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About shape data (custom properties of nodes)

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105408 Oct 10,2012 03:44 PM UTC Oct 12,2012 05:49 AM UTC WinForms 1
Tags: Diagram
Hyunho Kim
Asked On October 10, 2012 03:44 PM UTC


I'm evaluating the latest Syncfusion diagram component. We have a plan to make a new application 
using your components for ip surveillance network design.

It should be able to create hundreds of nodes (e.g. ip cameras, switchs, cables, server, storages, clients, etc...)
and each nodes have it's own data (e.g. In case of ip camera, it can be included ip address, model name, video resolution, video framerate,..)

I think Symbol designer does not support custom properities, so we have to create our symbols through code. 

Is there any simple ways to archive the followings?

1. can convert(or import) our own objects(visio, svg,..) to syncfusion symbols. 
2. custom symbols should have it's own properties and data. (ip, name, spec) 

Hyunho Kim (revomania@gmail.com or hh3.kim@samsung.com)

Amsath Ali M [Syncfusion]
Replied On October 12, 2012 05:49 AM UTC

Hi Hyunho,


Thanks for your interest in Syncfusion products.


1. Can convert (or import) our own objects (Visio, svg,..) to Syncfusion symbols.

Yes, you can import the Visio symbols into the Syncfusion diagrams either by using the SymbolDesigner/DiagramBuilder utilities. Please have a look at the below video to import Visio symbols.


Here is the video:



2. Custom symbols should have its own properties and data. (ip, name, spec)

Currently, we don’t have Support for adding custom properties in Symbol Designer. This has been already confirmed as a feature request. For this, Please create a DT incident for your query so that we can update the patch for this feature.

You can create the DT incident from the following link.

In the interests of maintaining confidentiality, we have a policy of not sharing patches or otherwise proprietary customer specific information in the public Forum.




However, we are glad to inform you that we have modified the symbol designer utility to add custom properties for the custom nodes as workaround and the same can be downloaded from the below link:


Here is the modified symbol designer utility:




Please replace the above modified Symbol Designer source in the below path.
“{System Drive}\Program Files \Syncfusion\Essential Studio\[Syncfusion version]\Utilities\Diagram\Symbol Designer\src”


1. Kindly take a backup of the Symbol Designer source before replacing with the new Symbol Designer.


2. In the above symbol designer utility, we have customized the rectangle node and rectangle tool to add shape data in the above symbol designer utility. Like this way you can customize the other nodes like Ellipse, RoundRectangle etc., to add shape data to those nodes.


3. Also note that, You must add the ‘Syncfusion.SymbolDdesigner.dll’ to the DiagramBuilder application or in any other applications in order to use the symbols which are created using the Custom tools.




Please let us know if you have any queries.



Amsath Ali. M


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