Node in Xamarin Diagram (SfDiagram)

13 May 20214 minutes to read

Nodes are graphical objects used to visually represent the geometrical information, process flow, internal business procedure or any other kind of data and it represents the functions of a complete system in regards to how it interacts with external entities.

Create node

A Node can be created and added to the Diagram, either programmatically or interactively. Nodes are stacked on the Diagram area from bottom to top in the order they are added.
The following code snippet illustrates how to create the node.

<!--Initialize SfDiagram-->
<syncfusion:SfDiagram  x:Name="diagram">
    <!--Initialize NodeCollection-->
            <!--Initialize Node-->
            <syncfusion:Node Width="100" Height="100" OffsetX="200" OffsetY="200">
//Initialize Node
Node n = new Node() { Width = 120, Height = 40, OffsetX = 300,OffsetY = 60, ShapeType = ShapeType.Ellipse };
//Adds the node to the SfDiagram

Create node in Xamarin.Forms diagram

Create a node with custom path/shape

Node can be created with different custom shapes and path using SfGraphics.
The following code snippet is used to create the Node with custom shape/path.

//Initialize Node
Node node = new Node();
//Initialize SfGraphics
SfGraphics graphics = new SfGraphics();
Pen pen = new Pen();
pen.StrokeBrush = new SolidBrush(Color.Red);
pen.StrokeWidth = 2;
SolidBrush brush = new SolidBrush(Color.Yellow);
brush.FillColor = Color.Yellow;
pen.Brush = brush2;
graphics.DrawRectangle(pen, new Rectangle(0, 0, 50, 50));
//Update the SfGraphics to the node

Accessing a node from the diagram instance

We can access the Node from the diagram instance using the following code snippet.

//Access the node from the diagram instance.
Node node = diagram.Nodes[0];

Remove a node

The following code snippet is used to remove the node from the diagram.

//Remove the node from the diagram.
Node node = new Node();


We can Customize the entire node with our own customized design using Template property.

<!--Initialize the DataTemplate-->
<DataTemplate x:Key="template">
  <Grid WidthRequest="80" HeightRequest="80">
    <Image Source="diagram.png"/>
<!--Initialize node-->
<diagram:Node OffsetX="300" OffsetY="300" Width="60" Height="70" Template="{StaticResource template}" >
//Initialize the 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;
//Initialize node with template.
Node node = new Node() { Width = 120, Height = 40, OffsetX = 300, OffsetY = 60, Template = template};


Node Constraints allow us to enable or disable the following behaviors of Node.
The following code illustrates how to disable node dragging.

<!--Initialize the node with constraints-->
<syncfusion:Node OffsetX="300" OffsetY="60" Width="120" Height="40" ShapeType="Ellipse" EnableDrag=”False”>
//Initialize the node with constraints
Node node = new Node() {EnableDrag = false;, Width = 50, Height = 50, OffsetX = 100, OffsetY = 100};