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Vue component for fast create simple menu block

Vue component for fast create simple menu block

Vue simple menu

Vue component for fast create simple menu block

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Simple menu component with a set of basic functionality, which is enought in 80% of cases

For whom?

Simple and easy menu with a set of basic functionality, which is enought in 80% of cases:

  • Menu items with direct link (href="/url.html")
  • Compatibility with vue-router
  • Menu items can be toggle expand
  • Menu items with infinity nesting
  • Stylize as you want (you can select default or make and require own style)

Installation and usage

ES6 via npm

npm i vue-simple-menu -D

Usage

For example, we have app container, and menu component inside

<div id="app">
  <vue-simple-menu :raw-menu-data="rawMenuData"></vue-simple-menu>
</div>

For building menu, you need pass to raw-menu-data data of menu, must be of a certain format

Params

Name Type Description
id string ID for item. It is link to itself id key (figure 1)
ID format as you want
name string Name or title for menu item element (figure 2)
uri string Add link to item element (figure 3)
list array: object Add children elements to item (figure 4)
The structure of nesting objects repeats the main parent

For example file rawMenuData.js

export default {
  item1: {
    id: 'item1',
    name: 'Item 1',

    // Item can be as link
    uri: '//rg.ru'
  },
  item2: {
    id: 'item1',
    name: 'Item 1',
    uri: '//rg.ru',

    // Item can have as child items list
    list: {
      item1_1: {
        id: 'item1_1',
        name: 'Item 1_1',

        // List items may be endless
        list: {
          item1_1_1: {
            id: 'item1_1_1',
            name: 'Item 1_1_1',
            uri: '//rg.ru'
          }
        }
      }
      ...
    }
  }
  ...
}

And add imported menu component to Vue app. Menu data pass as component

import Vue from 'vue'
import VueSimpleMenu from 'vue-simple-menu'

// Data for menu, may get by APi or somehow else
import rawMenuData from './rawMenuData'

// Add style for menu
require('../styles/default.sass')

// Init vue application
new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  data () {
    return {

      // Init default data for menu
      rawMenuData: {}
    }
  },
  components: {
    'vue-simple-menu': VueSimpleMenu
  }
})

// Emulate async getting menu data
setTimeout(function () {
  app.rawMenuData = rawMenuData
}, 1000)

Component as global in browser

Pass to your html page scripts below

<!-- Include Vue library -->
<script src="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/vue"></script>

<!-- Include vue-simple-menu component -->
<script src="//unpkg.com/vue-simple-menu"></script>

Usage

Add element for our application with menu

<!-- Our app -->
<div id="app">
  <vue-simple-menu :raw-menu-data="rawMenuData"></vue-simple-menu>
</div>

And use in you scripts some as:

// Data for menu, may get by APi or somehow else
import rawMenuData from './rawMenuData'

// Init vue app with menu component in template
new Vue({
  el: '#app',
  data () {
    return {
      rawMenuData: menuData
    }
  }
})

Usage with Vue Router

You can use simple menu with vue router links

Just add value vueRouter: true in rawMenuData, and items with this value will be work as vue-router link

Is implied, the vue router is already connected in your app script

Example below

articles: {
  id: 'articles',
  name: 'Статьи',
  uri: '/articles/list',

  // Add value for associate this item with vue-router
  vueRouter: true,
  ...
}

Done!

Stylize

You can use default styles for menu. Just require sass or css file to your project from styles folder in src. You should setup webpack config for processing styles (for example css-loader)

Example

// Path where put styles in your own project
require('../styles/default.sass')

Or pass default style from CDN

Example

<link href="//unpkg.com/vue-simple-menu/dist/styles/vue-simple-menu.default.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />

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