Sankey Diagram Control — A New Data Visualization for Desktop (WinForms, WPF)

We’ve got some good news for those looking to visualize data in new and unique ways. Our upcoming release will include a new Sankey Diagram Control (for WinForms and WPF).

Sankey Diagrams display paths between nodes and associated quantities. The thickness of each path varies based on the value of a corresponding node. When used, end-users can easily see major paths and spot inefficiencies or losses within a given flow. These diagrams are typically used to display resource flows (sales, budget) along with information or energy usage.

Note: This Early Access Preview (EAP) only includes our WinForms implementation. We will add the Sankey Diagram control for WPF prior to official release (v20.2).

Supported Features

Here is a brief summary of the features that we’ll include in this release:

  • Built-in coloring algorithms (palette-based and custom colorizers);
  • Recursive Nodes and Custom Node Order;
  • Title Elements;
  • Printing / Export;
  • Node and Link Highlighting, Tooltips.

Try It Today

If you’ve installed our v20.2 EAP build, you can explore the capabilities of our Sankey Diagram using the following WinForms demo link: Sankey Diagram demo.

You can also refer to the following help topic for additional information: SankeyDiagramControl

Your Feedback

We welcome your feedback. If you’re considering this control for an upcoming project or if you have technical questions, please post a comment below. We’ll be happy to follow-up.

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Great, I‘ve been waiting for this. Will it be possible to have part of the flow „stay in a node“ (source=destination)?
26 August 2020
Gabriel Phaiphai
Gabriel Phaiphai
Great addition to data visualization options. I wish to see it ported to web and your dashboard controls
in the future. Well done!
26 August 2020
Andrey (DevExpress)
Andrey (DevExpress)


Thank you!

As for your question, I believe it's best to discuss this matter in greater detail within a Support Center ticket:


@Gabriel Phaiphai

Thanks for sharing your need to see this new Visualization Type in DevExpress Dashboard. We are certainly considering it and will discuss it with the DevExpress developer community during our 2021 Roadmap survey.

28 August 2020
What about VCL version?
31 August 2020

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