Glossary:Portal gadget

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Portal Gadget, portal gadget
A rectangular area on a traditional (fixed) portal, as opposed to a composite portal. Each gadget contains a control with which the user can interact. For example, the worklist area of the worker's home page is implemented through a gadget.

Gadgets are defined through activities that apply to the Data-Gadget class. By creating a portal rule (Rule-Portal rule type), a developer determines which gadgets are visible to which groups of users. Using such rules, you can control the appearance, labeling, and location of gadgets on a portal layout.