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Nylas Agenda

Nylas Agenda (<nylas-agenda>) is part of the Nylas Components library that lets you build user-facing calendar applications in minutes. Use Nylas Agenda with your Nylas account or by passing in your own JSON data.

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In your JavaScript application, you can install Nylas Agenda with:

  • npm npm i @nylas/components-agenda
  • Yarn yarn add npm i @nylas/components-agenda

Alternatively, on an html page, you can load the Agenda using a script tag:

      <!-- Import the script from CDN -->
      <script src="https://unpkg.com/@nylas/components-agenda"></script>

For both installation options, in the body of your page, you can instantiate the agenda with <nylas-agenda></nylas-agenda>.

Using It in Your App

All Nylas components have two ways of displaying data to your end-user:

  1. Fetching data directly from Nylas
  2. Passing in your own data

Fetching data directly from Nylas


If you haven't registered for a Nylas account yet, you can do so at dashboard.nylas.com. Once there, head to the Components tab and create a new Agenda component.

You'll be guided through the component setup and be given the option to tie your component to your calendar account. Review the Agenda Documentation.

Allowed domains

During the setup process, you'll be prompted to provide a list of allowed domains. Be sure to add any domains you'll be testing your app on, including localhost, and any staging and production URLs you might use.

Passing in your own data

Nylas Agenda can be used as a UI on top of any event data that you provide. Events should follow the Nylas events object standard.


Events when Subobject

Make sure to review the events when subobject since that determines where your Agenda events will appear.

The property to use for this is events. You can pass in a JSON array of events.

  const staticEvents = [
      "title": "Some event that I am manipulating outside of the context of Nylas",
      "description": "Passed in from HTML!",
      "participants": [],
      "when": { "end_time": 1600444800, "object": "timespan", "start_time": 1600438500 }
      "title": "Some I got from elsewhere",
      "description": "Passed in from HTML!",
      "participants": [],
      "when": { "end_time": 1600449999, "object": "timespan", "start_time": 1600448500 }

Then pass the array into your component using any JavaScript.

<nylas-agenda events={events}>

You can also use plain JavaScript as an attribute.

document.querySelector("nylas-agenda").events = staticEvents;


Nylas Agenda allows for several properties that affect the layout and functionality of your component. You can find a complete list of properties within our Documentation for Nylas Agenda

Events and Callbacks

You can listen to certain user events from your application by adding an event listener to your component.

For example, you can listen for a dateChange event with the following code:

  .addEventListener("dateChange", (event) => {
    let { detail } = event;
    console.log("date changed", detail);

A list of emitted events is available on our Documentation for Nylas Agenda


Please refer to our Contributing Guidelines for information about how to get involved. We welcome bug reports, questions, and pull requests.

  1. Git clone git@github.com:nylas/components.git
  2. Run yarn install
  3. Run yarn start; your browser will load http://localhost:8000 and show you a list of available running components


yarn cy:open will launch our end-to-end tests in a browser tests will automatically be run on push from push.yaml

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