People component in the Microsoft Graph Toolkit

You can use the mgt-people web component to display a group of people or contacts by using their photos or initials. By default, it will display the most frequent contacts for the signed in user.

This component uses multiple mgt-person controls, but it can be bound to a set of people descriptors. If there are more people to display than the show-max value, a number will be added to indicate the number of additional contacts.


The following example shows a group of people displayed using the mgt-people component. You can use the code editor to see how properties change the behavior of the component.

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By default, the mgt-people component fetches events from the /me/people endpoint with the personType/class eq 'Person' filter to display frequently contacted users. You can use several properties to change this behavior.

Attribute Property Description
show-max showMax Indicates the maximum number of people to show. Default value is 3.
people people An array of people to get or set the list of people rendered by the component. Use this property to access the people loaded by the component. Set this value to load your own people.
group-id groupId Retrieves people from a specific Microsoft Graph from the respective ID.
user-ids userIds Given an array of Microsoft Graph user ids, the component will render these users.
people-queries peopleQueries Given an array of person queries (names, upns, emails), the component will render these users.
person-card personCard An enumeration to determine user action necessary to activate flyout panel - hover or click. Default value is none.
show-presence showPresence A boolean to determine whether to show person presence badge on person image.
resource resource The resource to get from Microsoft Graph (for example, /me/people).
scopes scopes Optional array of strings if using the property or a comma delimited scope if using the attribute. The component will use these scopes (with a supported provider) to ensure that the user has consented to the right permission.
version version Optional API version to use when making the GET request. Default is v1.0.

The following example sets the maximum number of people to show.


CSS custom properties

The mgt-people component defines the following CSS custom properties.

mgt-people {
  --list-margin: 8px 4px 8px 8px; /* Margin for component */
  --avatar-margin: 0 4px 0 0; /* Margin for each person */
  --color: #000000 /* Text color *?


The mgt-people supports several templates that you can use to replace certain parts of the component. To specify a template, include a <template> element inside a component and set the data-type value to one of the following.

Data type Data context Description
default people: list of person objects The default template replaces the entire component with your own.
person person: person object The template used to render each person.
overflow people: list of person objects
max: number of shown people
extra: number of extra people
The template used to render the number beyond the max to the right of the list of people.
no-data No data context is passed The template used when no data is available.
loading No data context is passed The template used while the component loads state.

The following examples shows how to use the person template.

    <ul><li data-for="person in people">
      <mgt-person person-query="{{ person.userPrincipalName }}"></mgt-person>
      <h3>{{ person.displayName }}</h3>
      <p>{{ person.jobTitle }}</p>
      <p>{{ person.department }}</p>

Microsoft Graph permissions

This component uses the following Microsoft Graph APIs and permissions:

Configuration Permission API
groupId set User.Read.All, People.Read /groups/${groupId}/members
userIds set User.ReadBasic.All /users/${userId}
peopleQueries set People.Read /me/people
resource set Permissions specified in scopes Specified in resource
default configuration People.Read /me/people
showPresence set Presence.Read.All /communications/getPresencesByUserId

When using the default templates, additional APIs and permissions are required. The default template for this component uses a mgt-person component. See its documentation for the list of required permissions.


The control uses the global authentication provider described in the authentication documentation.


Object store Cached data Remarks
people Information about people matching the query Used when resource specified
users Information about users matching the query Used when groupId, userIds, peopleQueries or no properties specified
presence Presence for the specified set of people Used when showPresence set to true


By default, the mgt-people component uses the mgt-person component to display information about people. The mgt-person component automatically downloads and caches the photo for each person.

See Caching for more details on how to configure the cache.

Extend for more control

For more complex scenarios or a truly custom UX, this component exposes several protected render* methods for override in component extensions.

Method Description
renderLoading Renders the loading state.
renderNoData Renders the empty data state.
renderPeople Renders a list of people, up to the show-max value.
renderPerson Renders an individual person.
renderOverflow Renders a representation of remaining people beyond the show-max value.