Quasar v0.15 is out!


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    v0.15 is finally out!

    I would like to thank everybody involved. The community is awesome! Special notes about:

    Please also visit our Patreon page. Any help really counts!

    Upgrading to Quasar v0.15

    There’s been A LOT of work done for v0.15. The Quasar CLI has been rewritten from scratch to allow for a stellar development experience (Mobile App developers and Electron will fall in love with it!). Only one starter kit is required in order to handle websites, PWAs, Mobile Apps and Electron Apps. Building any of those is a matter of just adding a parameter to the dev/build command.

    Furthermore, you can now use an UMD/standalone version of Quasar to embed in an existing project. No build step is required.

    Take some time to read all “Guide” pages once again. It will help you understand the true power of Quasar v0.15 and what you can do with it.

    So, what is new and what has changed? Everything has been polished. The full list of enhancements and new features is exhausting. We’ll try to cover the major parts only. This is just a guide to get you started so that you know where to look in docs for things that have changed.

    First step - when using starter kit

    Ok, so you’ve globally installed/updated “quasar-cli” to latest v0.15.x. Now it’s time for you to create a new project folder:

    $ npm install -g quasar-cli
    
    # Then we create a project folder with Quasar CLI:
    $ quasar init <folder_name>
    

    Observe the new project structure. Start to port out files to the new project folder, taking into account the far superior structure. Using the new starter kit will allow you to take advantage of future seamless upgrades! In any case, do not simply copy your /src folder over to the new starter kit.

    Build configuration no longer required

    You’ll notice the new starter kit doesn’t provide a /build or /config folders. They are no longer required. Everything can be easily configured from /quasar.conf.js now. You don’t need to know Webpack. More Info.

    No main.js?

    Yes. It’s no longer there because you don’t need it anymore. For initialization code and importing libraries into your website/app, read about App Plugins.

    Importing Components/Directives/etc

    You’re no longer required to import Quasar components and directives anywhere in your app. Simply configuring /quasar.conf.js in framework Object will suffice. More Info.

    Quasar Plugins?

    Yes, this refer to Action Sheet, Notify (replacement of Toast and Alert), LocalStorage/SessionStorage and so on. They are available globally or under the Vue $q Object injection, and need to be specified in /quasar.conf.js > framework > plugins in order for them to be available.

    Revamps

    • Typography
    • Flex CSS gutter classes
    • QLayout & co. You’ll love the new features! Be sure to check this out. Major improvements in syntax and flexibility. Some breaking changes, like slots no longer being used.
    • QBtn (new features!)
    • QToolbar (small update regarding buttons)
    • QBreadcrumbs (powerful component instead of just CSS)
    • QPagination (major improvements)
    • QCollapsible (new powerful features!)
    • QTable (replacing QDataTable – full customization now!)
    • Lists & List Items – more options, better control, “dark” theme
    • QTree (the most advanced you’ll ever see and need!)
    • ActionSheet (now as a Quasar Plugin & QActionSheet component too! – has new features too)
    • Dialog (now as a Quasar Plugin & QDialog component too for unlimited flexibility! – has new features too)
    • QModal - Easier to use than ever! Now with full v-model support.
    • QPopover & QTooltip - new animation, ability to close it without the need of a Vue reference (through v-close-overlay directive), full support for v-model now
    • Loading (now as a Quasar Plugin)
    • QCarousel - Easier to use. Fully customizable!
    • Transitions - No need for QTransition anymore! Minimum overhead, better performance.
    • QAlert - new features
    • QChat - new features
    • TouchSwipe, TouchHold and TouchPan - Much better implementation, more control. Read about these directive’s modifiers.
    • AppFullscreen & AppVisibility - Now as Quasar Plugins, with reactive state properties that can be used in Vue watchers
    • QUploader - new features & design

    Also notice QInlineDatetime has been renamed to QDatetimePicker.

    New Components or Features

    • Spacing CSS classes
    • QTable - It’s on the Revamps list too, but it sure deserves a place here too. Prepare for next level Data Tables, now fully customizable! Check out the demo too.
    • QEditor - Quasar’s own WYSIWYG approach! This alone would deserve its own section.
    • Notify - A merge between Toast and Alert, with flexible positioning and awesome animations.
    • QColor - Color Picker!
    • New button types: QBtnGroup and QBtnDropdown
    • QBtnToggle - A radio-like component, but with buttons

    I18n for Quasar Components

    Be sure to check out the Internationalization for Quasar Components.

    Icon Packs

    You can now tell Quasar to use one of Fontawesome, Ionicons, MDI or Material Icons for its components. You are no longer required to include Material Icons. You can use any of these packs as default.

    Also, small change for Fontawesome icons:

    <!-- pre v0.15 -->
    <q-icon name="fa-paypal fab" />
    
    <!-- v0.15+ -->
    <!-- Copy paste fontawesome icon class as it's in fontawesome docs now -->
    <q-icon name="fab fa-paypal" />
    

    Vue Prototype Injections

    You can use $q injection for convenience, accesing Quasar Theme, Quasar I18n, Quasar Platform, and many more. Quasar Plugins add functionality to it. Read doc page, especially if you build Cordova or Electron apps.

    What has been dropped?

    • Global Event Bus (Events) – no longer needed. Use Vue root component events instead. More Info
    • QFixedPosition – now replaced by a more powerful QPageSticky
    • QSideLink – no longer required! Simply use a QItem or whatever component you want and bind an @click="$router.push(...)" to it.
    • Alert and Toast as methods. They’ve been merged into Notify.
    • HTML Table. You can however check code from v0.14 and embed it yourself into your app.
    • Image Gallery - no longer needed. The new QCarousel is so powerful that you’ll immediately see the benefit of switching to it.
    • QTransition - no longer required. Simply use Vue’s <transition> instead. More Info
    • QDatetimeRange - it’s so easy to simply write two QDatetime side by side that this component is simply not required anymore; this allows you full flexibility too.

    New Layout

    The following upgrade guide for QLayout barely scratches the surface, but it’s a starting point.

    <!-- v0.14 -->
    <q-layout ref="layout" view="hHr LpR lFf" :right-breakpoint="1100">
      <!-- Header -->
      <q-toolbar slot="header">
        <q-btn flat @click="$refs.layout.toggleLeft()">
          <q-icon name="menu" />
        </q-btn>
        <q-toolbar-title>
          Layout Header
          <span slot="subtitle">Optional subtitle</span>
        </q-toolbar-title>
        <q-btn flat @click="$refs.layout.toggleRight()">
          <q-icon name="menu" />
        </q-btn>
      </q-toolbar>
    
      <!-- Navigation -->
      <q-tabs slot="navigation">
        <q-route-tab slot="title" icon="view_quilt" to="/test-layout/about" replace hide="icon" label="About" />
        <q-route-tab slot="title" icon="view_day" to="/test-layout/toolbar" replace hide="icon" label="Toolbar" />
        <q-route-tab slot="title" icon="view_day" to="/test-layout/tabs" replace label="Tabs" />
        <q-route-tab slot="title" icon="input" to="/test-layout/drawer" replace label="Drawer" />
      </q-tabs>
    
      <!-- Left Side Panel -->
      <div slot="left">
        <q-list no-border link inset-separator>
          <q-list-header>Essential Links</q-list-header>
          <q-side-link item to="/docs">
            <q-item-side icon="school" />
            <q-item-main label="Docs" sublabel="quasar-framework.org" />
          </q-side-link>
        </q-list>
      </div>
    
      <!-- Right Side Panel -->
      <div slot="right">
        Right Side of Layout
      </div>
    
      <!-- sub-routes get injected here: -->
      <router-view />
    
      <!-- Footer -->
      <q-toolbar slot="footer">
        <q-toolbar-title>
          Layout Footer
        </q-toolbar-title>
      </q-toolbar>
    </q-layout>
    

    We upgrade it to v0.15. Notice that in order for us to place navigation tabs on header (for Material) and on Footer (for iOS), we also write a NavTabs component. Notice no slots, no QSideLink, “flat round dense” buttons, v-model on left/right drawers, QLayout* components:

    <!-- layout component -->
    
    <q-layout ref="layout" view="hHr LpR lFf">
      <!-- Header -->
      <q-layout-header>
        <q-toolbar>
          <q-btn flat round dense icon="menu" @click="leftSide = !leftSide" />
          <q-toolbar-title>
            Layout Header
            <span slot="subtitle">Optional subtitle</span>
          </q-toolbar-title>
          <q-btn flat round dense icon="menu" @click="rightSide = !rightSide" />
    
        </q-toolbar>
    
        <!-- Navigation for Material theme -->
        <nav-tabs v-if="$q.theme === 'mat'" />
      </q-layout-header>
    
      <!-- Left Side Panel -->
      <q-layout-drawer v-model="leftSide" side="left">
        <q-list no-border link inset-separator>
          <q-list-header>Essential Links</q-list-header>
          <q-item to="/docs">
            <q-item-side icon="school" />
            <q-item-main label="Docs" sublabel="quasar-framework.org" />
          </q-item>
        </q-list>
      </q-layout-drawer>
    
      <!-- Right Side Panel -->
      <q-layout-drawer v-model="rightSide" side="right" :breakpoint="1100">
        Right Side of Layout
      </q-layout-drawer>
    
      <!-- sub-routes get injected here: -->
      <q-page-container>
        <router-view />
      </q-page-container>
    
      <!-- Footer -->
      <q-layout-footer>
        <!-- Navigation for iOS theme -->
        <nav-tabs v-if="$q.theme === 'ios'" />
        ...
      </q-layout-footer>
    </q-layout>
    
    <!-- nav-tabs component -->
    <q-tabs>
      <q-route-tab slot="title" icon="view_quilt" to="/test-layout/about" replace hide="icon" label="About" />
      <q-route-tab slot="title" icon="view_day" to="/test-layout/toolbar" replace hide="icon" label="Toolbar" />
      <q-route-tab slot="title" icon="view_day" to="/test-layout/tabs" replace label="Tabs" />
      <q-route-tab slot="title" icon="input" to="/test-layout/drawer" replace label="Drawer" />
    </q-tabs>
    

    Form Components

    In previous versions you would listen for @change event to detect changes. Now you can listen to @input for immediate changes or @change for lazy update. Vue v-model.lazy support is a pending change, so until then you can use the equivalent form (details below).

    <!-- QInput example -->
    
    <!-- same as listening for @input -->
    <q-input v-model="myModel" />
    
    <!-- listening for lazy update />
    <q-input :value="myModel" @change="val => { myModel = val }" />
    

    You’ll notice all form components have been polished. Also, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by new properties. To name just a few: “hide-underline”, “inverted-light”, “dark” or “warning” (for highlighting a warning state).

    QCheckbox now supports an indeterminate state as well. You can specify a value for “true”/“false”/“indeterminate” states, so it no longer operates with Booleans (or Arrays) only.

    QDatetime now doesn’t require the “Set” button when using Popovers. Clicking on a date will simply select it and close the popover.

    QChipsInput (& QChips) have new props that allow for better customization now.

    Using Promises

    Modals, Popovers, Tooltips, Layout Drawer, Dialog, Notify (just to name a few) now use Promises instead of taking a callback parameter. This allows you to take advantage of async/await and simplifies your code.

    methods: {
      async showNotify () {
        await this.$q.dialog('Some dialog...')
        console.log('Dialog has been closed')
      }
    }
    

    Vue refs no longer necessary for a lot of components

    You were also used to use Vue refs for a few components (Layout left/right drawer, Modals, …). This is no longer necessary. You can use a “v-model” instead to show (open) / hide (close) them. This wasn’t quite possible pre v0.15 because you needed for them to close in order to, as an example, navigate away. Now it’s no longer needed, so a Boolean scoped variable will suffice.

    New directive: v-close-overlay

    All components using popups, like Modal, Dialog, Popover, Context Menu, now support a much simplified way of closing them. Instead of using a Vue reference, which is troublesome for some use cases, you can simply add v-close-overlay to the element/component that you wish to close the popup. This directive listens for the @click event, determines the first parent popup component and closes it.

    <q-btn label="I got a Popover">
      <q-popover>
        ...
        <q-icon v-close-overlay name="close" />
        ...
      </q-popover>
    </q-btn>
    

    Handling Back Button

    Unfortunately, the automatic handling of back button was a top feature hard to comprehend. It required you to handle Vue references (which beginners on Vue were struggling with) and didn’t fully allow you to connect components like Drawers & Modals to Vuex in an easy way. Now it only works on Mobile Apps (for example Android has a back button that is handled by Quasar). The removal of this feature for websites greatly simplify your code:

    <q-modal v-model="modal">...</q-modal>
    <q-btn label="Open modal" @click="modal = true" />
    

    Buttons

    While QBtn still allows to specify icon and label as children nodes, it is now recommended that you use the “icon” and “label” props instead:

    <q-btn icon="map" label="See map" />
    
    <!-- instead of old: -->
    <q-btn>
      <q-icon class="on-left" name="map" />
      See map
    </q-btn>
    

    Be sure to check out the new button types and props too.

    Enjoy!



  • the master has spoken!! congrats raz!
    love to see your huge effort & dedication to this project
    always there to help you 😉

    cheers max



  • @rstoenescu link to Editor is incorrect. Should be: http://quasar-framework.org/components/editor—wysiwyg.html


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    @mariaczi Fixed it. Thanks for reporting.



  • Very very very nice…
    ended up my nights sleep



  • Awesome! Thanks for all your efforts.



  • Been waiting ages for this! Excellent work! This update is simply awesome.!



  • Congrats! Looks great!



  • Wow, that’s awesome! So much work ^^ Thanks man!



  • Looks good 🙂 keep innovating 🙂



  • @rstoenescu congrats for the effort and awesome work.

    I would like to encourage users to support it: http://quasar-framework.org/support-quasar-framework.html



  • This is awesome! Thank you so much for your efforts!



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  • @rstoenescu Thanks for your hard work on the 0.15 update. I really appreciate the effort that went into building comprehensive documentation. It really shows how much work you put into it! Well worth the wait.

    I’ll check with my manager if we can support you on your Patreon page, as you certainly deserve it!



  • Bravo! Can’t wait to migrate…



  • Well done! I have however updated my quasar-cli and run a “quasar init bla” and it still creates a 0.14.9 quasar app… is this my installation or a general problem?



  • Woooohooooow! Good job!



  • @gregorybleiker I guess It’s your local installation. I just tried it and ended with a Running on Quasar v0.15.0 app. It’s quite confusing BTW not to have anymore quasar framework on package.json file ^^ (only quasar-cli on dev deps)

    You might reinstall quasar-cli maybe It would solve the issue.



  • Bummer! Just started quasar last week, read through doc, playing various starter kits and components, now look like I need to re-read! Hope 0.15 is easier and better.

    Congratulations, great work!!!



  • This is so Perfect. Thanks @rstoenescu for all the hard work.