Vue plugin for work with local storage, session storage and memory storage from Vue context.

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npm install vue-ls --save


yarn add vue-ls


bower install vue-ls --save

Development Setup

# install dependencies
npm install

# build dist files
npm run build


Vue storage API.

import Storage from 'vue-ls';

options = {
  namespace: 'vuejs__', // key prefix
  name: 'ls', // name variable Vue.[ls] or this.[$ls],
  storage: 'local', // storage name session, local, memory

Vue.use(Storage, options);


new Vue({
    el: '#app',
    mounted: function() {'foo', 'boo');
        //Set expire for item'foo', 'boo', 60 * 60 * 1000); //expiry 1 hour'foo');'boo', 10); //if not set boo returned default 10
        let callback = (val, oldVal, uri) => {
          console.log('localStorage change', val);
       'foo', callback) //watch change foo key and triggered callback'foo', callback) //unwatch




  • this.$ls

API, def)

Returns value under name in storage. Internally parses the value from JSON before returning it.

  • def: default null, returned if not set name., value, expire)

Persists value under name in storage. Internally converts the value to JSON.

  • expire: default null, life time in milliseconds name

Removes name from storage. Returns true if the property was successfully deleted, and false otherwise.

Clears storage., callback)

Listen for changes persisted against name on other tabs. Triggers callback when a change occurs, passing the following arguments.

  • newValue: the current value for name in storage, parsed from the persisted JSON
  • oldValue: the old value for name in storage, parsed from the persisted JSON
  • url: the url for the tab where the modification came from, callback)

Removes a listener previously attached with, callback).


  • npm run test - run unit test
  • npm run test:browserstack - run browser test
    • npm run test:browserstack:chrome
    • npm run test:browserstack:ie
    • npm run test:browserstack:edge
    • npm run test:browserstack:firefox
    • npm run test:browserstack:safari
  • npm run test:chrome - run browser test in chrome
  • npm run test:phantomjs - run browser test in phantomjs

Testing Supported By


Some browsers don't support the storage event, and most of the browsers that do support it will only call it when the storage is changed by a different window. So, open your page up in two windows. Click the links in one window and you will probably see the event in the other.

The assumption is that your page will already know all interactions with localStorage in its own window and only needs notification when a different window changes things. This, of course, is a foolish assumption. But.