How to Use @change in Vue with select Tags

Mar 25, 2021

If you want to avoid having to use v-model with your <select> tags, you can use Vue's v-on:change directive, or just the shorthand @change.

In every option tag, you must set the value property to define the value of each option. Vue event handlers have a special $event property that describes the event, and $ contains the value of the newly selected option. From there, @change can handle the rest. Below is a live example:

Below is the code:

  data: () => ({ selected: '' }),
  methods: {
    switchSelect(event) {
      this.selected =;
  template: `
      <p>Your choice is: {{selected}}</p>
      <select @change="switchSelect($event)">
        <option value="">Choose</option>
        <option value="A">A</option>
        <option value="B">B</option>
        <option value="C">C</option>

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