PowerBI Visual Tools (pbiviz)
The easiest way to create custom visuals is by using the PowerBI command line tools which can be easily to installed via NPM. The command line tools provide everything you need to develop visuals and test them in live PowerBI reports and dashboards.
- Visual project generation
- TypeScript compilation
- Less compilation
- Automatic live reload
- pbiviz packaging (for distribution)
Before you can get started you'll need to install the tools. This should only take a few seconds.
Before you can run (or install) the command line tools you must install NodeJS.
- NodeJS 4.0+ Required (5.0 recommended) - Download NodeJS
To install the command line tools simply run the following command
npm install -g powerbi-visuals-tools
To confirm it was installed correctly you can run the command without any parameters which should display the help screen.
How to build a visual?
Refer to our documentation repository
You can learn more about using these tools in the following guides
PowerBI Visuals Tools Changes
Visuals API Changes
If you would like to contribute please see How To Contribute.
Help us keep the lights on
v1.2.0 - Oct 26, 2016
This new version introduce the new API version 1.2.0 for developers to use. It includes a lot of fixed and new features. More details can be found here: https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerBI-visuals