Getting Started

17 Jul 20189 minutes to read

This section helps to understand the getting started of the Angular TreeGrid with the step-by-step instructions.

Create your first TreeGrid in Angular

Getting started with SystemJS

To quick start with Syncfusion JavaScript Angular components run the below commands to clone the repository for SystemJS starter and installing required dependency packages.

  • > git clone -b systemjs
     > cd angular2-seeds
     > npm install

    The below steps describes to add component with above cloned seed application.

    Syncfusion JavaScript components source configuration and sample creation

    • Copy required Syncfusion Angular source component(s) from the below build location and add it in src/ej folder (For ex., consider the TreeGrid component).
  • (Installed Location)\Syncfusion\Essential Studio\21.1.35\JavaScript\assets-src\angular2\


    core.ts file is mandatory for all Syncfusion JavaScript Angular components. The repository having the source file from Essential Studio for JavaScript v21.1.35.

    • Create TreeGrid folder inside src folder.

    • Create TreeGrid.component.html view file inside src/TreeGrid folder and render ejTreeGrid Angular component using the below code example.

  • HTML
  • <ej-treegrid id="TreeGridControl" [dataSource]="treeGridData" childMapping="subtasks" [treeColumnIndex]=treeColumnIndex sizeSettings.height="400px"
            <e-treegrid-column field="taskID" headerText="Task ID"></e-treegrid-column>
            <e-treegrid-column field="taskName" headerText="TaskName"></e-treegrid-column>
            <e-treegrid-column field="startDate" headerText="Start Date"></e-treegrid-column>
            <e-treegrid-column field="endDate" headerText="End Date"></e-treegrid-column>
            <e-treegrid-column field="duration" headerText="Duration"></e-treegrid-column>
            <e-treegrid-column field="progress" headerText="Progress"></e-treegrid-column>
    • Create TreeGrid.component.ts model file inside the folder src/TreeGrid and create sample component using the below code example.
  • import { Component } from '@angular/core';
      selector: 'ej-app',
      templateUrl: 'app/components/treeGrid/treeGrid.component.html',
      styleUrls: ['app/components/treeGrid/treeGrid.component.css'], 
    export class DefaultComponent {
        this.treeGridData =  [{
             taskID: 1,
             taskName: "Planning",
             startDate: "02/03/2014",
             endDate: "02/07/2014",
             progress: 100,
             duration: 5,
             subtasks: [
                 { taskID: 2, taskName: "Plan timeline", startDate: "02/03/2014", endDate: "02/07/2014", duration: 5, progress: 100 },
                 { taskID: 3, taskName: "Plan budget", startDate: "02/03/2014", endDate: "02/07/2014", duration: 5 },
                 { taskID: 4, taskName: "Allocate resources", startDate: "02/03/2014", endDate: "02/07/2014", duration: 5, progress: 100 },
                 { taskID: 5, taskName: "Planning complete", startDate: "02/07/2014", endDate: "02/07/2014", duration: 0, progress: 0 }
      public treeColumnIndex = 1;

    Configure the routes for the Router

    Before adding router configuration for above created ejTreeGrid component, we recommend you to go through the Angular Routing configuration to get the deeper knowledge about Angular routing.

    • Now, we are going to configure the route navigation link for created TreeGrid sample in src/app.component.html file.
  • HTML
  • <div>
    	<ul class="nav navbar-nav">
    		. . . .
    		<li><a data-toggle="collapse" data-target="" href="#treegrid" [routerLink]="['/treegrid']">TreeGrid </a></li>
    • Import the ejTreeGrid sample component and define the route in src/app.routes.ts file.
  • import { Routes } from '@angular/router';
    . . . . 
    import { TreeGridComponent } from './treeGrid/treeGrid.component';
    export const rootRouterConfig: Routes = [
        { path: '', redirectTo: 'home', pathMatch: 'full' },
        . . . . 
        { path: 'treeGrid', component: TreeGridComponent }
    • Import and declare the Syncfusion source component and ejTreeGrid sample component into app.module.ts like the below code snippet.
  • import { NgModule, enableProdMode, ErrorHandler } from '@angular/core';
    . . . . . 
    import { EJ_TREEGRID_COMPONENTS } from './ej/treeGrid.component';
    import { TreeGridComponent } from './treeGrid/treeGrid.component';
    import { rootRouterConfig } from './app.routes';
    . . . . 
      imports: [BrowserModule, FormsModule, HttpModule, RouterModule.forRoot(rootRouterConfig, { useHash: true })],
      declarations: [. . . . , EJ_TREEGRID_COMPONENTS,TreeGridComponent],
      bootstrap: [AppComponent]
    export class AppModule { }

    A TreeGrid Control is created as shown in the following screen shot.

    Enable Sorting

    The TreeGrid control has sorting functionality, to arrange the data in ascending or descending order based on a particular column.

    Multicolumn Sorting

    Enable the multicolumn sorting in TreeGrid by setting allowMultiSorting as true. You can sort multiple columns in TreeGrid, by selecting the desired column header while holding the Ctrl key.

  • HTML
  • <ej-treegrid id="TreeGridControl" 

    Enable Editing

    You can enable Editing in TreeGrid by using the editSettings property as follows.

  • HTML
  • <ej-treegrid id="TreeGridControl" 
  • import { Component } from '@angular/core';
      selector: 'ej-app',
      templateUrl: 'app/components/treeGrid/treeGrid.component.html',
      styleUrls: ['app/components/treeGrid/treeGrid.component.css'], 
    export class DefaultComponent {
         this.editSettings = {
                allowAdding: true,
                allowEditing: true,
                allowDeleting: true,
                editMode: 'cellEditing',
                rowPosition: 'belowSelectedRow'

    And also, the following editors are provided for editing support in TreeGrid control.

    • string
    • boolean
    • numeric
    • dropdown
    • datepicker
    • dateTimePicker

    You can set the editor type for a particular column as follows.

  • HTML
  • <ej-treegrid id="TreeGridControl">
            <e-treegrid-column field="taskID" headerText="Task ID" editType="numericedit"></e-treegrid-column>
            <e-treegrid-column field="taskName" headerText="TaskName" editType="stringedit"></e-treegrid-column>
            <e-treegrid-column field="startDate" headerText="Start Date" editType="datepicker"></e-treegrid-column>
            <e-treegrid-column field="endDate" headerText="End Date" editTyp="datepicker"></e-treegrid-column>
            <e-treegrid-column field="duration" headerText="Duration" editType="numericedit"></e-treegrid-column>
            <e-treegrid-column field="progress" headerText="Progress" editType="numericedit"></e-treegrid-column>

    The output of the DateTimePicker editor in TreeGrid control is as follows.

    Running the application

    • To run the application, execute below command.
  • npm start
    • Browse to http://localhost:3000 to see the application. And navigate to TreeGrid tab. The component is rendered as like the below screenshot. You can make changes in the code found under src folder and the browser should auto-refresh itself while you save files.