Certified custom visuals

What are certified custom visuals?

Certified custom visuals are visuals in the Marketplace that meet certain specified code requirements that the Microsoft Power BI team has tested and approved. Once a custom visual is certified, it offers more features. Such as you can export to PowerPoint, and you can display the visual in emails received when a user subscribes to report pages.

Certified custom visuals are used like standard custom visuals. Certified custom visuals can be added to the Power BI service, a Power BI Desktop report, and viewed with Power BI mobile and Power BI Embedded.

The tests performed are designed to check the visual does not access external services or resources. Microsoft is not the author of third-party custom visuals, and we advise customers to contact the author directly to verify the functionality of such visual.

The certification process is an optional process, and it is up to the developers to decide if they want their visual in the marketplace to be certified.

Uncertified custom visuals do not necessarily mean unsafe visuals. Some visuals aren't certified because they don’t comply with one or more of the certification requirements. For example, connecting to an external service like map visuals, or visuals using commercial libraries.

Are you a Web developer and interested in creating your own visualizations and adding them to Microsoft AppSource? See Develop a Power BI custom visual to learn how.

Removal of Power BI Certified custom visuals

Microsoft can remove a visual from the certified list at its discretion.

Getting a custom visual certified

Certification requirements

To get your custom visual certified, make sure your custom visual complies with the below:

  • Microsoft AppSource approved. Your custom visual should be in our marketplace.

  • Custom visual is written with versioned API 1.2 or higher.

  • Code repository available for review by Power BI team (for instance, source code (JavaScript or TypeScript) in human readable format available to us, through GitHub).


    You don’t have to publicly share your code in Github.

  • Uses only public reviewable OSS components (JS libraries or TypeScript that are public. The source code is available for reviewing and doesn't have known vulnerabilities). We can't verify a custom visual using a commercial component.

  • Does not access external services or resources, including but not limited to, no HTTP/S or WebSocket requests go out of Power BI to any services.


We recommend that you use EsLint with default security ruleset, to pre-validate your code before submission.

Process for submitting a custom visual for certification

To submit a custom visual for certification:

  1. Send an email to Power BI Custom Visuals Support team (pbicvsupport@microsoft.com). In the email, include the following information:

    • Title: Visual Certification Request
    • Link to GitHub repository where the human readable source code is hosted
    • Adhere to the requirements
    • Pass the code review
  2. The Microsoft Custom Visuals team notifies you when your custom visual is certified and added to the certified list, or is rejected with a report of the issues that need to be fixed. It is the developer’s responsibility to maintain an open line of communication with Microsoft and to update their certified visuals as needed.

List of custom visuals that have been certified

Link to AppSource Link to video
3AG Systems - Bar Chart With Relative Variance
3AG Systems - Column Chart With Relative Variance
Advanced Donut Visual
Advanced Network Visualization
Advanced TimeSeries Visual
Advanced Combo Visual
Aster Plot
Beyondsoft Calendar
Bowtie Chart by MAQ Software Video
Box and Whisker chart
Box and Whisker chart by MAQ Software Video
Brick Chart by MAQ Software Video
Bubble Chart by Akvelon
Bullet Chart Video
Bullet Chart by OKViz Video
Calendar by Tallan
Candlestick by OKViz Video
Card with States by OKViz
Chiclet Slicer
Chord Video
Circular Gauge by MAQ Software Video
Cluster Map
Cylindrical Gauge by MAQ Software Video
Dial Gauge
Dot Plot
Dot Plot by OKViz Video
Drilldown Cartogram
Drilldown Choropleth
Drill-down column chart Video
Drill-down column chart for time based data Video
Drill-down donut chart Video
Dual KPI
Dynamic Tooltip by MAQ Software Video
Enhanced Scatter Video
Enlighten Aquarium
Enlighten Slicer
Enlighten Stack Shuffle
Enlighten Waffle Chart
Filter by List by Devscope Video
Force-Directed Graph Video
Funnel with Source by MAQ Software Video
Gantt Video
Gantt Chart by MAQ Software Video
Globe Data Bars
Grid by MAQ Software Video
Hierarchy Chart by Akvelon Video
Histogram Chart
Histogram with points by MAQ Software Video
Horizontal Funnel by MAQ Software Video
Image by CloudScope
Image Grid
Infographic Designer
KPI Chart by Akvelon
KPI Column by MAQ Software Video
KPI Grid by MAQ Software Video
KPI Indicator
KPI Ticker by MAQ Software Video
Linear Gauge by MAQ Software Video
LineDot Chart
Mekko Chart Video
Multi KPI
Overview by CloudScope
Play Axis (Dynamic Slicer)
Power KPI Video
Power KPI Matrix Video
Pulse Chart Video
Quadrant Chart by MAQ Software Video
Radar Chart
Ring Chart by MAQ Software Video
Rotating Chart by MAQ Software Video
Sankey Chart Video
Scatter Chart by Akvelon
Smart Filter by OKViz Video
Sparkline by OKViz Video
Stream Graph
Synoptic Panel by OKViz
Table Heatmap
Tachometer Video
Text Filter
Text Wrapper by MAQ Software
Thermometer by MAQ Software Video
Time Brush Slicer
Timeline Slicer Video
Timeline by CloudScope Video
Tornado chart Video
Trading Chart by MAQ Software Video
Ultimate Variance Video
Ultimate Waterfall Video
User List by CloudScope
Waffle Chart Video
Word Cloud Video


For more information about visuals, see Frequently asked questions about certified visuals.

Next steps

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