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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.

See Also

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