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vue-cli-plugin-auto-routing

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Vue CLI plugin that provides auto routing feature.

Overview

Ensure you are in a project generated by Vue CLI >= v3. You install this plugin by running the following command:

# If you did not install router plugin yet
$ vue add router

# Install vue-cli-plugin-auto-routing
$ vue add auto-routing

After adding the plugin, the file structure will be the below.

src/
├── pages/
├── layouts/
└── router/

Pages

.vue files under the pages/ directory will be automatically resolved to generate routing. Vue Router routes options will be configured with the file structure under the pages/. The generated routing is same with Nuxt's routing.

Note that directories and files started and ended with __ (two underscores, e.g. __foo__.vue) will be ignored.

For example, when you have the following page components:

pages/
├── __partial__.vue
├── index.vue
├── users.vue
└── users/
    └── _id.vue

It is resolved to the below routes. Note that _ prefixed components generate dynamic routing.

export default [
  {
    name: 'index',
    path: '/',
    component: () => import('@/pages/index.vue')
  },
  {
    name: 'users',
    path: '/users',
    component: () => import('@/pages/users.vue'),
    children: [
      {
        name: 'users-id',
        path: ':id?',
        component: () => import('@/pages/users/_id.vue')
      }
    ]
  }
]

If you want to make route param required, create a directory for the param and add index.vue in the directory. In the above example, if you replace users/_id.vue with users/_id/index.vue, :id param will be required.

<route> custom block

If a page component has <route> custom block, the content json will be merged with route config.

For example, if index.vue has the following <route> block:

<route>
{
  "name": "home",
  "meta": {
    "requiresAuth": true
  }
}
</route>

<template>
  <h1>Hello</h1>
</template>

The generated route config is like the following:

module.exports = [
  {
    name: 'home',
    path: '/',
    component: () => import('@/pages/index.vue'),
    meta: {
      requiresAuth: true
    }
  }
]

Layouts

Components under the layouts/ directory will be used as shared layout component in the application. You can choose a layout by specifying layout component option in a page component. The default value of layout is 'default'. That means when you omit layout options, layouts/default.vue will be choosed as the layout component. This is the same concept with Nuxt's layouts.

For example, when you have layouts/foo.vue and pages/index.vue:

<!-- layouts/foo.vue -->
<template>
  <div>
    <h1>Foo Layout</h1>
    <router-view />
  </div>
</template>
<!-- pages/index.vue -->
<template>
  <p>index.vue</p>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  // You can specify layout component name here (default value is 'default')
  layout: 'foo'
}
</script>

The following html will be rendered:

<div>
  <h1>Foo Layout</h1>
  <p>index.vue</p>
</div>

Modifying Chunk Name

A chunk name from auto generated file can be conflicted with your code. You may see the below error log in that case:

 ERROR  Failed to compile with 1 errors
 error  in ./node_modules/vue-auto-routing/index.js
It's not allowed to load an initial chunk on demand. The chunk name "index" is already used by an entrypoint.
 ERROR  Build failed with errors.
error Command failed with exit code 1.

To avoid this error, you can set chunkNamePrefix option to change the auto generated chunk name.

// vue.config.js

module.exports = {
  pluginOptions: {
    autoRouting: {
      // Specify a prefix which will be added to all auto generated chunk name.
      chunkNamePrefix: 'page-'
    }
  }
}

Options

You can specify options for this plugin under pluginOptions.autoRouting in vue.config.js. The options are simply passed to vue-auto-routing options. You can see the available options list here.

// vue.config.js

module.exports = {
  pluginOptions: {
    autoRouting: {
      // Optionally specify a custom output file, relative to the project root
      outFile: "src/router/routes.js",
      // Specify other vue-auto-routing options here
      nested: false
    }
  }
}

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License

MIT