How to use the MindMap?

2 posts, 1 answers
  1. Paul Exler
    Paul Exler avatar
    11 posts
    Member since:
    Aug 2012

    Posted 12 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Telerik-Team.

    The Diagram Control looks great.
    But the Example of the MindMap became even more interesting for us.

    I found no good documentation how to use the MindMap-Example. So i've downloadet the Silverlight-Demos and tried to cut out everything which i dont need. But the MindMap-Control (The Example) seems to be a too complex construction for me.

    The functionality which comes with the MindMap-Example is exactly what we want & need.
    Is there a possibility to get a small example only with the MindMap-Functionality (and it styles / coloring-behaviour)?
    Since there is no real documentation about this great feature.

    thanks in advance!

    PS.: I use the latest version with hotfixes. (2012.3.1203)
  2. Answer
    Francois avatar
    10 posts

    Posted 12 Dec 2012 Link to this post


    I'm not sure what makes the sample complex for you; the MVVM pattern, the quick-start framework..? In any case, it's fairly simple to quickly mock up a mindmap:

    • define some shapes and add them to the diagram
    • connect the shape you want; things don't have to be connected as a tree but if you wish a standard mindmap you should do so (the mindmap layout will also work with non-tree graphs).
    • apply a tree-layout with subtype set to horizontal or vertical mindmap (other settings are available)
    The attached sample does not use MVVM or anything complex and I also avoided to customize things with control template or style. I hope to helps you on the right track.


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