Provide autocompletion for pages route names generated by Nuxt router

🚗🚦 Typed Router for Nuxt

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Provide a type safe router to Nuxt with auto-generated typed definitions for route names and autocompletion for route params

  • 🏎 Provides a hook useTypedRouter that returns an alias of $typedRouter and also a typed list of your routes
  • 🚚 Expose a global method $typedRouter (clone of vue-router), but typed with the routes defined in pages directory
  • 🚦 Provides auto-completion and errors for route params in push and replace methods

Demo 🧪 : nuxt-typed-router-demo



For Nuxt 3

yarn add -D nuxt-typed-router# ornpm install -D nuxt-typed-router

For Nuxt 2

For Nuxt 2 usage, check out the docs at the nuxt2 branch

yarn add -D nuxt-typed-router@legacy# ornpm install -D nuxt-typed-router@legacy


First, register the module in the nuxt.config.ts

export default defineNuxtConfig({    nuxtTypedRouter: {    // options  },});


interface ModuleOptions {  /** Output directory where you cant the files to be saved   * (ex: "./models")   * @default "<srcDir>/generated"   */  outDirstring;  /** Name of the routesNames object (ex: "routesTree")   * @default "routerPagesNames"   * */  routesObjectNamestring;}

Generated files

The module will generate 4 files each time you modify the pages folder :

  • ~/<outDir>/__routes.ts with the global object of the route names inside.
  • ~/<outDir>/__useTypedRouter.ts Composable to simply access your typed routes
  • ~/<outDir>/typed-router.d.ts containing the global typecript definitions and exports
  • ~/plugins/__typed_router.ts Plugin that will inject $typedRouter and $routesList (@nuxt/kit has problems registering plugin templates so this is a workaround)

Usage in Vue/Nuxt


You can specify the output dir of the generated files in your configuration. It defaults to <srcDir>/generated

export default defineNuxtConfig({    nuxtTypedRouter: {    outDir: './generated',  },});

How it works

Given this structure

    ├── pages
        ├── index
            ├── content
                ├── [id].vue
            ├── content.vue
            ├── index.vue
            ├── communication.vue
            ├── statistics.vue
            ├── [user].vue
        ├── index.vue
        ├── forgotpassword.vue
        ├── reset-password.vue
    │   └── login.vue
    └── ...

The generated route list will look like this

export const routerPagesNames = {  forgotpassword: 'forgotpassword' const,  login: 'login' const,  resetPassword: 'reset-password' const,  index: {    index: 'index' const,    communication: 'index-communication' const,    content: {      id: 'index-content-id' const,    },    statistics: 'index-statistics' const,    user: 'index-user' const,  },};export type TypedRouteList =  | 'forgotpassword'  | 'login'  | 'reset-password'  | 'index'  | 'index-communication'  | 'index-content-id'  | 'index-statistics'  | 'index-user';

nuxt-typed-router will also create a plugin in your <srcDir>/plugins folder with the injected $typedRouter and $routesList helpers

Usage with useTypedRouter hook

useTypedRouter is an exported composable from nuxt-typed-router. It contains a clone of vue-router but with strictly typed route names and params type-check

<script lang="ts">// The path here is `~/generated` because I set `outDir: './generated'` in my module optionsimport { useTypedRouter } from '~/generated';export default defineComponent({  setup() {    // Fully typed    const { router, routes } = useTypedRouter();    function navigate() {      // Autocompletes the name and infer the params      router.push({ name: routes.index.user, params: { user: 1 } }); // ✅ valid      router.push({ name: routes.index.user, params: { foo: 1 } }); // ❌ invalid    }    return { navigate };  },});</script>

Usage with $typedRouter and $routesList injected helpers

$typedRouter is an injected clone of vue-router $router, but fully typed with all your routes. It's available anywhere you have access to Nuxt context

<script lang="ts">import { defineComponent } from 'vue';export default defineComponent({  name: 'Index',  setup() {    const { $typedRouter, $routesList } = useNuxtApp();    function navigate() {      $typedRouter.push({ name: $routesList.activate });    }    return {      navigate,    };  },});</script>

Usage outside Vue component

You can import the useTypedRouter composable from where it's generated. Exemple with pinia store here

import pinia from 'pinia';import { useTypedRouter } from '~/generated';export const useFooStore = defineStore('foo', {  actions: {    bar() {      const { router, routes } = useTypedRouter();      router.push({ name: routes.index.user, params: { user: 2 } });    },  },});


  1. Clone this repository
  2. Install dependencies using yarn
  3. Build project for local tests yarn build:local
  4. Start dev playground yarn play
  5. Build project for deploy yarn prepack

📑 License

MIT License