About MindFusion.Diagramming for WinForms Standard

Enhance your applications with diagramming and graphing capabilities.

MindFusion.Diagramming for WinForms Standard helps you create and present work flow and process diagrams, database entity-relationship diagrams, organizational charts, object hierarchy and relationship charts, graphs, and trees. It features 100+ predefined node shapes, table (grid) objects can hold an unlimited number of columns and rows, containers nodes that be nested one within another and links that can have various arrowhead shapes.


  • Redistribution is royalty free
  • Assembly is strong-named
  • Digitally signed
  • Is written in C#
  • Document / View Architecture
  • Can be purchased with source code

User Interaction

  • Several user interaction modes
  • Node modification constraints
  • Scrolling and zooming
  • Panning
  • Automatic scrolling while dragging objects with the mouse
  • Alignment to grid
  • Interactive node alignment
  • Multiple selection
  • Tool-tips
  • Docking points can be defined for nodes
  • Mouse button mapping


  • Programmatic access to the diagram objects and selections
  • Numerous properties for customizing appearance and behavior
  • Numerous utility methods
  • Rich event set

Store and Retrieve Diagrams into/from

  • Files on disk
  • .NET streams
  • ASCII strings
  • XML documents


  • Display via Windows Forms
  • Printing and print preview
  • To browser via the utility WebChart library
  • Create bitmap images
  • Create HTML image maps

Import and Export

  • Export images in BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PNG formats

Diagram Elements

  • Control hosts allow using .NET controls as diagram nodes
  • More than 100 predefined node shapes
  • Map nodes
  • Tables with unlimited number of rows and columns
  • BPMN (Business Process Management Notation) shapes
  • Merge of table cells
  • Container Nodes
  • Custom diagram item types
  • Arrows can comprise multiple segments
  • Arrow segments can be straight lines or curves
  • Assign diagram items to layers
  • Display maps from ESRI shapefiles


  • Tables can be scrolled
  • In-place text editing
  • Ability to set selection handles behaviour
  • Lock diagram elements
  • Expand / collapse of object hierarchies
  • Read-only mode supported
  • Dynamic positioning of arrows relative to linked nodes

Automatic Layout

  • Radial layout
  • Directional tree layout


  • Node visual effects
  • Various text alignment styles
  • Text can be laid-out in polygonal areas
  • Styled HTML-like text formatting
  • Different styles for visual indication of a selected object
  • Z-order
  • Nodes can display images and text
  • Customizable fonts and colors
  • Rich choice of pen and brush styles
  • Ability to define custom node shapes
  • Shape libraries
  • User-assigned mouse cursors
  • Custom painting of nodes
  • Shadows
  • Arcs over link intersection points
  • Transparent nodes
  • Invisible nodes
  • Barcode nodes
  • Map nodes
  • Swimlane diagrams
  • Styles and themes
  • More than 40 predefined themes

Diagram Structure

  • Link nodes to nodes
  • Link table rows to table rows
  • Link table rows to nodes
  • Unconnected arrows

Hierarchical Grouping

  • Attaching objects (nodes/tables) to other objects
  • Attaching objects to arrow control points
  • Attaching objects to arrow segments