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Nesting Shapes

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103671 May 23,2012 03:19 PM UTC Jun 18,2012 04:07 AM UTC WPF 5
Tags: Diagram
Robert Johnson
Asked On May 23, 2012 03:19 PM UTC

Does Diagram component support nested shapes ?
I searched without success a sample in your knowledge base.
I noticed that a sample shows an expand collapse feature, is there a way to enforce easily moving constraints of nodes  ?


Sudhakar C [Syncfusion]
Replied On May 29, 2012 07:45 AM UTC

Hi Robert,

Currently there is no option for nested shaped.  But you can create nested shapes.

1. By combining multiple path.

2. Adding multiple path in grid control and assign grid as Node content.

3. You can also use Combining Geometry option to combine multiple path as single path. 

Image Link: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/Support/DirectTrac/93945/NestedShape1462109703.zip

And Regarding Expand Collapse feature, we can enforce the moving nodes by using TimeSpan. We have created the sample. We have added simple animation for moving node when expand and collapse. Please refer the  following sample for more information.

Sample Link:    http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/Support/DirectTrac/93945/ExpandCollapse-814490405-173998709.zip

Please let us know if you have any concerns.




Robert Johnson
Replied On May 29, 2012 03:29 PM UTC

I am afraid that options based on path do not allows drawing connections between nested shapes.
Indeed, connectors have to link two nodes.
So, for this need, the expand collapse feature keeps the way to follow


Ramya Thirugnanam [Syncfusion]
Replied On June 4, 2012 08:24 AM UTC

Hi Robert,

We have assumed your requirement is to connect the two paths which are in single Node (nested Shape Node). We have provided an image to represent your requirement. Please verify with the image from the attachment. If our assumption is wrong, please provide us more details such as screenshot or sample to represent your requirement.so that, we would investigate further on this and update you with proper solution.

Please let us know if you have any concerns,                                                                                               


Robert Johnson
Replied On June 12, 2012 03:12 PM UTC


I may have not been clear enough.
I attached an image to give more details about my expectation, too.


Ramya Thirugnanam [Syncfusion]
Replied On June 18, 2012 04:07 AM UTC

Hi Robert,

Thanks for providing the image.

We have a sample in our dashboard to satisfy your requirement .please refer to the sample from the attachment. In this sample, we have represented the Swim lane Diagram using the Nested Shapes.

Please let us know if you have any other concerns,



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