Vue.js Integration

ColdBox Elixir lets you work with .vue files out of the box.

You will begin by installing Vue.js via npm: npm install vue. This will add Vue as a dependency for your project in your project's package.json and into the node_modules directory. The following is the package.json you should use when integrating with Vue.js:


  "private": true,
  "devDependencies": {
    "coldbox-elixir": "3.0.0",
  "dependencies": {
    "vue": "^2.0.0"

Then create your normal JavaScript and Vue components in your resources/assets/js folder.

const elixir = require("coldbox-elixir");

module.exports = elixir(mix => {

Your App.js can look like this:


import Vue from "vue";

new Vue({
  el: "#app",
  data: {
    message: "Hello, world!"

And you can import any components following the same relative path of the resources/assets/js folder.

You can also use the optional .vue syntax which allows you to co-locate your template, styles, and scripts in a single-file component.


import Vue from "vue";
import Profile from "./components/Profile.vue";

new Vue({
  el: "#app",
  components: { Profile }


  <div class="profile">
    {{ name }}

export default {
  data () {
    return {
      name: "Luis Majano"

.profile {
    background: #eee;
    border: 1px solid #aaa;
    border-radius: 2em;
    margin: 2em auto;
    min-height: 150px;
    padding: 2em;
    width: 300px;

You would then use this in your ColdBox layout or view like so:

<div id="app">
<script src="/includes/js/App.js"></script>

Any style blocks in your .vue components will be extracted as well to the same directory as your javascript file as a css file. For example, if you were compiling mix.vue( "app.js" ) Elixir would generate a includes/js/app.css file containing the css for the style blocks used in that entrypoint.

Note: there are some drawbacks with style blocks in Vue components and Elixir. if you are creating multiple entry points with multiple mix.vue calls, any style blocks in shared components will be duplicated in each of the css files. Additionally, because Elixir is already extracting other css files, style blocks in Vue components are always extracted. For these reasons, we recommend using other approaches to managing your css with Vue components and Elixir.

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