How to Use Watchers in Vue.js Application

Published on February 25, 2020 49 sec read

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In this article, we are going to learn about Vue Watchers. Let get started:

Table of Contents

  1. Watchers
  2. Watch Method 1
  3. Watch Method 2

Watchers

A watcher is a special Vue.js feature that watches every change in the data properties. In short, watcher tracks value change of data variables.

Watcher syntax:

<script>
export default {
  watch: {
  }
}
</script>

We can watch any data variable in two ways.

Watch Method 1

We have to define our watcher inside the watch property object. Have a look at the example:

<template>
  <div id="app">
    <h1>{{ count }}</h1>
    <button @click="count += 1;">Increment</button>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  data() {
    return {
      count: 0
    };
  },
  watch: {
    count: function(value) {
      // add your condition here
      if (value === 3) {
        // the value is 3 & do a task
      }
    }
  }
};
</script>

Watch Method 2

The watch.name optionally accept 2 parameters. The first value is new & the second value is the old value. Take a look at the example:

<template>
  <div id="app">
    <h1>{{ count }}</h1>
    <button @click="count += 1;">Increment</button>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  data() {
    return {
      count: 0
    };
  },
  watch: {
    count: function(newValue, oldValue) {
      console.log(newValue, oldValue)
    }
  }
};
</script>

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