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Custom widgets

Updated on December 13, 2022

Theme Cosmos introduces design patterns that help maximize productivity. For example, the utility panel, which contains widgets that provide quick access to case-relevant information, is one such pattern. Pega provides a number of out-of-the-box widgets, as well as the tools to create a custom widget in Dev Studio.

Widgets in the utilities panel

The utilities panel contains common widgets such as Case followers and Case attachments. A typical panel includes several widgets and the ability to add, edit, and review widget assets in a modal window. The collapsed panel contains a set of icons that correspond to each of the widgets.

Sample custom widget in expanded and collapsed form
The widgets collapse into a compact menu with an icon and a counter indicating the number of records in each widget.

For more information about out-of-the-box widgets, see Widgets in the utilities pane.

Best practices for custom widgets

When creating a custom widget, consider the following best practices:

  • Use a widget if the information that you want to present to the user must be available at all times. If the information that you want to display needs in-depth review by the user, locating it in the case summary panel views is the best practice.
  • Use an icon with the proper size and color, and check the appearance of the icon in collapsed mode.
  • Consider setting a maximum width for your widget.
  • Creating a custom widget

    Help your users to quickly access additional information by defining a custom widget. Widgets work best in situations where the data they present needs to be accessed at all stages of the case, but does not require complex analysis.

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