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Initialize a tree graph.

new G6.TreeGraph(cfg: GraphOptions) => TreeGraph
const treeGraph = new G6.TreeGraph({
  container: 'mountNode',
  width: 800,
  height: 600,
  modes: {
    default: [
        type: 'collapse-expand',
        onChange(item, collapsed) {
          const icon = item.get('group').findByClassName('collapse-icon');
          if (collapsed) {
            icon.attr('symbol', EXPAND_ICON);
          } else {
            icon.attr('symbol', COLLAPSE_ICON);
  layout: {
    type: 'dendrogram',
    direction: 'LR', // H / V / LR / RL / TB / BT
    nodeSep: 50,
    rankSep: 100,
    radial: true,

If you are going to visualize a tree, TreeGraph of G6 is more appropriate than Graph. The main differences between G6.TreeGraph and G6.Graph are data structure and built-in layout algorithms:

  • Data structure: In G6, the tree data has nested structure. Edges are implicit in it. Each node data has id and children properties at least:
const data = {
  id: 'root',
  children: [
      id: 'subTree1',
      children: [...]
      id: 'subTree2',
      children: [...]
  • Tree layout algorithms:

    • Tree layout algorithms do not modify the source data. it generates a new data instead. And the source data will be a property of the new data. This mechanism will reduce the complexity of transformation from nested data to nodes and edges in graph.
    • The layout will be re-calculated after adding / deleting / expanding / collapsing nodes on the tree.

TreeGraph is inherited from Graph, please refer to G6.Graph(GraphOptions) for its configurations. One difference is the layout option. There are four layout algorithms for tree in G6: dendrogram, compactBox, mindmap, and indeted, whose detailed configurations are listed in TreeGraph Layout.