• Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Vue 2 End of Support
  • Vue Wrappers End of Life
  • Native Components
    • Animation
    • Buttons
    • Chartsupdated
    • Conversational UI
    • Data Query
    • Data Tools
    • Date Inputs
    • Date Math
    • Dialogs
    • Drawing
    • Dropdowns
    • Editor
    • Excel Export
    • File Saver
    • Form
    • Gauges
    • Grid
    • Icons
    • Indicators
    • Inputsupdated
    • Labels
    • Layout
    • ListBox
    • ListView
    • Notification
    • PDF Processing
    • Popup
    • Progress Bars
    • Scheduler
    • ScrollView
    • Tooltip
    • TreeList
    • TreeView
    • Upload
  • Wrapper Components
  • Sample Applications
  • Styling & Themes
  • Common Features
  • Project Setup
  • Knowledge Base
  • Changelog
  • FAQ
  • Troubleshooting

Getting Started with the Kendo UI for Vue Native Indicators

This guide provides essential information about using the Kendo UI for Vue Indicators package—you will learn how to install the package, add Indicators to your project, style the components, and activate your license. The steps demonstrated in this guide are applicable to all Kendo UI for Vue Native Indicators.

The Indicators 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.

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

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Setting Up Your Vue Project

Before you install the Kendo UI for Vue Native Indicators, make sure that you have a running Vue project. The easiest way to set up a Vue project is to use the approach described in the Set up the Vue project section of the First Steps with JavaScript article.

Installing the Components

All Kendo UI for Vue packages are distributed through npm and offer a similar installation experience. To use any of the Indicators, start with the installation of the npm package and its dependencies. Use Node.js v5.0.0 or later.

Navigate to the root folder of your Vue project and run the following command:

npm install --save @progress/kendo-vue-indicators @progress/kendo-licensing

Importing the Components

After installing the Indicators package, import the desired components in the Vue App. This guide shows how to add the Loader.

In the App component file of your Vue project (for example, src/App.vue), add the following code:

// ES2015 module syntax
import { Loader } from '@progress/kendo-vue-indicators';
// CommonJS format
const { Loader } = require('@progress/kendo-vue-indicators');

If your project requires more Indicators, you can import them too. The Indicators package provides the following components:

  • Badge
  • Loader
  • Skeleton

Using the Components

  1. After installing the Indicators package and importing the components, add the Loader to the template section of the App component file of your Vue project (for example, src/App.vue).

       <div class="example">
          <Loader />
  2. To style the Loader, install and import the Default theme, which is one of the four beautiful themes for Kendo UI for Vue.

    1. Install the Default theme package.

      npm install --save @progress/kendo-theme-default
    2. Import the Theme package in src/App.vue.

      import '@progress/kendo-theme-default';
  3. Build, run and test the application by typing the following command in the root folder of your project:

    npm run dev

Now try to add another component from the Indicators package yourself. The procedures for installing, importing, and using the Indicators components are identical for all components in the package.

Activating Your License Key

Using any of the UI components in the Kendo UI for Vue Native library requires either a commercial license key or an active trial license key.

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


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

Package NameDescription
vue 2.6.14 or 3.0.0+Contains the functionality necessary to define Vue components.
@progress/kendo-licensingContains the internal infrastructure related to licensing.

Vue 2 is currently in its end-of-support phase till Nov 2024. After our last major release for 2024, Vue 2 will no longer be supported in the new versions of the Kendo UI for Vue components. Please check our Vue 2 End of Support article for more details.

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