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The Vue TreeView, also known as the Vue Tree Menu, is a graphical user interface component that to represents hierarchical data in a tree structure. It provides great performance with its advanced features like load on demand, checkbox support, multiple selection, tree navigation, drag and drop, tree node editing, and template support.

Why choose Syncfusion Vue TreeView?

Vue TreeView high performance

High performance

Load on demand (lazy load) is enabled by default to reduce bandwidth usage when consuming large amounts of data. Only first-level nodes are loaded initially, and then child nodes are loaded when their parent node is expanded.

Vue TreeView seamless data binding

Seamless data binding

Bind data to the TreeView component from any valid data source in JSON format. The tree data can be local or remote and retrieved via various adapters, such as OData, OData V4, URL, JSON, and web API.

Vue TreeView resolution

Adapts to any resolution

TreeView has a highly responsive layout and an optimized design for desktops, touchscreens, and phones. It works well on all mobile phones that use iOS, Android, or Windows OS.

Vue TreeView template designs

Create your own template designs

It can be customized via node template support, which allows you to design a custom structure for tree nodes. Node templates can be used for parent nodes, child nodes, or both, and can include images and any custom element structure.

Vue TreeView hierarchical data

Visualize hierarchical data

The Vue TreeView is a graphic user interface element that displays hierarchical data as a tree structure. It can be populated with nested arrays of JSON objects from a hierarchical data source.

Vue TreeView customizable themes

Attractive, customizable themes

Cutting-edge design with several built-in themes, such as Fluent, Tailwind CSS, Bootstrap, Material, and Fabric. Utilize the online Theme Studio tool to customize themes of treeview easily.

Vue TreeView globalization and localization

Globalization and localization

Enable users from different locales to use the component by formatting dates, currency, and numbering to suit preferences.

Vue TreeView Code Example

Easily get started with the Vue TreeView using a few simple lines of Vue code as demonstrated below. Also explore our Vue TreeView Example that shows you how to render and configure the TreeView in Vue.

        <ejs-treeview id='treeview' :fields='fields'></ejs-treeview>
import Vue from "vue";
import { TreeViewPlugin } from "@syncfusion/ej2-vue-navigations";


export default Vue.extend({
    data: function() {
var data = [{ "id": "01", "name": "Local Disk (C:)", "expanded": true,
            "subChild": [
                    "id": "01-01", "name": "Program Files",
                    "subChild": [
                        { "id": "01-01-01", "name": "Windows NT" },
                        { "id": "01-01-02", "name": "Windows Mail" },
                        { "id": "01-01-03", "name": "Windows Photo Viewer" }
                    "id": "01-02", "name": "Users", "expanded": true,
                    "subChild": [
                        { "id": "01-02-01", "name": "Smith" },
                        { "id": "01-02-02", "name": "Public" },
                        { "id": "01-02-03", "name": "Admin" }
                    "id": "01-03", "name": "Windows",
                    "subChild": [
                        { "id": "01-03-01", "name": "Boot" },
                        { "id": "01-03-02", "name": "FileManager" },
                        { "id": "01-03-03", "name": "System32" }
            "id": "02", "name": "Local Disk (D:)",
            "subChild": [
                    "id": "02-01", "name": "Personals",
                    "subChild": [
                        { "id": "02-01-01", "name": "My photo.png" },
                        { "id": "02-01-02", "name": "Rental document.docx" },
                        { "id": "02-01-03", "name": "Pay slip.pdf" }
                    "id": "02-02", "name": "Projects",
                    "subChild": [
                        { "id": "02-02-01", "name": "ASP Application" },
                        { "id": "02-02-02", "name": "TypeScript Application" },
                        { "id": "02-02-03", "name": "React Application" }
                    "id": "02-03", "name": "Office",
                    "subChild": [
                        { "id": "02-03-01", "name": "Work details.docx" },
                        { "id": "02-03-02", "name": "Weekly report.docx" },
                        { "id": "02-03-03", "name": "Wish list.csv" }
            "id": "03", "name": "Local Disk (E:)", "icon": "folder",
            "subChild": [
                    "id": "03-01", "name": "Pictures",
                    "subChild": [
                        { "id": "03-01-01", "name": "Wind.jpg" },
                        { "id": "03-01-02", "name": "Stone.jpg" },
                        { "id": "03-01-03", "name": "Home.jpg" }
                    "id": "03-02", "name": "Documents",
                        "subChild": [
                        { "id": "03-02-01", "name": "Environment Pollution.docx" },
                        { "id": "03-02-02", "name": "Global Warming.ppt" },
                        { "id": "03-02-03", "name": "Social Network.pdf" }
                    "id": "03-03", "name": "Study Materials",
                    "subChild": [
                        { "id": "03-03-01", "name": "UI-Guide.pdf" },
                        { "id": "03-03-02", "name": "Tutorials.zip" },
                        { "id": "03-03-03", "name": "TypeScript.7z" }
        return {
            fields: { dataSource: data , id: 'id', text: 'name', child: 'subChild' },

Vue TreeView icon and images

Tree node with icons

Display nodes with labels and icons to present the content in a more readable format. This is helpful in making a typical directory tree and file system.


It provides built-in support for checkboxes, allowing users to select more than one item.

The TreeView checkbox has a tri-state mode also, which is applicable only for parent nodes. In this mode, the parent node will go into the indeterminate state when the child nodes are partially checked.

Vue TreeView checkbox support

Drag and drop

Nodes can be dragged and dropped at all levels of the same TreeView.

Vue Tree list component drag and drop inside a tree

Inside the tree

Tree nodes can be dragged and dropped from one parent node to another within the same level or at different levels.

Vue Tree list component drag and drop between trees

To an outside tree

Extending the drop behavior allows users to drop tree nodes from one TreeView to another.

Vue Tree list component dragging and dropping to external container

External container

Drop tree nodes to any external container or component by extending the TreeView node drop action.

Multiple node selection

Allows users to select multiple nodes. When the drag-and-drop feature is enabled, all the selected nodes can be dragged at the same time.

TreeView multiple node selection

Vue TreeView multiple node drag and drop

Vue TreeView editable nodes

Editable nodes

Edit the tree nodes’ label text on the client side by double-clicking it. When editing TreeView nodes, the TreeView data source will also be updated with the modified data.

Sorting tree nodes

Render the tree view nodes in the ascending or descending order based on the label text for improved readability.

Vue TreeView Sorting tree nodes

Vue TreeView node template

Node template

It can be customized through its node template support, which allows defining a custom structure for tree nodes. You can use node templates specifically for parent nodes, child nodes, or both, and include images and any custom element structure.

Expand collapse icons

Easily customize the expand and collapse icons based on the requirement of your application.

Vue TreeView expand collapse icons customization

Vue TreeView context menu

Context menu

A context menu can be integrated with the TreeView component to open when a node is right-clicked. The menu helps users perform node manipulations such as adding, removing, and renaming nodes.

Text wrap

A node’s text wraps when it reaches edge of the TreeView. The node’s height will be adjusted automatically based on the content.

Vue TreeView text wrap

Vue TreeView TreeNode customization

Tree Node Customization

It allows you to customize the tree nodes by level. For example, apply specific styles to leaf nodes, first child nodes, and second level nodes, etc.

Tree Node Validation

You can add validation to the tree node’s text on editing like required, a minimum or maximum length, etc.

Vue TreeView TreeNode validation

Vue TreeView tooltip

Tooltips for tree nodes

It supports tooltips for tree nodes that display information about the nodes while hovering over them. You can bind a tooltip from a data source along with node fields.


Keyboard navigation in Vue TreeView

Keyboard navigation

The Vue TreeView component ensures that every cell is accessible using the keyboard. Major features like sort, select, and edit can be performed using keyboard commands alone; no mouse interaction is required. This helps in creating highly accessible applications using this component.

Accessibility and screen reader support in Vue TreeView

Screen reader

The Vue TreeView has complete WAI-ARIA accessibility support. The Data Grid UI includes high-contrast visual elements that help visually impaired people to have the best viewing experience. Also, valid UI descriptions are easily accessible through assistive technologies such as screen readers.

Show right-to-left language in Vue TreeView

Right to left (RTL)

Right-to-left rendering allows displaying the text and layout of the TreeView from right to left. This improves the user experience and accessibility for RTL languages.

Other supported frameworks

TreeView is also available in Blazor, Angular, React, and JavaScript frameworks. Check out the different TreeView platforms from the links below,

Supported browsers

The Vue TreeView works well with all modern web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Opera.

Supported browsers of Vue TreeView


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Display hierarchical data in a tree-view structure.
  • Load a wide range of nodes with optimal performance.
  • Flexible data binding with support to use local and remote data sources such as JSON, RESTful services, OData services, and WCF services.
  • Drag and drop multiple selected tree nodes anywhere.
  • Select multiple nodes using built-in check boxes.
  • Edit node text in-line with editable nodes support.
  • Easily customize nodes, expand icons, and collapse icons.
  • One of the best Vue Treeview in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • Simple configuration and API.
  • Supports all modern browsers.
  • Mobile-touch friendly and responsive.
  • Expansive learning resources such as demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with Vue Tree View.

You can find our Vue Tree View demo, which demonstrates how to render and configure the TreeView.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue, 5 or fewer developers, and 10 or fewer total employees.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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