yFiles support hub

Assistance at all levels

At yWorks, we deliver great software. We also provide extensive documentation. But because our products are so powerful and versatile, most users will have questions at some point. That’s what our awesome support is for! Customers and evaluators are welcome to reach out to our core developers.

Working resources

We provide extensive, sophisticated resources for working with our SDK and to solving problems on your own.

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Customer support

If the documentation doesn’t answer your question, or you need a head start, we provide e-mail support and expert services right from the source. Don’t be shy!

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Working resources



Each member of the yFiles product family comes with a documentation that bundles three resources: the Developer’s Guide, the API documentation, and the Knowledge Base. A centralized search lets you immediately find the answer to your question.
The documentation is part of the yFiles product package, and it’s also available in an online version.

Developer’s Guide

The Developer’s Guide describes the library’s concepts and explains how functionality is provided by the classes and interfaces.
You’ll also learn about the graph layout algorithms and their options and settings.

API documentation

The detailed API documentation for the classes and interfaces of the diagramming library provides clear help for working with yFiles. It is available as HTML pages, and can also be integrated directly into many IDEs.

Knowledge Base

The yWorks Knowledge Base contains short, product-specific technical articles written by our core engineers that answer frequently asked questions.

Getting started guide

yFiles for HTML

Get step-by-step instructions for your first steps with yFiles for HTML. This guide helps you with the initial setup, shows you where to start in the documentation, and explains how to create your first yFiles application.

Getting started with yFiles for HTML

Source code demos


Explore over 300 interactive demos that showcase some of the yFiles features and use cases. You can run a live version of most demos directly in your browser (created with yFiles for HTML). The source code of all demos can be built onto your own projects. It is part of the yFiles product package and also available at GitHub.

Interactive demos

Video tutorials


The yWorks YouTube channel features numerous helpful videos about yFiles. Take your first steps with yFiles, explore new features, discover advanced techniques, or get to know different layout options.
We regularly add new videos – so give us a follow!

yWorks YouTube channel



yWorks regularly offers free webinars, geared toward yFiles newcomers as well as expert users. We introduce new features and layouts, demonstrate live coding, share tips for working with the SDK, and show the benefits of graph visualization for various use cases. You’re also welcome to browse our collection of recorded webinars.

yWorks webinars

Customer support

Technical support


If you ever get stuck, our excellent e-mail support is ready to help! All requests are answered directly by our core developers, because they can assist you most efficiently.
Working with a versatile product can sometimes pose a challenge, so don’t hold back if you need advice. That’s what support is for.
By the way: Evaluators have access to the customer center, too.

Tips and tricks

Let’s work together

To narrow the issue down as quickly as possible, please provide as many details as you can. Be sure to include these essentials:

What exact version of yFiles are you using?
What browser and/or operating system are you using? What version of each?
What problem have you run into, and how can it be reproduced? If possible, please send us source code. we treat all of your data confidentially.

Here is a helpful article on how to write good support requests.

Thank you very much for your prompt help and great support. The framework is impressive and we will definitely continue to use it.Dirk Stoermer, ATLAS.ti

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Working resources

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