12/31/2018 - 3:35 PM

Vue Custom Directives

In addition to the default set of directives shipped in core (v-model and v-show), Vue also allows you to register your own custom directives. Note that in Vue 2.0, the primary form of code reuse and abstraction is components - however there may be cases where you need some low-level DOM access on plain elements, and this is where custom directives would still be useful. An example would be focusing on an input element, like this one:

directives: {
  focus: {
    // directive definition
    inserted: function (el) {
<div v-demo="{ color: 'white', text: 'hello!' }"></div>

Vue.directive('demo', function (el, binding) {
  console.log(binding.value.color) // => "white"
  console.log(binding.value.text)  // => "hello!"