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DiagramControl.CustomDrawItem Event

Provides the ability to customize the appearance of diagram items.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraDiagram
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraDiagram.v17.2.dll

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Expanded Event Data

The event handler receives an argument of type CustomDrawItemEventArgs containing data related to this event.

The following CustomDrawItemEventArgs properties provide information specific to this event.
Property Description
Appearance Provides access to the item's appearance settings.
Context Returns the value that indicates whether the item is to be drawn on the canvas, toolbox, in the print or export output or as the drag preview.
Graphics Returns an object that provides painting facilities.
Handled
Item Gets the processed diagram item.
Size Gets the item size.

Expanded Remarks

The CustomDrawItem event allows you to customize the appearance of diagram items or implement a custom painting from scratch.

Set the Handled parameter to true to disable default painting. Additionally, the CustomDrawItemEventArgs.DefaultDraw method allows you to define which elements of the default painting should be painted.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=T441104.

This example demonstrates how to use the CustomDrawItem event to modify the standard drawing mechanism of diagram items (shapes, connectors, containers, etc.). In this example, a DiagramShape class descendant was created to introduce the Status property. Depending on the Status property value, a custom icon is drawn in the lower right-hand corner of a shape.


Important notes: The DefaultDraw method in the event args invokes certain parts of the standard shape drawing mechanism (the method parameter defines which ones). If you don't call this method, shape content, border and background will not be drawn.

To apply custom drawing logic defined in the CustomDrawItem event handler to your shapes, set the Handled property from the event args to true.

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