v2.6 Vuetify Generator

Vuetify Generator

Install with Docker

If you use the API Platform distribution with docker, first you have to add the Vue CLI to the yarn global add command in pwa/Dockerfile:

RUN yarn global add @api-platform/client-generator @vue/cli @vue/cli-service-global

Rebuild your containers to install the Vue CLI in docker client container.

Remove the directories client\src\ and client\public\ and the files client\package.json\ and client\yarn.lock\ (because the distribution comes with a prebuilt react app.)

Create a new Vue App and install vuetify and other vue packages:

docker-compose exec client \
    vue create -d .
docker-compose exec client \
    vue add vuetify
docker-compose exec client \
    yarn add router lodash moment vue-i18n vue-router vuelidate vuex vuex-map-fields

Update the entrypoint:

// client/src/config/entrypoint.js
export const ENTRYPOINT = 'https://localhost:8443';

Update the scripts part of the new package.json:

  "scripts": {
    "build": "vue-cli-service build",
    "lint": "vue-cli-service lint",
    "start": "vue-cli-service serve --port 3000 --https"

Rebuild the docker containers again to install the Vue App and start the vue server.

Generate the vuetify components with the client generator:

docker-compose exec client \
    generate-api-platform-client -g vuetify --resource book

Omit the resource flag to generate files for all resource types exposed by the API.

Continue by generating the VueJS Web App

Install without Docker

Create a Vuetify application using Vue CLI 3:

vue create -d vuetify-app
cd vuetify-app
vue add vuetify

Install the required dependencies:

yarn add router lodash moment vue-i18n vue-router vuelidate vuex vuex-map-fields

yarn global add @api-platform/client-generator

In the app directory, generate the files for the resource you want:

npx @api-platform/client-generator -g vuetify https://demo.api-platform.com src/

Replace the URL with the entrypoint of your Hydra-enabled API. Omit the resource flag to generate files for all resource types exposed by the API.

Generating the VueJS Web App

The code is ready to be executed! Register the generated routes:

// src/router/index.js
import Vue from 'vue';
import VueRouter from 'vue-router';
import bookRoutes from './book';
import reviewRoutes from './review';


export default new VueRouter({
  mode: 'history',
  routes: [bookRoutes, reviewRoutes]

Add the modules to the store:

// src/store/index.js
import Vue from 'vue';
import Vuex from 'vuex';
import makeCrudModule from './modules/crud';
import notifications from './modules/notifications';
import bookService from '../services/book';
import reviewService from '../services/review';


const store = new Vuex.Store({
  modules: {
    book: makeCrudModule({
      service: bookService
    review: makeCrudModule({
      service: reviewService
  strict: process.env.NODE_ENV !== 'production'

export default store;

Update the src/plugins/vuetify.js file with the following:

// src/plugins/vuetify.js
import Vue from 'vue';
import Vuetify from 'vuetify/lib';


const opts = {
  icons: {
    iconfont: 'mdi'

export default new Vuetify(opts);

The generator comes with a i18n feature to allow quick translations of some labels in the generated code, to make it work, you need to create this file:

// src/i18n.js
import Vue from 'vue';
import VueI18n from 'vue-i18n';
import messages from './locales/en';


export default new VueI18n({
  locale: process.env.VUE_APP_I18N_LOCALE || 'en',
  fallbackLocale: process.env.VUE_APP_I18N_FALLBACK_LOCALE || 'en',
  messages: {
    en: messages

Update your App.vue:

<!-- App.vue -->
  <v-app id="inspire">
    <v-navigation-drawer v-model="drawer" app>
      <v-list dense>
              <router-link :to="{ name: 'BookList' }">Books</router-link>
              <router-link :to="{ name: 'ReviewList' }">Reviews</router-link>
    <v-app-bar app color="indigo" dark>
      <v-app-bar-nav-icon @click.stop="drawer = !drawer"></v-app-bar-nav-icon>

      <Breadcrumb layout-class="pl-3 py-3" />
    <v-footer color="indigo" app>
      <span class="white--text">&copy; 2019</span>

import Breadcrumb from './components/Breadcrumb';
import Snackbar from './components/Snackbar';

export default {
  components: {

  data: () => ({
    drawer: null

To finish, update your main.js:

// main.js
import Vue from 'vue';
import Vuelidate from 'vuelidate';
import App from './App.vue';
import vuetify from './plugins/vuetify';

import store from './store';
import router from './router';
import i18n from './i18n';

Vue.config.productionTip = false;


new Vue({
  render: h => h(App)

Go to https://localhost:8000/books/ to start using your app. That’s all!

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