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Integrations - Vue

FoundationUI works well with Vue. Let's take a look at how you can set up a Vue project, starting from scratch.

Setting up the Vue project

First, you'll need to make sure that you have Node.js installed.

With Node.js installed, you can run the following command to install the Vue CLI:

npm install -g @vue/cli

With the CLI installed, you have access to the vue command-line interface. This can be used to create a new Vue project. For example, to create a new Vue App named "alpha-vue", you would use the following command:

vue create alpha-vue

When prompted to select options, choose Manually select features. Follow the prompts, answering each question in turn. It is recommended that you select TypeScript when prompted.

When you have completed the prompts, you should have a basic runnable Vue application.

Configuring packages

Next, we'll install the Genesis Foundation packages, along with supporting libraries. To do that, run this command from your new project folder:

npm install --save @genesislcap/alpha-design-system lodash-es

Using the components

With all the basic pieces in place, let's run our app in dev mode with npm run serve. The Vue CLI should build your project and make it available on localhost. Right now, it displays a basic welcome message, since we haven't added any code or interesting HTML. Let's change that.

First, open your src/main.ts file and add the following code:

import { 
} from '@genesislcap/alpha-design-system';


This code uses the Genesis Foundation Design System to register the <alpha-card> and <alpha-button> components. Once you save, the dev server will rebuild and refresh your browser. However, you still won't see anything. To get some UI showing up, we need to write some HTML that uses our components. Replace the HTML template in your components/HelloWorld.vue file with the following markup:

<alpha-button appearance="accent" v-on:click="onClick">Click Me</alpha-button>

Replace your script tag with this:

export default {
name: 'HelloWorld',
props: {
msg: String
methods: {
onClick: function () {

To add a splash of style, replace the style tag with this:

<style scoped>
alpha-card {
padding: 16px;
display: flex;
flex-direction: column;

h2 {
font-size: var(--type-ramp-plus-5-font-size);
line-height: var(--type-ramp-plus-5-line-height);

alpha-card > alpha-button {
align-self: flex-end;

Congratulations! You're now set up to use Genesis Foundation and Vue!