SharePoint Framework (SPFx) - Graph API - ReactJS Get Calendar Events From Office 365

In this article, we will see how we can get calendar events from Office 365 into a SharePoint framework – SPFx ReactJS web part using Graph API.

Step 1

Create a folder with the name GraphAPI-2 on your local drive.


Step 2

Open the location in the command prompt using cd command. Scaffold the SPFx solution using Yeoman Generator.

yo @microsoft/sharepoint

Step 3

Give the webpart a name and other details, as shown below:

Step 4

Install MS Graph types node package by using the command:

npm install @microsoft/microsoft-graph-types --save-dev

Step 5

Open the solution in VS Code. You can use the "Code ." command in the command prompt directly to open the solution in VS Code. Update the React component properties file ICalendarEventsProps.ts. Add property for WebPartContext.

import { WebPartContext } from '@microsoft/sp-webpart-base';
export interface ICalendarEventsProps {
    context: WebPartContext;

Step 6

Add a new Type script file, ICalendarEventsState.ts in the components folder for component state to store data from Graph API. This holds all the events returned by Graph API.

import * as MicrosoftGraph from '@microsoft/microsoft-graph-types';
export interface ICalendarEventsState {
    events: MicrosoftGraph.Event[];

Step 7

Update web part render() method and add a context property.

context: this.context

Step 8

Update component tsx file CalendarEvents.tsx

Import Graph and State:

import { MSGraphClient } from '@microsoft/sp-http';
import * as MicrosoftGraph from '@microsoft/microsoft-graph-types';
import { ICalendarEventsState } from './ICalendarEventsState';

Add state in component:

export default class CalendarEvents extends React.Component<ICalendarEventsProps, ICalendarEventsState>

Define constructor and initialize state:

constructor(props: ICalendarEventsProps) {
    this.state = {
        events: []

Add componentDidMount() method, which is called when everything is rendered.

public componentDidMount(): void {
    this.props.context.msGraphClientFactory.getClient().then((client: MSGraphClient): void => {
        client.api('/me/calendar/events').version("v1.0").select("*").get((error: any, eventsResponse, rawResponse ? : any) => {
            if (error) {
                console.error("Message is : " + error);
            const calendarEvents: MicrosoftGraph.Event[] = eventsResponse.value;
                events: calendarEvents

Step 9

Update render method of component tsx file CalendarEvents.tsx.

     {, key) =>
         <li key={}>
             {item.start.dateTime.substring(0, 10)},
             {item.start.dateTime.substring(12, 5)},
             {item.end.dateTime.substring(0, 10)},
             {item.end.dateTime.substring(12, 5)}

Once the render() method is complete, the componentDidMount() method is called. It uses setState to add events data in array. As setState is called, it calls the render method again and displays all the events data in web part.

Step 10

Update package-solution.json file inside config folder. Add a webApiPermissionRequests inside the solutions tag. This gives read permission of calendar events.

"webApiPermissionRequests": [{
    "resource": "Microsoft Graph",
    "scope": "Calendars.Read"

Step 11

To test this web part in workbench, go to Graph explorer.

Login with your credentials. Open Outlook Calendar queries and click on "Get my events for the next week." Go to Modify permissions and click on ‘Open the permissions panel."

Step 12

Click on ‘Calendars.Read’ and provide consent by clicking the Consent button.

Step 13

If you are not able to build a test web part in workbench, then deploy your web part in the App Catalog.

Step 14

After deployment in App Catalog, go to the SharePoint admin center. Go to Advanced API Access.

You will see Pending API access requests. In this case, it will be Package: Your package deployed in App Catalog. Permission: Calendar.Read (what we specified in package-solution.json file of the SPFx solution).

Once you approve the request, your web part has permissions to read the calendar.

Now you can add your web part to page and it will show entries from your calendar.