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Using Vue Plugins

This page provides an overview of the currently supported Vue plugins that work with NativeScript-Vue.

Vue Router

Currently, integration with Vue Router is experimental. For more information, see the Vue Router page.

Install and require the plugin

For detailed information about how to install the plugin and make it available in your NativeScript-Vue app, see the Vue Router page.

Usage notes

The routing strategy on mobile is different than the routing strategy in the browser and the familiar Vue format of router links does not work with NativeScript-Vue.

Instead, you need to change to a new route using the route.push method. The following example shows how to use the tap event to change the route.

<Button class="btn btn-primary" @tap="$router.push('/counter')">Counter</Button>

For detailed information about how to use the plugin in your NativeScript-Vue app, see the Vue Router page.


Vuex is a state management pattern and library. It serves as a store for all the components in an app and implements rules to ensure that state is mutated in a predictable fashion.

Install the plugin

Install Vuex as you would normally in your Vue.js app. With npm, for example:

$ npm install --save vuex

The most recent version of Vuex will be added to your package.json.

Import the plugin

Open your app entry file (llikely app.js or main.js) and add the following line at the top:

import Vuex from 'vuex'

Now you can use Vuex to manage the state of your mobile app, similar to how you would use it in a standard Vue web app.

Usage: Create a store

You need to create a new constant to store your state and invoke Vuex API calls. You can do that in the app entry file after the creation of the Vue instance or in a separate folder (for example, /store).

In the following example, a simple store constant includes the state of a counter and tracks its mutations:

const store = new Vuex.Store({
    state: {
      count: 0
    mutations: {
      increment: state => state.count++,
      decrement: state => state.count--

Usage: Use the store

Now you can manage state by calling the store you just created. In the following example, the app tracks the count value as you press a '+' or '-' button. Note that you don't manipulate the state itself, but call mutations to increment and decrement its value.

new Vue({
  computed: {
      return store.state.count

  template: `
          <Button @tap="increment" text="+" />
          <Button @tap="decrement" text="-" />
          <Label :text="count" />

  methods: {
    increment() {
    decrement() {

For more information about Vuex, see the Vuex documentation.

For more examples about how to manage the elements of Vuex, explore the /store folder of the NativeScript-Vue Groceries sample.