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Getting Started with the KendoReact TaskBoard

This guide provides essential information about using the KendoReact TaskBoard package. You will learn how to install the TaskBoard package, add a TaskBoard 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 TaskBoard, make sure that you have a running React project. The easiest way to set up a React project is to use the Create React App approach that is described in the Get Started with KendoReact article.

Installing the TaskBoard Package

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

npm install --save @progress/kendo-react-taskboard @progress/kendo-data-query @progress/kendo-drawing @progress/kendo-licensing @progress/kendo-react-buttons @progress/kendo-react-dialogs @progress/kendo-react-dropdowns @progress/kendo-react-form @progress/kendo-react-indicators @progress/kendo-react-inputs @progress/kendo-react-intl @progress/kendo-react-labels @progress/kendo-react-layout @progress/kendo-react-popup @progress/kendo-svg-icons

Importing the Component

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

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

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

Using the Component

  1. Define the taskboard columns and tasks:

       const tasks = cards.map((c) => ({
          id: c.id,
          title: c.title,
          description: c.description,
          status: c.status,
          priority: c.priority,
       const columns = [{
          id: 1,
          title: 'To-Do',
          status: 'todo',
       }, {
          id: 2,
          title: 'In Progress',
          status: 'inProgress',
       }, {
          id: 3,
          title: 'Done',
          status: 'done',
       const priorities = [{
          priority: 'Low Priority',
          color: 'green',
       }, {
          priority: 'High Priority',
          color: 'blue',
       }, {
          priority: 'Urgent',
          color: 'orange',
  2. Add the component's markup to the src/App.js file in your project and set the tools. Optionally, configure the height of the TaskBoard component.

          style={{ height: '700px' }}
  3. To style the TaskBoard, install and import the Default theme, which is one of the three 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 TaskBoard 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 TaskBoard 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-licensingContains the internal infrastructure related to licensing.
@progress/kendo-data-queryApplies sorting, filtering, grouping, and aggregate data operations.
@progress/kendo-drawingContains the KendoReact Drawing components
@progress/kendo-react-buttonsContains the KendoReact Buttons components
@progress/kendo-react-dialogsContains the KendoReact Dialogs components.
@progress/kendo-react-dropdownsContains the KendoReact Dropdowns components.
@progress/kendo-react-formContains the KendoReact Form components.
@progress/kendo-react-indicatorsContains the KendoReact Indicator components.
@progress/kendo-react-inputsContains the KendoReact Inputs, which the input of data, based on a specific and predefined format.
@progress/kendo-react-intlContains the KendoReact Internationalization package that applies the desired cultures by providing services and pipes for the parsing and formatting of dates and numbers.
@progress/kendo-react-labelsContains the KendoReact Labels components.
@progress/kendo-react-layoutContains the KendoReact Layout components.
@progress/kendo-react-popupContains positioning logic for the Popover component
@progress/kendo-svg-iconsContains the KendoReact SVG icons.

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