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Vue.js Quick Start Guide

By : Ajdin Imsirovic
Book Image

Vue.js Quick Start Guide

By: Ajdin Imsirovic

Overview of this book

Vue.js is the latest trending frontend framework. Simplicity, reactivity, and ?exibility are some of the key benefits that Vue offers to developers. This book will help you learn everything you need to know to build stunning reactive web apps with Vue.js 2 quickly and easily. This book will take you through the Vue 2 framework. You will start by learning the different Vue installation options: CDN, NPM, and Vue CLI. Then we will look at the core concepts of Vue: templates and components – ways to modularize Vue code. You will learn how to utilize directives, which are Vue-specific HTML attributes with additional features. Also, you will see how Vue uses a streamlined approach to development, with reusable methods, computed properties, and watchers, and how it controls state with the help of its data option. You will learn about the concepts of reactive programming in Vue, and how to understand communication between parent and child components. We will take a look at props and slots, working with CSS, filters, and mixins. We will also look at ways to add transitions and animations to Vue apps. Then you will extend Vue by building custom directives and your own plugins. Finally, you will learn about Vuex – a Vue plugin that allows us to centralize state, and also introduce Nuxt, which is a framework that builds on top of Vue and solves some issues of single-page applications. After learning about these components, you will be ready to build your own reactive web apps with Vue.js 2.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Making our own directives

In Vue 2, components are the go-to strategy to use, be it keeping things DRY or abstracting away some functionality. However, another approach that you can take is to utilize custom directives.

Understanding custom directives

As we discussed earlier in this book, directives help us explain to Vue what kind of behavior we would like to attach to a piece of markup. As we have previously seen, there are a number of directives that come built-in with Vue. Some examples are v-on, v-if, v-model, and so on. As a quick refresher, a directive is an HTML attribute that starts with v-.

When we need to build a custom directive, we simply provide a custom word after the hyphen. For example, we could create a custom directive, which we'll call v-custom-directive, and we can then use this name in our markup, for example, like this:

<div id="app">
  <div v-custom-directive>{{ something }}</div>
<!-- etc -->

Note that it is perfectly normal to have a directive...