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The http service can be used globally Vue.http or in a Vue instance this.$http.


A Vue instance provides the this.$http service which can send HTTP requests. A request method call returns a Promise that resolves to the response. Also the Vue instance will be automatically bound to this in all function callbacks.

  // GET /someUrl
  this.$http.get('/someUrl').then(response => {
    // success callback
  }, response => {
    // error callback


Shortcut methods are available for all request types. These methods work globally or in a Vue instance.

// global Vue object
Vue.http.get('/someUrl', [config]).then(successCallback, errorCallback);'/someUrl', [body], [config]).then(successCallback, errorCallback);

// in a Vue instance
this.$http.get('/someUrl', [config]).then(successCallback, errorCallback);
this.$'/someUrl', [body], [config]).then(successCallback, errorCallback);

List of shortcut methods:

  • get(url, [config])
  • head(url, [config])
  • delete(url, [config])
  • jsonp(url, [config])
  • post(url, [body], [config])
  • put(url, [body], [config])
  • patch(url, [body], [config])


Parameter Type Description
url string URL to which the request is sent
body Object, FormData, string Data to be sent as the request body
headers Object Headers object to be sent as HTTP request headers
params Object Parameters object to be sent as URL parameters
method string HTTP method (e.g. GET, POST, ...)
responseType string Type of the response body (e.g. text, blob, json, ...)
timeout number Request timeout in milliseconds (0 means no timeout)
credentials boolean Indicates whether or not cross-site Access-Control requests should be made using credentials
emulateHTTP boolean Send PUT, PATCH and DELETE requests with a HTTP POST and set the X-HTTP-Method-Override header
emulateJSON boolean Send request body as application/x-www-form-urlencoded content type
before function(request) Callback function to modify the request object before it is sent
uploadProgress function(event) Callback function to handle the ProgressEvent of uploads
downloadProgress function(event) Callback function to handle the ProgressEvent of downloads


A request resolves to a response object with the following properties and methods:

Property Type Description
url string Response URL origin
body Object, Blob, string Response body
headers Header Response Headers object
ok boolean HTTP status code between 200 and 299
status number HTTP status code of the response
statusText string HTTP status text of the response
Method Type Description
text() Promise Resolves the body as string
json() Promise Resolves the body as parsed JSON object
blob() Promise Resolves the body as Blob object


  // POST /someUrl
  this.$'/someUrl', {foo: 'bar'}).then(response => {

    // get status

    // get status text

    // get 'Expires' header

    // get body data
    this.someData = response.body;

  }, response => {
    // error callback

Send a get request with URL query parameters and a custom headers.

  // GET /someUrl?foo=bar
  this.$http.get('/someUrl', {params: {foo: 'bar'}, headers: {'X-Custom': '...'}}).then(response => {
    // success callback
  }, response => {
    // error callback

Fetch an image and use the blob() method to extract the image body content from the response.

  // GET /image.jpg
  this.$http.get('/image.jpg', {responseType: 'blob'}).then(response => {

    // resolve to Blob
    return response.blob();

  }).then(blob => {
    // use image Blob


Interceptors can be defined globally and are used for pre- and postprocessing of a request. If a request is sent using this.$http or this.$resource the current Vue instance is available as this in a interceptor callback.

Request processing

Vue.http.interceptors.push(function(request) {

  // modify method
  request.method = 'POST';

  // modify headers
  request.headers.set('X-CSRF-TOKEN', 'TOKEN');
  request.headers.set('Authorization', 'Bearer TOKEN');


Request and Response processing

Vue.http.interceptors.push(function(request) {

  // modify request
  request.method = 'POST';

  // return response callback
  return function(response) {

    // modify response
    response.body = '...';


Return a Response and stop processing

Vue.http.interceptors.push(function(request) {

  // modify request ...

  // stop and return response
  return request.respondWith(body, {
    status: 404,
    statusText: 'Not found'

Overriding default interceptors

All default interceptors callbacks can be overriden to change their behavior. All interceptors are exposed through the Vue.http.interceptor object with their names before, method, jsonp, json, form, header and cors.

Vue.http.interceptor.before = function(request) {

  // override before interceptor