Change orientation of header text in Angular Treegrid component

21 Sep 20225 minutes to read

You can change the orientation of the header text by using the customAttributes property.

Ensure the following steps:

Step 1:

Create a CSS class with orientation style for Tree Grid header cell.

.orientationcss .e-headercelldiv {
    transform: rotate(90deg);

Step 2:

Add the custom CSS class to particular column by using customAttributes property.

    <e-column field='EndDate' headerText='End Date' width='90' format="yMd" textAlign='Right' [customAttributes]='customAttributes' ></e-column>

Step 3:

Resize the header cell height in create event by using the following code.

  public setHeaderHeight() {
    /** Obtain the width of the headerText content */
    const textWidth: number = (document.querySelector(".orientationcss > div") as HTMLElement).scrollWidth;
    const headerCell: NodeList = document.querySelectorAll(".e-headercell");
    for(let i: number = 0; i < headerCell.length; i++) {
      /** Assign the obtained textWidth as the height of the headerCell */
      ((headerCell as any).item(i)).style.height = textWidth + 'px';
import { Component, OnInit, ViewChild, ViewEncapsulation } from '@angular/core';
import { projectData } from './datasource';
import { TreeGridComponent } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-treegrid';

    selector: 'app-container',
    styleUrls: ['./app/app.component.css'],
    encapsulation: ViewEncapsulation.None,
    template: `<ejs-treegrid #treegrid [dataSource]='data' idMapping='TaskID' parentIdMapping='parentID' [height]='194' [treeColumnIndex]='1' (created)='setHeaderHeight($event)'  >
            <e-column field='TaskID' headerText='Task ID' width='70' textAlign='Right'></e-column>
            <e-column field='TaskName' headerText='Task Name' width='100' ></e-column>
            <e-column field='StartDate' headerText='Start Date' width='90' format="yMd" textAlign='Right' ></e-column>
            <e-column field='EndDate' headerText='End Date' width='90' format="yMd" textAlign='Center' [customAttributes]='customAttributes' ></e-column>
            <e-column field='Duration' headerText='Duration' width='90' textAlign='Right' ></e-column>
            <e-column field='Progress' headerText='Progress' width='90' textAlign='Right' ></e-column>
export class AppComponent implements OnInit {

    public data: Object[] = [];
    public customAttributes: Object;

    ngOnInit(): void { = projectData;
        this.customAttributes = { class: 'orientationcss' };
    setHeaderHeight(args) {
        const textWidth = document.querySelector('.orientationcss > div').scrollWidth; // Obtain the width of the headerText content.
        const headerCell: NodeList = document.querySelectorAll('.e-headercell');
        for (let i = 0; i < headerCell.length; i++) {
            // Assign the obtained textWidth as the height of the headerCell.
            (headerCell.item(i) as HTMLElement).style.height = textWidth + 'px';
import { NgModule,ViewChild } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { TreeGridModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-treegrid';
import { PageService, SortService, FilterService } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-treegrid';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import {ButtonModule} from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-buttons';

 * Module
    imports: [
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent],
    providers: [PageService,
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';


You can refer to our Angular Tree Grid feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our Angular Tree Grid example to knows how to present and manipulate data.