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This page details how to set up ag-Grid inside a Vue application.
ag-Grid VueJS Features
Every feature of ag-Grid is available when using the ag-Grid Vue table Component. The Vue Table Grid Component wraps the functionality of ag-Grid, it doesn't duplicate, so there will be no difference between core ag-Grid and Vue ag-Grid when it comes to features.
Configuring ag-Grid in Vue
You can configure the grid in the following ways through VueJS:
- Events: All data out of the grid comes through events. These use
VueJS event bindings eg
@modelUpdated="onModelUpdated". As you interact with the grid, the different events are fixed and output text to the console (open the dev tools to see the console).
- Properties: All the data is provided to the grid as VueJS
bindings. These are bound onto the ag-Grid properties bypassing the
elements attributes. The values for the bindings come from the parent
- Attributes: When the property is just a simple string value, then
no binding is necessary, just the value is placed as an attribute
rowHeight="22". If the attribute is a boolean and a value is not provided, it is taken as true.
- Changing Properties: When a property changes value, VueJS
automatically passes the new value onto the grid.
This is used in the following locations in the Feature Rich Vue Example:
- The 'quickFilter' on the top right updates the quick filter of the grid.
- The 'Show Tool Panel' checkbox has its value bound to the 'showToolPanel' property of the grid.
- The 'Refresh Data' generates new data for the grid and updates the
Notice that the Vuejs table grid has its properties marked as immutable. Hence for
object properties, the object reference must change for the grid to take impact.
rowData must be a new list of data for the grid to be
informed to redraw.
Defining VueJS Components for use in ag-Grid
VueJS components can be defined as either simple inline components, or as full/complex externalised ones (i.e in a separate file).
Simple, Inline Components
Note here that we can define the property name either quoted or not but note that in order to reference these components in your column definitions you'll need to provide them as case-sensitive strings.
Simple, Locally Declared Components
External .js Components
More Complex, Externalised Single File Components (.vue)
For non-inline components you need to provide them to Vue via the
Note that in this case the component name will match the actual reference, but you can specify a different one if you choose:
In either case the name you use will be used to reference the component within the grid (see below).
Referencing VueJS Components for use in ag-Grid
Having defined your component, you can now reference them in your column definitions.
To use a component within the grid you will reference components by case-sensitive name, for example:
The rich-grid example has ag-Grid configured through the template in the following ways:
The above is all you need to get started using ag-Grid in a VueJS application. Now would be a good time to try it in a simple app and get some data displaying and practice with some of the grid settings before moving onto the advanced features of cellRendering and custom filtering.
Using Markup to Define Grid Definitions
You can also define your grid column definition decoratively if you would prefer.
You declare the grid as normal:
And within this component you can then define your column definitions:
In this example we're defining a grouped column with
IT Skills having two child columns
Not that anything other than a string value will need to be bound (i.e.
:width="120") as Vue will
default to providing values as Strings.
A full working example of defining a grid declaratively can be found in the Vue Playground Repo.
Binding Row Data with
You can bind row data in the usual way with
:rowData="rowData", but you can also do so by using
The advantage of doing so is that this will facilitate unidirectional data flow (see next section). The main difference over normal
binding is that any data changes will emit an
data-model-changed event which will have the current row data as a parameter.
Please refer to the section below for a practical application of this binding.
Memory Footprint, Vuex and Unidirectional Data Flow
Please refer to Memory Footprint, Vuex & Unidirectional Data Flow
Child to Parent Communication
There are a variety of ways to manage component communication in Vue (shared service, local variables etc), but
often need a simple way to let a "parent" component know that something has happened on a "child" component. In this
the simplest route is to use the
gridOptions.context to hold a reference to the parent, which the child
can then access.
Note that although we've used
componentParent as the property name here it can be anything - the main
point is that you can use the
context mechanism to share information between the components.
Building & Bundling
For UMD bundling please refer to the UMD repo for a working example of how this can be done.
Cell Rendering & Cell Editing using VueJS
“$attrs is readonly”,“$listeners is readonly”,“Avoid mutating a prop directly”
Despite the wording of this warning, the issue is almost always due to multiple versions of
instantiated at runtime.
This can occur in any number of ways, but the solution is simple - update (or create)
Here we're telling Webpack to use the full build. You may need to change the value according to the build you need.
Please refer to the Vue Documentation for more information on the different builds available.
The longer term fix is something the Vue team are contemplating - please refer to this GitHub Issue for more information.
The following Vue repos are available, with each demonstrating a different feature:
- Main Example
- Playground: Declarative, Auto Refresh and Model Driven Examples
Learn how to get started with ag-Grid in your Vue project here.
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