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SVG Shapes

Expanded Adding SVG Images to a Diagram

The DevExpress Diagram Control allows you to use SVG images as shapes. Use the ShapeDescription.CreateSvgShape method to create a shape from a stream that contains the SVG image. This method has two optional parameters: backgroundColorCode and backgroundColorCode. These parameters allow you to specify the codes of colors to be swapped with the selected theme's background and foreground color.

The following snippet illustrates how to create an SVG shape with a connection point in the center and add it to the toolbox.

Expanded Supported SVG elements

  • Rectangle <rect>
  • Circle <circle>
  • Ellipse <ellipse>
  • Line <line>
  • Polyline <polyline>
  • Polygon <polygon>
  • Path <path>
  • The ‘transform' attribute

Supported stroke and fill properties:

  • stroke
  • stroke-width
  • fill

The stroke and stroke-width properties can be applied to any kind of lines and outlines of elements.

Expanded Limitations

The following SVG elements are currently not supported.

  • CSS
  • The 'style' attribute
  • The 'opacity' attribute
  • Group transform
  • Group attribute inheritance
  • Size in millimeters and other units except pixels
  • The 'text' element
  • The 'stroke-linecap' attribute

To resolve the issue with opacity, edit the fill color alpha channel in the SVG file.

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