KeyLines Release 1.9.15

18th June, 2013

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As part of our ongoing commitment to developing the best network visualization tool available, we are pleased to announce a new release of KeyLines that went live earlier this week.

Version 1.9.15 includes a series of incremental changes intended to improve KeyLines’ performance, making life easier for your developers and providing a more intuitive and useful experience for end-users.

New Feature: IE10 touch and gesture support

Although IE10 was already on the list of browsers supported by KeyLines, the new release adds full support for all touch events and gestures.

This means users with Windows 8 touchscreen devices can enjoy the same interactivity that they would if they were using an iPad or Android tablet.

Improvement: A better standard layout

Following customer feedback, we have made some revisions to our standard layout that will make your graphs easier to view and simpler to interpret (as well as 30% faster to compute).

You should find your graphs are now more ‘regular’ shapes, with links more neatly fanned around nodes.

Additionally, you should find the lengths of links between nodes is more consistent. The benefit of this being increased clarity, especially if your network is dense.

KeyLines Developers: No code changes are needed to get this new layout – just download the new KeyLines component files.

Improvement: An easier filter method

Previously to create a filter you were required to define a ‘show’ and a ‘hide’ event for items. In complex scenarios this could require up to 200 lines of code. The new release of KeyLines has streamlined this feature, instead allowing you to define a filter between shown and hidden in one go.

This requires far fewer lines of code, saving you time and reducing complexity.

KeyLines Developers: For more on this feature, see the ‘chart.filter’ property.

We want to hear your thoughts

Do you have any suggestions for how we should improve KeyLines in the future? If so, share your thoughts on our Twitter page or by emailing support@keylines.com.

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