NetDiagram Programmer's Guide
ContainerNode Members
Constructors Fields Properties Methods
 


Represents a diagram node that can contain other nodes.

The following tables list the members exposed by the ContainerNode type.

 Public Constructors

  Name Description

ContainerNode

Overloaded. Initializes a new instance of the ContainerNode class.

 Protected Fields

  Name Description

disposed

For internal use. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

 Public Properties

  Name Description

AllowAddChildren

Gets or sets a value indicating whether child nodes can be added interactively to this container.

AllowIncomingLinks

Gets or sets a value indicating whether users are allowed to draw incoming links to this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

AllowOutgoingLinks

Gets or sets a value indicating whether users are allowed to draw outgoing links from this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

AllowRemoveChildren

Gets or sets a value indicating whether child nodes can be removed interactively from this container.

AnchorPattern

Gets or sets the anchor points to which links are attached when connected to the node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

AutoGrow

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the container should grow in size when nodes are added to it.

AutoShrink

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the container should shrink in size when nodes are removed from it.

Bounds

Gets or sets the rectangle that defines the position of the diagram node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Brush

Gets or sets the brush used to fill the interior of this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Caption

Gets or sets the text displayed as caption of the table.

CaptionBackBrush

Gets or sets the brush used to paint the caption area of this container.

CaptionBrush

Gets or sets the brush used to paint the container caption.

CaptionFormat

Gets or sets the caption alignment and format.

CaptionHeight

Gets or sets the height of the container's caption area.

ClipChildren

Gets or sets a value indicating whether child items should be clipped by container boundaries.

Constraints

Allows applying constraints to the location and size of the node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

EffectiveBrush

Gets the effective brush of the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

EffectiveCaptionBackBrush

Gets the effective caption back brush of the container.

EffectiveCaptionBrush

Gets the effective caption brush of the container.

EffectiveFont

Gets the currently effective font of the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

EffectivePen

Gets the effective pen of the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

EffectiveShadowBrush

Gets the effective shadow brush of the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

EffectiveTextBrush

Gets the effective text brush of the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Effects

Gets a collection with all effects applied to this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

EnabledHandles

Gets or sets the kinds of modifications that end-users are permitted to perform on the node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Expandable

Gets or sets a value indicating whether users are allowed to expand or collapse the subtree that starts from this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Expanded

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the subtree starting from this node is expanded. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Foldable

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the user is allowed to fold this container.

Folded

Gets or sets a value indicating whether this container is folded.

FoldedSize

Gets or sets the size of the container when folded.

FoldIconSize

Gets or sets the size of the fold/unfold icon.

Font

Gets or sets the font used to render the item's text. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

HandlesStyle

Gets or sets a value indicating how the node adjustment handles behave and what do they look like. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

HighlightPen

Gets or sets the pen used to draw the container frame lines when an item is dragged over the container.

HyperLink

Gets or sets the hyperlink associated with this diagram item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Id

Gets or sets user-defined identifier associated with this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

IgnoreLayout

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the position of this item should not be changed by automatic layout methods. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

IncomingLinks

Gets a collection of links that point to the node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

LayerIndex

Gets or sets the zero-based index of the layer this item is associated with, or -1, if the item is not associated with a layer. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

LayoutTraits

Contains layout properties of the node, used by some layout algorithms and by DiagramView3D. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Locked

Gets or sets a value indicating whether users are allowed to edit the diagram item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Margin

Gets or sets how much space should be left between contained nodes and the container borders.

MasterGroup

Gets a reference to the group to which this node is attached. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

MinimumSize

Gets or sets the minimum size of the container.

Obstacle

Gets or sets a value indicating whether this node is considered an obstacle by the link-routing algorithm. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

OutgoingLinks

Gets a collection of links that start from this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Parent

Gets the diagram that contains this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Pen

Gets or sets the pen used to paint the frame of the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Printable

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to print the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

RotationAngle

Gets or sets the rotation angle of this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

RuntimeIndex

For internal use. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Selected

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a diagram item is selected. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

ShadowBrush

Gets or sets the brush used to paint the item's shadow. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

ShadowOffsetX

Gets or sets the horizontal offset of the shadow of this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

ShadowOffsetY

Gets or sets the vertical offset of the shadow of this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Shape

Gets or sets the shape of the container's outline.

Style

Gets or sets the style associated with the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

SubordinateGroup

Gets a reference to the group of items that are attached to this one. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Tag

Gets or sets user-defined data associated with this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Text

Gets or sets the text displayed by this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

TextBrush

Gets or sets the brush used to paint texts inside the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

TextFormat

Gets or sets the alignment of text displayed inside this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

TextPadding

Gets or sets the spacing between the item boundaries and its text. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

ToolTip

Gets or sets a short text message displayed when the mouse pointer rests over the diagram element. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

TopLevel

DiagramItem.TopLevel override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

UnfoldedSize

Returns the original size of a folded container.

Visible

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the container is visible.

Weight

Gets or sets a weight value used in layout and path-finding algorithms. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

ZIndex

Gets or sets the z-order position of this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

 Protected Properties

  Name Description

HasItems

Determines whether the node supports connections to its constituent elements. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

MeasureUnit

Returns the diagram measure unit. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

 Public Methods

  Name Description

AcceptLinks

Determines whether the node can be connected with links of the specified type. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Add

Adds a node to this container.

Arrange

Arranges the container's children with the given layout.

ArrangeAnimated

Arranges the container's children using the given layout, and animates items moving to their new positions.

ArrangeAsync

Arranges the container's children with the given layout asynchronously.

AttachManipulator

Adds the specified manipulator to this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

AttachTo

Overloaded. Attaches this node to another diagram item. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Clone

Creates a copy of this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Collapse

Hides all nodes and links in the subtree starting from this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

ContainsPoint

Overloaded.   (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

ContainsRecursively

Determines whether this container contains the specified node, either directly or recursively through other containers.

CreateConnectionPoint

Creates a connection point between this node and the specified link at the specified point. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Detach

Detaches this node from its master item. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

DetachManipulator

Removes the specified manipulator from this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Dispose

Overloaded.   (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

DoModify

For internal use. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Draw

DiagramNode.Draw override. Draws the container on the specified IGraphics surface.

DrawAnchors

Draws the anchor points of this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

DrawHandles

DiagramItem.DrawHandles override. Renders the adjustment handles of this item. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

DrawLocal

DiagramNode.DrawLocal override. Draws the container on the specified IGraphics surface.

DrawShadow

DiagramItem.DrawShadow override. Draws the shadow of this item on the specified IGraphics surface. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

DrawShadowLocal

Override in a derived class to provide implementation specific drawing for the shadow of the node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Expand

Shows all nodes and links in the subtree starting from this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetAllIncomingLinks

Overloaded.   (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetAllLinks

Gets all links connected to this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetBounds

Gets the bounding rectangle of this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

GetCenter

Gets the center of this node's bounding rectangle. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetClosestAnchorPoint

Returns the index of the anchor point that lies at the shortest distance from the specified point. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetContainer

Retrieves the container node (if any) the specified node belongs to.

GetEffectiveBrush

Creates a System.Drawing.Brush object representing the currently effective brush of the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

GetEffectiveCaptionBackBrush

Creates a System.Drawing.Brush object representing the currently effective caption back brush of the container.

GetEffectiveCaptionBrush

Creates a System.Drawing.Brush object representing the currently effective caption brush of the container.

GetEffectivePen

Creates a System.Drawing.Pen object representing the currently effective pen of the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

GetEffectiveShadowBrush

Creates a System.Drawing.Brush object representing the currently effective shadow brush of the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

GetEffectiveTextBrush

Creates a System.Drawing.Brush object representing the currently effective text brush of the item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

GetIntersection

Calculates the intersection point between the segment defined by the specified point pair and the node's outline. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetNearestBorderPoint

Returns a point that lies on the outline of this node, at the shortest distance from the specified point. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetOutlinePoly

DiagramItem.GetOutlinePoly override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetRepaintRect

DiagramItem.GetRepaintRect override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetRotatedBounds

Overloaded. Gets the bounding rectangle of this node or the bounding rectangle of another rectangle rotated at a specified angle around a specified point. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetRotationAngle

Gets the rotation angle of this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetToolTip

DiagramItem.GetToolTip override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

HitTest

DiagramItem.HitTest override.

HitTestHandle

DiagramNode.HitTestHandle override. Determines whether a selection handle of this item is located at the specified point.

HitTestManipulators

DiagramItem.HitTestManipulators override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Intersects

Determines whether the node intersects another one, taking into account the outlines of node shapes. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Move

Moves the node to the specified location. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

NotInteractive

Gets whether the user is prevented from manipulating this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

NowModifying

Gets a flag indicating whether this object is being currently modified interactively by the user. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

OnDragOut

Invoked when a diagram item is being dragged out of this node.

OnDragOver

Invoked when a diagram item is being dragged over this node.

OnDropOver

Invoked when a diagram item is dropped over this node.

OnLoad

DiagramItem.OnLoad override.

Query

Returns the items that can be reached from this item by following the path specified in the given query expression. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

ReassignAnchorPoints

Reassigns links to anchor points so that they are evenly distributed. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

ReassignUnanchoredLinks

Reassigns unanchored links (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

Remove

Removes a node from this container.

Resize

Resizes the node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

RestoreItemProperties

For internal use. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

SaveItemProperties

For internal use. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

SetBounds

Sets the location and size of this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

SetExpandedFlag

Sets the 'expanded' flag, repainting the node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

SetPos

Sets the bounding rectangle of this node without updating connected arrows. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

SetRect

This method is used internally by the Ruler control to align nodes. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

UpdateAnimation

Invoked by running animations to update an item according to current animation progress. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

UpdateBounds

Overloaded.  

VisitNodes

Visits the diagram nodes in reverse Z order.

ZBottom

Moves the item to the bottom of the z-order. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

ZLevelDown

Moves the item one level down in the z-order. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

ZLevelUp

Moves the item one level up in the z-order. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

ZTop

Moves the item to the top of the z-order. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

 Protected Methods

  Name Description

AddManipulator

Adds the specified manipulator to this object. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

AllowCreate

DiagramItem.AllowCreate override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

AllowModify

DiagramItem.AllowModify override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

CancelModify

DiagramItem.CancelModify override. Invoked when the interactive modification of this object has been canceled. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

CompleteCreate

DiagramItem.CompleteCreate override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

CompleteModify

DiagramItem.CompleteModify override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

ConstraintsInfringed

Checks whether the KeepInsideParent constrained is being violated. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

CreateProperties

DiagramItem.CreateProperties override.

CreateState

DiagramItem.CreateState override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

DrawManipulators

Overloaded. Draws the associated manipulators on a specified graphics. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Finalize

DiagramItem finalizer. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

FreeResources

Called when the node is completely disassociated from a Diagram, that is, when it is no longer referenced from an item collection or the undo/redo history. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetAllOutgoingLinks

Overloaded.   (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetLocalBounds

Gets this node's bounding rectangle in local coordinates. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetRgnInRect

Creates and returns a Region object for this node as though it is contained in the specified rectangle. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

GetValue

Gets the effective value of the style property with the specified name. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

GroupContains

Determines whether this node is a predecessor of the specified node in the group hierarchy. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

LoadFrom

Deserializes the object from the specified reader.

LoadFromJson

Loads the node from a JSON object.

LoadFromXml

Loads the item content from an XML element.

LoadObsolete

For internal use. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

OnAdd

DiagramItem.OnAdd override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

OnChildModified

Called when a group child node has been modified.

OnClick

Invoked when the user clicks this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

OnDoubleClick

Invoked when the user double-clicks this item. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

OnMeasureUnitChanged

DiagramItem.OnMeasureUnitChanged override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

OnModify

Invoked when the user moves or resizes this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

OnRemove

DiagramNode.OnRemove override.

OnRotationAngleChanged

Invoked when the rotation angle of this node has been changed, either programmatically or interactively. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

OnStyleChanged

Invoked when the associated style or theme have changed. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

OnTextChanged

Called when the value of the Text property changes. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

OnTextFormatChanged

Called when the value of the TextFormat property changes. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

OnUpdateBounds

Overloaded.   (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

OnZoomChanged

DiagramItem.OnZoomChanged override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

RemoveManipulator

Removes the specified manipulator from the object. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

Repaint

Overloaded.   (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

RestoreProperties

DiagramNode.RestoreProperties override.

RestoreState

DiagramItem.RestoreState override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

SaveProperties

DiagramNode.SaveProperties override.

SaveState

DiagramItem.SaveState override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

SaveTo

Serializes the object to the specified writer.

SaveToJson

Saves the node as a JSON object.

SaveToXml

Saves the item content into an XML element.

ScaleElements

DiagramNode.ScaleElements override.

SetDiagramDirty

Marks the diagram as changed. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

SetExpandable

Internally sets the expandable state of this object to the specified value, adding or removing an Expander manipulator object if necessary. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

SetExpanded

DiagramItem.SetExpanded override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

SetIncomingLinks

Sets the incoming links collection of this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

SetOutgoingLinks

Sets the outgoing links collection of this node. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

SetReference

DiagramNode.SetReference override.

SetReflexive

Invoked to let a node set the shape of a reflexive link connected to it. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

ShouldRender

Determines whether the item should be rendered in the current context. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

ShouldRenderAnchors

Determines whether the node should render its anchor points. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

StartCreate

DiagramItem.StartCreate override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

StartModify

DiagramItem.StartModify override. Invoked when the user starts modifying this item interactively. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

UpdateCreate

DiagramItem.UpdateCreate override. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

UpdateGroup

Called to update the positions of subordinate nodes attached to this item when the attachment style is set to ControlledByMaster. (Inherited from DiagramItem.)

UpdateLinkIntersections

Updates the intersection points of links, connected to this node and its outline, usually in response to change in the node's shape. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

UpdateLinkPositions

Updates the end points of the links, connected to this node, usually in response to change in the node's size or shape. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

UpdateModify

DiagramItem.UpdateModify override. Invoked during interactive modification of this item. (Inherited from DiagramNode.)

 See Also

ContainerNode Class
MindFusion.Diagramming Namespace