Vue introjs

intro.js bindings for Vue

Version: 1.3.2 Updated: 01/05/2019

By: alex-oleshkevich License: MIT

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intro.js bindings for Vue.


Add package

yarn add vue-introjs

# or via npm:
npm i vue-introjs

Install plugin

import VueIntro from 'vue-introjs';

Use CDN version of introJs

Make sure you have installed and attached intro.js scripts and styles to the page. This plugin does not come with intro.js built-in.

The motivation of it is to give the developer more control on intro.js versions.

Use with webpack

Install required dependency:

yarn add intro.js

As this plugin relies on global introJs variable, webpack's should provide it:

// webpack.config.js
    plugins: [
        new webpack.ProvidePlugin({
            // other modules
            introJs: ['intro.js', 'introJs']

// attach CSS
// SomeComponent.vue
import 'intro.js/introjs.css';

Use with vue-cli and webpack template

Add to your src/main.js something like this for global, or per SFC like above:

import VueIntro from 'vue-introjs'

import 'intro.js/introjs.css';

then add into the plugins sections of build/ and build/ the new webpack.ProvidePlugin({ section from above.

Don't forget to install intro.js though and save it (via yarn or npm). The webpack.ProvidePlugin will pull it in, so no need to import introJs from 'intro.js' in src/main.js


The plugin extends Vue with a set of directives and $intro() constructor function.

Define steps and hints

Directives, to define introductional steps:


The tooltip text of step.
<div v-intro="'The content of tooltip'"></div>
Optionally define the number (priority) of step.
<div v-intro="'The content of tooltip'" v-intro-step="2"></div>
Optionally define a CSS class for tooltip.
<div v-intro="'The content of tooltip'" v-intro-tooltip-class="'red-bg'"></div>
Optionally append a CSS class to the helperLayer.
<div v-intro="'The content of tooltip'" v-intro-highlight-class="'blue-bg'"></div>
Optionally define the position of tooltip, `top`, `left`, `right`, `bottom`, `bottom-left-aligned` (same as `bottom`), `bottom-middle-aligned`, `bottom-right-aligned` or `auto` (to detect the position of element and assign the correct position automatically). Default is `bottom`.
<div v-intro="'The content of tooltip'" v-intro-position="'top'"></div>
Optionally define the element to scroll to, `element` or `tooltip`. Default is `element`.
<div v-intro="'The content of tooltip'" v-intro-scroll-to="'element'"></div>
To disable interactions with elements inside the highlighted box, `true` or `false` (also `1` or `0`).
<div v-intro="'The content of tooltip'" v-intro-disable-interaction="false"></div>

More about intro steps


Directives, to define hints:

The tooltip text of hint.
<div v-intro-hint="'The content of tooltip'"></div>
Optionally define the position of hint. Options: `top-middle`, `top-left`, `top-right`, `bottom-left`, `bottom-right`, `bottom-middle`, `middle-left`, `middle-right`, `middle-middle`. Default: `top-middle`.
<div v-intro-hint="'The content of tooltip'" v-intro-hint-position="'top'"></div>

More about hints

Also refer example directory for live examples.


Once all steps are defined, call start() or showHints() to start the show:

// SomeComponent.vue
    mounted() {
        this.$intro().start(); // start the guide
        this.$intro().showHints(); // show hints


When the defaults are not enough, then fine tuning is required. Construct a new introJs instance and configure in own way:

this.$intro('#intro-farm'); // //start introduction for element id='intro-farm'
this.$intro().addStep({}); // Add a new step to introJs programmatically.

Basically, $intro() returns a new introJs instance which then can be configured usign it's API.

Registering callbacks

Just call this.$intro().<callback-name>. Example:

// SomeComponent
this.$intro().oncomplete(function () {


If tour should start automatically when all directives loaded, add v-intro-autostart="true" directive. Also extra configuration required for plugin:

import VueIntro from 'intro.js';
Vue.use(VueIntro, {
    waitTimeout: 400

For hints use v-intro-autostart:hints="true".

How it works

The plugin starts a timer with waitTimeout. Every v-intro directive restarts that timer. This lets the plugin to wait for async components, router views or other components to load before tour will be autostarted.

Configure intro.js instance

Add v-intro-autostart.config next to v-intro-autostart with intro.js configuration object as an argument. That object then passed to introJs(obj) constructor.

<div v-intro-autostart="true" v-intro-autostart.config="{ doneLabel: 'DONE!' }"></div>

Listening for intro.js events

It is possible to add event listeners to automatically started tour. The format is:


where event-name is any of intro.js supported hooks (see intro.js hooks) for more details. Same applies to hints.

Note, the plugin defines two more events, designed to work with the autostart feature: onautostart and onautostarthints. These callbacks receive two arguments: element and current introjs instance.

For example:

<div v-intro-autostart="true" v-intro-autostart:on.complete="onComplete"></div>
<div v-intro-autostart="true" v-intro-autostart:on.autostart="onAutostarted"></div>

Conditional steps and hints

When it is required to bind intro only when some expression evaluates to true, use v-intro-if directive. It accepts any valid expression that evaluates to either true or false:

<div v-intro="'Conditional step'" v-intro-if=" == 1" v-for="item in items" :key=""></div>

Note, that v-intro-if directive must go after v-intro.


  2. Gabriel J Perez Irizarry
Categories: Vue js