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Add a Tree View to a Vue App with the bootstrap-vue-treeview Library

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Creating a tree view from scratch is hard. Therefore, we can make our lives easier with the bootstrap-vue-treeview library.

We can install it by running:

npm install --save bootstrap-vue-treeview

Then we can use it as follows:


import Vue from 'vue'
import App from './App.vue'
import BootstrapVueTreeview from "bootstrap-vue-treeview";
Vue.config.productionTip = false

new Vue({
  render: h => h(App),


  <div id="app">
    <b-tree-view :data="treeData"></b-tree-view>

export default {
  name: "App",
  data() {
    return {
      treeData: [
          id: 2,
          name: "toyota",
          children: [
            { id: 3, name: "camry" },
            { id: 4, name: "corolla" },
            { id: 5, name: "rav4" },
            { id: 6, name: "prius" }
          id: 7,
          name: "honda",
          children: [
            { id: 8, name: "accord" },
            { id: 9, name: "civic" },
            { id: 10, name: "cub" }

All we had to do is to register the plugin in main.js.

Then we add the b-tree-view component in the template of App.vue and set the data prop to the treeData object, which is returned by the data method.

In addition to the data prop, we can also specify the following props:

Prop Type Description Default value Required
nodeKeyProp String Name of the property containing unique node key "id" No
nodeChildrenProp String Where to look for node children "children" No
nodeLabelProp String Name of the property containing node label "name" No
showIcons Boolean Show/hide icons false No
iconClassProp String Name of the property containing icon class "icon" No
defaultIconClass String Icon class to apply if node has no icon class property null No
prependIconClass String Class to apply to every icon null No
nodesDraggable Boolean Enable or disable drag & drop feature false No
contextMenu Boolean Enable or disable context true No
renameNodeOnDblClick Boolean Enable or disable double click to rename feature true No
contextMenuItems Array of menu items Context menu items [ {code: 'DELETE_NODE', label: 'Delete node' }, { code: 'RENAME_NODE', label: 'Rename node' } ] No

With the code we have. we get:

By John Au-Yeung

Web developer specializing in React, Vue, and front end development.

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