valueBox without ShinyDashboard

June 2, 2018

(This article was first published on R – MYHAPPYDATA BLOG, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Aim of the Fuction:

Reproduce the valueBox function From ShinyDashboard package with almost the same functionality. This function becomes usable without loading ShinyDashboard package and without using the required dashboard UI structure.


valueBox(value, subtitle, icon, color)


value = The numeric value to display in the box.
subtitle = The label text value to display in the box.
icon = Font Awesome icon which appears on the right side of the valuebox. Be aware of the right spelling, check Font Awesome website for details. Valid parameter can be e.g. tachometer
color = Background color of the valueBox. Use can pick character color names like red, or green, It also possible to use Hex colors like #ff9999


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