Create custom diagrams by positioning shapes on the diagram surface using an automated layout algorithm or by building them from scratch. The Diagram Control allows users to quickly and easily assemble a variety of diagrams, including flowcharts, organizational charts, mind maps, and floor plans. Connector nodes, dynamically resizable gridlines, and snap-to features, along with alignment, order, delete, and copy and paste functions, allow for precision tuning to any and all diagrams.
Nodes are used to host graphical objects (path or control) that can be arranged and manipulated on a diagram page. The appearance of a node can be fully customized.
Connectors are used to represent relationships between nodes. There are several types of connector available. Corner radius support lets you create the connectors with rounded corners. Line Bridging creates a bridge for lines to smartly cross over other line at points of intersection.
Ports are special connection points on a node.
Nodes and connectors can be annotated with text using labels. Labels can be richly formatted and can be edited at runtime just by double clicking.
Nodes and connectors can be grouped together and be accessed as a single objects.
Diagram provides a rich set of built-in layout panels that control the layout of the diagram elements. Panels come in two different flavors, with each of them having its own way of dealing with layout.
The Symbol palette is a gallery of reusable symbols that can be dragged and dropped on to the surface of the diagram.
Several customization options are provided to change the look and feel of different portions of a diagram, enabling the creation of professional-looking diagrams.
The Diagram control has as rich set of interactive features that enables users to add, edit/modify, delete objects (like nodes and connectors) in diagrams at runtime using keyboard, mouse or touch devices.
The Diagram control provides support to show tooltips, when the mouse hovers over an object or when an object is being edited.
Editing restrictions can also be enforced on objects to meet business needs.
There are several helper options available to easily align objects on the diagram surface.
While editing if a user is not satisfied in with recent changes made, it is possible to make corrections by undoing and re-doing the recent changes as desired.
Cut, Copy, Paste and Duplicate functionality is used to clone one or more copies of the selected objects.
When a diagram is larger than the available space, scrollbars will automatically appear. The diagram can be zoomed in or out to explore specific areas.
Diagram’s state can be saved as a file and then loaded back to restore state.
The Hierarchical, Organizational and Radial automatic layout algorithms can transform data into visually rich diagrams. Using a manual layout, you can produce complex layouts with precision.
The Overview control enables to focus a particular area of the entire content. It displays a preview of the entire content with a Zoom Pan window. The Zoom Pan window is a resizable red rectangle, which helps to focus the required area.
A swim lane is a visual element used in process flow diagrams, or flowcharts. Swim lanes may be arranged either horizontally or vertically.
Diagram content can be exported as an image in JPEG, PNG, BMP, and GIF formats.
Localization is the process of customizing the User Interface (UI) in a language and culture specific to a particular country or region to display regional data. Localization is the key feature that provides solutions to global customers with the help of localized resource files provided by controls.
Many predefined shapes are included to notate geometrical and process flow information in a standard manner.
Drawing tool enables users to draw any nodes or shapes, just be clicking and dragging on any portion of diagram surface.