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Jeremy
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Jeremy asked on 10 Jan 2013, 12:46 PM
Hi,

i want to create custom shapes like textbox, grid etc.., and allof them will have custom property.
Till now i am able to create few shapes with one property, but i am not getting exact approach to execute that operation.
Please guide me from where i can get a sample application to create custom shapes with large no. of custom property and each control is used as an object while being drag and drop from listbox to raddiagram.

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Francois Vanderseypen
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answered on 10 Jan 2013, 01:12 PM
Gabi,

the financial dashboard contained within the official samples (which was orginally published as an article here) boasts quite a few custom shapes which host a datagrid, a pie chart, gauges and more. I'd think this sample should get you going. 
Regarding the properties, you simply add standard or dependency properties as you wish. To add a custom shape you'd code something like;

var shape = new YourCustomShape();
diagram.AddShape(shape);

If you use a shape library and dragdrop from a toolbox onto the diagram surface you can check the ItemsChanged event and then detect the type of the shape. If it's a custom shape (or even better, if you implemented an interface) you can then cast to the custom type and access all your (custom) properties.

Hope this helps, Fr.
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