Mastering Vue-Draggable: A Comprehensive Guide to Drag-and-Drop in Vue.js

Introduction

Welcome to this comprehensive guide on Vue-Draggable, a powerful library that makes implementing drag-and-drop functionality in your Vue.js applications a breeze. In this article, we will cover everything you need to know to get started with Vue-Draggable and master its advanced features. So, whether you are a beginner or an experienced developer, this guide has something for everyone. Let’s dive in!

Brief Overview of Vue.js

Vue.js is a popular, progressive JavaScript framework for building user interfaces. Vue allows developers to easily create interactive web applications by offering a simple, yet powerful API for managing the state and behavior of UI components. One of the key features of Vue.js is its reactivity system, which enables automatic and efficient updates to the DOM whenever the data changes. This makes Vue an excellent choice for building modern, high-performance web applications.

Detailed article: Exploring the World of Vue.js 

Importance of Drag-and-Drop Functionality

Drag-and-drop functionality is a crucial feature in many web applications, as it provides an intuitive way for users to interact with elements on the page. By allowing users to click, drag, and drop items, you can create a more engaging and user-friendly experience.

For example, consider a project management application like Trello. In Trello, users can create cards representing tasks and organize them into columns based on their status. Drag-and-drop functionality allows users to easily move cards between columns, reorder tasks within a column, and even move tasks between different boards. This simple yet powerful interaction greatly improves the user experience and makes managing projects more efficient and enjoyable.

Introduction to Vue-Draggable

Vue-Draggable is a Vue.js component library that makes it incredibly easy to implement drag-and-drop functionality in your Vue applications. Built on top of the popular Sortable.js library, Vue-Draggable provides a simple, declarative API for creating draggable and sortable elements. With just a few lines of code, you can create complex drag-and-drop interactions, such as nested lists, kanban boards, file explorers, and more.

In this guide, we will explore the core features of Vue-Draggable, walk you through some practical examples, and share tips and best practices for building accessible, high-performance drag-and-drop interfaces in Vue.js. Let’s get started!

Getting Started with Vue-Draggable

Vue-Draggable is an official component built on top of the popular Sortable.js library, which makes implementing drag-and-drop functionality in your Vue.js application easy and intuitive. In this guide, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Installation and setup
  • Basic usage and configuration
  • Understanding the underlying Sortable.js library

Installation and Setup

First, you need to create a new Vue.js application using the Vue CLI:

vue create my-draggable-app
cd my-draggable-app

Now, install the vuedraggable package:

npm install vuedraggable

or

yarn add vuedraggable

If you’re using Vue 3, install the [email protected] package instead:

npm install [email protected]

or

yarn add [email protected]

vue.draggable Dummy Data Example

Basic Usage and Configuration

To start using Vue-Draggable, you need to import the draggable component and add it to your Vue.js application. Here’s a basic example:

<template>
  <div>
    <draggable :list="items">
      <div v-for="(item, index) in items" :key="index">{{ item }}</div>
    </draggable>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import draggable from "vuedraggable";

export default {
  components: {
    draggable,
  },
  data() {
    return {
      items: ["Item 1", "Item 2", "Item 3"],
    };
  },
};
</script>

In this example, we’re importing the draggable component from the vuedraggable package and using it to create a simple list of draggable items.

Understanding the Underlying Sortable.js Library

Vue-Draggable is a powerful and easy-to-use Vue.js component for drag-and-drop functionality, but it’s essential to understand that it’s built on top of the Sortable.js library. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to Sortable.js and explain how it works under the hood. By understanding the foundation of Vue-Draggable, you’ll gain a better grasp of the component’s capabilities and limitations. Let’s dive in!

What is Sortable.js?

Sortable.js is a lightweight, standalone JavaScript library that provides drag-and-drop functionality for lists, tables, and other HTML elements. It’s framework-agnostic, meaning it can be used with any JavaScript framework or even without any framework at all. Sortable.js offers a simple API, touch support, and many customizable options, making it an excellent choice for implementing drag-and-drop functionality in your projects.

How Does Sortable.js Work?

Sortable.js works by manipulating the DOM directly when a user interacts with a draggable element. It listens for mouse or touch events, calculates the position of the dragged element, and moves it accordingly. It also handles any necessary animations and takes care of updating the underlying data model.

Basic Usage of Sortable.js

To use Sortable.js in a project, follow these simple steps:

  1. Include the Sortable.js library in your HTML file, either by downloading and hosting it yourself or using a CDN:
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/Sortable/1.13.0/Sortable.min.js"></script>
  2. Create an HTML element with a unique ID that will serve as a container for your list items:
    <ul id="my-list">
      <li>Item 1</li>
      <li>Item 2</li>
      <li>Item 3</li>
    </ul>
  3. In your JavaScript file, create a new Sortable instance and pass in the element’s ID as well as any configuration options:
    var myList = document.getElementById("my-list");
    
    new Sortable(myList, {
      animation: 150, // Animation speed in milliseconds
      handle: ".handle", // CSS selector for the drag handle
    });

Now your list items will be draggable, and you can easily customize the behavior with additional options.

Relationship Between Vue-Draggable and Sortable.js

Vue-Draggable is essentially a thin wrapper around Sortable.js, which means it provides a convenient and Vue-friendly API for using Sortable.js in your Vue components. Vue-Draggable takes care of synchronizing your Vue data model with the DOM, making it easier to manage state while still benefiting from the performance and flexibility of Sortable.js.

You can learn more about Sortable.js and its features by visiting its official GitHub repository.

That’s it! You’re now ready to start using Vue-Draggable in your Vue.js applications. Check out the official documentation for more advanced usage and configuration options. Good luck, and happy coding!

Vue-Draggable Core Features

Beyond using the native HTML 5 drag-and-drop API, there are tons of JavaScript libraries out there that help you implement drag-and-drop functionality in your web application with little to no effort. One of the most popular and sought-after in this list is Sortable.js, having over 23k likes on its GitHub repo. In this tutorial, we will be exploring vue.draggable — the official Sortable.js component for Vue-based projects.

Vue-Draggable Features

Some of the reasons the developer community prefers vue.draggable for drag-and-drop implementation includes:

  1. Supported touch devices — Unlike other libraries out there, vue.draggable drag-and-drop implementation is not just limited to moving elements with your mouse cursor; it works on touch devices also.
  2. Drag handles and selectable text — This library also lets you handle drag events and automatically recognizes when the user is trying to select a text in a draggable element.
  3. Vue.draggable reuses existing UI library components — You can also attach existing Vue components to draggable elements.
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Setting up Vue-Draggable

Adding vue.draggable to a new Vue project is pretty straightforward. First, you want to create a new application with Vue CLI:

vue create drag-app && cd drag-app

After creating our new application, we can add the vue.draggable package by running:

npm i -s vuedraggable
# OR
yarn add vuedraggable

Note: if your application is built with Vue 3 rather than 2.x, you should install [email protected] instead:

npm i -s [email protected]
# OR
yarn add [email protected]

Understanding the <draggable /> Component

Out of the box, all child elements in the <draggable> component will have drag-and-drop functionality. This is quite similar to how CSS flexbox works.

While this is not required, it is advisable to sync all draggable items with the <draggable> component. This is useful in cases where we want to attach custom functions to draggable events.

We can do this by adding the value v-model or list prop to our component:

<template>
  <main>
    <div>
      <draggable :list="myList">
        <div v-for="(list, i) in myList" :key="i">
          {{ list }}
        </div>
      </draggable>
    </div>
  </main>
</template>

Running the code above, you should have the following output in your browser:
vue.draggable Drag-and-Drop

Vue-Draggable Props

Vue.draggable also supports other useful props for your project, such as group, tag, clone, move, and transition. These props allow you to customize the behavior of draggable items, set specific HTML elements or Vue components for the outer element, handle cloning of items, detect item movement, and apply smooth transitions to draggable items.

group:

The group prop accepts an object that categorizes draggable items and defines the behavior when items are pulled or put into the group.

Example: Setting pull: 'clone' and put: false in the group prop.

<draggable
    class="draggable-list"
    :list="list1"
    :group="{ name: 'myGroup', pull: 'clone', put: false}"
>

This configuration clones the element when it’s dragged out of the list, and prevents new elements from being dragged into the group

Group Prop in vue.draggable

tag:

The tag prop specifies the HTML element or the name of a Vue component that <draggable> creates as an outer element for the included slot. By default, this is a div.

clone:

When the push or pull value is set to clone in a group, you can add a clone prop to the source component. This prop accepts a function that is triggered when elements inside the group are cloned.

Example:

<draggable
  class="draggable-list"
  :list="list2"
  :group="{ name: 'my-group', pull: 'clone', put: false }"
  :clone="cloneAction()"
>

And the cloneAction method:

cloneAction(item) {
  console.log("cloned", item);
}

This logs the message “cloned” and the cloned item property in the browser console every time an item is cloned in list2.

move:

The move prop accepts a function that provides access to the event and details of a draggable element when it is being moved.

Example:

<draggable :list="myList" :move="detectMove"></draggable>

And the detectMove function:

detectMove: function(evt) {
   console.log(evt)
}

This logs the event details when a draggable element is being moved.

Building a Sample Kanban Board

As a practical application, let’s build a Kanban board similar to Trello. Our goal here is to create a four-column project management board that lets you move tasks to the categories: idea, to do, in progress, and finally to ready to go.

To avoid writing excess CSS code, we will be using Bootstrap to quickly set up our grid and task cards. We will then implement the <draggable> component in our page and loop through tasks in each column respectively.

After completing the Kanban board, you should see a fully functional project management board that allows you to move tasks between columns seamlessly.

  1. Start by including the necessary dependencies in your project:

Add the following links in your index.html:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <title>Vue Kanban Board</title>
  <link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]"></script>
  <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/Vue.Draggable/2.24.3/vuedraggable.umd.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
  <div id="app">
    <!-- Your Vue app will go here -->
  </div>
  <script src="main.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
  1. Now, create the main.js file and initialize the Vue app:
    new Vue({
      el: '#app',
      data() {
        return {
          // Define columns and tasks here
        };
      },
      methods: {
        // Define methods for adding tasks and other actions
      },
      components: {
        draggable: window['vuedraggable'],
      },
    });
  2. Define your columns and tasks inside the data function:
    data() {
      return {
        columns: [
          { id: 'ideas', title: 'Idea' },
          { id: 'toDo', title: 'To Do' },
          { id: 'inProgress', title: 'In Progress' },
          { id: 'readyToGo', title: 'Ready To Go' },
        ],
        tasks: {
          ideas: [],
          toDo: [],
          inProgress: [],
          readyToGo: [],
        },
      };
    },
  3. Now, create the template for your Vue app inside the div with id="app" in your index.html file:
    <div class="container mt-5">
      <div class="row">
        <div class="col-md-3" v-for="column in columns">
          <h4>{{ column.title }}</h4>
          <draggable :list="tasks[column.id]">
            <transition-group>
              <div class="card mt-2" v-for="(task, index) in tasks[column.id]" :key="index">
                <div class="card-body">
                  {{ task }}
                </div>
              </div>
            </transition-group>
          </draggable>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
  4. Test your Kanban board by adding some tasks to the columns:
    data() {
      return {
        columns: [
          // ...
        ],
        tasks: {
          ideas: ['Idea 1', 'Idea 2'],
          toDo: ['Task 1', 'Task 2'],
          inProgress: ['Task 3', 'Task 4'],
          readyToGo: ['Task 5', 'Task 6'],
        },
      };
    },

vue.draggable Project Demo

Now you should have a working Kanban board with draggable tasks across columns. You can extend this example by adding functionality for adding and deleting tasks, managing task details, or implementing persistence to store your tasks on a server or in the browser’s local storage.

Creating a Simple Draggable List

Now that you have Vue-Draggable installed and set up, let’s create a simple draggable list. Follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. In your Vue component’s template, add a draggable component:
    <template>
      <div>
        <draggable :list="myList">
          <div v-for="(item, index) in myList" :key="index">{{ item }}</div>
        </draggable>
      </div>
    </template>
  2. Define the myList data property containing the items you want to display in your list:
    export default {
      data() {
        return {
          myList: ["Item 1", "Item 2", "Item 3", "Item 4"],
        };
      },
    };
  3. That’s it! You should now have a simple list of items that can be dragged and reordered. The list will update automatically when items are moved.

Advanced Vue-Draggable Techniques

In this guide, we’ll explore some advanced techniques for using Vue-Draggable, a popular library for adding drag and drop functionality to your Vue.js applications. We’ll discuss the concepts of drag and drop, implementing custom drag handles, and restricting drag-and-drop behavior. Let’s dive in!

Understanding Drag and Drop

Drag refers to the action of clicking and holding down the mouse button on an element, then moving the cursor to a different location. Drop is the process of releasing the mouse button to place the dragged element at the new location.

In Vue-Draggable, these actions are used to reorder items within a list or move items between multiple lists, making it easy to create interactive and dynamic user interfaces.

Implementing Custom Drag Handles

By default, Vue-Draggable allows you to drag an element by clicking and holding anywhere within the element. However, you may want to restrict dragging to a specific part of the element, like a handle. To do this, follow these instructions:

  1. In your Vue component’s template, add a handle class to the element that should act as the drag handle:
    <draggable :list="myList">
      <div v-for="(item, index) in myList" :key="index">
        <span class="handle">&#x2630;</span>
        {{ item }}
      </div>
    </draggable>
  2. Add the handle option to your draggable component and set its value to the CSS selector for the handle class:
    <draggable :list="myList" :options="{ handle: '.handle' }">
      ...
    </draggable>

Now, the items in the list can only be dragged using the handle element.

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Restricting Drag-and-Drop Behavior

In some cases, you might want to restrict the drag-and-drop behavior of your lists. For example, you may want to prevent certain items from being moved or limit the movement of items between specific lists. To achieve this, you can use the move prop in the draggable component.

  1. Add the move prop to your draggable component and set its value to a method that will handle the restrictions:
    <draggable :list="myList" :move="checkMove">
      ...
    </draggable>
  2. In your Vue component, define the checkMove method. This method receives an event object that contains information about the dragged element and the target list:
    methods: {
      checkMove(event) {
        // Add your logic to restrict drag-and-drop behavior
      },
    }
  3. Use the event object to determine if the dragged element should be allowed to move or not. For example, to prevent an item with the text “Item 1” from being moved, you can do the following:
    methods: {
      checkMove(event) {
        if (event.draggedContext.element === "Item 1") {
          return false;
        }
      },
    }

By returning false from the checkMove method, you prevent the dragged element from being moved. You can also add more complex logic to restrict movement based on your specific requirements.

These advanced techniques will help you create more customized and dynamic drag-and-drop interfaces using Vue-Draggable. Happy coding!

Vue Drag and Drop

Using Transitions and Animations

To add transitions and animations to your Vue drag and drop elements, you can use Vue’s built-in <transition-group> component. Here’s how to add a simple transition effect to a list managed by Vue-Draggable:

  1. Wrap your draggable list items in a <transition-group> component:
    <draggable :list="myList">
      <transition-group name="list-transition" tag="div">
        <div v-for="(item, index) in myList" :key="index">
          {{ item }}
        </div>
      </transition-group>
    </draggable>
  2. Add some CSS to define the transition effect. In this example, we’ll create a simple fade-in effect:
    .list-transition-enter-active,
    .list-transition-leave-active {
      transition: opacity 0.5s;
    }
    
    .list-transition-enter,
    .list-transition-leave-to {
      opacity: 0;
    }

Now, when you move items in the list, they will smoothly fade in and out.

You can also create more complex animations using CSS keyframes or JavaScript libraries like GreenSock or Velocity.js.

Implementing Touch Support

By default, Vue-Draggable works with mouse events, but it’s also possible to add touch support for mobile devices. To do this, you can use the Sortable.js library, which Vue-Draggable is built upon.

  1. First, make sure to install and import the sortablejs library in your project:
npm install sortablejs
import Sortable from 'sortablejs';
  1. In your Vue component, add a mounted lifecycle hook and initialize a new Sortable instance with the required options:
    export default {
      mounted() {
        this.initSortable();
      },
      methods: {
        initSortable() {
          new Sortable(this.$el.querySelector('.draggable-list'), {
            handle: '.handle',
            animation: 150,
            draggable: '.list-item',
            touchStartThreshold: 5,
          });
        },
      },
    };
  2. Update your HTML template to include the appropriate class names:
    <div class="draggable-list">
      <div class="list-item" v-for="(item, index) in myList" :key="index">
        <span class="handle">&#x2630;</span>
        {{ item }}
      </div>
    </div>

Now, your Vue drag and drop implementation will be responsive to touch events on mobile devices.

By adding transitions, animations, and touch support to your Vue drag and drop elements, you can create a more engaging and interactive user experience. Keep experimenting and refining your application to make it as user-friendly as possible!

Integrating Vue-Draggable with Other Vue Libraries

Vue-Draggable is a versatile and powerful tool, and its capabilities can be further enhanced by integrating it with other Vue libraries. In this guide, we’ll explore how to use Vue-Draggable alongside Vuex, Vue Router, and other Vue.js component libraries. We’ll provide examples and step-by-step instructions to help you get started with these integrations.

Vuex Integration

Vuex is a state management library for Vue.js applications. It provides a centralized store for all the components in your application, making it easier to manage and track state changes. Integrating Vue-Draggable with Vuex can help you keep your application’s state in sync with your draggable elements.

To integrate Vue-Draggable with Vuex, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Vuex store that will hold the state of your draggable lists:
    import Vue from 'vue';
    import Vuex from 'vuex';
    
    Vue.use(Vuex);
    
    export default new Vuex.Store({
      state: {
        list1: [
          { id: 1, name: 'Item 1' },
          { id: 2, name: 'Item 2' },
          { id: 3, name: 'Item 3' },
        ],
        list2: [
          { id: 4, name: 'Item 4' },
          { id: 5, name: 'Item 5' },
          { id: 6, name: 'Item 6' },
        ],
      },
    });
  2. In your Vue component, map the state from the Vuex store to your local data:
    import { mapState } from 'vuex';
    
    export default {
      computed: {
        ...mapState(['list1', 'list2']),
      },
    };
  3. Use the mapped state in your Vue component with Vue-Draggable:
    <draggable :list="list1" @end="updateLists">
      <!-- Your list items -->
    </draggable>
  4. Define a method to handle the update of lists when an item is dragged and dropped:
    methods: {
      updateLists(event) {
        this.$store.commit('updateLists', {
          from: event.from.id,
          to: event.to.id,
          oldIndex: event.oldIndex,
          newIndex: event.newIndex,
        });
      },
    },
  5. Finally, create a mutation in your Vuex store to update the state when an item is moved:
    mutations: {
      updateLists(state, payload) {
        // Update your lists based on the payload
      },
    },

Compatibility with Vue Router

Vue Router is the official router for Vue.js, allowing you to build single-page applications with navigation. Integrating Vue-Draggable with Vue Router can help you create more interactive and user-friendly applications.

To integrate Vue-Draggable with Vue Router, you can simply use Vue-Draggable within your route components, just like any other Vue component.

Example:

<template>
  <div>
    <router-link to="/list1">List 1</router-link>
    <router-link to="/list2">List 2</router-link>

    <router-view>
      <!-- Vue-Draggable components will be rendered here -->
    </router-view>
  </div>
</template>

Inside your route components, you can include Vue-Draggable as needed:

<template>
  <div>
    <h2>List 1</h2>
    <draggable :list="list1">
      <!-- Your list items -->
    </draggable>
  </div>
</template>

Working with Vue.js Component Libraries

Vue.js component libraries are collections of pre-built, reusable Vue components that you can use in your projects. Integrating Vue-Draggable with these libraries can help you create more visually appealing and feature-rich applications.

Detailed article: Vue.js Frameworks: Choosing the Best Tool for Your 

For example, let’s use the popular Vue component library, Vuetify. We will integrate Vue-Draggable with Vuetify to create a stylish Kanban board.

  1. Install Vuetify in your project:
    npm install vuetify
  2. Import and use Vuetify in your main.js file:
    import Vue from 'vue';
    import Vuetify from 'vuetify';
    import 'vuetify/dist/vuetify.min.css';
    
    Vue.use(Vuetify);
    
    new Vue({
      render: (h) => h(App),
    }).$mount('#app');
  3. In your Vue component, import the necessary Vuetify components, such as v-card and v-list:
    import { VCard, VList } from 'vuetify/lib';
    
    export default {
      components: {
        VCard,
        VList,
      },
    };
  4. Use the Vuetify components in combination with Vue-Draggable to create a stylish Kanban board:
    <template>
      <div>
        <draggable class="kanban-board" :list="tasks" group="kanban">
          <v-card
            v-for="task in tasks"
            :key="task.id"
            class="kanban-task"
            :color="task.color"
          >
            <v-list-item>
              <v-list-item-content>
                <v-list-item-title>{{ task.title }}</v-list-item-title>
              </v-list-item-content>
            </v-list-item>
          </v-card>
        </draggable>
      </div>
    </template>

By combining Vue-Draggable with other Vue libraries, you can create powerful and visually appealing applications with ease. Just remember to consult the documentation for each library to ensure compatibility and understand how to use them effectively.

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Best Practices and Performance Optimization in Vue-Draggable

Vue-Draggable is a powerful tool that can greatly improve the user experience of your web application, but like any tool, it requires careful use to ensure optimal performance and accessibility. Here are some best practices and performance optimization techniques to help you get the most out of Vue-Draggable:

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Ensuring Accessibility:

  • When using Vue-Draggable, it’s important to ensure that your app remains accessible to users who rely on assistive technologies like screen readers. To achieve this, you should include proper ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) attributes to describe the drag-and-drop behavior and make sure that keyboard navigation is possible.

Improving performance with large data sets:

  • When working with large data sets, you can optimize performance by using the built-in virtual scrolling feature of Vue-Draggable. This feature only renders visible items, reducing the amount of DOM manipulation and improving the overall performance of your app.

Handling common edge cases:

  • When working with Vue-Draggable, you may encounter common edge cases such as nested lists or circular references. To handle these cases, you should use the appropriate props and events provided by Vue-Draggable, such as the nested property and the change event.

Here are some specific techniques to optimize performance and handle edge cases:

Virtual Scrolling:

Vue-Draggable provides a built-in virtual scrolling feature to optimize performance when working with large data sets. By only rendering visible items and removing hidden items from the DOM, this feature reduces the amount of DOM manipulation required and improves the overall performance of your app.

Here’s an example of how to enable virtual scrolling:

<draggable :list="items" :item-height="40" :move="onMove" v-bind="dragOptions">
  <template v-slot="{ item }">
    <div>{{ item.name }}</div>
  </template>
</draggable>

In this example, we’ve set the item-height prop to 40, which tells Vue-Draggable how tall each item is. We’ve also defined a move handler using the :move prop, which allows us to specify custom behavior when dragging an item.

Nested Lists:

Nested lists can be challenging to work with, but Vue-Draggable provides a nested prop that makes it easy to handle these cases. When the nested prop is set to true, Vue-Draggable will automatically create a new instance of itself for each nested list, ensuring that the drag-and-drop behavior is consistent across all levels.

Here’s an example of how to enable nested lists:

<draggable :list="items" :nested="true">
  <template v-slot="{ item }">
    <div>{{ item.name }}</div>
    <draggable :list="item.children" :nested="true">
      <template v-slot="{ item }">
        <div>{{ item.name }}</div>
      </template>
    </draggable>
  </template>
</draggable>

In this example, we’ve defined a nested draggable instance for each child of the main list. The :nested prop is set to true for both instances, ensuring that the drag-and-drop behavior is consistent across all levels.

Circular References: When working with circular references, it’s important to handle them properly to avoid infinite loops and other unexpected behavior. Vue-Draggable provides a change event that allows you to detect changes to the list and perform any necessary updates.

Here’s an example of how to handle circular references:

<draggable :list="items" @change="onListChange">
  <template v-slot="{ item }">
    <div>{{ item.name }}</div>
    <draggable :list="item.children" @change="onListChange">
      <template v-slot="{ item }">

Conclusion

Vue-draggable is a powerful and flexible drag and drop library for Vue.js, providing an easy way to create interactive and dynamic user interfaces. With its various features such as sortable, drag handle, touch support, and compatibility with other Vue libraries like Vuex and Vue Router, vue-draggable offers a lot of capabilities to developers.

Some of the key capabilities of vue-draggable include:

  • Creating draggable lists and grids
  • Sorting and reordering elements in a list or grid
  • Dragging elements between different lists and grids
  • Adding custom drag handles for specific elements
  • Implementing touch support for mobile devices
  • Integrating with other Vue libraries like Vuex and Vue Router
  • Handling edge cases and optimizing performance with large data sets

Overall, vue-draggable provides an intuitive and easy-to-use API that makes it simple to create powerful and interactive user interfaces with drag and drop functionality.

Additional Resources and References for Further Reading

  1. Vue.js Official Guide: Component Lifecycle Hooks
  2. Vue.js Official Guide: Reactivity in Depth
  3. Vue.js Official Guide: Optimizations
  4. Vue Devtools Browser Extension
  5. Webpack Code Splitting Guide
  6. A Deep Dive into Vue’s Virtual DOM
  7. Vue-Community.org

Glossary of Terms

  1. Vue.js: A progressive JavaScript framework for building user interfaces.
  2. Drag and drop: A graphical user interface (GUI) action that allows a user to move elements around a web page by clicking on them, holding down the mouse button, and dragging them to a new location.
  3. Sortable.js: A JavaScript library for creating sortable lists and grids using drag and drop.
  4. Kanban board: A project management tool that uses cards and columns to visualize the flow of work in a project.
  5. <draggable>: A Vue.js component that enables drag and drop functionality on web pages.
  6. List: An array of objects that represents the items to be dragged and dropped.
  7. Element: A DOM element that can be dragged and dropped.
  8. Container: A DOM element that contains the draggable elements.
  9. Handle: An area of a draggable element that a user can click on to initiate a drag action.
  10. Dragging: The process of moving a draggable element.
  11. Dropping: The process of releasing a draggable element in a new location.
  12. Clone: A copy of a draggable element that is created when the original element is dragged.
  13. Group: A way to categorize draggable elements and define how they can be moved between containers.
  14. Pull: A group property that specifies whether draggable elements can be moved out of a container.
  15. Put: A group property that specifies whether new draggable elements can be dropped into a container.
  16. Tag: A <draggable> component prop that specifies the HTML element or Vue component used as the outer wrapper for the draggable element.
  17. Move: A <draggable> component prop that specifies a function to be called when an element is moved.
  18. Transition: A CSS animation that occurs when an element is moved.
  19. Animation: A visual effect that occurs when an element is moved.
  20. Touch support: The ability to drag and drop elements using touch screen devices.
  21. Vuex: A state management library for Vue.js.
  22. Vue Router: A Vue.js plugin for creating client-side routing in single-page applications.
  23. Accessibility: The practice of designing web pages that can be used by people with disabilities.
  24. Performance optimization: The process of improving the speed and responsiveness of a web page.
  25. Large data sets: A collection of data that is too large to be displayed on a single web page.
  26. Edge cases: Uncommon scenarios or unexpected user behavior that must be accounted for in code.
  27. Nested lists: A list of draggable elements that can be nested within other draggable elements.
  28. Multiple containers: A <draggable> component feature that allows elements to be dragged between multiple containers.
  29. Data synchronization: The process of keeping the data in the <draggable> component synchronized with the data in the Vue.js application.
  30. Cross-browser compatibility: The ability of a web page or web application to function properly on different web browsers.
  31. Event handling: The process of detecting and responding to user actions, such as clicks and drags.
  32. Key events: Events triggered by keyboard keys, such as the arrow keys and the enter key.
  33. Mouse events: Events triggered by mouse actions, such as clicks and drags.
  34. Touch events: Events triggered by touch screen actions, such as taps and swipes.
  35. Dragging events: Events triggered during the process of dragging a draggable element.
  36. Dropping events: Events triggered during the process of dropping a draggable element.
  37. Dragging feedback: Visual feedback provided to the user during the process of dragging an element.
  38. Dropping feedback: Visual feedback provided to the user during the process of dropping an element.

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