Diagramming for ASP.NET MVC, V2.5

MindFusion is pleased to announce the new release of Diagramming for ASP.NET MVC. It includes:

Appearance improvements

  • You can use the new Shape property of tables and containers to RoundedRectangle to render them with rounded corners.
  • Now it is possible to hide the frames of table cells by setting the CellFrameStyle property to None.
  • You can set the EnableStyledText property of TableNode class to render styled text in tables.
ASP.NET MVC Diagram Control:  Container Nodes

ASP.NET MVC Diagram Control: Container Nodes

New events

  • The control raises cellTextEdited event when users edit the text of table cells.
  • The createEditControl event lets you create custom DOM element or fragment to use as in-place text editor.
  • NodeListView raises nodeSelected event when the user selects a node.

Miscellaneous

  • Width and Height properties and the corresponding setter methods for DiagramView, NodeListView, Overview and ZoomControl are now obsolete. You can use new helper methods of the controls to pass an HTML attributes object, containing dimensions and other style data.
  • You can now prevent the control from automatically adding references to script files by disabling the AddScriptReferences property.
  • The loadFromXml(url) method of Diagram class lets you load XML files from client side.
  • We have fixed a setZoomFactorPivot bug in virtual scroll mode.

The trial version is available for direct download from the link below:

Download MindFusion.Diagramming for ASP.NET MVC, V2.5

MindFusion support team is happy to assist you with any questions you might have about Diagramming for ASP.NET MVC or any other of our products. You can leave a message at the discussion board, use the help desk or e-mail support@mindfusion.eu.. We strive to provide competent and detailed answers to your questions within hours of receiving them.

About Diagramming for ASP.NET MVC Control: It is a multi-purpose diagramming tool that consists of two parts: a .NET class library running on the server and a client side control implemented in JavaScript. The server side .NET library implements a flow-diagramming object model that lets you define structures such as trees, flowcharts and graphs. Every element in the diagram is easily accessible and the whole diagram is rendered as part of an HTML page by just calling the DiagramView extension method.

On the client the diagram is rendered by a DiagramView JavaScript control that draws its content on an HTML Canvas. The user is able to add nodes and links simply by drawing them with the mouse. There is also a NodeListView control, which lets users create new nodes via drag and drop.

MvcDiagram also supports various automatic layout algorithms that will make every diagram easy to understand and nice to look at. The diagram can also be easily serialized in binary or XML format. Exporting is done in a variety of formats including Pdf, Svg, Visio and more. You can read details about the components at the MvcDiagram features page.

Diagramming for JavaScript, V2.4

The new version of Diagramming for JavaScript library is out! Here is an overview of the new features:

Appearance improvements

  • You can now set the Shape property of tables and containers to RoundedRectangle and render them with rounded corners.
  • It is possible to hide the frames of table cells by setting the CellFrameStyle property to None.
  • You can now set the EnableStyledText property of TableNode class to render styled text in tables.
JavaScript Diagram Library: Table Nodes

JavaScript Diagram Library: Table Nodes

New events

  • The control raises cellTextEdited event when users edit the text of table cells.
  • The createEditControl event lets you create custom DOM element or fragment to use as in-place text editor.
  • NodeListView raises nodeSelected event when the user selects a node.

Miscellaneous

  • jQuery mode is now the default and all sample projects have been updated to use jQuery. To continue using the Microsoft Ajax library, set MindFusionImpl = “MsAjax” before loading Diagramming.js
  • the loadFromXml method of Diagram class lets you load XML files created by MindFusion diagram controls for other platforms.
  • fixed setZoomFactorPivot bug in virtual scroll mode.

Registered customers with an active upgrade subscription can download the licensed version from the clients area on our site.

A trial version is available for direct download from the following link:

Download MindFusion Diagramming Library for JavaScript, V2.4

We are glad to receive any comments, suggestions and feedback. You can write us at e-mail support@mindfusion.eu or use the help desk. You can use the JsDiagram section on MindFusion forum to post questions about the tool.

About Diagramming for JavaScript Library: Written 100% in JavaScript, this tool uses HTML5 Canvas to draw impressive diagrams, schemes, flowcharts, trees and many more. It is browser independent, easy to use and integrate into any web application. JsDiagram supports a variety of predefined node shapes, customizable links, rich event set and many appearance options.

The user interaction model includes resizing / moving / selecting and modifying any diagram element. The tool boasts an elegant API, which is documented in details as well numerous step-by-step guides and tutorials. Various samples are provided to let you learn quickly how to use the most important features of the library – check them here. JsDiagram is not only the perfect choice for creating any type of diagram in the browser – it can also arrange it the way you wish with a mouse click using one of its automatic graph layout algorithms. For more details about the features of the component, please visit the Diagram for JavaScript page.

Diagramming for ActiveX 4.7

MindFusion has released a beta version of its Diagramming for ActiveX component. Here is an overview of the new features:

Glass and Aero Effects

You can now apply Glass and Aero visual effects to nodes with the AddGlassEffect and AddAeroEffect methods, which are added to the Box, Table and Flowchart classes. You must be in the GDI+ mode to use effects.

Here is an overview of the four glass-reflection effects, which you can apply with AddGlassEffect:

The various types of glass effects.

The various types of glass effects.

The AddAeroEffect method aplies semi-transparency to nodes and emphasizes their outline by adding a shade and an inner stroke.

The aero effect.

The aero effect.

Miscellaneous

  • The new SelectionOptions.FramePadding property specifies the distance between the selected items and the selection frame.
  • SelectionOptions.ShowItemHandles property specifies whether handles for individual items are drawn in a multiple selection.
  • Arrow.Segments can be set even on self-loop arrows or when auto routing is enabled.
  • You can set custom shapes for self-loop arrows.
  • and more.

You can read further details about the new features and this release of FlowChartX at the news section of the forum. The trial version of the control is available for download from here:

Download FlowChartX 4.7 Trial Version

Technical support

MindFusion puts special effort in providing excellent customer support to all developers who use our components. You can write at the forum, help desk or use e-mail support@mindfusion.eu. All questions are usually answered within hours of being received.

About MindFusion.Diagramming for ActiveX: An ActiveX programming component that lets you create with ease every type of diagram, flowchart, scheme, chart, hierarchy, tree etc. The control supports rich user interaction model with advanced features like tool tips, grid alignment, docking points for nodes, scrolling and zooming and many more. FlowChartX implements 7 automatic layouts as well arrow routing. The appearance if each flowchart is completely customizable. Nodes can hold both images and text, their Z-order can be changed and there are tens of predefined shapes to choose from. Nodes support aero and glass visual effects.

The control also includes detailed documentation and many samples for a variety of languages and
platforms. You can find more about the features of the tool at the features page or check the licensing scheme and the prices here.

Diagramming for ActiveX 4.6

MindFusion has just released a new version of its popular diagramming component for ActiveX. Among the new features are a new ruler control and preserve order in TreeLayout. Here are the details:

Ruler Control
(professional version only)

Use the Ruler control to set horizontal and vertical scales around the diagram to help users measure their flowchart items. The Document property specifies which instance of the Flowchart is shown in the Ruler control.

The ruler tracks mouse movements and the modifications performed on an item and displays makers over the scales that indicate the current position of the item in the diagram’s coordinate system. The color of the markers is specified with the PointerColor and ProjectionColor properties.

The ruler control

The ruler control

Preserve Order in TreeLayout

When the new PreserveOrder property of the TreeLayout is set, the layout algorithm preserves the original geometric order of the child nodes when arranging them under their parent. This way you can arrange tree branches in a specific order by first positioning them in increasing horizontal or vertical positions.

Tree Layout

Tree Layout

Table Footers

The new Footer property lets you display footer text in table nodes. You can customize the height of the footer area with FooterHeight. You can customize further the footer with the FooterStyle, FooterColor and FooterFillColor properties.

Table Nodes

Table Nodes

Miscellaneous

  • Set the Behavior property to bhSelectOnly to allow users only to select existing items without modifying them or creating new ones.
  • You can specify the font for the header of a printed page with PrintOptions.HeaderFont
    intermediate arrowhead shapes are rendered for B├ęzier links
  • and more…

You can read further details about the new features and this release of FlowChartX at the news section of the forum.

The control is available in two editions – standard and professional. Below are the download links:

Download MindFusion.Diagramming for ActiveX 4.6

Download MindFusion.Diagramming for ActiveX 4.6 Professional Edition

Technical Support

MindFusion puts special effort in providing excellent customer support to all developers who use our components. You can write at the forum, help desk or use e-mail support@mindfusion.eu. All questions are usually answered within hours of being received.

About MindFusion.Diagramming for ActiveX: An ActiveX programming component that lets you create with ease every type of diagram, flowchart, scheme, chart, hierarchy, tree etc. The control supports rich user interaction model with advanced features like tool tips, grid alignment, docking points for nodes, scrolling and zooming and many more. FlowChartX implements 7 automatic layouts as well arrow routing. The
appearance if each flowchart is completely customizable. Nodes can hold both images and text, their Z-order can be changed and there are tens of predefined shapes to choose from.

The control also includes detailed documentation and many samples for a variety of languages and platforms. You can find more about the features of the tool at the features page or check the licensing scheme and the prices here.

Diagramming for ASP.NET MVC 1.4

We have just released a new version of the diagramming component for ASP.NET MVC. The new release contains new types of nodes, a new layout algorithm, styles, themes and more. Here are the details:

Table Nodes

Table cells can display text and/or image. The cells, columns and rows of a table have customizable style, image, text alignment and extents. The number of cells in a table’s grid can be changed programmatically. Tables with many rows can be scrolled.

Container Nodes

Container nodes contain other diagram nodes. When a container is moved, its children are moved too. Containers can be nested within each other to unlimited depth. They can be folded and unfolded. Nodes inside a container can be linked both inside and outside of it.

Container Nodes

Container Nodes

Styles and Themes

Instances of the new DiagramItem.Style class can be used to set the appearance of items as a single unit. If the Style of an item does not define value for one of its attributes, it is looked up in the styling hierarchy – in the Style of the diagram, in the current Theme or the set of default styles defined for each item class.

The “Styles and Themes” section in the online documentation provides useful team on how to use these new features.

The Slate Theme

The Slate Theme

Shadows

Diagram items can have shadows with customizable shadow color and offset.

One-way Layout

The OneWayLayout class ensures that links enter into nodes from the same direction and exit from the opposite side. If the graph contains cycles some links bend around their nodes to keep the enter/exit direction consistent. The algorithm aims to minimize the number of such links.

One Way Layout

One Way Layout

Parallel layouts (on server side)

The .NET 4 version of MindFusion.Diagramming takes advantage of the Task Parallel Library (TPL) to enable parallelism on the different layout algorithms. Set the EnableParallelism property on the Layout class to true to enable arranging different subgraphs on different threads to possibly improve performance on multiprocessor systems.

Preserve order in tree layout (on server side)

The Balance property of TreeLayout can be set to Preserve to keep the original geometric order of child nodes when arranging them under their parent. This can be used to arrange tree branches in a specific order by first positioning them in increasing horizontal or vertical positions.

More information about the new release is posted at the forum. You can download the trial version of the component from the link below:

Download MindFusion.Diagramming for ASP.NET MVC 1.4

About Diagramming for ASP.NET MVC Control: It is a multipurpose diagramming tool that consists of two parts: a .NET class library running on the server and a client side control implemented in JavaScript. The server side .NET library implements a flow-diagramming object model that lets you define structures such as trees, flowcharts and graphs. Every element in the diagram is easily accessible and the whole diagram is rendered as part of an HTML page by just calling the DiagramView extension method.

On the client the diagram is rendered by a DiagramView JavaScript control that draws its content on an HTML Canvas. The user is able to add nodes and links simply by drawing them with the mouse. There is also a NodeListView control, which lets users create new nodes via drag and drop.

MvcDiagram also supports various automatic layout algorithms that will make every diagram easy to understand and nice to look at. The diagram can also be easily serialized in binary or XML format. Exporting is done in a variety of formats including Pdf, Svg, Visio and more. You can read details about the components at the MvcDiagram features page.