How to create Vue router transitions

How to create Vue router transitions

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to create transitions between routes in vue router.

Vue.js provides us a <transistion> component by wrapping that component with <router-view> we can easily add transitions to routes.

Note: This tutorial assumes that you already familiar with Vue transitions. If you don’t know about how transitions work in Vue then check out Intro to Vue.js transitions

App.vue
<template>
  <div id="app">
    <ul>
      <router-link to="/">Home</router-link>
      <router-link to="/user">User</router-link>
      <router-link to="/contact">Contact us</router-link>
    </ul>
    <transition>      <router-view class="view"/>    </transition>  </div>
</template>

<script>
export default {};
</script>

In the above example, we wrapped our <router-view> component with <transistion> component but still we didn’t see any transitions because we need to add a name attribute with transition class name to <transistion> component.

Slide transition example

App.vue
<template>
  <div id="app">
    <ul>
      <router-link to="/">Home</router-link>
      <router-link to="/user">User</router-link>
      <router-link to="/contact">Contact us</router-link>
    </ul>
    <transition name="slide" mode="out-in">      <router-view class="view"/>
    </transition>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
export default {};
</script>

<style>

/*slide transition*/.slide-enter-active,.slide-leave-active {  transition: transform 0.4s ease-out;}.slide-enter {  transform: translateX(-30%);}.slide-leave-to {  transform: translateX(30%);}</style>

Here we also added mode='out-in' attribute where out-in means the old component is removed first before adding a new component.

vue-router-slide-transition-example

Flip transition example

Let’s add a flip transition effect to our routes by removing slide transition.

App.vue
<template>
  <div id="app">
    <ul>
      <router-link to="/">Home</router-link>
      <router-link to="/user">User</router-link>
      <router-link to="/contact">Contact us</router-link>
    </ul>
    <transition name="flip" mode="out-in">      <router-view class="view"/>
    </transition>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
export default {};
</script>

<style>
/*flip transition*/
.flip-enter-active,.flip-leave-active {  transition: transform 0.3s ease-out;}.flip-enter {  transform: rotateY(90deg);}.flip-leave-to {  transform: rotateY(90deg);}</style>

vue-router-flip-transition-example