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This topic aims to get you familiar with all types of colorizers you may use to change the visualization of RadTreeMap.

Let's get started with creating a sample RadTreeMap, bound to the Northwind.Products table. You can read more on this topic in the Data Binding article. The result is shown bellow:

WinForms RadTreeMap Colorizers

By default, RadTreeMap uses a PaletteColorizer with a default palette.


Colorizes RadTreeMap per predefined collection of 8 palette colors. Each item in different groups is colored the same way.

Grouped RadTreeMap with PaletteColorizer

WinForms RadTreeMap Grouped RadTreeMap with PaletteColorizer

The available palettes for the PaletteColorizer are:

  • Arctic
  • Autumn
  • Cold
  • Flower
  • Forest
  • Grayscale
  • Ground
  • Lilac
  • Metro
  • Natural
  • Pastel
  • Rainbow
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Warm
  • Windows8
  • Sun
  • Office2013
  • VisualStudio2013
  • Green
  • Office2016
  • Material
  • Fluent
  • Crystal
  • VisualStudio2019

Apply PaletteColorizer

PaletteColorizer paletteColorizer = new PaletteColorizer();
paletteColorizer.Palette = TreeMapPalette.Arctic;
this.radTreeMap1.Colorizer = paletteColorizer;        

Dim paletteColorizer As PaletteColorizer = New PaletteColorizer()
paletteColorizer.Palette = TreeMapPalette.Arctic
Me.radTreeMap1.Colorizer = paletteColorizer


WinForms RadTreeMap TreeMapPaletteArctic


This RangeColorizer contains a set of ranges defined by the Stops collection of values. It chooses the color to be applied according to the TreeMapDataItem's value and the stops that define the range.

If no values are added to the Stops collection, the RangeColorizer gets the minimum/maximum values among the items and calculates default ranges.

WinForms RadTreeMap RangeColorizer

RangeColorizer rangeColorizer = new RangeColorizer();
rangeColorizer.Palette = TreeMapPalette.Cold;
rangeColorizer.Stops.AddRange(new List<double>() { 5, 10, 20, 25, 60 });
this.radTreeMap1.Colorizer = rangeColorizer; 

Dim rangeColorizer As RangeColorizer = New RangeColorizer()
rangeColorizer.Palette = TreeMapPalette.Cold
rangeColorizer.Stops.AddRange(New List(Of Double)() From {
Me.radTreeMap1.Colorizer = rangeColorizer

Each Stop value can be absolute or relative (between 0 and 1) depending on the IsAbsolute property value. This may be useful for cases when half of the items need to be colored in one color, and the rest of them in another. Just add Stops 0, 0.5, 1 and thus two ranges will be defined: 0-0.5 and 0.5-1. Two palette colorw will be used in this case.


A colorizer, which contains a set of gradient stops. It chooses the color to be applied according to the TreeMapDataItem's value and colorizer's gradient stops. Values with higher values than the maximum will be colored as the StartColor and values with lower values than the minimum will be colored as the EndColor.

WinForms RadTreeMap GradientColorizer

GradientColorizer gradientColorizer = new GradientColorizer();
gradientColorizer.StartColor = Color.Red;
gradientColorizer.EndColor = Color.Yellow;
this.radTreeMap1.Colorizer = gradientColorizer;         

Dim gradientColorizer As GradientColorizer = New GradientColorizer()
gradientColorizer.StartColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red
gradientColorizer.EndColor = System.Drawing.Color.Yellow
Me.radTreeMap1.Colorizer = gradientColorizer

In case of grouping, the GradientColorizer offers:

  • StartPalette - Defines the start colors for each group.

  • EndPalette - Defines the end colors for each group.

The StartColor and EndColor properties have default values coming from the first color defined in the two palettes respectively.

GradientColorizer groupGradientColorizer = new GradientColorizer();
groupGradientColorizer.StartPalette = TreeMapPalette.Fluent;
groupGradientColorizer.EndPalette = TreeMapPalette.Forest;
this.radTreeMap1.Colorizer = groupGradientColorizer;       

Dim groupGradientColorizer As GradientColorizer = New GradientColorizer()
groupGradientColorizer.StartPalette = TreeMapPalette.Fluent
groupGradientColorizer.EndPalette = TreeMapPalette.Forest
Me.radTreeMap1.Colorizer = groupGradientColorizer

WinForms RadTreeMap Start/End Palette

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