Getting Started with the Kendo UI for Angular Editor

The Editor enables users to create rich textual content through a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) interface.

It delivers a set of tools for creating, editing, and formatting of text, paragraphs, lists, and other HTML elements.

The Editor 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.

Basic Usage

The following example demonstrates the Editor in action.

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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-editor

Manual Setup

  1. Download and install the package.

       npm install --save @progress/kendo-angular-editor @progress/kendo-angular-buttons @progress/kendo-angular-common @progress/kendo-angular-dialog @progress/kendo-angular-dropdowns @progress/kendo-angular-inputs @progress/kendo-angular-intl @progress/kendo-angular-l10n @progress/kendo-angular-popup @progress/kendo-angular-toolbar @progress/kendo-drawing @progress/kendo-licensing
  2. Once installed, import the EditorModule in your application root or feature module.

    import { Component, NgModule } from '@angular/core';
    import { RouterModule } from '@angular/router';
    import { CommonModule } from '@angular/common';
    import { EditorModule } from '@progress/kendo-angular-editor';
        declarations: [
        imports: [
                    path: '',
                    component: AppComponent
    export class AppModule {}
  3. You are required to install one of the Kendo UI themes for Angular to style your component. For more information on how to add the styles, refer to the section on styling.

  4. 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.
  5. 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.


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

  • @angular/common
  • @angular/core
  • @angular/forms
  • rxjs
  • @progress/kendo-angular-buttons
  • @progress/kendo-angular-common
  • @progress/kendo-angular-dialog
  • @progress/kendo-angular-dropdowns
  • @progress/kendo-angular-inputs
  • @progress/kendo-angular-intl
  • @progress/kendo-angular-l10n
  • @progress/kendo-angular-popup
  • @progress/kendo-angular-toolbar
  • @progress/kendo-drawing
  • @progress/kendo-licensing

The following dependencies are automatically installed:

  • prosemirror-commands
  • prosemirror-history
  • prosemirror-inputrules
  • prosemirror-keymap
  • prosemirror-schema-basic
  • prosemirror-schema-list
  • prosemirror-state
  • prosemirror-model
  • prosemirror-view
  • @types/prosemirror-commands
  • @types/prosemirror-history
  • @types/prosemirror-inputrules
  • @types/prosemirror-keymap
  • @types/prosemirror-model
  • @types/prosemirror-schema-basic
  • @types/prosemirror-schema-list
  • @types/prosemirror-state
  • @types/prosemirror-view

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

Functionality and Features


The following example demonstrates the valueChange event of the Editor.

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