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DiagramLib is a library that give the opportunity to draw some schema like Visio.  I did this librairy doing a addon to Microsoft Visual Studio.  The goal was simple use the drag&drop to quickly build a schema.



  • You can draw many different shapes like: oval, rectangle, rounded rectangle, diamond and the special class shape.
  • Each shape is completely manageable by the UI.  You just need to right-click on a shape to get the Property windows, exactly like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • You can draw connection between shapes.  Those connections will automatically be re-draw to optimize the path as you moving a shape.  Also the connections have the same customization feature as all shape.
  • The board will automatically expend if needed.
  • You can save and load the schema.


To be able to use the library you just need to add a reference to it. 

   1: private GraphControl oBoard;


   3: this.oBoard = new Compuware.DiagramLib.GraphControl();


   5: this.oBoard.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;

   6: this.oBoard.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);

   7: this.oBoard.Name = "oBoard";

   8: this.oBoard.ShowLoadSaveOption = true;

   9: this.oBoard.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(605, 372);

  10: this.oBoard.Tracking = false;


I did a quick test application to play with the class that you can download here:

If you prefer doing a Test application by you're self here is the DLL: Boucheros.DiagramLib.rar




For any Question or comment feel free to live a comment.