Styling: nodes can be styled or templated in the host application
Events: various events in the API allows you to react to user triggered events (node click, node added, edge removed and so on)
Easy API: you can easily manipulate the diagram through the API (like AddNode, DeleteEdge, ChildrenNodes and so on)
Interactive: the layout is also active when nodes are being dragged on the canvas
Documented: the API is well documented and compiled help is available
It is designed as a leightweight control (around 300 lines of code)
Graphite for Silverlight allows you to embed interactive diagrams in any web page (HTML, PHP, ASP.Net…) and to manipulate data in a diagram without having to worry about the layout. See the inital release text or click on the thumbnails below to see a few examples (you will need the Silverlight 2 plugin):
Features specific to Silverlight:
based on Silverlight 2.0
Can be edited in Microsoft Expression Blend and Visual Studio 2008
Can access data through WCF and webservices
You can download the sample Vistual Studio project and see for yourself. Note that you’ll need Silverlight 2 and the SDK to edit things in VS2008 or Expression Blend.
The WPF version of Graphite has the same features as the Silverlight version plus extra’s which cannot be made available in Silverlight due to security and framework restrictions, see the initial release text.