How to Use Vue Router's Push Function

Jul 23, 2021

With Vue Router, you can use its router.push() function to programmatically navigate between routes on your site. You can either call push() with a string path, or with an object containing either the path or name of the route.

const router = new VueRouter({
  routes: [
      path: '/home',
      component: { template: '<h1>Home</h1>' }
      path: '/about',
      component: { template: '<h1>About Us</h1>' }
      path: '/user/:id',
      name: 'user',
      component: { template: '<h1> Your id is {{$}} </h1>' }

const app = new Vue({
  methods: {
    changeRoute(route) {
      // `route` is either a string or object
    template: `
    <div id="rendered-content">
        <button @click="changeRoute('home')">Home</button>
        <button @click="changeRoute('about')">About Us</button>
        <button @click="changeRoute({path: '/user/123'})">Get ID</button>

Passing Parameters

To pass parameters using router.push(), you can do one of the following:

router.push({ name: 'user', params: {id: 123}});

// or

const id = 123;
router.push({ path: `/user/${id}` });

To then access it, use whatever you declared in the router as the object property name. If the route was /user/:id the path would be $ or you could access it as a prop by adding a props:true object in the route.

  path: '/user/:id',
  component: { template: '<h1>Your id is {{$}}</h1>' },

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