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Getting Started with the KendoReact OrgChart

This guide provides essential information about using the KendoReact OrgChart package. You will learn how to install the OrgChart package, add an OrgChart component to your project, style the component, and activate your license.

After completing this guide, you will be able to reproduce the following example.

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Setting Up Your React Project

Before you install the KendoReact OrgChart, make sure that you have a running React project. The easiest way to set up a project for the KendoReact components is to use the create-kendoreact-app tool that is described in the Get Started with KendoReact article.

Installing the OrgChart Package

All KendoReact packages are distributed through npm and offer a similar installation experience. To use the OrgChart component, start with the installation of the OrgChart npm package and its dependencies. Use Node.js v5.0.0 or later.

npm install --save @progress/kendo-react-orgchart @progress/kendo-data-query @progress/kendo-licensing @progress/kendo-svg-icons

Importing the Component

After installing the package, import the OrgChart component in the React App.

In the src/App.js file of your React project, import the OrgChart component from the OrgChart package.

// ES2015 module syntax
import { OrgChart } from '@progress/kendo-react-orgchart';
// CommonJS format
const { OrgChart } = require('@progress/kendo-react-orgchart');

Using the Component

  1. After installing the OrgChart package and importing the components, add the OrgChart tag to the App component file of your React project (for example, src/App.js).

  2. Set the data to its data property and set the title field using the titleField prop.

     const App = () => {
       return (
    export default App;
  3. To style the OrgChart, install and import the Default theme, which is one of the four beautiful themes for KendoReact.

    3.1. Install the Default theme package.

    npm install --save @progress/kendo-theme-default

    3.2. Import the CSS file from the package in src/App.js. Add this import before your existing App.css import.

    import '@progress/kendo-theme-default/dist/all.css';
  4. Build and run the application by typing the following command in the root folder of your project:

    npm start
  5. Navigate to http://localhost:3000 to see the KendoReact OrgChart component on the page.

Activating Your License Key

Using any of the UI components in the KendoReact library requires either a commercial license key or an active trial license key.

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


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

Package NameDescription
react 16.8.2*Contains the functionality necessary to define React components.
react-domContains the React renderer for the web.
@progress/kendo-data-queryApplies sorting, filtering, grouping, and aggregate data operations.
@progress/kendo-licensingContains the internal infrastructure related to licensing.
@progress/kendo-svg-iconsContains the KendoReact SVG icons.

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