Chat Overview

The Chat component allows the user to participate in chat sessions with other users or with chat bots.

The Chat wrapper for Vue is a client-side wrapper for the Kendo UI Chat widget.

The Chat Package is part of Kendo UI for Vue, 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 how to initialize the Chat.

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To initialize the Chat, either:

Initializing with Webpack

  1. Install Kendo UI and add a theme.

    npm install --save @progress/kendo-ui
    npm install --save @progress/kendo-theme-default
  2. Install the Kendo UI Chat package for Vue.

    npm install --save @progress/kendo-chat-vue-wrapper
  3. Import the Kendo UI packages to the App component. If you use the Kendo UI components more than once in your application, add all Kendo UI-related files to the main.js file. If you use the Kendo UI components once in your application, add the Kendo UI-related files to the component where they will be referred.

    import '@progress/kendo-ui' // This will import the entire Kendo UI library
    // As an alternative, you could import only the scripts that are used by a specific widget:
    // import '@progress/kendo-ui/js/' // Imports only the Chat script and its dependencies
    import '@progress/kendo-theme-default/dist/all.css'
    import { Chat, ChatInstaller } from '@progress/kendo-chat-vue-wrapper'
    new Vue({
        el: '#app',
        components: {

Functionality and Features


The following example demonstrates basic Chat events. You can subscribe to all Chat events by their handler name.

<div id="vueapp" class="vue-app">
    <kendo-chat ref="chat"

new Vue({
    el: '#vueapp',
    methods: {
        onPost: function (ev) {
            console.log("A message has been posted to the Chat widget!");
        onSendMessage: function (ev) {
            console.log("A message has been posted to the Chat widget using the message box!");
        onActionClick: function (ev) {
            console.log("The user clicked an action button in attachment template, or selected a suggestedAction!");
        onTypingStart: function (ev) {
            console.log("The user started typing in the Chat message box!");
        onTypingEnd: function (ev) {
            console.log("The user cleared the Chat message box!");