MxGraph

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Company / Author[edit]

JGraph Limited

Screenshots[edit]

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What they say[edit]

“mxGraph is a Javascript library that uses built-in browser capabilities to provide an interactive drawing and diagramming solution. mxGraph outperforms all existing solutions in startup time, interactivity and functionality.

‘The ability to edit complex diagrams within a web browser is the final solution we need to move our entire application to a thin client architecture. mxGraph is a critical component for rich web applications, there’s nothing like it on the market.’ Steve Wood – Informavores

Unique Advantages

Differentiate your product in the marketplace by enabling your customers to draw and share complex diagrams through a web browser, across every platform:

  • Centralised updating managed at the server
  • No client plug-ins or installation required
  • Deployment using Java, .NET, PHP, static HTML and more
  • Easy configuration of the application using XML
  • User interface is HTML and the data is exchanged in XML
  • Java, .NET or PHP backend for concurrent diagram editing

It is a fully client side JavaScript diagramming library that uses SVG and HTML for rendering. draw.io is an example that extends the functionality of this library. The sources to draw.io are also available.

Note this is the release repo. The development repo is on Bitbucket. Submit PRs there.

If you want to build something like draw.io, GraphEditor is the best example to use as a base.

The npm build is here

mxGraph supports IE 11, Chrome 43+, Firefox 45+, Safari 9.1.x, 10.1.x and 11.0.x, Opera 30+, Native Android browser 5.1.x+, the default browser in the current and previous major iOS versions (e.g. 11.x and 10.x) and Edge 31+.

mxGraph uses no third-party software, it requires no plugins and can be integrated in virtually any framework.

We created mxGraph in 2005 as a commercial project and it ran through to 2016 that way. Our USP was the support for non-SVG browsers, when that advantage expired we moved onto commercial activity around draw.io. mxGraph is pretty much feature complete, production tested in many large enterprises and stable for many years. We actively fix bugs and make minor improvements since it comprises the base of our draw.io stack.

Observations[edit]

This has gone from “USD5,000 up” to free.

Their website[edit]

https://github.com/jgraph/mxgraph

Operating System(s)[edit]

Browser based—— Price: Free  |  Status: Current  |  Date added: 2007-10-26

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