Routing

Official Router

For most Single Page Applications, it’s recommended to use the officially-supported vue-router library. For more details, see vue-router’s documentation.

Simple Routing From Scratch

If you just need very simple routing and do not wish to involve a full-featured router library, you can do so by dynamically rendering a page-level component like this:

const NotFound = { template: '<p>Page not found</p>' }
const Home = { template: '<p>home page</p>' }
const About = { template: '<p>about page</p>' }
const routes = {
'/': Home,
'/about': About
}
new Vue({
el: '#app',
data: {
currentRoute: window.location.pathname
},
computed: {
ViewComponent () {
return routes[this.currentRoute] || NotFound
}
},
render (h) { return h(this.ViewComponent) }
})

Combined with the HTML5 History API, you can build a very basic but fully-functional client-side router. To see that in practice, check out this example app.

Integrating 3rd-Party Routers

If there’s a 3rd-party router you prefer to use, such as Page.js or Director, integration is similarly easy. Here’s a complete example using Page.js.