A Vue "Native" component set Vs. "JS" Component set

  • Question for those who are deep into Vue & Quasar (The Experts).

    When I started reading up on Vue (Not too long ago) and trying to learn it, is how Vue creates it’s virtual DOM and all the Vue parts/components are under the supervision of the Vue system. So when a third party like Quasar builds components, I assume the guidelines ad strategy of Vue how to behave in that Virtual DOM.

    But I also see many other third party kits that “claim” they run in Vue, but when I look at their samples, they look like they are manipulating the original DOM (similar to jQuery) but now through JS and NOT how how Vue works.

    Vue has data modeling & binding built into it, where as those samples I saw, they were doing it manually via event and methods directly to the DOM.

    So my question is, is there such a thing being a “Native” vue component like Quasar, or ALL js components work in Vue like the same?

    And secondly, how can one to check if a set of components are true native Vue components or just JS. components? How can we verify if the vendor isn’t telling the truth?

    I need some light to be shed on this, because I needed to defend Quasar of being a “Native” framework for Vue.


  • As I understand Vue and Quasar, and I’m far from an expert btw, the basic answer to the question of “is it Vue native” can be answered with a question. Is the code using Vue’s render function? Naturally, this can be done either through SFC’s/ components, which get compiled down to the Vue render function or, as Quasar does it, use it directly. Here is a snippet of code from QBtn.


    Notice the render function and the “h”. I believe h is the createElement function. 🙂

    If the code being used isn’t using the render function in some way and it is manipulating the DOM directly through some other method (like with jQuery or with JS directly), then it isn’t Vue native code. It might be a mix, but that would make their app, component/ component system or framework much harder to understand and reason about and thus, work with. Basically, everything Vue boils down to is the render function and createElement functions and the data object. 🙂 These are the things needed to build out the Virtual DOM used by Vue. Oh, and the Virtual DOM is key to the speed and performance of Vue. If anyone uses anything else, they are sidestepping good performance too. Hope that helps.


    p.s. Anyone with more knowledge do correct me if I am wrong. I’m learning too. 🙂

  • @s-molinari

    Scott, what you explained, concurs with what I’ve learned about Vue’s strategy and how it works.

    The summary of my question was, when we see a kit from vendor XYZ and claims it works with Vue, how do we verify if it is a true “Native” component and follows the true ue guidelines?

    Because a lot new beginners can fall into adopting some kits that is just a generic JS or a wrapper to jQuery (like Telerik Kendo UI Vue), which is a bloated library and they claim it’s a Vue component.

    I’m hoping that Vue site will have a list of all the true native vendors.

  • These are the things needed to build out the Virtual DOM used by Vue. Oh, and the Virtual DOM is key to the speed and performance of Vue

  • @ماشین-شناس
    Of Course.
    BTW, what kind of cars do you know? 😉

  • @Ben-Hayat - I answered your question, I thought. 😄

    I’ll put it another way. If a framework is doing anything other than manipulating the Vue virtual DOM (with either SFCs/ components or the render function), then it isn’t a “Vue-Native” framework.

    Maybe they are using Vue’s render function/ component system and some other DOM manipulation method. If they are, that would be like tag lining up a Vue speed boat to an oil tanker and saying “it’s still a Vue boat”. Yeah, it might be using Vue, but all the crap hanging on to it (the oil tanker) is slowing it down, making it hard to understand, etc.

    Whoever is doing that kind of DOM manipulation mix doesn’t understand Vue or reactive component UI systems and I’d stay far, far, far away from any such system.


  • excuse me mr ben hayat whera are you from 🙂

  • @schumacher ;


  • @s-molinari ;

    I hear you Scott, and I agree fully. It’s just I need a rich Data Grid, Scheduler and Kanban and mostly are from the old jQuery wrapped to run with Vue.

    I was reading an statement from DevExpress that was very interesting about “Reactive Component”

    Unlike the wrappers, DevExtreme Reactive Components are native Vue components.


  • Yeah, the wrappers I wouldn’t touch. Although I haven’t looked, they have to be a bunch of bloat.