How to Use Chart.js with Vue

Feb 11, 2021

Chart.js is a great library for visualizing data and displaying it in your projects. To use it with your Vue projects, there is an excellent wrapper called vue-chartjs. vue-chartjs helps you integrate Chart.js with Vue components.

You can install Chart.js and vue-chartjs from npm, or you can instead use it directly in the browser via CDN. To use one of Chart.js' chart types, you should use vue-chartjs' extends property as shown below.

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Vue.component("line-chart", {
  extends: VueChartJs.Line,
  mounted() {
        labels: [
        datasets: [
            label: "Data One",
            backgroundColor: "#f87979",
            data: [40, 39, 10, 40, 39, 80, 40],
      { responsive: true, maintainAspectRatio: false }

To create the chart, you must call this.renderChart() in the mounted() hook where the parameters for this.renderChart() are the data and any options you provide which you can pass in as props. Below is a live demonstration of the code sample from above:


Note: You can use vue-chartjs in your single-file components but you must omit the <template> tag as the one in your .vue file so it doesn't conflict with the template that vue-chartjs uses.

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