- Shop NEW!
- The Vue Instance
- Template Syntax
- Computed Properties and Watchers
- Class and Style Bindings
- Conditional Rendering
- List Rendering
- Event Handling
- Form Input Bindings
- Reactivity in Depth
- Transition Effects
- Transitioning State
- Render Functions
- Custom Directives
- Single File Components
- Production Deployment Tips
- State Management
- Unit Testing
- Server-Side Rendering
- TypeScript Support
- Migration from Vue 1.x
- Migration from Vue Router 0.7.x
- Migration from Vuex 0.6.x to 1.0
- Comparison with Other Frameworks
- Join the Vue.js Community!
Vue does not support IE8 and below, because it uses ECMAScript 5 features that are un-shimmable in IE8. However it supports all ECMAScript 5 compliant browsers.
Detailed release notes for each version are available on GitHub.
Simply download and include with a script tag.
Vue will be registered as a global variable.
Don’t use the minified version during development. You will miss out on all the nice warnings for common mistakes!
Development VersionWith full warnings and debug mode
Production VersionWarnings stripped, 26.87kb min+gzip
NPM is the recommended installation method when building large scale applications with Vue. It pairs nicely with module bundlers such as Webpack or Browserify. Vue also provides accompanying tools for authoring Single File Components.
Vue.js provides an official CLI for quickly scaffolding ambitious Single Page Applications. It provides batteries-included build setups for a modern frontend workflow. It takes only a few minutes to get up and running with hot-reload, lint-on-save, and production-ready builds:
The CLI assumes prior knowledge of Node.js and the associated build tools. If you are new to Vue or front-end build tools, we strongly suggest going through the guide without any build tools before using the CLI.
dist/ directory of the NPM package you will find many different builds of Vue.js. Here’s an overview of the difference between them:
Full: builds that contains both the compiler and the runtime.
Runtime: code that is responsible for creating Vue instances, rendering and patching virtual DOM, etc. Basically everything minus the compiler.
CommonJS: CommonJS builds are intended for use with older bundlers like browserify or webpack 1. The default file for these bundlers (
pkg.main) is the Runtime only CommonJS build (
ES Module: ES module builds are intended for use with modern bundlers like webpack 2 or rollup. The default file for these bundlers (
pkg.module) is the Runtime only ES Module build (
If you need to compile templates on the fly (e.g. passing a string to the
template option, or mounting to an element using its in-DOM HTML as the template), you will need the compiler and thus the full build:
vueify, templates inside
Since the runtime-only builds are roughly 30% lighter-weight than their full-build counterparts, you should use it whenever you can. If you still wish to use the full build instead, you need to configure an alias in your bundler:
Add to your project’s
Development/production modes are hard-coded for the UMD builds: the un-minified files are for development, and the minified files are for production.
CommonJS and ES Module builds are intended for bundlers, therefore we don’t provide minified versions for them. You will be responsible for minifying the final bundle yourself.
CommonJS and ES Module builds also preserve raw checks for
process.env.NODE_ENV to determine the mode they should run in. You should use appropriate bundler configurations to replace these environment variables in order to control which mode Vue will run in. Replacing
process.env.NODE_ENV with string literals also allows minifiers like UglifyJS to completely drop the development-only code blocks, reducing final file size.
Use Webpack’s DefinePlugin:
Apply a global envify transform to your bundle.
Also see Production Deployment Tips.
Some environments, such as Google Chrome Apps, enforce Content Security Policy (CSP), which prohibits the use of
new Function() for evaluating expressions. The standalone build depends on this feature to compile templates, so is unusable in these environments.
On the other hand, the runtime-only build is fully CSP-compliant. When using the runtime-only build with Webpack + vue-loader or Browserify + vueify, your templates will be precompiled into
render functions which work perfectly in CSP environments.
Important: the built files in GitHub’s
/dist folder are only checked-in during releases. To use Vue from the latest source code on GitHub, you will have to build it yourself!
Only UMD builds are available from Bower.
All UMD builds can be used directly as an AMD module.