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Vue proxy SDK


This library is meant to be used with the unleash-proxy. The proxy application layer will sit between your unleash instance and your client applications, and provides performance and security benefits. DO NOT TRY to connect this library directly to the unleash instance, as the datasets follow different formats because the proxy only returns evaluated toggle information.

For more detailed information, check out the vue Proxy SDK on GitHub.

Installation

npm install @unleash/proxy-client-vue

Initialization

Import the provider like this in your entrypoint file (typically App.vue):

import { FlagProvider } from '@unleash/proxy-client-vue'

const config = {
url: 'https://HOSTNAME/proxy',
clientKey: 'PROXYKEY',
refreshInterval: 15,
appName: 'your-app-name',
environment: 'dev'
}

<template>
<FlagProvider :config="config">
<App />
</FlagProvider>
</template>

Alternatively, you can pass your own client in to the FlagProvider:

import { FlagProvider, UnleashClient } from '@unleash/proxy-client-vue'

const config = {
url: 'https://HOSTNAME/proxy',
clientKey: 'PROXYKEY',
refreshInterval: 15,
appName: 'your-app-name',
environment: 'dev'
}

const client = new UnleashClient(config)

<template>
<FlagProvider :unleash-client="client">
<App />
</FlagProvider>
</template>

Deferring client start

By default, the Unleash client will start polling the Proxy for toggles immediately when the FlagProvider component renders. You can delay the polling by:

  • setting the startClient prop to false
  • passing a client instance to the FlagProvider
<template>
<FlagProvider :unleash-client="client" :start-client="false">
<App />
</FlagProvider>
</template>

Deferring the client start gives you more fine-grained control over when to start fetching the feature toggle configuration. This could be handy in cases where you need to get some other context data from the server before fetching toggles, for instance.

To start the client, use the client's start method. The below snippet of pseudocode will defer polling until the end of the asyncProcess function.

const client = new UnleashClient({
/* ... */
})

onMounted(() => {
const asyncProcess = async () => {
// do async work ...
client.start()
}
asyncProcess()
})

<template>
<FlagProvider :unleash-client="client" :start-client="false">
<App />
</FlagProvider>
</template>

Usage

Check feature toggle status

To check if a feature is enabled:

<script setup>
import { useFlag } from '@unleash/proxy-client-vue'

const enabled = useFlag('travel.landing')
</script>

<template>
<SomeComponent v-if="enabled" />
<AnotherComponent v-else />
</template>

Check variants

To check variants:

<script setup>
import { useVariant } from '@unleash/proxy-client-vue'

const variant = useVariant('travel.landing')
</script>

<template>
<SomeComponent v-if="variant.enabled && variant.name === 'SomeComponent'" />
<AnotherComponent v-else-if="variant.enabled && variant.name === 'AnotherComponent" />
<DefaultComponent v-else />
</template>

Defer rendering until flags fetched

useFlagsStatus retrieves the ready state and error events. Follow the following steps in order to delay rendering until the flags have been fetched.

import { useFlagsStatus } from '@unleash/proxy-client-vue'

const { flagsReady, flagsError } = useFlagsStatus()

<Loading v-if="!flagsReady" />
<MyComponent v-else error={flagsError} />

Updating context

Follow the following steps in order to update the unleash context:

import { useUnleashContext, useFlag } from '@unleash/proxy-client-vue'

const props = defineProps<{
userId: string
}>()

const { userId } = toRefs(props)

const updateContext = useUnleashContext()

onMounted(() => {
updateContext({ userId })
})

watch(userId, () => {
async function run() {
await updateContext({ userId: userId.value })
console.log('new flags loaded for', userId.value)
}
run()
})