# Overview


This library is no longer actively maintained. It is no longer recommend to use Class-based components in Vue 3. The recommended way to use Vue 3 in large applications is Single-File Components, Composition API, and <script setup>. If you still want to use classes, check out the community-maintained project vue-facing-decorator.

Additionally, if you're interested in migrating out of class components, you might find the CLI tool vue-class-migrator helpful for the transition.

Vue Class Component is a library that lets you make your Vue components in class-style syntax. For example, below is a simple counter component written with Vue Class Component:

    <button v-on:click="decrement">-</button>
    {{ count }}
    <button v-on:click="increment">+</button>

import Vue from 'vue'
import Component from 'vue-class-component'

// Define the component in class-style
export default class Counter extends Vue {
  // Class properties will be component data
  count = 0

  // Methods will be component methods
  increment() {

  decrement() {

As the example shows, you can define component data and methods in the intuitive and standard class syntax by annotating the class with the @Component decorator. You can simply replace your component definition with a class-style component as it is equivalent with the ordinary options object style of component definition.

By defining your component in class-style, you not only change the syntax but also can utilize some ECMAScript language features such as class inheritance and decorators. Vue Class Component also provides a mixins helper for mixin inheritance, and a createDecorator function to create your own decorators easily.

You may also want to check out the @Prop and @Watch decorators provided by Vue Property Decorator.