PrimeVue is a rich set of open source UI components for Vue.

PrimeVue is available for download at npm.

// with npm
npm install primevue

// with yarn
yarn add primevue

PrimeVue plugin is required to be installed with the use function to set up the default configuration.

import { createApp } from 'vue';
import PrimeVue from 'primevue/config';

const app = createApp(App);

Each component can be imported individually so that you only bundle what you use. Import path is available in the documentation of the corresponding component.

import Button from "primevue/button"

const app = createApp(App);
app.component('Button', Button);

PrimeVue has two theming has modes; styled or unstyled.

Styled mode is based on pre-skinned components with opinionated themes like Material, Bootstrap or PrimeOne themes. Theme is the required css file to be imported, visit the Themes section for the complete list of available themes to choose from.

import "primevue/resources/themes/lara-light-indigo/theme.css";

Unstyled mode is disabled by default for all components. Using the PrimeVue plugin during installation, set unstyled as true to enable it globally. Visit the Unstyled mode documentation for more information and examples.

import { createApp } from "vue";
import PrimeVue from "primevue/config";
const app = createApp(App);

app.use(PrimeVue, { unstyled: true });

Component prop names are described as camel case throughout the documentation however kebab-case is also fully supported. Events on the other hand should always be kebab-case.

<Dialog :showHeader="false"></Dialog>

<!-- can be written as -->

<Dialog :show-header="false"></Dialog>

PrimeVue can easily be used with Nuxt 3 using a custom plugin.


Open the nuxt configuration file and add the css dependencies. This step is only required when using styled mode and can be ignored in unstyled mode.

export default defineNuxtConfig({
    css: [
	build: {
		transpile: ["primevue"]


Create a file like primevue.js under the plugins directory for the configuration.

import { defineNuxtPlugin } from "#app";
import PrimeVue from "primevue/config";
import Button from "primevue/button";

export default defineNuxtPlugin((nuxtApp) => {
    nuxtApp.vueApp.use(PrimeVue, { ripple: true });
    nuxtApp.vueApp.component("Button", Button);
    //other components that you need

We've created various samples for the popular options in the Vue ecosystem. Visit the primevue-examples repository for the samples.

Video tutorials to take you through step-by-step.

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