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Getting started with React Carousel component

30 Sep 2022 / 3 minutes to read

This section explains how to create a simple React Carousel, and configure its available functionalities in React.

To get started quickly with React Carousel component, you can check out this video:

Dependencies

The following list of dependencies are required to use the Carousel component in your application.

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|-- @syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-react-base
    |-- @syncfusion/ej2-navigations
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-base
        |-- @syncfusion/ej2-buttons

Setup your development environment

You can use Create-react-app to setup the applications.

To install create-react-app run the following command.

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npm install -g create-react-app

Start a new project using create-react-app command as follows

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create-react-app quickstart --scripts-version=react-scripts-ts

cd quickstart
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create-react-app quickstart

cd quickstart

‘react-scripts-ts’ is used for creating React app with typescript.

Adding Syncfusion packages

All the available Essential JS 2 packages are published in npmjs.com public registry.

To install Carousel component, use the following command

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npm install @syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations --save

The above command installs Carousel dependencies which are required to render the component in the React environment.

Adding Style sheet to the Application

Add Carousel component’s styles as given below in App.css.

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@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css";
@import "../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css";

Now, you can create Carousel component in the application. Add Carousel component in src/App.tsx file using the following code snippet.

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import { CarouselComponent, CarouselItemsDirective, CarouselItemDirective } from "@syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations";
import * as React from "react";

class App extends React.Component<{}, {}> {
  public render() {
    return (
      <div className='control-container'>
        <CarouselComponent>
          <CarouselItemsDirective>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/cardinal.png" alt="cardinal" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Cardinal</figcaption></figure>' />
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/hunei.png" alt="kingfisher" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Kingfisher</figcaption></figure>' />
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/costa-rica.png" alt="keel-billed-toucan" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Keel-billed-toucan</figcaption></figure>' />
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/kaohsiung.png" alt="yellow-warbler" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Yellow-warbler</figcaption></figure>' />
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/bee-eater.png" alt="bee-eater" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Bee-eater</figcaption></figure>' />
          </CarouselItemsDirective>
        </CarouselComponent>
      </div>
    );
  }
}
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import { CarouselComponent, CarouselItemsDirective, CarouselItemDirective } from "@syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations";
import * as React from "react";
class App extends React.Component {
    render() {
        return (<div className='control-container'>
        <CarouselComponent>
          <CarouselItemsDirective>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/cardinal.png" alt="cardinal" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Cardinal</figcaption></figure>'/>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/hunei.png" alt="kingfisher" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Kingfisher</figcaption></figure>'/>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/costa-rica.png" alt="keel-billed-toucan" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Keel-billed-toucan</figcaption></figure>'/>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/kaohsiung.png" alt="yellow-warbler" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Yellow-warbler</figcaption></figure>'/>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/bee-eater.png" alt="bee-eater" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Bee-eater</figcaption></figure>'/>
          </CarouselItemsDirective>
        </CarouselComponent>
      </div>);
    }
}

Run the application

Run the application in the browser using the following command:

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npm start

The following example shows a basic Carousel component.

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index.jsx
index.html
index.css
index.tsx
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import { CarouselComponent, CarouselItemsDirective, CarouselItemDirective } from "@syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations";
import * as React from "react";
import * as ReactDom from "react-dom";
class App extends React.Component {
    render() {
        return (<div className='control-container'>
        <CarouselComponent>
          <CarouselItemsDirective>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/cardinal.png" alt="cardinal" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Cardinal</figcaption></figure>'/>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/hunei.png" alt="kingfisher" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Kingfisher</figcaption></figure>'/>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/costa-rica.png" alt="keel-billed-toucan" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Keel-billed-toucan</figcaption></figure>'/>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/kaohsiung.png" alt="yellow-warbler" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Yellow-warbler</figcaption></figure>'/>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/bee-eater.png" alt="bee-eater" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Bee-eater</figcaption></figure>'/>
          </CarouselItemsDirective>
        </CarouselComponent>
      </div>);
    }
}
ReactDom.render(<App />, document.getElementById("element"));
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>Syncfusion React Carousel</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Essential JS 2 for React Components" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.47/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.47/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/20.3.47/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='element'>
        <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>
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.control-container {
	height: 360px;
	margin: 0 auto;
	width: 600px;
}

.img-container {
	height: 100%;
	margin: 0;
}

.img-caption {
	color: #fff;
	font-size: 1rem;
	position: absolute;
	bottom: 3rem;
	width: 100%;
	text-align: center;
}
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import { CarouselComponent, CarouselItemsDirective, CarouselItemDirective } from "@syncfusion/ej2-react-navigations";
import * as React from "react";
import * as ReactDom from "react-dom";

class App extends React.Component<{}, {}> {
  public render() {
    return (
      <div className='control-container'>
        <CarouselComponent>
          <CarouselItemsDirective>
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/cardinal.png" alt="cardinal" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Cardinal</figcaption></figure>' />
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/hunei.png" alt="kingfisher" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Kingfisher</figcaption></figure>' />
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/costa-rica.png" alt="keel-billed-toucan" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Keel-billed-toucan</figcaption></figure>' />
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/kaohsiung.png" alt="yellow-warbler" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Yellow-warbler</figcaption></figure>' />
            <CarouselItemDirective template='<figure class="img-container"><img src="https://ej2.syncfusion.com/products/images/carousel/bee-eater.png" alt="bee-eater" style="height:100%;width:100%;" /><figcaption class="img-caption">Bee-eater</figcaption></figure>' />
          </CarouselItemsDirective>
        </CarouselComponent>
      </div>
    );
  }
}

ReactDom.render(<App />, document.getElementById("element"));

N> You can also explore our React Carousel example that shows you how to configure the Carousel in React.