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Drawing API Overview

The Kendo UI Drawing API is a cross-browser vector graphics library. It offers a simple object model for building and manipulating visual scenes.

Basic Usage

Components

You build a scene by creating drawing elements such as curves, images, and text. Scene elements are live and respond to changes of their appearance and geometry.

A drawing surface is used to render scenes on and off screen. Surfaces encapsulate specific browser technologies such as SVG or Canvas.

Figure 1. Drawing API components

Drawing API Components

Design Goals

The Kendo UI Drawing API is designed to serve as a foundation of and extension point for the Kendo UI widgets rendering data visualization, such as Charts and Diagrams.

The Drawing API is also a stand-alone component suitable for building custom visualizations.

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