Shany  Jenkins

Shany Jenkins

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Watching for Changes in Vue.js Component Slot Content

I recently had the need to update the state of a component any time its contents (slot, children, etc.) changed. For context, it’s a form component that tracks the validity state of its inputs.

I thought it would be more straight forward than it was, and I didn’t find a whole lot of content out there. So having a solution I’m satisfied with, I decided to share. Let’s build it out together :)

The following code snippets are written in the Options API format but should work with Vue.js version 2 and version 3 except where specified.

The Setup

Let’s start with a form that tracks its validity state, modifies a class based on the state, and renders it’s children as a <slot/>.

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Watching for Changes in Vue.js Component Slot Content