Nevron is pleased to announce the release of Nevron Diagram for .NET Q3 2006 - a fully managed, extensible and powerful diagramming framework, which can help you create feature rich diagramming solutions in both WinForms and WebForms projects.
The product is based on the solid Model – View – Controller architecture, which ensures the scalability of its object model. The API has been thoroughly refined to be as native and intuitive as possible.
Nevron Diagram for .NET comes with an extensive Document Object Model (DOM), which can help you model virtually any type of diagram. The DOM implements core diagramming elements, such as drawing documents, library documents, masters, layers, shapes, groups, connectors, ports etc. You can easily subclass any DOM element and extend its capabilities. Drawings can be exported to various raster and scalable graphics formats (.png, .bmp, .jpg, .svg etc.). Documents can be serialized in XML, binary and SOAP formats. Implemented are a lot of automatic layouts. Drawings can be displayed in both WinForm and WebForm views.
WinForm views are highly extensible controls, which support a lot of interactive features like: moving and resizing shapes, connecting – disconnecting connectors, selection highlighting, drag drop previews etc. The build-in grid and rulers help you precisely align and resize shapes. Another advanced feature is the snapping to multiple objects from both the DOM and the view. WinForm views can be extended with the help of tools. There is already a myriad of tools for creating new shapes, panning, zooming etc.
WebForm views are designed to help you seamlessly display interactive diagram documents in ASP.NET environment. WebForm views can output static images, SVG content and interactive image maps.
Powerful and Extensive DOM
The objects that you use to construct a diagram document are organized in a powerful hierarchy in which you can plug at any level. The content of a document is hierarchy organized, which help you easily inspect and manage its content. The entire DOM supports a remarkable Undo/Redo system.
Unmatched Support for Libraries
Custom and commonly used shapes as well as entire drawing clippings can be stored for later reuse in libraries. Libraries contain masters, which can be instanced in any drawing. Library views help you preview libraries in several different styles.
Visual Impact and Speed
The only diagram on the market with such remarkable visual impact and speed. You can apply image filters, gradients, textures and advanced shadow effects on all type shapes including texts. The component supports XML formatted texts, which help you display stunning texts with mixed font, size, subscript and superscript formatting as well as with mixed style.
Events and Interactivity
The component fires tons of events, which will inform you about any change made in a document or in a view. There is support for event listeners, bubbled and broadcasted events. No interactivity feature is left behind – there is support for auto scrolling, panning, preview ghosts, glue highlighting, selection and interactive highlighting, drag drop previews etc. DOM elements can respond to user actions.
Extensive Documentation and Examples
The component features a complete User’s Guide, Programmers Reference and a huge set of examples for C# and VB.NET wrapped in state of the art example browsers for Windows Forms and ASP .NET.
Benefits for Developers
The Nevron Diagram installation system will automatically add the chart control to the Visual Studio Toolbox allowing you to immediately start development without customizing VS by yourself.
The extensive set of 200+ predefined shapes and connectors allow you to quickly create presentation quality drawings with incredible “clip-art” outlook.
The automatic layouts allow you to automatically arrange any dynamically constructed diagram.
What is new in Q3 2006:
Simple Network shapes - tailored to meat the requirements of the developers, which want to display large network diagrams, which need a low level of detail for the individual network particles.
Electrical Symbols shapes - added were many electical symols shapes, which will facilitate the display of simple and complex electrical schemes.
Floor Plan shapes - these shapes target the users, which need to display floor plans. The floor plan shapes are defined in their actual size.
Country Flags shapes - general purspose shapes, which represent country flags.
Improvements and API changes
Nevron Diagram for .NET has been integrated with the new geometry objects in the Nevron Presentation Framework. As a result all properties and methods, which required System.Drawing.RectangleF, System.Drawing.PointF and System.Drawing.SizeF structures has been changed to Nevron.GraphicsCore.NRectangleF, Nevron.GraphicsCore.NPointF and Nevron.GraphicsCore.NSizeF. The Nevron.Diagram.NMatrix2D structure has been changed to Nevron.GraphicsCore.NMatrix2DF structure.
This change was made due to needed performance optimizations in the implementation of these fundamental structures and because their current implementation in the .NET framework lacks many important features and properties. One of the major advantages of using the new geometry structures is that the diagram is now better serialized in XML.
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