Get Started

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Setting Up the Angular Project

The easiest way to start with Angular is to use the Angular CLI Tool. To scaffold your project structure, follow its installation instructions.

The source code for the completed sample project is available on GitHub at telerik/kendo-angular-quickstart-cli.

npm install -g @angular/cli
ng new my-first-angular-project --style=scss
cd my-first-angular-project

Don't worry about the --style=scss parameter for now, we will get to it later.

Kendo UI for Angular is distributed as multiple NPM packages, scoped to @progress. For example, the name of the Grid package is @progress/kendo-angular-grid.

Let's start simple and add the Buttons package:

npm install --save @progress/kendo-angular-buttons @progress/kendo-angular-l10n @angular/animations

The Kendo UI components use Angular animations. As of the Angular 4 release, you have to install the @angular/animations package separately.

Next, import the component directives into your source code. Change the code in src/app/app.module.ts to:

import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { FormsModule } from '@angular/forms';
import { HttpModule } from '@angular/http';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';

// Import the Animations module
import { BrowserAnimationsModule } from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';

// Import the ButtonsModule
import { ButtonsModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-buttons';

@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent
    ],
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        FormsModule,
        HttpModule,

        // Register the modules
        BrowserAnimationsModule,
        ButtonsModule
    ],
    providers: [],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }

Add the HTML for the button in src/app/app.component.html:

<h1>{{title}}</h1>

<button kendoButton (click)="onButtonClick()" [primary]="true">My Kendo UI Button</button>

Add the button click event handler to app.component.ts:

import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app-root',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html',
    styleUrls: ['./app.component.scss']
})
export class AppComponent {
    title = 'Hello World!';

    onButtonClick() {
        this.title = 'Hello from Kendo UI!';
    }
}

We are done! Run the application in the browser by using the ng serve Angular CLI command.

The button should be visible, but it looks plain. Let's add the theme.

Adding the Styles

The Kendo UI for Angular themes are distributed as separate NPM packages. At the time, the available theme packages are @progress/kendo-theme-default and @progress/kendo-theme-bootstrap.

We'll take the Default theme and install it just like the Buttons package:

npm install --save @progress/kendo-theme-default

Now, import the SCSS file from the package in src/styles.scss:

/* You can add global styles to this file, and also import other style files */

@import "~@progress/kendo-theme-default/scss/all";

With the stylesheet in place, you should see something like this in the browser:

getting-started.png

The button is fully functional and looks splendid! This final step concludes the getting-started walk-through.

Next Steps

An orange button, while pretty, is not something that you will write home about. We are sure that you are looking for more—browse the components section and discover the amazing features that Kendo UI for Angular brings to the table.

Happy coding!