What This Is
The NodeXL class libraries can be used to display network graphs in .NET applications.
How to Use It
- To include a NodeXL network graph in a WPF desktop or Windows Forms application, unzip the Zip file into any directory, then see the "NodeXLControl" topic in the NodeXLApi.chm help file.
- To include a NodeXL graph in another type of .NET application, see the "NodeXLVisual" and "GraphDrawer" topics in the help file.
- A .NET development environment, version 4.0 or above.
- This release targets .NET Framework 4.0. It was built with Visual Studio 2013. If you need a version that targets .NET Framework 3.5, search for "NodeXL Class Libraries, version 184.108.40.206" in the list of "Other Downloads" on the CodePlex Downloads tab. Version 220.127.116.11 was the final NodeXL Class Libraries release that targeted .NET Framework 3.5. All future releases will target .NET Framework 4.0.
- NodeXL works well with graphs that have up to a few thousand vertices and edges. It might work satisfactorily with larger graphs if you have a fast computer and some patience, but if you have very large graphs, you might want to look at SNAP, the Stanford Network Analysis Platform. SNAP can handle graphs with millions of vertices and edges.
- You may see nothing but empty topics when you attempt to view the NodeXLApi.chm file. To fix this problem, which is due to a security restriction in Internet Explorer, right-click the chm file in Windows Explorer, select Properties, and click the Unblock button on the General tab.
- The source code for the NodeXL Class Libraries, as well as the NodeXL Excel Template, is available on the Source Code tab.