Getting Started with Blazor Kanban Component

12 Oct 202219 minutes to read

This section briefly explains about how to include Blazor Kanban component in the Blazor Server App and Blazor WebAssembly App using Visual Studio.

To get start quickly with Blazor Kanban component, you can check on this video.

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 Kanban 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 Kanban 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.Kanban 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 Vol-1 (20.1) version, the default value of IgnoreScriptIsolation is changed to true. It is not necessary to set the IgnoreScriptIsolation property to refer scripts externally, since the default value has already been changed to true, and this property is obsolete.

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();

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

namespace BlazorApplication
{
    public class Startup
    {
        ...
        public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
        {
            services.AddRazorPages();
            services.AddServerSideBlazor();
            services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();
        }
        ...
    }
}

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();
await builder.Build().RunAsync();
....
using Syncfusion.Blazor;

namespace WebApplication1
{
    public class Program
    {
        public static async Task Main(string[] args)
        {
            ....
            builder.Services.AddSyncfusionBlazor();
            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.

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 Kanban 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.Kanban namespace.
@using Syncfusion.Blazor
@using Syncfusion.Blazor.Kanban
  • Now, add the Syncfusion Kanban component in razor file. Here, the Kanban component is added in the ~/Pages/Index.razor file under the ~/Pages folder.
<SfKanban TValue="TasksModel">
    <KanbanColumns>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="To Do" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"Open"})"></KanbanColumn>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="In Progress" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"InProgress"})"></KanbanColumn>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="Testing" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"Testing"})"></KanbanColumn>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="Done" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"Close"})"></KanbanColumn>
    </KanbanColumns>
</SfKanban>

@code {
    public class TasksModel
    {
        public string Id { get; set; }
        public string Title { get; set; }
        public string Status { get; set; }
        public string Summary { get; set; }
    }
}
  • Press Ctrl+F5 (Windows) or +F5 (macOS) to run the application. Then, the Syncfusion Blazor Kanban component will be rendered in the default web browser.

Blazor Kanban Component

Populating cards

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

<SfKanban TValue="TasksModel" KeyField="Status" DataSource="Tasks">
    <KanbanColumns>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="To Do" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"Open"})"></KanbanColumn>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="In Progress" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"InProgress"})"></KanbanColumn>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="Testing" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"Testing"})"></KanbanColumn>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="Done" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"Close"})"></KanbanColumn>
    </KanbanColumns>
    <KanbanCardSettings HeaderField="Title" ContentField="Summary"></KanbanCardSettings>
</SfKanban>

@code {
    public class TasksModel
    {
        public string Id { get; set; }
        public string Title { get; set; }
        public string Status { get; set; }
        public string Summary { get; set; }
    }

    public List<TasksModel> Tasks = new List<TasksModel>()
    {
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 1", Title = "BLAZ-29001", Status = "Open", Summary = "Analyze the new requirements gathered from the customer." },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 2", Title = "BLAZ-29002", Status = "Open", Summary = "Show the retrieved data from the server in grid control." },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 3", Title = "BLAZ-29003", Status = "InProgress", Summary = "Improve application performance" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 4", Title = "BLAZ-29004", Status = "Testing", Summary = "Fix the issues reported by the customer." },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 5", Title = "BLAZ-29005", Status = "Testing", Summary = "Fix the issues reported in Safari browser." },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 6", Title = "BLAZ-29006", Status = "Close", Summary = "Analyze SQL server 2008 connection." },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 7", Title = "BLAZ-29007", Status = "Close", Summary = "Analyze grid control." },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 8", Title = "BLAZ-29008", Status = "Close", Summary = "Stored procedure for initial data binding of the grid." }
    };
}

Blazor Kanban with Cards

Enable Swimlane

Swimlane can be enabled by mapping the fields KanbanSwimlaneSettings.KeyField to appropriate column name in DataSource. This enables the grouping of the cards based on the mapped column values.

<SfKanban TValue="TasksModel" KeyField="Status" DataSource="Tasks">
    <KanbanColumns>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="To Do" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"Open"})"></KanbanColumn>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="In Progress" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"InProgress"})"></KanbanColumn>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="Testing" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"Testing"})"></KanbanColumn>
        <KanbanColumn HeaderText="Done" KeyField="@(new List<string>() {"Close"})"></KanbanColumn>
    </KanbanColumns>
    <KanbanCardSettings HeaderField="Title" ContentField="Summary"></KanbanCardSettings>
    <KanbanSwimlaneSettings KeyField="Assignee"></KanbanSwimlaneSettings>
</SfKanban>

@code {
    public class TasksModel
    {
        public string Id { get; set; }
        public string Title { get; set; }
        public string Status { get; set; }
        public string Summary { get; set; }
        public string Assignee { get; set; }
    }

    public List<TasksModel> Tasks = new List<TasksModel>()
    {
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 1", Title = "BLAZ-29001", Status = "Open", Summary = "Analyze the new requirements gathered from the customer.", Assignee = "Nancy Davloio" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 2", Title = "BLAZ-29002", Status = "InProgress", Summary = "Improve application performance", Assignee = "Andrew Fuller" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 3", Title = "BLAZ-29003", Status = "Open", Summary = "Arrange a web meeting with the customer to get new requirements.", Assignee = "Janet Leverling" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 4", Title = "BLAZ-29004", Status = "InProgress", Summary = "Fix the issues reported in the IE browser.", Assignee = "Janet Leverling" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 5", Title = "BLAZ-29005", Status = "Review", Summary = "Fix the issues reported by the customer.", Assignee = "Steven walker" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 6", Title = "BLAZ-29006", Status = "Review", Summary = "Fix the issues reported in Safari browser.", Assignee = "Nancy Davloio" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 7", Title = "BLAZ-29007", Status = "Close", Summary = "Test the application in the IE browser.", Assignee = "Margaret hamilt" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 8", Title = "BLAZ-29008", Status = "Validate", Summary = "Validate the issues reported by the customer.", Assignee = "Steven walker" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 9", Title = "BLAZ-29009", Status = "Open", Summary = "Show the retrieved data from the server in grid control.", Assignee = "Margaret hamilt" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 10", Title = "BLAZ-29010", Status = "InProgress", Summary = "Fix cannot open user’s default database SQL error.", Assignee = "Janet Leverling" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 11", Title = "BLAZ-29011", Status = "Review", Summary = "Fix the issues reported in data binding.", Assignee = "Janet Leverling" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 12", Title = "BLAZ-29012", Status = "Close", Summary = "Analyze SQL server 2008 connection.", Assignee = "Andrew Fuller" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 13", Title = "BLAZ-29013", Status = "Validate", Summary = "Validate databinding issues.", Assignee = "Margaret hamilt" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 14", Title = "BLAZ-29014", Status = "Close", Summary = "Analyze grid control.", Assignee = "Margaret hamilt" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 15", Title = "BLAZ-29015", Status = "Close", Summary = "Stored procedure for initial data binding of the grid.", Assignee = "Steven walker" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 16", Title = "BLAZ-29016", Status = "Close", Summary = "Analyze stored procedures.", Assignee = "Janet Leverling" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 17", Title = "BLAZ-29017", Status = "Validate", Summary = "Validate editing issues.", Assignee = "Nancy Davloio" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 18", Title = "BLAZ-29018", Status = "Review", Summary = "Test editing functionality.", Assignee = "Nancy Davloio" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 19", Title = "BLAZ-29019", Status = "Open", Summary = "Enhance editing functionality.", Assignee = "Andrew Fuller" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 20", Title = "BLAZ-29020", Status = "InProgress", Summary = "Improve the performance of the editing functionality.", Assignee = "Nancy Davloio" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 21", Title = "BLAZ-29021", Status = "Open", Summary = "Arrange web meeting with the customer to show editing demo.", Assignee = "Steven walker" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 22", Title = "BLAZ-29022", Status = "Review", Summary = "Fix the editing issues reported by the customer.", Assignee = "Janet Leverling" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 23", Title = "BLAZ-29023", Status = "Testing", Summary = "Fix the issues reported by the customer.", Assignee = "Steven walker" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 24", Title = "BLAZ-29024", Status = "Testing", Summary = "Fix the issues reported in Safari browser.", Assignee = "Nancy Davloio" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 25", Title = "BLAZ-29025", Status = "Testing", Summary = "Fix the issues reported in data binding.", Assignee = "Janet Leverling" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 26", Title = "BLAZ-29026", Status = "Testing", Summary = "Test editing functionality.", Assignee = "Nancy Davloio" },
        new TasksModel { Id = "Task 27", Title = "BLAZ-29027", Status = "Testing", Summary = "Test editing feature in the IE browser.", Assignee = "Janet Leverling" }
    };
}

Blazor Kanban with Swimlane

View Sample in GitHub.

You can also explore our Blazor Kanban Board example that shows you how to render and configure the bullet chart.

See Also