a single team and backlog level. The cycle time of a work item is defined as the time taken to close a work item after work on it has started. Each marker on the chart corresponds to one or more work items with a particular cycle time. The lower the cycle time, the faster work is progressing through your development pipeline.

To learn more, see Lead time and cycle time control charts.

Lead time

Lead time widget


Displays the lead time of work items closed in a specified timeframe for a single team and backlog level. The lead time of a work item is defined as the time taken to close a work item after it was created. Each marker on the chart corresponds to one or more work items with a particular lead time. The lower the lead time, the faster work is being delivered to the customer.

To learn more, see Lead time and cycle time control charts.

New Work item

New work item widget


Enables you to add work items from the dashboard. Work items that you add using this widget are automatically scoped to the team's default area path and the team's current sprint or default iteration.

To change team defaults, see About teams and Agile tools.

Requires TFS 2015.1 or later version.

Query results

Query results widget


Adds a configurable tile that lists the results of a shared query. From the configuration dialog, select either a team favorite or shared query.

To create a shared query, see Use the query editor to list and manage queries.

Query tile

Query tile widget


Adds a configurable tile to display the summary of shared query results. From the configuration dialog, select either a team favorite or shared query. You can optionally specify rules to change the query tile color based on the number of work items returned by the query.

To create a shared query, see Use the query editor to list and manage queries.

Sprint burndown (Analytics)

Sprint burndown widget


Adds a team's burndown chart for a sprint to the dashboard. This widget is based on Analytics data. You have several configuration options for this widget, including selecting a team, iteration, and time period.

Teams use the burndown chart to mitigate risk and check for scope creep throughout the sprint cycle.

Sprint burndown (Legacy)

Sprint burndown widget, legacy versions.


Adds the team's burndown chart for the current sprint to the dashboard. This chart always displays data for the current sprint.

Teams use the burndown chart to mitigate risk and check for scope creep throughout the sprint cycle.

Sprint burndown

Sprint burndown widget, Azure DevOps Server 2019 and earlier versions.


Adds the team's burndown chart for the current sprint to the dashboard. This chart always displays data for the current sprint.

Teams use the burndown chart to mitigate risk and check for scope creep throughout the sprint cycle.

Sprint capacity

Sprint capacity widget


Inserts the team's capacity bar chart for the current sprint. To plan and monitor their sprint resources, team set capacity and update Remaining Work throughout the sprint.

See Set capacity.

Sprint overview

Sprint overview widget


Inserts a configurable overview of sprint progress. You can choose between a count of story points or number of work items.

Teams plan their sprints by defining sprints and assigning backlog items to an iteration.

Inserts a visual overview of sprint progress indicating the number of backlog items in progress, completed, or not started.

Teams plan their sprints by defining sprints and assign backlog items to an iteration.

Velocity

Sprint velocity widget

The Velocity widget tracks a team's capacity to deliver work sprint after sprint. You configure the widget by selecting a team, a work item type, an aggregation field, and the number of sprints. The widget takes advantage of Analytics data. You can track the velocity for a single team, not multiple teams.

For additional guidance, see Velocity.

Work links widget


Provides quick access to open these Agile tools and team resources:

Azure Repos widgets

Code widgets

Add code tracking widgets to track changes made within a repository or get quick access to Git pull requests for your team.

Code tile

Code tile widget


Adds a configurable tile to display the summary of a code folder or Git repository. To configure, select the added tile, select a repository, select a branch (Git only) and select a path. The code tile supports both TFVC and Git repositories.

Pull request

Pull request widget


Adds a configurable widget to display active PRs requested by the team, or assigned to or requested by the person logged in. Select the team and Git repository for the pull requests of interest.

To learn more about pull requests, see Review code with pull requests.

Azure Pipelines widgets

Add build and release pipeline widgets to track the health of your builds and releases.

Build and Release widgets

Add build and release pipeline widgets to track the health of your builds and releases.

Build and Release widgets

Add the Build History pipeline widget to track the health of your builds.

Build history

Build history widget


Adds a tile to display a histogram of all builds run for the configured build pipeline. From the configuration dialog, select the build you want to monitor. Hover over a bar to learn how long the build took to complete. Select the bar to open the summary for that specific build. Bar color indicates: green-completed, red-failed, and yellow-completed without tests.

Deployment status

Deployment status widget


Configurable widget that shows a combined view of the deployment status and test pass rate across multiple environments for a recent set of builds. You configure the widget by specifying a build pipeline, branch, and linked release pipelines. To view the test summary across multiple environments in a release, the widget provides a matrix view of each environment and corresponding test pass rate.

You can choose any cell to see a more detailed view for the selected environment.
Requires TFS 2017.1 or later version.

Release pipeline overview

Release pipeline overview widget


Configurable widget that you can use to view and track the status of a release pipeline. This widget shows the release as a series of environments, with the name of the release and the date or time it was started.

The color of the heading and the icon in each environment indicate the current status of the release, which are the same as are used on the Releases page. Select a release pipeline in the left column to filter the list to just releases for that pipeline.

Requirements quality

Requirements quality widget


Configurable widget that you can use to track quality continuously from a build or release pipeline. The widget shows the mapping between a requirement and latest test results executed against that requirement. It provides insights into requirements traceability. For example, requirements not meeting the quality, requirements not tested, and so on.

To learn more about setting up traceability see Requirements traceability

Azure Test Plans widgets

Test widgets

Add test tracking widgets to your dashboards to show status, progress, or trends of your testing efforts. In addition to the widgets listed here, you can add test tracking charts to your dashboard. To learn more, see Track test status.

Chart for test plans

Chart for test plans


Adds a configurable widget that lets you track the progress of test case authoring or status of test execution for tests in a test plan. Get started by selecting a test plan and a test suite. Then select test case chart for test authoring progress or test results for test execution progress. Finally, select the chart type and the pivots.

To learn more, see Track your test results.

Test results trend

Test results trend widget


Adds a configurable tile that displays the trend of test results for the selected build or release pipeline. The widget helps you visualize the test trends over a period of time, thereby surfacing patterns about test failures, test duration etc.

From the configuration dialog, select the build or release whose test results you'd like to monitor. There are multiple chart options to choose from (Line, Column & Stacked Column) based on your preference. Optionally you can map the trend of test duration on the existing chart by adding a secondary line chart.

To get deeper insights and higher configurability view Test Analytics

Test Results Trend (Advanced)

Test results trend widget, Advanced version based on Analytics service.


The Test Results Trend (Advanced) widget provides near real-time visibility into test data for multiple builds and releases. The widget shows a trend of your test results for selected pipelines. You can use it to track the daily count of test, pass rate, and test duration. Tracking test quality over time and improving test collateral is key to maintaining a healthy DevOps pipeline. The widget supports tracking advanced metrics for one or more build pipelines or release pipelines. The widget also allows filtering of test results by outcome, stacking metrics, and more.

To learn more, see Configure the Test Results Trend (Advanced) widget.

Add one or more of the following widgets to support adding:

  • Configurable content
  • Links to features
  • Functions your team accesses often

Embedded web page

Embedded web page widget


Adds a configurable tile to display the contents of a web page.

Only webpages that allow iframe embedding are supported.

Markdown

Markdown widget


Adds a configurable tile to display any type of information, guidance, or links that you want. You can also configure the widget to point to a file stored in your repository. From the configuration dialog, add the information you want to share with your team.

To learn more, see Add Markdown to a dashboard.

Adds a configurable tile to display any type of information, guidance, or links that you want. From the configuration dialog, add the information you want to share with your team.

To learn more, see Add Markdown to a dashboard.
Requires TFS 2015.1 or later version. For TFS 2015.2 or later versions, you can configure the widget to point to a file stored in your repository.

Other links widget


The following links are displayed when the corresponding resource is configured for the project:

Other links widget, TFS-2018 and earlier versions.

To add or update reports for a project, see Add reports to a project.

Team members

Team members widget


Shows team member profiles and, on-hover, their user alias.

For team admins, supports access to the quick dialog to add or remove team members.

Note

This widget is a convenient way to add team members to specific teams within projects. If you remove it, you can still add members to your team from the team administration page.

Team room

Team room widget


Provides status and access to [team rooms](/previous-versions/azure/devops/notifications/collaborate-in-a-team-room). Available for TFS 2015.1 through TFS 2017.2 versions. Team rooms support increased team productivity by providing a space to discuss work in progress, ask questions, share status, and clarify issues that arise. Team administrators can create more team rooms.

Note

Team Rooms have been deprecated as described in Deprecation of Team Rooms blog post. Several good solutions are available that integrate well with TFS that support notifications and chat, such as Microsoft Teams and Slack.

Visual Studio Shortcuts

Visual Studio widget


Provides links to open or download Visual Studio.

The Visual Studio IDE client comes with the Team Explorer plug-in which provides quick access to several features (some of which aren't available through the web portal).

Welcome

How to links widget


Provides links to the major Azure DevOps Services—work tracking boards, code, and builds—and reference documentation on how to add charts.

Screenshot of Welcome widget tile.

Marketplace widgets

You may find more widgets of interest in the Marketplace.

If your organization owner or project collection administrator disables a marketplace widget, you'll see the following image:

Disabled widget extension notification

To regain access to it, request your admin to reinstate or reinstall the widget.

Extensibility

Using the REST API service, you can create a dashboard widget. To learn more about the REST APIs for dashboards and widgets, see Dashboards (API).