Blazor WASM - Workflow Designer Using Blazor Diagrams


If we like to create a visual representation of data rather than having boring table forms and charts this library will be a good option. This will help you to develop up to complex workflows in more customized way.

Supports: Blazor server app and web assembly (WASM)
Library Name: Z.Blazor.Diagrams (Free)
Library link:
Demos :


  • It generates workflow or flowchart using back-end data.
  • fully customizable and extensible.
  • supports Blazor (both Server Side and WASM).
  • used to make advanced diagrams with a custom design


  • Avoid javascipt
  • Fully customizable (both looks & behavior)
  • Be multipurpose
  • Used for diagramming use cases
  • Performance
  • Separate data layer & UI


It has a lot of features that you can refer in the above library link, here I’ve shared some cool features below,

  • Touch support
  • Panning, zooming
  • Links between nodes
  • Locking mechanism(read-only)
  • Grouping nodes
  • Multi selection, deletion and region selection

In this article, I’ll teach you to simply create 3 node connection with this library in blazor WASM.


Step 1: Installation

First, you'll need to install this library from NuGet package, using Visual Studio's Package Manager or by the following commands:

  • Package Manager Console - Install-Package Z.Blazor.Diagrams
  • CLI - dotnet add package Z.Blazor.Diagrams
  • Package Manager - tab from visual studio

Step 2: Project setup

Blazor.Diagrams needs some JavaScript and CSS to work properly, let's add them in wwwroot/index.html

<!-- in the head element -->
<link href="_content/Z.Blazor.Diagrams/style.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<!-- if you want the default styling -->
<link href="_content/Z.Blazor.Diagrams/default.styles.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
<!-- in the body element -->
<script src="_content/Z.Blazor.Diagrams/script.min.js"></script>

Step 3: Import namespaces in _Imports.razor

@using Blazor.Diagrams.Core;
@using Blazor.Diagrams.Core.Models;
@using Blazor.Diagrams.Components;
@using Blazor.Diagrams.Core.Geometry;

Step 4
Copy paste below code in your razor page, my case it’s an index.razor
@page "/"

<h1>Sample - Blazor Diagrams</h1>
<hr />

<!-- Add this where you want to show the diagram -->
<CascadingValue Value="Diagram">

@code {
    //Creating a diagram manager
    private Diagram? Diagram { get; set; }

    protected override void OnInitialized()

        //Changing options
        var options = new DiagramOptions
            DeleteKey = "Delete", // What key deletes the selected nodes/links
            DefaultNodeComponent = null, // Default component for nodes
            AllowMultiSelection = true, // Whether to allow multi selection using CTRL
            Links = new DiagramLinkOptions
                // Options related to link
            Zoom = new DiagramZoomOptions
                Minimum = 0.5, // Minimum zoom value
                Inverse = false, // Whether to inverse the direction of the zoom when using the wheel
                // Other

        Diagram = new Diagram(options);


    //Nodes - functions
    private void Setup()
        var node1 = NewNode(50, 50);
        var node2 = NewNode(300, 300);
        var node3 = NewNode(300, 50);
        Diagram?.Nodes.Add(new[] { node1, node2, node3 });
        Diagram?.Links.Add(new LinkModel(node1.GetPort(PortAlignment.Right), node2.GetPort(PortAlignment.Left)));

    private NodeModel NewNode(double x, double y)
        var node = new NodeModel(new Point(x, y));
        return node;


  • Diagram – It’s a component from this library that will create this flowchart diagram as a whole
  • DiagramOptions – we can set options for the diagram component with lot of operations like delete, zoom, node selection and so on.
  • DiagramLinkOptions – option related to links
  • DiagramZoomOptions – option to set zooming values, direction
  • Diagram = new Diagram(options) – pass all the option configuration to the diagram component
  • Nodes - these would be created from data received from the backend
  • NodeModel.Port – will add connecting ports for each node
  • Setup() – will create 3 nodes with all the connecting ports and passed it into diagram component
  • LinkModel - The AddLink method adds a link of type LinkModel, which is the default link type. It also returns the created link. We can link the different connecting ports of one node with other
  • CascadingValue – this is a method to add the diagram canvas into your blazor component with parameter diagram

Step 5

If you run and wanted to see the output, I guess it won’t show unless or until you add the below styling in your index.html file

    .diagram-canvas {
        width: 100%;
        height: 100%;
        position: absolute;
        outline: none;
        overflow: hidden;
        cursor: -webkit-grab;
        cursor: grab;
        touch-action: none;

Step 6

If you did everything correctly and used the default styles, you should see this: output

Workflow Designer using Blazor Diagrams

You can build complex flowchat customely using this free library.

*** !!! Happy coding !!! ***