Custom Snapping in WPF Diagram (SfDiagram)

Snapping process can be customized by changing its snapping interval and snapping angle.

Changing the snapping interval

Snapping helps you to drag or resize the elements completely and sharp from one position to another position by some amount of distance. This snapping distance can be customized using the SnapInterval property of SnapSettings class. Default snapping interval is 20.

<!--Initialize SfDiagram-->
<syncfusion:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram">
  <!--Enables the SnapConstraints value as SnapToLines -->
  <syncfusion:SfDiagram.SnapSettings>
    <syncfusion:SnapSettings SnapConstraints="SnapToLines,ShowLines">
      <!--Initialize HorizontalGridlines-->
      <syncfusion:SnapSettings.HorizontalGridlines>
        <syncfusion:Gridlines>
          <!--Initialize SnapInterval value as 100-->
          <syncfusion:Gridlines.SnapInterval>
            <local:DoubleExt>
              <sys:Double>100</sys:Double>
            </local:DoubleExt>
          </syncfusion:Gridlines.SnapInterval>
        </syncfusion:Gridlines>
      </syncfusion:SnapSettings.HorizontalGridlines>
      <!--Initialize VerticalGridlines-->
      <syncfusion:SnapSettings.VerticalGridlines>
        <syncfusion:Gridlines>
          <!--Initialize SnapInterval value as 100-->
          <syncfusion:Gridlines.SnapInterval>
            <local:DoubleExt>
              <sys:Double>100</sys:Double>
            </local:DoubleExt>
          </syncfusion:Gridlines.SnapInterval>
        </syncfusion:Gridlines>
      </syncfusion:SnapSettings.VerticalGridlines>
    </syncfusion:SnapSettings>
  </syncfusion:SfDiagram.SnapSettings>
</syncfusion:SfDiagram>
//Initialize SfDiagram
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram();
//Initialize the Snap Settings
diagram.SnapSettings = new SnapSettings()
{
  SnapConstraints = SnapConstraints.SnapToLines | SnapConstraints.ShowLines,
  HorizontalGridlines = new Gridlines()
  {
    //Customize the vertical grid lines snap interval
    SnapInterval = new List<double>() { 100 },
  },
  VerticalGridlines = new Gridlines()
  {
    //Customize the vertical grid lines snap interval
    SnapInterval = new List<double>() { 100 },
  },
};

//Creating a class for list of double values
public class DoubleExt : List<double>
{
}
SnapInterval Value Output
20 Snap to object
100 Snap to object

Changing the snapping angle

Diagram allows the diagram object to rotate at specific angle intervals while rotating. This interval can be customized using the SnapAngle property of SnapSettings class. Default snap angle value is 5d.

Snapping on rotation can be enabled or disabled using the SnapConstraints property of SnapSettings class.

<!--Initialize SfDiagram-->
<syncfusion:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram">
  <syncfusion:SfDiagram.SnapSettings>
    <!--Initialize the snap angle-->
    <syncfusion:SnapSettings SnapConstraints="ShowLines,Rotation" SnapAngle="45"/>
  </syncfusion:SfDiagram.SnapSettings>
</syncfusion:SfDiagram>
//Initialize SfDiagram
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram();
diagram.SnapSettings = new SnapSettings()
{
  //Enables the SnapConstraints value as SnapToLines and rotation
  SnapConstraints = SnapConstraints.ShowLines | SnapConstraints.Rotation,
  //Initialize the snap angle
  SnapAngle = 45,
};

Snap to object

See Also

How to add gridlines for diagram

How to add ruler for diagram