Getting Started with Blazor Gantt Chart Component

30 Jun 202224 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include Blazor Gantt Chart component in your Blazor Server App and Blazor WebAssembly App using Visual Studio.

Prerequisites

Create a new Blazor App in Visual Studio

You can create Blazor Server App or Blazor WebAssembly App using Visual Studio in one of the following ways,

Install Syncfusion Blazor Gantt NuGet in the App

Syncfusion Blazor components are available in nuget.org. To use Syncfusion Blazor components in the application, add reference to the corresponding NuGet. Refer to NuGet packages topic for available NuGet packages list with component details and Benefits of using individual NuGet packages.

To add Blazor Gantt Chart component in the app, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search for Syncfusion.Blazor.Gantt and then install it.

Register Syncfusion Blazor Service

Open ~/_Imports.razor file and import the Syncfusion.Blazor namespace.

@using Syncfusion.Blazor

Now, register the Syncfusion Blazor Service in the Blazor Server App or Blazor WebAssembly App. Here, Syncfusion Blazor Service is registered by setting IgnoreScriptIsolation property as true to load the scripts externally in the next steps.

From 2022 Vol1 (20.1) version - The default value of IgnoreScriptIsolation is changed as true, so, you don’t have to set IgnoreScriptIsolation property explicitly to refer scripts externally.

Blazor Server App

  • For .NET 6 app, open the ~/Program.cs file and register the Syncfusion Blazor Service.

  • For .NET 5 and .NET 3.X app, open the ~/Startup.cs file and register the Syncfusion Blazor Service.

using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Web;
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

var builder = WebApplication.CreateBuilder(args);

// Add services to the container.
builder.Services.AddRazorPages();
builder.Services.AddServerSideBlazor();
builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor(options => { options.IgnoreScriptIsolation = true; });

var app = builder.Build();
....
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

namespace BlazorApplication
{
    public class Startup
    {
        ...
        public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
        {
            services.AddRazorPages();
            services.AddServerSideBlazor();
            services.AddSyncfusionBlazor(options => { options.IgnoreScriptIsolation = true; });
        }
        ...
    }
}

Blazor WebAssembly App

Open ~/Program.cs file and register the Syncfusion Blazor Service in the client web app.

using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.Web;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Components.WebAssembly.Hosting;
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

var builder = WebAssemblyHostBuilder.CreateDefault(args);
builder.RootComponents.Add<App>("#app");
builder.RootComponents.Add<HeadOutlet>("head::after");

builder.Services.AddScoped(sp => new HttpClient { BaseAddress = new Uri(builder.HostEnvironment.BaseAddress) });

builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor(options => { options.IgnoreScriptIsolation = true; });
await builder.Build().RunAsync();
....
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

namespace WebApplication1
{
    public class Program
    {
        public static async Task Main(string[] args)
        {
            ....
            builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor(options => { options.IgnoreScriptIsolation = true; });
            await builder.Build().RunAsync();
        }
    }
}

Add Style Sheet

Checkout the Blazor Themes topic to learn different ways (Static Web Assets, CDN and CRG) to refer themes in Blazor application, and to have the expected appearance for Syncfusion Blazor components. Here, the theme is referred using Static Web Assets. Refer to Enable static web assets usage topic to use static assets in your project.

To add theme to the app, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio (Tools → NuGet Package Manager → Manage NuGet Packages for Solution), search for Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes and then install it. Then, the theme style sheet from NuGet can be referred as follows,

If you are using Syncfusion.Blazor single NuGet, you don’t have to refer Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes NuGet. Since style sheets already inside the assets of Syncfusion.Blazor NuGet.

Blazor Server App

  • For .NET 6 app, add the Syncfusion bootstrap5 theme in the <head> of the ~/Pages/_Layout.cshtml file.

  • For .NET 5 and .NET 3.X app, add the Syncfusion bootstrap5 theme in the <head> of the ~/Pages/_Host.cshtml file.

<head>
    ...
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <!--Refer theme style sheet as below if you are using Syncfusion.Blazor Single NuGet-->
    <!--<link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />-->
</head>
<head>
    ...
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <!--Refer theme style sheet as below if you are using Syncfusion.Blazor Single NuGet-->
    <!--<link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />-->
</head>

Blazor WebAssembly App

For Blazor WebAssembly App, refer the theme style sheet from NuGet in the <head> of wwwroot/index.html file in the client web app.

<head>
    ...
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <!--Refer theme style sheet as below if you are using Syncfusion.Blazor Single NuGet-->
    <!--<link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor/styles/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />-->
</head>

Add script reference

Checkout Adding Script Reference topic to learn different ways to add script reference in Blazor Application. In this getting started walk-through, the required scripts are referred using Static Web Assets externally inside the <head> as follows. Refer to Enable static web assets usage topic to use static assets in your project.

Blazor Server App

  • For .NET 6 app, refer script in the <head> of the ~/Pages/_Layout.cshtml file.

  • For .NET 5 and .NET 3.X app, refer script in the <head> of the ~/Pages/_Host.cshtml file.

<head>
    ....
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Core/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!--Use below script reference if you are using Syncfusion.Blazor Single NuGet-->
    <!--<script  src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js"  type="text/javascript"></script>-->
</head>
<head>
    ....
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Core/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!--Use below script reference if you are using Syncfusion.Blazor Single NuGet-->
    <!--<script  src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js"  type="text/javascript"></script>-->
</head>

Blazor WebAssembly App

For Blazor WebAssembly App, refer script in the <head> of the ~/index.html file.

<head>
    ....
    <link href="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Themes/bootstrap5.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor.Core/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <!--Use below script reference if you are using Syncfusion.Blazor Single NuGet-->
    <!--<script  src="_content/Syncfusion.Blazor/scripts/syncfusion-blazor.min.js"  type="text/javascript"></script>-->
</head>

Syncfusion recommends to reference scripts using Static Web Assets, CDN and CRG by disabling JavaScript isolation for better loading performance of the Blazor application.

Add Blazor Gantt Chart component

  • Open ~/_Imports.razor file or any other page under the ~/Pages folder where the component is to be added and import the Syncfusion.Blazor.Gantt namespace.
@using Syncfusion.Blazor
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Gantt
  • Now, add the Syncfusion Gantt Chart component in razor file. Here, the Gantt Chart component is added in the ~/Pages/Index.razor file under the ~/Pages folder.
<SfGantt TValue="TaskData">
</SfGantt>

@code{
    public class TaskData
    {
        public int TaskId { get; set; }
        public string TaskName { get; set; }
        public DateTime StartDate { get; set; }
        public DateTime EndDate { get; set; }
        public string Duration { get; set; }
        public int Progress { get; set; }
        public int? ParentId { get; set; }
    }
}

Binding Gantt Chart with Data

Bind data with the Gantt Chart component by using the DataSource property. It accepts the list objects or the DataManager instance.

<SfGantt DataSource="@TaskCollection" Height="450px" Width="700px">
</SfGantt>

@code{
    private List<TaskData> TaskCollection { get; set; }
    protected override void OnInitialized()
    {
        this.TaskCollection = GetTaskCollection();
    }

    public class TaskData
    {
        public int TaskId { get; set; }
        public string TaskName { get; set; }
        public DateTime StartDate { get; set; }
        public DateTime EndDate { get; set; }
        public string Duration { get; set; }
        public int Progress { get; set; }
        public int? ParentId { get; set; }
    }

    public static List<TaskData> GetTaskCollection()
    {
        List<TaskData> Tasks = new List<TaskData>() {
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 1, TaskName = "Project initiation", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), EndDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 21), },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 2, TaskName = "Identify Site location", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 3, TaskName = "Perform soil test", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 }
        };
        return Tasks;
    }
}

Mapping task fields

The data source fields that are required to render the tasks are mapped to the Gantt Chart component using the GanttTaskFields property.

<SfGantt DataSource="@TaskCollection" Height="450px" Width="700px">
    <GanttTaskFields Id="TaskId" Name="TaskName" StartDate="StartDate" EndDate="EndDate" Duration="Duration" Progress="Progress" ParentID="ParentId">
    </GanttTaskFields>
</SfGantt>

@code{
    private List<TaskData> TaskCollection { get; set; }
    protected override void OnInitialized()
    {
        this.TaskCollection = GetTaskCollection();
    }

    public class TaskData
    {
        public int TaskId { get; set; }
        public string TaskName { get; set; }
        public DateTime StartDate { get; set; }
        public DateTime EndDate { get; set; }
        public string Duration { get; set; }
        public int Progress { get; set; }
        public int? ParentId { get; set; }
    }

    public static List<TaskData> GetTaskCollection()
    {
        List<TaskData> Tasks = new List<TaskData>() {
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 1, TaskName = "Project initiation", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), EndDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 21), },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 2, TaskName = "Identify Site location", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 3, TaskName = "Perform soil test", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 }
        };
        return Tasks;
    }
}

Defining columns

Gantt Chart has an option to define columns as an array. You can customize the Gantt Chart columns using the following properties:

  • Field: Maps the data source fields to the columns.
  • HeaderText: Changes the title of columns.
  • TextAlign: Changes the alignment of columns. By default, columns will be left aligned. To change the columns to right align, set TextAlign to right.
  • Format: Formats the number and date values to standard or custom formats. Here, it is defined for the conversion of numeric values to currency.
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Grids

<SfGantt DataSource="@TaskCollection" Height="450px" Width="700px">
    <GanttTaskFields Id="TaskId" Name="TaskName" StartDate="StartDate" EndDate="EndDate" Duration="Duration" Progress="Progress" ParentID="ParentId">
    </GanttTaskFields>
    <GanttColumns>
        <GanttColumn Field="TaskId" HeaderText="Task ID" TextAlign="TextAlign.Right" Width="100"></GanttColumn>
        <GanttColumn Field="TaskName" HeaderText="Task Name" Width="250"></GanttColumn>
        <GanttColumn Field="StartDate" HeaderText="Start Date" Width="250"></GanttColumn>
        <GanttColumn Field="Duration" HeaderText="Duration" Width="250"></GanttColumn>
        <GanttColumn Field="Progress" HeaderText="Progress" Format="@NumberFormat" Width="250"></GanttColumn>
    </GanttColumns>
</SfGantt>

@code{
    private List<TaskData> TaskCollection { get; set; }
    private string NumberFormat = "C";
    protected override void OnInitialized()
    {
        this.TaskCollection = GetTaskCollection();
    }

    public class TaskData
    {
        public int TaskId { get; set; }
        public string TaskName { get; set; }
        public DateTime StartDate { get; set; }
        public DateTime EndDate { get; set; }
        public string Duration { get; set; }
        public int Progress { get; set; }
        public int? ParentId { get; set; }
    }

    public static List<TaskData> GetTaskCollection()
    {
        List<TaskData> Tasks = new List<TaskData>() {
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 1, TaskName = "Project initiation", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), EndDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 21), },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 2, TaskName = "Identify Site location", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 3, TaskName = "Perform soil test", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 }
        };
        return Tasks;
    }
}

For further details regarding Columns, Please refer here

Enable editing

The editing feature enables you to edit the tasks in the Gantt Chart component. It can be enabled by using the EditSettings.AllowEditing and EditSettings.AllowTaskbarEditing properties.

<SfGantt DataSource="@TaskCollection" Height="450px" Width="700px">
    <GanttTaskFields Id="TaskId" Name="TaskName" StartDate="StartDate" EndDate="EndDate" Duration="Duration" Progress="Progress" ParentID="ParentId">
    </GanttTaskFields>
    <GanttEditSettings AllowEditing="true" Mode="Syncfusion.Blazor.Gantt.EditMode.Auto" AllowTaskbarEditing="true"></GanttEditSettings>
</SfGantt>

@code{
    private List<TaskData> TaskCollection { get; set; }
    protected override void OnInitialized()
    {
        this.TaskCollection = GetTaskCollection();
    }

    public class TaskData
    {
        public int TaskId { get; set; }
        public string TaskName { get; set; }
        public DateTime StartDate { get; set; }
        public DateTime EndDate { get; set; }
        public string Duration { get; set; }
        public int Progress { get; set; }
        public int? ParentId { get; set; }
    }

    public static List<TaskData> GetTaskCollection()
    {
        List<TaskData> Tasks = new List<TaskData>() {
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 1, TaskName = "Project initiation", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), EndDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 21), },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 2, TaskName = "Identify Site location", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 3, TaskName = "Perform soil test", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 }
        };
        return Tasks;
    }
}

When the edit mode is set to Auto, you can change the cells to editable mode by double-clicking anywhere at the Tree Grid and edit the task details in the edit dialog by double-clicking anywhere at the chart.

You can find the full information regarding Editing from here

Enable filtering

The filtering feature enables you to view the reduced amount of records based on filter criteria. Gantt Chart provides the menu filtering support for each column. It can be enabled by setting the AllowFiltering property to true. Filtering feature can also be customized using the FilterSettings property.

<SfGantt DataSource="@TaskCollection" Height="450px" Width="700px" AllowFiltering="true">
    <GanttTaskFields Id="TaskId" Name="TaskName" StartDate="StartDate" EndDate="EndDate" Duration="Duration" Progress="Progress" ParentID="ParentId">
    </GanttTaskFields>
</SfGantt>

@code{
    private List<TaskData> TaskCollection { get; set; }
    protected override void OnInitialized()
    {
        this.TaskCollection = GetTaskCollection();
    }

    public class TaskData
    {
        public int TaskId { get; set; }
        public string TaskName { get; set; }
        public DateTime StartDate { get; set; }
        public DateTime EndDate { get; set; }
        public string Duration { get; set; }
        public int Progress { get; set; }
        public int? ParentId { get; set; }
    }

    public static List<TaskData> GetTaskCollection()
    {
        List<TaskData> Tasks = new List<TaskData>() {
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 1, TaskName = "Project initiation", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), EndDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 21), },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 2, TaskName = "Identify Site location", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 3, TaskName = "Perform soil test", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 }
        };
        return Tasks;
    }
}

You can find the full information regarding Filtering from here

Enable sorting

The sorting feature enables you to order the records. It can be enabled by setting the AllowSorting property to true. The sorting feature can be customized using the SortSettings property.

<SfGantt DataSource="@TaskCollection" Height="450px" Width="700px" AllowSorting="true">
    <GanttTaskFields Id="TaskId" Name="TaskName" StartDate="StartDate" EndDate="EndDate" Duration="Duration" Progress="Progress" ParentID="ParentId">
    </GanttTaskFields>
</SfGantt>

@code{
    private List<TaskData> TaskCollection { get; set; }
    protected override void OnInitialized()
    {
        this.TaskCollection = GetTaskCollection();
    }

    public class TaskData
    {
        public int TaskId { get; set; }
        public string TaskName { get; set; }
        public DateTime StartDate { get; set; }
        public DateTime EndDate { get; set; }
        public string Duration { get; set; }
        public int Progress { get; set; }
        public int? ParentId { get; set; }
    }

    public static List<TaskData> GetTaskCollection()
    {
        List<TaskData> Tasks = new List<TaskData>() {
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 1, TaskName = "Project initiation", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), EndDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 21), },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 2, TaskName = "Identify Site location", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 3, TaskName = "Perform soil test", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 }
        };
        return Tasks;
    }
}

You can find the full information regarding Sorting from here

Enabling Predecessors or Task Relationships

Predecessor or task dependency in the Gantt Chart component is used to depict the relationship between the tasks.

  • Start to Start (SS): You cannot start a task until the dependent task starts.
  • Start to Finish (SF): You cannot finish a task until the dependent task finishes.
  • Finish to Start (FS): You cannot start a task until the dependent task completes.
  • Finish to Finish (FF): You cannot finish a task until the dependent task completes.
    You can show the relationship in tasks by using the Dependency property as shown in the following code example.
<SfGantt DataSource="@TaskCollection" Height="450px" Width="700px">
    <GanttTaskFields Id="TaskId" Name="TaskName" StartDate="StartDate" EndDate="EndDate" Duration="Duration" Progress="Progress" ParentID="ParentId" Dependency="Predecessor">
    </GanttTaskFields>
</SfGantt>

@code{
    private List<TaskData> TaskCollection { get; set; }
    protected override void OnInitialized()
    {
        this.TaskCollection = GetTaskCollection();
    }

    public class TaskData
    {
        public int TaskId { get; set; }
        public string TaskName { get; set; }
        public DateTime StartDate { get; set; }
        public DateTime EndDate { get; set; }
        public string Duration { get; set; }
        public int Progress { get; set; }
        public string Predecessor { get; set; }
        public int? ParentId { get; set; }
    }

    public static List<TaskData> GetTaskCollection()
    {
        List<TaskData> Tasks = new List<TaskData>() {
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 1, TaskName = "Project initiation", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), EndDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 21), },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 2, TaskName = "Identify Site location", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1 },
            new TaskData() { TaskId = 3, TaskName = "Perform soil test", StartDate = new DateTime(2022, 04, 05), Duration = "4", Progress = 50, ParentId = 1, Predecessor = "2" }
        };
        return Tasks;
    }
}

You can find the full information regarding Predecessors from here

Blazor Gantt Chart

Handling exceptions

Exceptions that occur during Gantt actions can be handled without stopping the application. These error messages or exception details can be acquired using the OnActionFailure event.

The argument passed to the OnActionFailureevent contains the error details returned from the server.

We recommend you bind the OnActionFailure event during your application development phase, this helps you to find any exceptions. You can pass these exception details to our support team to get a solution as early as possible.

The following sample code demonstrates notifying user when server-side exception has occurred during data operation,

@using Syncfusion.Blazor
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Data
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Gantt
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Grids

<span class="error">@ErrorDetails</span>
<SfGantt TValue="TaskData" Height="450px" Width="700px">
     <SfDataManager Url="https://some.com/invalidUrl" Adaptor="Adaptors.UrlAdaptor"></SfDataManager>
    <GanttTaskFields Id="TaskId" Name="TaskName" StartDate="StartDate" EndDate="EndDate" Duration="Duration"
        Progress="Progress" ParentID="ParentId">
    </GanttTaskFields>
    <GanttEvents TValue="TaskData" OnActionFailure="ActionFailure"></GanttEvents>
</SfGantt>

<style>
    .error {
        color: red;
    }
</style>

@code{
    private string ErrorDetails = "";
    public class TaskData
    {
        public int TaskId { get; set; }
        public string TaskName { get; set; }
        public DateTime? StartDate { get; set; }
        public DateTime? EndDate { get; set; }
        public string Duration { get; set; }
        public int Progress { get; set; }
        public int? ParentId { get; set; }
    }

    public void ActionFailure(FailureEventArgs args)
    {
        this.ErrorDetails = args.Error.Message.ToString();
        StateHasChanged();
    }
}

Blazor Gantt Chart

View Sample in GitHub.

See Also