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Default Shapes

Shapes overview#

The DHTMLX Diagram library provides you with a set of default types of shapes that you can use to build your diagram. The default shapes include:

  • a set of the flow chart shapes:

Tip: Use the name of the necessary shape as a value of the type attribute inside the shape object, while preparing a data set for loading into the diagram.

  • the "card" type that is the default type of shapes in the org chart mode of Diagram. Each shape has a text and a colored header line. Shapes located on the same level have headers of identical color.
  • the "img-card" type that can be used for adding shapes with images. Don't forget to provide images for cards via the img attribute of the shape object.
  • the "topic" type that is the default type of shapes in the "mindmap" mode of Diagram. Each shape has a text and a colored border. The color of the outline depends on the level the shape belongs to.
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Any of the above shapes can be added into the diagram of any mode ("default", "org", or "mindmap" one).

Setting the type of a shape#

To set the type of a shape, use the type property inside the shape object while preparing a related JSON structure to load into the diagram:

const data = [    { id: 1, x: 280, y: 0, text: "Start", type: "start" },    { id: 2, x: 280, y: 120, text: "Read N", type: "output" },    { id: 3, x: 280, y: 240, text: "M=1\nF=2", type: "process" },    { id: 4, x: 280, y: 360, text: "F=F*M", type: "process" },    { id: 5, x: 280, y: 480, text: "Is M=N?", type: "decision" },];
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See the full list of configuration properties of a shape object. Do not add custom properties while creating data objects for default shapes.

Setting the default shape type#

It is also possible to set the default type for all the shapes via the defaultShapeType attribute of the diagram config object:

const diagram = new dhx.Diagram("diagram_container", {    type: "default", // or type: "org", or type: "mindmap"     defaultShapeType: "rectangle"});diagram.data.parse(data);

This value will be applied, if the configuration object of the shape doesn't contain the type property.