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Diagram Designer Control

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The Diagram Designer is represented by the DiagramDesignerControl class and provides a visual interface to help you design new and modify existing diagrams, save diagrams to a file and load previously saved diagrams.


Learn about individual Diagram Designer elements.


The working area where end-users build diagrams using shapes and connectors.


Topic: Canvas

Shapes Panel

Displays available shapes that can be dragged to the Canvas.


Topic: Shapes Panel

Properties Panel

Displays properties of an object that is selected in the canvas and allows end-users to edit them.


Topic: Properties Panel


Contains UI elements that allow end-users to load and save diagrams, add diagram items to the canvas, format text within items, rearrange and recolor shapes, change the canvas size and orientation and perform copy/paste operations.


Topic: Ribbon

Bottom Panel

Displays the zoom trackbar and size and angle of the selected shape.


Topic: Bottom Panel

Page Setup Dialog Window

Provides access to the line jump options and allows end-users to change the page size, orientation and margins.

Allows end-users to see exactly how a diagram will look when it is printed.


Topic: Print Preview

Pan and Zoom Panel

Used to navigate large and complex diagrams.

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