Getting Started with the Kendo UI for Angular Charts

The Charts are a set of Angular components for building common chart types.

The Charts Package is part of Kendo UI for Angular, a professional grade UI library with 100+ components for building modern and feature-rich applications. To try it out sign up for a free 30-day trial.

Installation

Either use the quick setup (Angular CLI) or manually add the package.

Quick Setup with Angular CLI

Angular CLI 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-charts

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

       npm install --save @progress/kendo-angular-charts @progress/kendo-angular-common @progress/kendo-angular-intl @progress/kendo-angular-l10n @progress/kendo-angular-popup @progress/kendo-drawing hammerjs @progress/kendo-licensing
  2. Once installed, import Hammer.js and the NgModule of the components you need.

    To get all package components, import the ChartsModule in your [application root]({{ site.data.url.angular['ngmodules'] }}#angular-modularity) or feature module.

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

    The package also exports the following modules for individual components:

    • ChartModule
    • SparklineModule
    • StockChartModule

    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 Chart module
        import { ChartModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-charts';
    
        // Imports the Sparkline module
        import { SparklineModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-charts';
    
        @NgModule({
            bootstrap: [AppComponent],
            imports:   [
                BrowserModule, BrowserAnimationsModule,
                ChartModule, SparklineModule
            ]
        })
        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.

  4. Follow the instructions on the Kendo UI for Angular My License page to activate your license. You can skip this step if your application already contains a Kendo UI license file.

Dependencies

The Charts package requires you to install the following peer dependencies in your application:

  • @angular/common
  • @angular/core
  • @progress/kendo-angular-common
  • @progress/kendo-angular-intl
  • @progress/kendo-angular-l10n
  • @progress/kendo-angular-popup
  • @progress/kendo-drawing
  • @progress/kendo-licensing
  • hammerjs
  • rxjs

The following dependencies are automatically installed:

  • @progress/kendo-charts

The Charts package utilizes the Angular animation system, which supports a specific set of browsers.