Diagramming for Android, V1.2

We are happy to announce the new version of MindFusion.Diagramming library for Android. We have added the following new features and improvements:

AnchorPattern improvements

  • The XUnit and YUnit properties allow specifying the coordinates of an AnchorPoint as a fixed offset from the node’s top-left corner rather than in percentage, so that the point position does not change when the node is resized.
  • The AnchorPattern property of Shape class lets you associate anchor points with shape definitions. If a ShapeNode instance does not contain its own AnchorPattern, it will derive the one defined by the node’s Shape.
Android diagramming library: anchor points

Android diagramming library: anchor points

Miscellaneous

  • Links can now snap to nodes from a distance when their AutoSnapToNode property is enabled. The maximum snap distance is specified via Diagram.AutoSnapDistance property. AutoSnapToNode supersedes the old SnapToNodeBorder property, which worked only for nodes under pointer location.
  • Type of Margin property of LinkLabel has been changed from float to Thickness.
  • The changeUnit method sets a new MeasureUnit and scales the coordinates of diagram items to keep them the same size.
  • Fixed node spacing in bottom-to-top TreeLayout.
  • Multiple-resize of rotated nodes fixed to apply same offsets in nodes’ local coordinate system.
  • Fixed text layout in rotated nodes.
  • Improved layout of text components in CompositeNode.

The new version is available for download from the following link:

Download Diagramming for Android, V1.2

If you require technical support, please use the forum or write us at support@mindfusion.eu. A help desk is also available. Providing fast and competent technical support is among the priorities of MindFusion. We answer most support inquiries within hours of receiving them.

About Diagramming for Android: A native Java class library, which provides your Android application with a powerful set of features for creating, customizing and displaying flowcharts, genealogy trees, class hierarchies, networks, algorithms and much more. The component offers a rich choice of predefined shapes, many pen and brush options as well HTML-like formatting of text. Diagram nodes can hold text as well images, can be semi-transparent and support glass reflection effects. The component offers various automatic layout algorithms and a rich user interaction model, which supports zoom, scroll, alignment guides and more. You can read the features list of MindFusion Diagramming library for Android here. For pricing and licenses check this link.

Diagramming for Java Swing, V4.1.2

MindFusion is proud to announce the new release of the Java diagramming library with the following new features:

AnchorPatern improvements

  • You can use the XUnit and YUnit properties to specify the coordinates of an AnchorPoint as a fixed offset from the node’s top-left corner rather than in percentage, so that the point position does not change when the node is resized.
  • The AnchorPattern property of Shape class lets you associate anchor points with shape definitions. If a ShapeNode instance does not contain its own AnchorPattern, it will derive the one defined by the node’s Shape.
Anchor points for a box shape.

Anchor points for a box shape.

Miscellaneous

  • Type of Margin property of LinkLabel has been changed from float to Thickness.
    ~ The changeUnit method sets a new MeasureUnit and scales the coordinates of diagram items to keep them the same size.
  • Fixed node spacing in bottom-to-top TreeLayout.
  • TabbedScrollPane allows reordering tabs when AllowTabReorder property is enabled.
  • Improved quality of print preview page images.
  • DisableTextClipping property added to PdfExporter enables work-around for limit-check errors when Adobe Reader prints to some PostScript printers.
The tree layout is used to arrange the newly created boxes dynamically.

The tree layout is used to arrange the newly created boxes dynamically.

The trial version is available for download from the following link:

Download MindFusion.Diagramming for Java Swing, V4.1.2 Trial Version

Technical support
MindFusion puts special effort in providing high quality technical support to all its clients and evaluators. You can post your questions about Diagramming for Java or any other of our components at the forum, help desk or at support@mindfusion.eu. All support inquiries are usually answered within hours of being received.

About Diagramming for Java Swing: MindFusion.Diagramming for Java Swing provides your Java application with all necessary functionality to create and customize a diagram. The library is very easy to integrate and program. There are numerous utility methods, rich event set, more than 100 predefined shapes. The tool supports a variety of ways to render or export the diagram, advanced node types like TreeView nodes, hierarchical nodes, tables, container nodes and many more. There are 15 automatic layouts, various input / output options and fully customizable appearance. A detailed list with JDiagram’s features is uploaded here. You can check the online demo to see some of the functionality implemented.

Diagramming for Java Swing is royalty free, there are no distribution fees. Licenses depend on the count of developers using the tool – check here the prices.

Diagramming for WPF 3.0.1

MindFusion has released a new version of its Diagramming component for Wpf. Most of the new features are requested by customers. Here are details:

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

The tree layout.

The tree layout.

Selection improvements

  • When you set the Behavior property to SelectOnly users can select existing items, but not modify them or draw new ones.
  • Use the SetsDirtyFlag property of the Selection class to specify whether the Dirty flag should be set when selection changes.
  • SelectionStartMoving event is raised when the user begins moving multiple selected items.
  • You can use the ToggleSelection modifier key to select or deselect items by clicking, but selection via lasso rectangle is disabled.
Container nodes

Container nodes

Miscellaneous

You can find details about this release at the news page in the MindFusion forum. A trial version is available for immediate download from the following link:

Download MindFusion.Diagramming for WPF 3.0.1

The download contains all runtime libraries of the control, various samples for different .NET versions, extensive desktop documentation and step-by-step tutorials.

If you face difficulties installing or using Diagramming for Wpf, please contact MindFusion support team per e-mail or phone. You can also use the forum or help desk. All support inquiries are answered within hours of receiving them.

About MindFusion.Diagramming for Wpf: Designed and developed to be easy to integrate, use, and customize, this native WPF component places at your disposal every single feature you’d ever need to create flowcharts, diagrams, graphs, schemes, DB relationships, trees and many more. Its long list of style options gives you complete control over the appearance of the diagram. With a set of eight automatic layouts you are sure to choose the best arrangement for your items and make the diagram easy to comprehend.

The control boasts a long list of events, properties and methods for user interaction, item creation, data input and output. You can read the full features list here. The online demo shows samples that demonstrate various capabilities of the control – click here. The licensing scheme and prices are uploaded at the buy page. Source code is also available.

Diagramming for Java Swing 4.0.1

MindFusion has released a new version of its Diagramming component for Java Swing with various new appearance and layout features. Here are the details:

Preserve order in tree layout

The new Balance property 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 placing them in increasing horizontal or vertical positions.

The tree layout algorithm

The tree layout algorithm

Undirected Path Finding

PathFinder supports undirected mode. Its methods have been changed from static to instance, and its constructor takes an ignoreDirection parameter. If ignoreDirection is enabled, the underlying graph is treated as undirected and link direction is not considered when looking for paths.

Detecting a cycle in a graph.

Detecting a cycle in a graph.

Selection Improvements

Miscellaneous

  • Style classes now contain a FontUnit property specifying the unit of measure of FontSize.
  • The last row in a TableNode will now be rendered clipped if it fits only partially inside the node, whereas in previous versions the row would not be rendered at all.
  • The AllowAddChildren and AllowRemoveChildren properties of ContainerNode specify whether users are allowed to add or remove child nodes to / from the container.
  • and many more.

You can learn more about the new JDiagram 4.0.1 at the news page on MindFusion’s forum. You can download the trial version of the control from the link below:

Download MindFusion.Diagramming for Java Swing 4.0.1

Technical support

Your questions about the diagramming library or any other of our components are welcomed by our support team. You can write at the forum, help desk or at support@mindfusion.eu.

About Diagramming for Java Swing: JDiagram provides your Java Swing application with all necessary functionality to create and customize a diagram. The library is very easy to integrate and program. There are numerous utility methods, rich event set, more than 80 predefined shapes. The tool supports a variety of ways to render or export the diagram, advanced node types like TreeView nodes, hierarchical nodes, tables, container nodes and many more. There are 15 automatic layouts, various input / output options and fully customizable appearance. A detailed list with JDiagram’s features is uploaded here. You can check the online demo to see some of the functionality implemented.

JDiagram is royalty free, there are no distribution fees. Licenses depend on the count of developers using the tool – check here the prices.

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.