10 Best Tree View JavaScript Libraries

What Is Tree View?

A tree view or a tree structure is a UI component that provides a hierarchical view of your complex data structures.

Some items (we’ve called nodes) in a tree view may have a number of subitems, and the user can expand & collapse them by clicking on the parent node.

What Can Tree View Be Used For?

A tree view can be used to present any hierarchical data such as nested lists, multi-level menus, and folder data.

The Best Tree View Components

Here is a list of the 10 best and free Tree View generators built using Vanilla JavaScript or Pure CSS. Feel free to download and use them in the next project where you want to present the data in a hierarchical tree structure. Enjoy.

1. Render JSON Data As A Tree View – json-view

Render JSON Data As A Tree View – json-view

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Yet another JSON viewer library that renders your JSON data as a collapsible and expandable tree structure for better readability.


2. Semantic Hierarchy Tree In Pure CSS – Treeflex

Semantic Hierarchy Tree In Pure CSS – Treeflex

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The Treeflex CSS library lets you create a flexible, responsive, semantic, SEO-friendly hierarchy tree from nested HTML lists.


3. Pretty Clean Tree Diagram In Pure CSS

Pretty Clean Tree Diagram In Pure CSS

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A Pure CSS solution to generate a pretty clean tree diagram from nested HTML lists.


4. Dynamic Tree View With Checkboxes – Treejs

Dynamic Tree View With Checkboxes – Treejs

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A lightweight tree view plugin that displays hierarchical data in a collapsible, selectable tree structure with checkboxes.


5. Visualize Hierarchical Tree Structures Using D3.js – d3-mitch-tree

Visualize Hierarchical Tree Structures Using D3.js – d3-mitch-tree

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The d3-mitch-tree JavaScript library lets you render an interactive diagram from JS objects/arrays to visualize the hierarchical tree structures in an elegant way.


6. Simple Folder Tree With JSON And JavaScript – tree.js

Simple Folder Tree With JSON And JavaScript – tree.js

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A simple, flexible tree library which dynamically renders a tree view of a directory/folder from hierarchical JSON data you provide.


7. Render Family/Organization Tree From JSON – treeMaker

Render Family/Organization Tree From JSON – treeMaker

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A JavaScript library that renders a tree-like diagram from JSON or JS objects to show the structure and the relationship in an organization/agency/family.


8. Minimalist Tree View In Pure CSS

Minimalist Tree View In Pure CSS

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A minimalist pure CSS tree view for presenting hierarchical data in a tree structure. Hover over a node and it highlights all child nodes.


9. Collapsible Folder Tree With Pure JavaScript – jslists

Collapsible Folder Tree With Pure JavaScript – jslists

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A standalone JavaScript plugin that converts nested HTML lists into a collapsible, multi-level tree list.


10. Full Featued File/Folder Tree In Pure JavaScript – TreeJS

Full Featued File/Folder Tree In Pure JavaScript – TreeJS

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A simple, fast, standalone JavaScript library to dynamically render a folder tree that behaviors like the Windows’ File Browser.


More Resources About Tree View:

View our Tree View section for more JavaScrilt & CSS implementations of the tree view. And here are a few resources about tree view you might find useful:

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