Top 5 Gantt Chart Libraries for Vue.js
Here is an overview of top 5 Gantt chart libraries for Vue.js web apps: DHTMLX, Bryntum, Syncfusion, Hyper Library, and GSTC. Learn about their features.
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Thanks to high-performance rates of this lightning-fast library, it is possible to work comfortably with Gantt charts containing tens of thousands of tasks. End-users can easily modify all task details and determine task priority via a user-friendly UI with the help of drag-n-drop and inline editing. Being fully customizable this Gantt component provides a robust API that enables you to change the look and feel of specific elements or the whole Gantt chart.
Need more functionality for your project? Here is a solution – the PRO edition with extra features. You can stick to the project deadline with the critical path method, achieve more balanced resource allocation via resource load diagrams and histograms, and optimize the use of resources by combining several working calendars. More options for manipulating project tasks: divide a big task into several subtasks, apply task constraints, or even auto-schedule the whole project.
There is flexible time formatting in DHTMLX Gantt: any format for task duration (including decimals) and on-the-fly conversion of time units (from days to hours, from hours to minutes, etc.). In addition, you can utilize formats for MS Project (e.g. 1F+2d) to set dependencies between tasks.
On top of all that, DHTMLX provides a sophisticated Node.js module that allows using advanced algorithms of its Gantt component on the server-side. This module enables Gantt to perform scheduling analysis and automatically update its schedule when project tasks are changed from various sources or by multiple users at the same time.
Visit the DHTMLX GitHub page to download the demo of the Gantt chart component for Vue. The practical implementation of DHTMLX Gantt in Vue-based applications is significantly simplified by the availability of end-to-end documentation including a step-by-step guide. The DHTMLX team also provides a video tutorial on the matter.
The product portfolio of DHTMLX also includes a Gantt chart library written in pure Vue.js. It can be incorporated into Vue-based project management apps even faster. This Vue Gantt library comes with core features for conveniently managing tasks in projects of any scale via fully customizable and editable Gantt charts. The key feature of this Gantt component is its reactivity. It ensures that any editing changes or task manipulations along the timeline are rendered without any delays.
Depending on the needs of a given project (available features, updates, customer support), DHTMLX offers a free version of its Gantt component under GNU GPL v2 license and commercial licensing options with prices ranging from $699 to $2,999. All in all, DHTMLX Gantt is the real deal for developers who are looking for products with an optimal price/quality ratio.
The product offers a wide range of features aimed to facilitate and improve the process of handling project tasks, including drag-and-drop support, various types of task constraints and dependencies, resource allocation, and much more. The rich graphical UI, various customization options, and limitless styling possibilities of the Bryntum Gantt chart guarantee that it can be visually adjusted to the requirements of any project. Some other useful additions such as critical path, project lines, baselines, progress line, task labels, help to properly track the project advancement without missing any important event.
But one of the most peculiar features of this Gantt component is its impressive performance. This is achieved thanks to the use of the reactive computational engine named Chronograph. This technology powers Gantt’s business logic, ensuring high rendering speed and support of complex projects with any number of tasks. Besides, the engine also provides fast, asynchronous rescheduling after the introduction of any adjustments to the project.
Bryntum Gantt is an advanced tool with a rich feature set, but companies or individual developers interested in buying this product can be discouraged by its expensiveness, as prices even for non-commercial use start at $1,300 per developer. If a high price is not a problem, check out this page to learn more details about available license options and prices.
Gantt Chart Hyper Library
Using this DlhSoft product developers can implement a variety of helpful features such as auto-scheduling, critical path, baselines, resource leveling to optimize the work with project data in the Gantt chart. The appearance of all elements displayed on the Gantt chart timeline (tasks, milestones, etc.) is customizable with the help of CSS classes and custom templates. Developers can also make use of numerous configuration options to arrange timeline duration and zoom level, working and nonworking time, scales, etc. Grid cell editors are available to change date and time formats or picking behaviors. This Gantt component remains performant and highly responsive even when the project includes thousands of tasks. And the best thing is, Gantt Chart Hyper Library can be integrated with other components such as load charts, PERT charts, network diagrams to help you manage projects more efficiently.
If you want to learn more about the functionality of this Gantt component, check out this demo. When it comes to the implementation of the DlhSoft Gantt library in a Vue app, developers can make use of this helpful Vue tutorial.
If you decide that this Gantt component is the right solution for your project, then you can consider several licenses with different pricing options varying from $358 to $3,795.
Vue Gantt Chart by Syncfusion
Developed by Syncfusion, this Vue Gantt chart has become a nice addition to any Vue-based project management app. It enables developers to provide a well-structured visualization of project tasks scheduled over time, introduce necessary updates, and monitor all stages of the project implementation. Using the intuitive Gantt UI, it is possible to conveniently handle tasks and their dependencies, as well as resources involved in the project via editing, dragging, and resizing.
All project tasks can be scheduled manually or automatically using the corresponding mode. The Vue Gantt Chart also allows using unscheduled tasks that have not received start/end dates during the planning stage, but, if necessary, they can be scheduled properly at any point when the project is underway. Developers can also implement event or data markers, holidays, tooltips, autofocus on specific tasks to make the Gantt timeline more informative and comprehensible. Baselines and critical path are also available to enhance analytical capabilities for the project team. The look and feel of taskbars can be easily customized with the help of templates for a better view of the project data. Simple and flexible APIs of the product allow developers to easily modify even the most complex Gantt Chart functionalities.
The documentation dedicated to the Syncfusion Gantt component allows web developers to learn how to create a Gantt chart and apply its features in web apps. All docs include code snippets and previews. If you want to get a deeper insight into the functional capabilities of the Gantt component, check out these demos.
Syncfusion Vue Gantt is only available in the JS package together with 60+ UI components at a price starting from $995 per developer.
This product can hardly impress you with a wide variety of available functional capabilities, as its standard feature set is pretty basic. It supports tree-like structures, moveable/resizable items, selectable items, rows and grid cells, resizable list columns, etc. Seems like not that much at first sight, right? However, GSTC is extremely extensible and its basic functionality can be expanded with the help of custom plugins. The technology is highly configurable, meaning you can quickly rearrange its structure in a number of ways when the need arises. Moreover, it is also possible to style all HTML elements. Plus, GSTC provides decent performance even with large data sets.
Check out the page of the GSTC Vue version on GitHub to learn how it can be easily added to your app.
GSTC is available under the AGPL-3.0 license, so your project must be AGPL-3.0 compatible to use this component.
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