box can be used to hold content in the main body of a dashboard.

updateBox is used to toggle, close or restore a box on the client.

boxDropdown is used in the dropdown parameter of box.

boxDropdownItem goes in boxDropdown.

dropdownDivider goes in boxDropdown but also in any dropdown menu container.

boxPad creates a vertical container for descriptionBlock. It has to be included in a box.

descriptionBlock creates a description block, perfect for writing statistics to insert in a box

box(
  ...,
  title = NULL,
  footer = NULL,
  status = NULL,
  solidHeader = FALSE,
  background = NULL,
  width = 6,
  height = NULL,
  collapsible = FALSE,
  collapsed = FALSE,
  closable = FALSE,
  icon = NULL,
  gradient = FALSE,
  boxToolSize = "sm",
  headerBorder = TRUE,
  label = NULL,
  dropdownMenu = NULL,
  sidebar = NULL,
  id = NULL
)

updateBox(
  id,
  action = c("remove", "toggle", "restore", "update"),
  options = NULL,
  session = shiny::getDefaultReactiveDomain()
)

boxDropdown(..., icon = shiny::icon("wrench"))

boxDropdownItem(..., id = NULL, href = NULL, icon = NULL)

dropdownDivider()

boxPad(..., color = NULL, style = NULL)

descriptionBlock(
  number = NULL,
  numberColor = NULL,
  numberIcon = NULL,
  header = NULL,
  text = NULL,
  rightBorder = TRUE,
  marginBottom = FALSE
)

Arguments

...

any element such as descriptionBlock.

title

Optional title.

footer

Optional footer text.

status

The status of the item This determines the item's background color. Valid statuses are defined as follows:

  • primary: #3c8dbc

  • success: #00a65a

  • info: #00c0ef

  • warning: #f39c12

  • danger: #f56954

  • navy: #001F3F

  • teal: #39CCCC

  • purple: #605ca8

  • orange: #ff851b

  • maroon: #D81B60

  • black: #111111

Only primary, success, info, warning and danger are compatible with solidHeader!

solidHeader

Should the header be shown with a solid color background?

background

If NULL (the default), the background of the box will be white. Otherwise, a color string. Valid colors are listed in validColors. See below:

  • light-blue (primary status): #3c8dbc .

  • red (danger status): #dd4b39 .

  • green (success status): #00a65a .

  • aqua (info status): #00c0ef .

  • yellow (warning status): #f39c12 .

  • blue: #0073b7 .

  • navy: #001F3F .

  • teal: #39CCCC .

  • olive: #3D9970 .

  • lime: #01FF70 .

  • orange: #FF851B .

  • fuchsia: #F012BE .

  • purple: #605ca8 .

  • maroon: #D81B60 .

  • black: #111 .

  • gray: #d2d6de .

width

The width of the box, using the Bootstrap grid system. This is used for row-based layouts. The overall width of a region is 12, so the default valueBox width of 4 occupies 1/3 of that width. For column-based layouts, use NULL for the width; the width is set by the column that contains the box.

height

The height of a box, in pixels or other CSS unit. By default the height scales automatically with the content.

collapsible

If TRUE, display a button in the upper right that allows the user to collapse the box.

collapsed

If TRUE, start collapsed. This must be used with collapsible=TRUE.

closable

If TRUE, display a button in the upper right that allows the user to close the box.

icon

Optional icon. Expect icon.

gradient

Whether to allow gradient effect for the background color. Default to FALSE.

boxToolSize

Size of the toolbox: choose among "xs", "sm", "md", "lg".

headerBorder

Whether to display a border between the header and body. TRUE by default.

label

Slot for boxLabel.

dropdownMenu

List of items in the boxtool dropdown menu. Use boxDropdown.

sidebar

Slot for boxSidebar.

id

If passed, the item will behave like an action button.

action

Action to trigger: either collapse, remove, restore or update.

options

If action is update, a list of new options to configure the box, such as list(title = "new title", status = NULL, solidHeader = FALSE, background = "red", width = 6, height = "200px", collapsible = FALSE, closable = FALSE). If the box had a background/status (any item that may be NULL), you must explicitly pass background = NULL, if you want to remove the background value.

session

Shiny session object.

href

Target url or page.

color

background color: see here for a list of valid colors https://adminlte.io/themes/AdminLTE/pages/UI/general.html. See below:

  • light-blue (primary status): #3c8dbc .

  • red (danger status): #dd4b39 .

  • green (success status): #00a65a .

  • aqua (info status): #00c0ef .

  • yellow (warning status): #f39c12 .

  • blue: #0073b7 .

  • navy: #001F3F .

  • teal: #39CCCC .

  • olive: #3D9970 .

  • lime: #01FF70 .

  • orange: #FF851B .

  • fuchsia: #F012BE .

  • purple: #605ca8 .

  • maroon: #D81B60 .

  • black: #111 .

  • gray: #d2d6de .

style

custom CSS, if any.

number

any number.

numberColor

number color: see here for a list of valid colors https://adminlte.io/themes/AdminLTE/pages/UI/general.html. See below:

  • light-blue (primary status): #3c8dbc .

  • red (danger status): #dd4b39 .

  • green (success status): #00a65a .

  • aqua (info status): #00c0ef .

  • yellow (warning status): #f39c12 .

  • blue: #0073b7 .

  • navy: #001F3F .

  • teal: #39CCCC .

  • olive: #3D9970 .

  • lime: #01FF70 .

  • orange: #FF851B .

  • fuchsia: #F012BE .

  • purple: #605ca8 .

  • maroon: #D81B60 .

  • black: #111 .

  • gray: #d2d6de .

numberIcon

number icon, if any. Expect icon.

header

bold text.

text

additional text.

rightBorder

TRUE by default. Whether to display a right border to separate two blocks. The last block on the right should not have a right border.

marginBottom

FALSE by default. Set it to TRUE when the descriptionBlock is used in a boxPad context.

Examples

# A box with label, sidebar, dropdown menu if (interactive()) { library(shiny) library(shinydashboard) library(shinydashboardPlus) shinyApp( ui = dashboardPage( dashboardHeader(), dashboardSidebar(), dashboardBody( box( title = "Closable Box with dropdown", closable = TRUE, width = 12, status = "warning", solidHeader = FALSE, collapsible = TRUE, label = boxLabel( text = 1, status = "danger", style = "circle" ), dropdownMenu = boxDropdown( boxDropdownItem("Link to google", href = "http://www.google.com"), boxDropdownItem("item 2", href = "#"), dropdownDivider(), boxDropdownItem("item 3", href = "#", icon = icon("th")) ), sidebar = boxSidebar( startOpen = TRUE, id = "mycardsidebar", sliderInput( "obs", "Number of observations:", min = 0, max = 1000, value = 500 ) ), plotOutput("distPlot") ) ) ), server = function(input, output) { output$distPlot <- renderPlot({ hist(rnorm(input$obs)) }) } ) } # Toggle a box on the client if (interactive()) { library(shiny) library(shinydashboard) library(shinydashboardPlus) ui <- dashboardPage( dashboardHeader(), dashboardSidebar(), dashboardBody( tags$style("body { background-color: ghostwhite}"), fluidRow( actionButton("toggle_box", "Toggle Box"), actionButton("remove_box", "Remove Box", class = "bg-danger"), actionButton("restore_box", "Restore Box", class = "bg-success") ), actionButton("update_box", "Update Box", class = "bg-info"), actionButton("update_box2", "Update Box 2", class = "bg-info"), br(), br(), box( title = textOutput("box_state"), id = "mybox", status = "danger", background = "maroon", gradient = TRUE, collapsible = TRUE, closable = TRUE, plotOutput("plot") ) ) ) server <- function(input, output, session) { output$plot <- renderPlot({ req(!input$mybox$collapsed) plot(rnorm(200)) }) output$box_state <- renderText({ state <- if (input$mybox$collapsed) "collapsed" else "uncollapsed" paste("My box is", state) }) observeEvent(input$toggle_box, { updateBox("mybox", action = "toggle") }) observeEvent(input$remove_box, { updateBox("mybox", action = "remove") }) observeEvent(input$restore_box, { updateBox("mybox", action = "restore") }) observeEvent(input$mybox$visible, { collapsed <- if (input$mybox$collapsed) "collapsed" else "uncollapsed" visible <- if (input$mybox$visible) "visible" else "hidden" message <- paste("My box is", collapsed, "and", visible) showNotification(message, type = "warning", duration = 1) }) observeEvent(input$update_box, { updateBox( "mybox", action = "update", options = list( title = h2("hello", dashboardLabel(1, status = "primary")), status = "warning", solidHeader = TRUE, width = 12, background = NULL, height = "900px", closable = FALSE ) ) }) observeEvent(input$update_box2, { updateBox( "mybox", action = "update", options = list( status = NULL, solidHeader = FALSE, width = 4, background = "green", height = "500px", closable = TRUE ) ) }) } shinyApp(ui, server) } # Box with dropdown items and input if (interactive()) { library(shiny) library(shinydashboard) library(shinydashboardPlus) shinyApp( ui = dashboardPage( dashboardHeader(), dashboardSidebar(), dashboardBody( box( title = "Closable Box with dropdown", closable = TRUE, width = 12, status = "warning", solidHeader = FALSE, collapsible = TRUE, dropdownMenu = boxDropdown( boxDropdownItem("Click me", id = "dropdownItem", icon = icon("heart")), boxDropdownItem("item 2", href = "https://www.google.com/"), dropdownDivider(), boxDropdownItem("item 3", icon = icon("th")) ), "My box" ) ) ), server = function(input, output) { observeEvent(input$dropdownItem, { showNotification("Hello", duration = 1, type = "message") }) } ) } # Box with boxPad container + descriptionBlock if (interactive()) { library(shiny) library(shinydashboard) library(shinydashboardPlus) shinyApp( ui = dashboardPage( dashboardHeader(), dashboardSidebar(), dashboardBody( box(title = "Box with right pad", status = "warning", fluidRow( column(width = 6), column( width = 6, boxPad( color = "green", descriptionBlock( header = "8390", text = "VISITS", rightBorder = FALSE, marginBottom = TRUE ), descriptionBlock( header = "30%", text = "REFERRALS", rightBorder = FALSE, marginBottom = TRUE ), descriptionBlock( header = "70%", text = "ORGANIC", rightBorder = FALSE, marginBottom = FALSE ) ) ) ) ) ), title = "boxPad" ), server = function(input, output) { } ) } # Box with descriptionBlock if (interactive()) { library(shiny) library(shinydashboard) library(shinydashboardPlus) shinyApp( ui = dashboardPage( dashboardHeader(), dashboardSidebar(), dashboardBody( box( solidHeader = FALSE, title = "Status summary", background = NULL, width = 4, status = "danger", footer = fluidRow( column( width = 6, descriptionBlock( number = "17%", numberColor = "green", numberIcon = icon("caret-up"), header = "$35,210.43", text = "TOTAL REVENUE", rightBorder = TRUE, marginBottom = FALSE ) ), column( width = 6, descriptionBlock( number = "18%", numberColor = "red", numberIcon = icon("caret-down"), header = "1200", text = "GOAL COMPLETION", rightBorder = FALSE, marginBottom = FALSE ) ) ) ) ), title = "Description Blocks" ), server = function(input, output) { } ) }