Microsoft Graph Toolkit: UI Components and Authentication Providers for Microsoft Graph

The Microsoft Graph Toolkit is a collection of reusable, framework-agnostic components and authentication providers for accessing and working with Microsoft Graph. The components are fully functional right of out of the box, with built in providers that authenticate with and fetch data from Microsoft Graph.

The Microsoft Graph Toolkit makes it easy to use Microsoft Graph in your application. In the following example, a signed in user and their calendar events are displayed with just two lines of code by using the Login and Agenda components.

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What's in the Microsoft Graph Toolkit?

Components

The Microsoft Graph Toolkit includes a collection of web components for the most commonly built experiences powered by Microsoft Graph APIs.

The components are also available as React components.

Component Description
Login A button and a flyout control to authenticate a user with the Microsoft Identity platform and display the user's profile information on sign in.
Person Displays a person or contact by their photo, name, and/or email address.
People Displays a group of people or contacts by their photos or initials.
Agenda Displays events in a user or group's calendar.
People picker Provides the ability to search for people and renders the list of results.
Person card A flyout used on the person component to display more profile information about a user.
File Represents a file or folder with icon, filename, author, and more.
File list Displays a list of multiple files or folders.
Get Make a GET query to any Microsoft Graph API directly in your HTML.
Channel picker Provides the ability to search for Microsoft Teams channels to select a channel from a rendered list of results.
To Do Displays and enables adding, removing, completing, or editing of tasks from Microsoft To Do.
Tasks Displays and enables adding, removing, completing, or editing of tasks from Microsoft Planner or Microsoft To Do.

Providers

Providers enable authentication and provide the implementation for acquiring access tokens on various platforms and expose a Microsoft Graph client for calling the Microsoft Graph APIs. The components work best when used with a provider, but the providers can be used on their own.

Providers Description
Msal Uses MSAL.js to sign in users and acquire tokens to use with Microsoft Graph.
Msal 2.0 Uses msal-browser to sign in users and acquire tokens to use with Microsoft Graph.
Electron Authenticates and provides Microsoft Graph access to components inside of Electron apps
SharePoint Authenticates and provides Microsoft Graph access to components inside of SharePoint web parts.
Teams Authenticates and provides Microsoft Graph access to components inside of Microsoft Teams tabs.
Proxy Allows the use of backend authentication by routing all calls to Microsoft Graph through your backend.
Custom Create a custom provider to enable authentication and access to Microsoft Graph with your application's existing authentication code.

Why use the Microsoft Graph Toolkit?

The Microsoft Graph Toolkit makes integrating common experiences powered by Microsoft Graph into your own application quick and easy.

Cut Development Time

The work to connect to Microsoft Graph APIs and render the data in a UI that looks and feels like a Microsoft365 experience is done for you, with no customization required.

Works Everywhere

All components are based on web standards and work seamlessly with any modern browser and web framework (React, Angular, Vue, etc.).

Beautiful but Flexible

The components are designed to look and feel like Microsoft365 experiences, but are also customizable using CSS custom properties and templating.

Who should use it?

The Microsoft Graph Toolkit is great for developers of all experience levels looking to develop an app that connects to and accesses data from Microsoft Graph, such as a:

  • Web app
  • Microsoft Teams tab
  • Progressive Web App (PWA)
  • Electron app
  • SharePoint web part

Where can I use it?

The Microsoft Graph Toolkit is supported in the following browsers.

Edge Firefox Chrome Safari Opera Samsung Internet
Edge Firefox Chrome Safari Opera Samsung

Next steps

  • Try out the components in the playground.
  • Get started with the Microsoft Graph Toolkit.
  • Check out the Microsoft Graph Toolkit on GitHub.