Drag & drop hierarchical list made as a vue component.


  • A simple vue component to create a draggable list to customizable items
  • Reorder items by dragging them above an other item
  • Intuitively nest items by dragging right
  • Fully customizable, ships with no css
  • Everything is configurable: item identifier, max nesting level, threshold for nesting


  1. Install the plugin:
npm install --save vue-nestable
  1. Add the plugin into your app:
import Vue from 'vue'
import VueNestable from 'vue-nestable'


Simple Example

You only need two components: vue-nestable which renders the list and vue-nestable-handle which indicates the are the user can drag the item by.

It can't get any easier than this.


  <vue-nestable v-model="nestableItems">
      slot-scope="{ item }"
      {{ item.text }}


<script type="text/babel">
export default {
  data () {
    return {
      nestableItems: [
          id: 0,
          text: 'Andy'
        }, {
          id: 1,
          text: 'Harry',
          children: [{
            id: 2,
            text: 'David'
        }, {
          id: 3,
          text: 'Lisa'

Advanced Example

vue-nestable is extremly customizable. For example you don't have to make the entire item draggable. Instead you can just add an icon by which the item can be dragged. We also limited the nesting level to 2 in this example.


    <template slot-scope="{ item }">
      <!-- Handler -->
      <vue-nestable-handle :item="item">

      <!-- Content -->
      <span>Item :: {{ item.text }}</span>



Property Type Default Description
value Array [ ] Array of objects to be used in the list. Important: Each item must have a unique key by which it can be identified. By default the key is assumed to be named id but you can change it by setting the keyProp property.
threshold Number 30 Amount of pixels by which the mouse must be move horizontally before increasing/decreasing level (nesting) of current element.
maxDepth Number 10 Maximum available level of nesting. Setting this to 0 will prevent dragging altogether.
group String or Number random String Different group numbers may be passed if you have more than one nestable component on a page and want some extra styles for portal instances.
keyProp String 'id' Optional name of property with identifier.
childrenProp String 'children' Optional name of property with children.


Slot Name Description
placeholder Lets you define a custom template that is used when no elements are in the list


Event Parameters Description
input value triggered whenever the list changes