Re: applying custom styles to diagrams

At 10.11.2010 09:59, niklas | brueckenschlaeger wrote:
I'm trying to export diagrams to SVG, then styling them with CSS. This
doesn't work right now because the SVG carries no semantics (i.e. IDs or
Looking at, it seems like in the renderer there's no access to
the original semantic objects (UML Class, Association, ...) anymore.
Right, the usual renderer interface is pure drawing.

Is there maybe a higher point in the API to hook into for implementing
Only a much higher level, see as example. Or for something producing more useful output. On the C-level there also is Renderer::draw_object(Object *), but currently there is no way to "overwrite" it from PyDia code. Also missing is the ability to call the base class implmentation, i.e. get the drawing call within the same renderer.

It would also be fine just to be able to generate extra output,
with all the objects in the order they were rendered, then I can
post-process that SVG to add the appropriate classes.

Although the rendering order is deterministic as in:

        for layer in data.layers :
                for o in layer.objects :

you still would have a hard time to match the rendering calls with the objects. The best way would be implementing both draw_object parts as outlined above, but that involves some C hacking in the bindings.

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get along without it.                -- Dilbert

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