Diagram in Xamarin Diagram (SfDiagram)

14 Oct 20216 minutes to read

Xamarin Diagram allows to create different types of diagrams such as flow charts, use case diagrams, workflow process diagrams, and more.

Page settings

Page settings enable to customize the appearance, width, and height of the Diagram page. The size and appearance of the Diagram pages can be customized with the PageSettings property.
The PageWidth and PageHeight properties of page settings define the size of the page. You can also customize the appearance of off-page regions with the property BackgroundColor.
The following code illustrates how to customize the page size and the appearance of page and off-page.

<diagram:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram" BackgroundColor="Lime"> 
<diagram:PageSettings PageWidth="500" PageHeight="50” PageBackGround="White" /> 
//Sets Page background 
diagram.BackgroundColor = Color.Lime; 
//Sets Page size 
diagram.PageSettings.PageWidth = 500; 
diagram.PageSettings.PageHeight = 500; 
//Customizes the appearance of Page
diagram.PageSettings.PageBackGround= Color.White;

View Port Start Position

Page settings enable you to customize the viewport start position of the diagram page. The enum ViewPort Start Position has two constants: Default, Origin. The default value is set to Default.


The viewport of the diagram page is decided based on the node’s offsets.


The viewport of the diagram page will be in a negative region when the node’s offsets are negative.


The viewport of the diagram page begins with origin (0,0) even though when the node’s offsets are negative.

The following code explains how to customize the view port start position of the page.

<diagram:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram"> 
      <diagram:PageSettings ViewPortStartPosition = "Origin">  
//Sets the viewport start position.
SfDiagram.PageSettings.ViewPortStartPosition = ViewportStartPosition.Origin;


Stencil has a collection of Symbols. Stencil is used to clone the desired symbol by dragging it from the Stencil and dropping it into the SfDiagram.
The following code snippet illustrates to add the stencil.

<syncfusion:Stencil x:Name="stencil" >
Stencil stencil = new Stencil(); 
this.Content = stencil;

Node template:

You can replace the entire node template with your own design using SfDiagram.NodeTemplate property.
The following code snippet and screenshot illustrates this.

<DataTemplate x:Key="template">
  <Grid WidthRequest="80" HeightRequest="80">
    <Image Source="diagram.png"/>
<control:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram" NodeTemplate="{StaticResource template}"/>
var template = new DataTemplate(() =>
    Grid grid = new Grid();
    grid.WidthRequest = 80;
    grid.HeightRequest = 80;
    Image image = new Image();
    image.Source = "employee.png";
    return grid;
diagram.NodeTemplate = template;

Diagram constraints

The constraints property of Diagram allows you to enable/disable certain features.
The Diagram Constraints allow you to enable or disable the following behaviors of Node.
The following code illustrates how to disable the item dragging.

<synfusion:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram" EnableDrag="False">
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram(); 
// Disable the item dragging
diagram.EnableDrag = false;
this.Content = diagram;

Diagram style settings

It is easier to apply default rendering styles to all shapes, connectors, stencil symbol, and stencil header in a diagram. Pass the following arguments to diagram style setting constructor:

  • DefaultNodeStyle argument: Defines the node style properties.
  • DefaultConnectorStyle argument: Defines the connector style properties.
  • DefaultSymbolStyle argument: Defines the symbol style properties.
  • DefaultHeaderStyle argument: Defines the header style properties.
    The following code shows how to define the diagram style settings for the diagram object.
// Diagram style settings 
Syncfusion.SfDiagram.XForms.Style NodeStyle = new Syncfusion.SfDiagram.XForms.Style() { Brush = new SolidBrush(Color.Blue), StrokeBrush = new SolidBrush(Color.Brown), StrokeWidth = 2, StrokeStyle = StrokeStyle.Dashed };
Syncfusion.SfDiagram.XForms.Style ConnectorStyle = new Syncfusion.SfDiagram.XForms.Style() { StrokeBrush = new SolidBrush(Color.DeepSkyBlue), StrokeWidth = 3.0f, StrokeStyle = StrokeStyle.Dotted };
SymbolStyle SymbolStyle = new SymbolStyle() { Width = 70, Height = 70, BorderThickness = 4, BorderBrush = Color.Gray }; HeaderStyle HeaderStyle = new HeaderStyle() { FontSize = 24, TextBrush = Color.White, Fill = Color.SteelBlue, FontStyle = FontStyle.Italic, HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Center };
DiagramStyleSettings diagramStyleSettings = new DiagramStyleSettings(NodeStyle, ConnectorStyle, SymbolStyle, HeaderStyle);
//Passing diagram style settings instance to SfDiagram constructor
SfDiagram diagram = new SfDiagram(diagramStyleSettings);

Zooming enhancement

Supports customizing the zoom levels. You can set minimum zoom level value to 0.01f and maximum to ‘infinite’.

<!-- Define the minimum and maximum zoom factor value -->
<control:SfDiagram x:Name="diagram"  MinimumZoomFactor="0.01" MaximumZoomFactor="5.00" />
// Define the minimum and maximum zoom factor value 
  diagram.MinimumZoomFactor = 0.01f;
  diagram.MaximumZoomFactor = 5.00f;


Diagram supports zooming with custom option in Xamarin.Forms.Android and Xamarin.Forms.iOS alone.
You can also explore our Xamarin Diagram example to understand how to present and manipulate data.