Getting Started with KendoReact Editor

The Editor enables users to create rich textual content through a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) interface and delivers a set of tools for creating, editing, and formatting of text, paragraphs, lists, and other HTML elements.

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

Basic Usage

The following example demonstrates the Editor in action.

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  1. Download and install the package. Use Node.js v5.0.0 or later.

    npm install --save @progress/kendo-react-editor @progress/kendo-react-intl @progress/kendo-react-buttons @progress/kendo-react-dropdowns @progress/kendo-react-dialogs @progress/kendo-react-inputs @progress/kendo-react-layout @progress/kendo-react-popup @progress/kendo-react-pdf @progress/kendo-react-progressbars @progress/kendo-drawing @progress/kendo-licensing
  2. Once installed, import the package module.

    // ES2015 module syntax
    import { Editor, EditorTools } from '@progress/kendo-react-editor';
    // CommonJS format
    const { Editor, EditorTools } = require('@progress/kendo-react-editor');
  3. You are required to install one of the KendoReact themes to style your components. For more information on how to add the styles, refer to the article on getting started.

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


Under the hood, the KendoReact Editor uses the ProseMirror toolkit. This allows you to utilize the full range of the ProseMirror functionalities and build on top of the existing Editor features.

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

  • react 16.8.2*
  • react-dom
  • @progress/kendo-drawing
  • @progress/kendo-licensing
  • @progress/kendo-react-buttons
  • @progress/kendo-react-dialogs
  • @progress/kendo-react-dropdowns
  • @progress/kendo-react-inputs
  • @progress/kendo-react-intl
  • @progress/kendo-react-layout
  • @progress/kendo-react-pdf
  • @progress/kendo-react-popup
  • @progress/kendo-react-progressbars