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Getting started with Vue Kanban component

This section briefly explains how to create Kanban component and configure its available functionalities in VueJS Environment.

Installation and Configuration

You can use Vue CLI to setup your vue applications. To install Vue CLI use the following command.

npm install -g @vue/cli
npm install -g @vue/cli-init

Create a new Vue project using the following Vue CLI command.

vue init webpack-simple quickstart

cd quickstart
npm install

Adding Syncfusion Kanban Package

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

Install the Kanban component by using the below npm command.

npm install @syncfusion/ej2-vue-kanban --save

The —save will instruct NPM to include the Kanban package inside of the dependencies section of the package.json.

Adding CSS Reference

Kanban CSS files are available in the ej2-vue-kanban and its sub-component package folder. It should be referenced as given below within the <style> section of App.vue file.

@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-kanban/styles/material.css';

Registering Kanban Component

Import the Kanban plugin in your application from the ej2-vue-kanban package as given below and register the same using Vue.use().

import { KanbanPlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-kanban';

Vue.use(KanbanPlugin);

By Registering Kanban plugin in Vue, all its child directives are also globally registered.

Initialize the Kanban

Add the EJ2 Vue Kanban using <ejs-kanban> to the <template> section of the App.vue file in src directory.

Source
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app.vue
<template>
  <div id='app'>
      <ejs-kanban id="kanban" keyField="Status">
          <e-columns>
            <e-column headerText="To Do" keyField="Open"></e-column>
            <e-column headerText="In Progress" keyField="InProgress"></e-column>
            <e-column headerText="Testing" keyField="Testing"></e-column>
            <e-column headerText="Done" keyField="Close"></e-column>
          </e-columns>
      </ejs-kanban>
  </div>
</template>
<script>
  import Vue from 'vue';
  import { KanbanPlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-kanban';
  Vue.use(KanbanPlugin);
  export default { }
</script>
<style>
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-kanban/styles/material.css';
</style>

The output will display the kanban header.

Populating cards

To populate the empty Kanban with cards, define the local JSON data or remote data using the dataSource property. To define dataSource, the mandatory fields in JSON object should be relevant to keyField. In the following example, you can see the cards defined with default fields such as ID, Summary, and Status.

Source
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app.vue
<template>
  <div id="app">
       <ejs-kanban id="kanban" keyField="Status" :dataSource="kanbanData"
        :cardSettings="cardSettings">
          <e-columns>
            <e-column headerText="To Do" keyField="Open"></e-column>
            <e-column headerText="In Progress" keyField="InProgress"></e-column>
            <e-column headerText="Testing" keyField="Testing"></e-column>
            <e-column headerText="Done" keyField="Close"></e-column>
          </e-columns>
        </ejs-kanban>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import Vue from "vue";
import { KanbanPlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-kanban';
import { extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { kanbanData } from './datasource.js';
Vue.use(KanbanPlugin);
export default {
  data: function() {
    return {
      kanbanData: extend([], kanbanData, null, true),
      cardSettings: {
        contentField: "Summary",
        headerField: "Id",
      }
    };
  },
}
</script>
<style>
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-kanban/styles/material.css';
</style>

Enable swimlane

Swimlane can be enabled by mapping the fields swimlaneSettings.keyField to appropriate column name in dataSource. This enables the grouping of the cards based on the mapped column values.

Source
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app.vue
<template>
  <div id="app">
       <ejs-kanban id="kanban" keyField="Status" :dataSource="kanbanData"
        :cardSettings="cardSettings" :swimlaneSettings="swimlaneSettings">
          <e-columns>
            <e-column headerText="To Do" keyField="Open"></e-column>
            <e-column headerText="In Progress" keyField="InProgress"></e-column>
            <e-column headerText="Testing" keyField="Testing"></e-column>
            <e-column headerText="Done" keyField="Close"></e-column>
          </e-columns>
        </ejs-kanban>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import Vue from "vue";
import { KanbanPlugin } from '@syncfusion/ej2-vue-kanban';
import { extend } from '@syncfusion/ej2-base';
import { kanbanData } from './datasource.js';
Vue.use(KanbanPlugin);
export default {
  data: function() {
    return {
      kanbanData: extend([], kanbanData, null, true),
      cardSettings: {
        contentField: "Summary",
        headerField: "Id",
      },
      swimlaneSettings: {
        keyField: "Assignee"
      }
    };
  },
}
</script>
<style>
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-base/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-layouts/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-popups/styles/material.css';
@import '../node_modules/@syncfusion/ej2-vue-kanban/styles/material.css';
</style>