Page Settings in WPF Diagram (SfDiagram)

By default, Diagram’s page size is decided based on the position of diagramming elements. The size and appearance of the diagram pages can be customized using the PageSettings property of SfDiagram.

  • The PageWidth and PageHeight properties of PageSettings define the size of the page.
  • The PageOrientation property of PageSettings used to change the page orientation to portrait or landscape.
  • Page breaks are used as a visual guide to see how the pages split into multiple pages. The ShowPageBreaks property decides the Visibility of Page breaks.
<!--Initialize SfDiagram-->
<syncfusion:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram">
  <!--Initialize the page settings and page orientation property-->
  <syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
    <syncfusion:PageSettings PageOrientation="Portrait" 
                             PageWidth="300" PageHeight="400" 
                             ShowPageBreaks="True" />
  </syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
</syncfusion:SfDiagram>
//Initialize SfDiagram
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram();

//Initialize the page settings and page orientation property
diagram.PageSettings = new PageSettings()
{
  PageOrientation = PageOrientation.Portrait,
  PageWidth = 300,
  PageHeight = 400,
  ShowPageBreaks = true,
};
Page Orientation Output
Landscape Landscape
Portrait Portrait

How to enable the multiple page

Based on the diagramming element position, the size of the page dynamically increases or decreases in multiples of page width and height using the MultiplePage property of PageSettings.

<!--Initialize SfDiagram-->
<syncfusion:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram">
  <!--Initialize the page settings and its properties-->
  <syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
    <syncfusion:PageSettings PageWidth="500" 
                             PageHeight="500" 
                             MultiplePage="True" 
                             ShowPageBreaks="True" />
  </syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
</syncfusion:SfDiagram>
//Initialize SfDiagram
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram();
//Initialize the page settings and its properties
diagram.PageSettings = new PageSettings()
{
    PageHeight = 300,
    PageWidth = 300,
    MultiplePage = true,
    ShowPageBreaks = true,
};

Multiple Pages

How to change the page appearance

The appearance of the pages can be customized by using the following properties of PageSettings class:

  • PageBorderThickness: Defines the thickness of the border around the entire page.
  • PageBackground: Defines the background colors of the page.
  • PageBorderBrush: Defines the color of the page border.
<!--Initialize SfDiagram-->
<syncfusion:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram">
  <!--Initialize the page settings and its properties-->
  <syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
    <syncfusion:PageSettings PageBorderThickness="5" 
                             PageBackground="LightGreen" 
                             PageBorderBrush="Black" 
                             PageWidth="500" PageHeight="500" 
                             MultiplePage="True" 
                             ShowPageBreaks="True" />
  </syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
</syncfusion:SfDiagram>
//Initialize SfDiagram
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram();
//Initialize the page settings and its properties
diagram.PageSettings = new PageSettings()
{
  PageBorderThickness = new Thickness(5),
  PageBackground = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.LightGreen),
  PageBorderBrush = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black),
  PageWidth = 300,
  PageHeight = 300,
  MultiplePage = true,
  ShowPageBreaks = true,
};

Appearance

How to change the margin around the pages

The area between the main content of a page and the page edges can be changed by using the PrintMargin property. Default value is 24.

<!--Initialize SfDiagram-->
<syncfusion:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram">
  <!--Initialize the page settings and print margin property-->
  <syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
    <syncfusion:PageSettings PrintMargin="40" 
                             PageWidth="300" PageHeight="300" 
                             ShowPageBreaks="True" />
  </syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
</syncfusion:SfDiagram>
//Initialize SfDiagram
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram();
//Initialize the page settings and print margin property
diagram.PageSettings = new PageSettings()
{
  PrintMargin = new Thickness(40),
  PageWidth = 300,
  PageHeight = 300,
  ShowPageBreaks = true,
};

PrintMargin

How to change the unit of the page

The measurement units of the page can be changed by using the Unit property of PageSettings class. Default unit value is Pixels.

<!--Initialize SfDiagram-->
<syncfusion:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram">
  <!--Initialize the page settings and unit property-->
  <syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
    <syncfusion:PageSettings>
      <syncfusion:PageSettings.Unit>
        <syncfusion:LengthUnit Unit="Inches"/>
      </syncfusion:PageSettings.Unit>
    </syncfusion:PageSettings>
  </syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
</syncfusion:SfDiagram>
//Initialize SfDiagram
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram();
//Initialize the page settings and unit property.
diagram.PageSettings = new PageSettings()
{
  Unit = new LengthUnit() { Unit = LengthUnits.Inches },
};
Unit values Output
Centimeters Centimeters
Inches Inches

How to change the scaling of Page

The PrintScale property of PageSettings class allows you to reduce or enlarge the diagram page to fit into specific area when you print it. The default scaling of the page will be 1 (i.e 100%).

<!--Initialize SfDiagram-->
<syncfusion:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram">
  <!--Initialize the page settings -->
  <syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
    <syncfusion:PageSettings PrintMargin="40" 
                             PageWidth="300" PageHeight="300" 
                             ShowPageBreaks="True" 
                             MultiplePage="True" 
                             PrintScale="3" />
  </syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
</syncfusion:SfDiagram>
//Initialize SfDiagram
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram();
//Initialize the page settings and print scale value.
diagram.PageSettings = new PageSettings()
{
  PrintMargin = new Thickness(40),
  PageWidth = 300,
  PageHeight = 300,
  ShowPageBreaks = true,
  MultiplePage = true,
  //Specify the print scale value.
  PrintScale = 3,
};

You can restrict the diagram page scaling to minimum and maximum values by using the MinimumPrintScale and MaximumPrintScale properties.

<!--Initialize SfDiagram-->
<syncfusion:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram">
  <!--Initialize the page settings -->
  <syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
    <syncfusion:PageSettings PrintMargin="40" 
                             PageWidth="300" PageHeight="300" 
                             ShowPageBreaks="True" 
                             MultiplePage="True" 
                             MinimumPrintScale="2" 
                             MaximumPrintScale="4"/>
  </syncfusion:SfDiagram.PageSettings>
</syncfusion:SfDiagram>
//Initialize SfDiagram
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram();
//Initialize the page settings and print scale value.
diagram.PageSettings = new PageSettings()
{
  PrintMargin = new Thickness(40),
  PageWidth = 300,
  PageHeight = 300,
  ShowPageBreaks = true,
  MultiplePage = true,
  //Specify the minimum and maximum print scale values.
  MinimumPrintScale = 2,
  MaximumPrintScale = 4,
};

How to customize the page origin

By default, origin of the diagram page will be at (0,0). A virtual method AdjustPageOrigin of PageSettings class is used to customize the origin of the page based on the page size (PageWidth and PageHeight) and diagram elements position, which in turn helps to reduce the number of pages being printed.

The AdjustPageOrigin method contains the Info property in its argument, and also have the following properties and methods:

Properties/Methods Description Output
Truncate Customizes the origin based on the page size. Truncate
Trim Customizes the origin based on the pixel. Page origin will be position of the most top left element. Trim
RowCount Gets the number of pages available in row-wise manner. RowCount
ColumnCount Gets the number of pages available in column-wise manner. ColumnCount
PageOrigin Gets the origin of the page. PageOrigin
//Initialize SfDiagram
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram();
//Create instance for PageCustomClass using PageSettings
diagram.PageSettings = new CustomPageSettings();

//Create a custom class which is derived from page setting class
public class CustomPageSettings : PageSettings
{
  public override void AdjustPageOrigin()
  {
    //Specifies the row count
    double rowCount = Info.RowCount;
    //Specifies the column count
    double columnCount = Info.ColumnCount;
    //Specifies the page origin
    Point pageOrigin = Info.PageOrigin;

    Info.Truncate();
  }
}

NOTE

This customization plays a role in reducing the number of pages in printing.

Find the Page Settings sample to depict the Page Settings.

See Also

How to add or remove grid lines for diagram page

How to define scroll setting for diagram page

How to add rulers for diagram page

How to print the diagram pages

How to export the diagram page

How to interact with diagram page

How to add multiple diagram pages?

How to use the property grid for diagram?