Import A Child Component Inside Parent Component in Vue JS

Last modified on October 2nd, 2022
Raja Tamil
Vue.js

When an app gets bigger, we’ll need to split the code into child components for reusability purposes.

Let’s see how to import a Child Component to a Parent Component with 3 simple steps.

Let’s say you have a folder structure like this:

/src
  /pages (parent)
    ContactsApp.vue
  /components (child)
    AddContactForm.vue
    ShowContactsList.vue

STEP 01: First, Import the Child Component into the Parent Component inside script tag but above export default function declaration.

ContactsApp.vue

import AddContactForm from '@/components/AddContactForm';

STEP 02: Then, Register the Child Component inside the Parent Component by adding it to components object.

ContactsApp.vue

components: {
  AddContactForm
}

STEP 03: Finally, Use the Child Component in the Parent Component Template.

If you’re using Options API, you need to have a top-level HTML element and others will be under it.

ContactsApp.vue

<AddContactForm />

Similar way, the child component can be imported multiple parent components or other child components depending on the app.

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