Modern Timeline Component for React

Modern Timeline Component for React

Chrono is a modern timeline component for React app that allows you to navigate between events just like a slider or slideshow.



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  • 🚥 Render timelines in three different modes (Horizontal, Vertical, Tree).
  • 🌲  Use the Tree mode to layout the timeline cards vertically in a tree like fashion.
  • 📺  Auto play the timeline with the slideshow prop.
  • ⌨  Navigate the timelines via Keyboard.
  • 🎨  Customize colors with ease.
  • 💪  Built with Typescript

⚡ Installation

yarn install react-chrono

🚀 Getting Started

Please make sure you wrap the component in a container that has a width and height. When no mode is specified, the component defaults to HORIZONTAL mode.

Use the items prop to create the timeline. Each Timeline item have the following properties.

title, contentTitle, contentText, contentDetailedText

Here is an example Timeline with minimal settings.

  const items = [{
    title: "May 1940",
    contentTitle: "Dunkirk",
    contentText:"Men of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) wade out to a destroyer during the evacuation from Dunkirk.",
    contentDetailedText: "On 10 May 1940, Hitler began his long-awaited offensive in the west...",
  }, ...];

  <div style={{ width: "500px", height: "400px" }}>
    <chrono items={items} />


Vertical Mode

To render the timeline vertically use the VERTICAL mode

  <div style={{ width: "500px", height: "950px" }}>

Tree View

In Tree mode the timeline is rendered vertically with cards alternating between left and right sides.

  <div style={{ width: "500px", height: "950px" }}>


Slideshow Mode

Play the timeline automatically with the slideShow mode.

  <div style={{ width: "500px", height: "950px" }}>



name description default
mode sets the layout for the timeline component. can be HORIZONTAL, VERTICAL or TREE HORIZONTAL
items collection of timeline items []
disableNavOnKey prop to disable keyboard navigation. false
slideShow starts the timeline in slideshow mode. false
slideItemDuration The amount of delay in ms for the timeline points in slideshow mode. 2500
titlePosition sets the position of the title in HORIZONTAL mode. can be TOP or BOTTOM. TOP
itemWidth width of the timeline section in HORIZONTAL mode. 300
theme prop to customize the colors. 300


react-chrono supports three modes HORIZONTAL, VERTICAL and TREE. The mode prop can be used to define the orientation of the cards.

⌨ Keyboard Navigation & Disabling it

The timeline by default can be navigated via keyboard.

  • For HORIZONTAL mode use your LEFT RIGHT arrow keys for navigation.
  • For VERTICAL or TREE mode, the timeline can be navigated via the UP DOWN arrow keys.
  • To easily jump to the first item or the last item in the timeline, use HOME or END key.

The keyboard navigation can be completely disabled by setting the disableNavOnKey to true.

<chrono items={items} disableNavOnKey />

Slideshow Mode

Slideshow can be enabled by setting the slideShow prop to true. You can also set an optional slideItemDuration that sets the time delay between cards.

<chrono items={items} slideShow slideItemDuration={4500} />

Title Position

This setting only applies for the HORIZONTAL mode. The prop titlePosition sets the position of the individual titles to either TOP or BOTTOM.

<chrono items={items}  titlePosition="BOTTOM" />

Item Width

The itemWidth prop can be used to set the width of each individual timeline sections. This setting is applicable only for the HORIZONTAL mode.

🎨 Theme

Customize colors with theme prop.

<chrono items={items}  titlePosition="BOTTOM" theme={{primary: "red", secondary: "blue" }} />

📦Build Setup

# install dependencies
yarn install

# start dev setup
yarn run start

# run css linting
yarn run lint:css

# package lib
yarn run rollup

🔨 Contributing

  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request

🧱 Built with

🔭 What's coming next

  • Support for Mobile devices & Tablets (responsive).
  • Polished UI control for navigating the timeline.
  • Support for embedding images in the timeline.

Download Details:

Author: prabhuignoto


Source Code:

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