Microsoft released a cool new feature as part of its June 2019 release – the ability to pin your favorite custom visual.
Until now, you had to import a custom visual into Power BI file every time you build a new report using the same custom visual. In other words, custom visuals you import were only part of the specific report you built – and were not a permanent fixture in the visualization pane.
This new feature exactly addresses that and helps users install-once-and-deploy-many times.
As of June 2019, this is a preview feature available in the Power BI Desktop. Here is how you can use it:
1. Turn-on the preview feature in your account
You can switch it on by flowing through File -> Options and settings -> Options -> Global -> Preview features and checking the ‘Personalized visualizations pane’
2. Import the ValQ custom visual
As soon as you have imported the visual, you will be able to see it under a dashed line.
3. Pin ValQ to the Visualizations pane
Right click on the ValQ icon to select ‘Pin to visualizations pane’ – It will now show up alongside other standard Power BI visuals.
Any new reports you build will automatically have the ValQ visual included.