Inputs Overview

The Inputs are fields which allow for an input of data, based on a specific and predefined format.

Basic Usage

The following example demonstrates the ColorGradient, ColorPalette, ColorPicker, MaskedTextBox, NumericTextBox, Slider, Switch, TextArea, and TextBox components in action.

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Either use the quick setup (Angular CLI v6 or later) or manually add the package (Angular CLI v5 or earlier).

Quick Setup with Angular CLI v6 or Later

Angular CLI v6 supports the addition of packages through the ng add command which executes in one step the set of otherwise individually needed commands.

  ng add @progress/kendo-angular-inputs

Manual Setup

All components that you reference during the installation will be present in the final bundle of your application. To avoid ending up with components you do not actually need, either:

  • Import all Inputs components at once by using the InputsModule, or
  • Import a specific Inputs component by adding it as an individual NgModule.
  1. Download and install the package.

       npm install --save @progress/kendo-angular-inputs @progress/kendo-angular-intl @progress/kendo-angular-l10n @progress/kendo-angular-common @progress/kendo-angular-popup @progress/kendo-drawing
  2. Once installed, import the NgModule of the components you need.

    To get all package components, import the InputsModule in your application root or feature module.

        import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
        import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
        import { BrowserAnimationsModule } from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';
        import { InputsModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-inputs';
        import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
            bootstrap:    [AppComponent],
            declarations: [AppComponent],
            imports:      [BrowserModule, BrowserAnimationsModule, InputsModule]
        export class AppModule {

    The package also exports the following modules for individual components:

    • ColorPickerModule (includes the ColorPicker, ColorGradient and ColorPalette components)
    • MaskedTextBoxModule
    • NumericTextBoxModule
    • SliderModule
    • SwitchModule
    • TextBoxModule (includes the TextBoxDirective, TextAreaDirective and TextBoxContainerComponent)

    To reduce the size of your application, include only the ones you need.

        import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
        import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
        import { BrowserAnimationsModule } from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';
        // Imports the ColorPicker module
        import { ColorPickerModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-inputs';
        // Imports the MaskedTextBox module
        import { MaskedTextBoxModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-inputs';
        // Imports the NumericTextBox module
        import { NumericTextBoxModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-inputs';
        // Imports the Slider module
        import { SliderModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-inputs';
        // Imports the RangeSlider module
        import { RangeSliderModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-inputs';
        // Imports the Switch module
        import { SwitchModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-inputs';
        // Imports the TextBox module
        import { TextBoxModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-inputs';
        // Imports the CheckBox module
        import { CheckBoxModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-inputs';
        // Imports the RadioButton module
        import { RadioButtonModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-inputs';
            bootstrap:  [AppComponent],
            imports:    [
                BrowserModule, BrowserAnimationsModule,
                ColorPickerModule, MaskedTextBoxModule,
                NumericTextBoxModule, SliderModule, RangeSliderModule,
                SwitchModule, TextBoxModule, CheckBoxModule, RadioButtonModule
        export class AppModule {
  3. You are required to install one of the Kendo UI themes for Angular to style your components. For more information on how to add the styles, refer to the section on styling.

Due to recent changes in rendering, the Inputs package now requires the following theme versions:

  • kendo-theme-default@^3.0.0
  • kendo-theme-material@^2.0.0
  • kendo-theme-bootstrap@^3.0.0

For more information, refer to issue #2018 on GitHub.

The new CheckBox and RadioButton directives require the following theme versions:

  • kendo-theme-default@^4.8.0
  • kendo-theme-material@^3.6.0
  • kendo-theme-bootstrap@^4.6.0
  1. For Angular 9.x and later, install the @angular/localize package:
    1. Run npm install --save @angular/localize.
    2. Add import '@angular/localize/init'; to your src/polyfills.ts file.


The Inputs package requires the following peer dependencies that have to be installed by your application:

  • @angular/common
  • @angular/core
  • @angular/animations
  • @angular/forms
  • @progress/kendo-angular-intl
  • @progress/kendo-angular-l10n
  • @progress/kendo-angular-common
  • @progress/kendo-angular-popup
  • @progress/kendo-drawing
  • rxjs

The following dependencies will be installed automatically:

  • @telerik/kendo-draggable