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The Diagram enables you to add various shapes by using its API reference on shapes.

Getting Started

To add a rectangular shape to the Diagram, call the diagram.addShape(); method which renders a rectangle in the upper-left corner of the Diagram surface. To change the initial position, call the addShape() method with an additional Point parameter.

var Point = kendo.dataviz.diagram.Point;
diagram.addShape(new Point(100,220));

To specify additional properties for the Diagram, use the options parameter. The following example demonstrates how to set the background color of the shape.

diagram.addShape(new Point(100,220), { background: "red" });

The addShape() method also accepts a shape instance and enables you to add a new shape.

var Point = kendo.dataviz.diagram.Point;
var shapeInstance = new kendo.diagram.Shape();
var shape = diagram.addShape(shape);
shape.position(new Point(100,220));

Adding Connections

To connect the shapes, use the connect() method.

var Point = kendo.dataviz.diagram.Point;
var shape1 = diagram.addShape(new Point(100,100));
var shape2 = diagram.addShape(new Point(300,100));
var connection = diagram.connect(shape1, shape2);

The previous example results in the following output.

Kendo UI for jQuery Two connected Diagram shapes

Changing the Initial Options of the Shape

To change a particular configuration of the shape and visualize it, use the redraw() method which will render the shape with its new options.

var shape = new kendo.dataviz.diagram.Shape({x: 500, y: 100, fill: "green"});
fill: {
    color: "red"

Cloning a Shape

To make a clone of a shape and render it on the Diagram, use the clone() method.

var shape = new kendo.dataviz.diagram.Shape({x: 500, y: 100, fill: "green"});

var shape2 = diagram.shapes[0].clone();

Creating a Shape Using SVG Path Data

To create a Diagram shape with an SVG Path, use the path configuration.

var shape = new kendo.dataviz.diagram.Shape({path: 'm35.15,0 L84.85,0 L120,35.15 L120,84.85 L84.85,120 L35.15,120 L0,84.85 L0,35.15 z', fill: "green"});

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