Get Started with UI5 Web Components & Vue.js

In this tutorial you will learn how to add UI5 Web Components to your application. You can add UI5 Web Components both to new Vue.js applications and to already existing ones.

Setting up a Vite and Vue.js project with UI5 Web Components

Step 1. Setup a Vue project with Vite.

To initialize a Vue project based on Vite, please follow the instructions provided in the official Vue documentation.

Step 2. Add UI5 Web Components

npm install @ui5/webcomponents

Step 3. Instruct the compiler to treat UI5 Web Components as custom elements.

To avoid issues, it is recommended to exclude our custom elements from component resolution by specifying compilerOptions.isCustomElement in our vite.config file.

// vite.config.js

import { defineConfig } from 'vite'
import vue from '@vitejs/plugin-vue'

export default defineConfig({
  plugins: [
      template: {
        compilerOptions: {
          // treat all tags with a ui5- as custom elements
          isCustomElement: tag => tag.includes('ui5-')

Step 4. Import the components that you are going to use.

import "@ui5/webcomponents/dist/Button.js";

Step 5. Use the imported elements in your application.

<ui5-button>Hello world!</ui5-button>

Step 6. Launch the application

npm run dev

Additional Info

Two-Way Data Binding

v-model binding doesn’t work for custom elements. In order to use two-way data binding, you need to bind and update the value yourself like this:

	@input="inputValue = $">