What This Is
The NodeXL class libraries can be used to display network graphs in .NET applications.This release is obsolete.
See the notes below.
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 3.5 or above.
- This release targets .NET Framework 3.5. It was built with Visual Studio 2008. We are no longer supporting .NET Framework 3.5; all new development is targeting .NET Framework 4.0. This release is retained only for programmers who are still working in an older development environment.
- If you want the latest version, which targets .NET Framework 4.0, search for the latest release of the "NodeXL Class Libraries" in the list of "Other Downloads" on the CodePlex Downloads tab.
- 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.