class binaryninja.flowgraph.FlowGraph(handle=None)[source]

class FlowGraph implements a directed flow graph to be shown in the UI. This class allows plugins to create custom flow graphs and render them in the UI using the flow graph report API.

An example of creating a flow graph and presenting it in the UI:

>>> graph = FlowGraph()
>>> node_a = FlowGraphNode(graph)
>>> node_a.lines = ["Node A"]
>>> node_b = FlowGraphNode(graph)
>>> node_b.lines = ["Node B"]
>>> node_c = FlowGraphNode(graph)
>>> node_c.lines = ["Node C"]
>>> graph.append(node_a)
>>> graph.append(node_b)
>>> graph.append(node_c)
>>> node_a.add_outgoing_edge(BranchType.UnconditionalBranch, node_b)
>>> node_a.add_outgoing_edge(BranchType.UnconditionalBranch, node_c)
>>> show_graph_report("Custom Graph", graph)


In the current implementation, only graphs that have a single start node where all other nodes are reachable from outgoing edges can be rendered correctly. This describes the natural limitations of a control flow graph, which is what the rendering logic was designed for. Graphs that have nodes that are only reachable from incoming edges, or graphs that have disjoint subgraphs will not render correctly. This will be fixed in a future version.


x.__init__(…) initializes x; see help(type(x)) for signature


__init__([handle]) x.__init__(…) initializes x; see help(type(x)) for signature
append(node) append adds a node to a flow graph.
complete_layout() complete_layout can be overridden by subclasses and is called when a graph layout is completed.
finish_prepare_for_layout() finish_prepare_for_layout signals that preparations for rendering a graph are complete.
get_nodes_in_region(left, top, right, bottom)
layout([callback]) layout starts rendering a graph for display.
layout_and_wait() layout_and_wait starts rendering a graph for display, and waits for the graph to be ready to display.
populate_nodes() prepare_for_layout can be overridden by subclasses to create nodes in a graph when a flow graph needs to be rendered.
prepare_for_layout() prepare_for_layout can be overridden by subclasses to handling preparations that must take place before a flow graph is rendered, such as waiting for a function to finish analysis.
show(title) show displays the graph in a new tab in the UI.
update() update can be overridden by subclasses to allow a graph to be updated after it has been presented in the UI.


complete Whether flow graph layout is complete (read-only)
function Function for a flow graph
has_nodes Whether the flow graph has at least one node (read-only)
height Flow graph height (read-only)
nodes List of nodes in graph (read-only)
width Flow graph width (read-only)