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Installing with NPM

The Node Package Manager (NPM) is a popular JavaScript package manager.

This article assumes that you are familiar with the necessary steps to use browser-based libraries from NPM. Some of the tools that address this issue are Browserify, Webpack, and SystemJS. For more information on possible setups, refer to the sample repository on GitHub.

Kendo UI for jQuery maintains the Kendo UI Core and the Kendo UI NPM packages. All Kendo UI for jQuery official releases, service packs, and internal builds are uploaded to both of them.

As of the R2 2022 release the commercial NPM package (@progress/kendo-ui) requires a script license activation.

Kendo UI Core on NPM

The Kendo UI Core NPM package is available as kendo-ui-core on and is accessible without credentials. To install the package, run npm install --save kendo-ui-core.

Kendo UI for jQuery on NPM

The Kendo UI NPM package is available as @progress/kendo-ui in the NPM registry. To install the package, run npm install --save @progress/kendo-ui.

  • The Progress NPM registry was retired in favor of To start using the default registry, remove the two lines which contain from your .npmrc file.
  • The scripts in the NPM package are not usable in the browser. To work around this issue, use a bundler such as WebPack.
  • After May 2017, the kendo legacy package that is available as a GitHub repository and is accessible through git+ will no longer be updated but will remain active.

NPM Channels for Kendo UI for jQuery Packages

As of November 2019, Kendo UI for jQuery supports two separate channels for its official and internal NPM packages.

  • The official releases and service packs for Kendo UI for jQuery and Kendo UI Core are distributed in the latest channel.

    To install the latest official build, run npm install --save @progress/kendo-ui@latest.

  • The internal builds are released in the dev channel.

    • To install the latest internal build, run npm install --save @progress/kendo-ui@dev.

    • To install an earlier version, run npm install --save @progress/kendo-ui@2019.3.1115-internal.


This section provides solutions for common issues you might encounter while installing the Kendo UI for jQuery NPM packages.

The jQuery module is not found

Description During the installation process, you might see the Error: Cannot find module 'jquery' from '/Users/bernhard/Documents/JavaScriptDevelopment/kendo-ui-npm-example/javascript-browserify' error.

Cause Most probably, you use an earlier NPM version.

Solution Update to an NPM ^3.0.0 version.

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