Getting Started with KendoReact Sparkline

The KendoReact Sparkline is a tiny chart without axes, coordinates, legends, titles, or other chart-specific elements.

The Sparkline Component is part of KendoReact, a professional UI components library designed and built from the ground up for React to make developers more productive. To try it out, sign up for a free 30-day trial.

Generally, Sparklines are simple, word-sized graphics that can be embedded in tables, headlines, or chunks of text. The concept for their graphical representation was developed by Edward Tufte. The KendoReact Sparkline is a version of the KendoReact Chart which is tailored for this specific application. While the standard KendoReact Chart component behaves like a block element, due to its rendering inside a div element to allow for an easy embedding in texts, the Sparkline behaves like an inline element due to its rendering inside a span element.

While, typically, Sparklines are line charts, they can also be rendered as the following Chart types:

  • Line (default)
  • Bar (Data Bars)
  • Column
  • Area
  • Pie
  • Bullet

The KendoReact Sparkline component is part of the KendoReact library of React UI components. It is distributed through NPM under the kendo-react-charts package.

Basic Usage

The following example demonstrates the Sparkline in action.

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Functionality and Features

The Sparkline supports all configuration options that are applicable for the Categorical series type of the Chart.

Sparklines also include shortcuts for setting the data and type series options.

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