Highlight.js Vue Plugin

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import highlightjsVuePlugin from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@highlightjs/vue-plugin';


Highlight.js plugin for Vue.js

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This plugin provides a highlightjs component for use in your Vue.js 3 applications:

<div id="app">
    <!-- bind to a data property named `code` -->
    <highlightjs autodetect :code="code" />
    <!-- or literal code works as well -->
    <highlightjs language='javascript' code="var x = 5;" />

Note: For Vue.js version 2 support see the 1-stable branch here on GitHub. The latest tag via NPM is compatible with Vue.js v2; the next tag Vue.js v3.

Using the pre-built libraries

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/styles/default.css">
<script src="/path/to/highlight.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/highlight-vue.min.js"></script>

Then simply register the plugin with Vue:

const app = createApp(App)

Using ES6 modules / bundling

import hljs from 'highlight.js/lib/core';
import javascript from 'highlight.js/lib/languages/javascript';
import hljsVuePlugin from "@highlightjs/vue-plugin";

hljs.registerLanguage('javascript', javascript);

const app = createApp(App)

Note: The plugin imports highlight.js/lib/core internally (but no languages). Thanks to the magic of ES6 modules you can import Highlight.js anywhere to register languages or configure the library. Any import of Highlight.js refers to the same singleton instance of the library, so configuring the library anywhere configures it everywhere.

You can also simply load all "common" languages at once (as of v11):

import hljs from 'highlight.js/lib/common';
import hljsVuePlugin from "@highlightjs/vue-plugin";

const app = createApp(App)

Using component locally

        code="console.log('Hello World');"

import hljs from 'highlight.js/lib/common';
import hljsVuePlugin from "@highlightjs/vue-plugin";

export default {
    components: {
        highlightjs: hljsVuePlugin.component

Building the pre-built library from source

We use rollup to build the dist distributable.

npm run build