How to Use Shadcn UI in Vue 3

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install and set up Shadcn UI in Vue 3. We will explore how to use Vue 3 with TypeScript and Shadcn UI. Please note that Shadcn Vue is an unofficial community-led Vue port of Shadcn UI.

Create Vue 3 Project

1. Run the command below in the terminal to install a Vue 3 project with Vite.

# npm 6.x
npm create vite@latest my-vue-app --template vue

# npm 7+, extra double-dash is needed:
npm create vite@latest my-vue-app -- --template vue

Add Tailwind and its configuration

Install Tailwind CSS and its peer dependencies, then generate your tailwind.config.js and postcss.config.js files.

npm install -D tailwindcss postcss autoprefixer

npx tailwindcss init -p

Edit tsconfig.json

Add the code below to the compilerOptions of your tsconfig.json so that your app can resolve paths without errors.

"baseUrl": ".",
"paths": {
 "@/*": ["./src/*"]

Update vite.config.ts

Add the code below to the vite.config.ts file so that your app can resolve paths without errors.

import path from "path"
import vue from "@vitejs/plugin-vue"
import { defineConfig } from "vite"

export default defineConfig({
 plugins: [vue()],
 resolve: {
  alias: {
   "@": path.resolve(__dirname, "./src"),

Install Shadcn UI in Vue 3 with CLI 

Run below command to install shadcn ui.

npx shadcn-vue@latest init

You will be asked a few questions to configure components.json.

Would you like to use TypeScript (recommended)? no / yes
Which framework are you using? Vite + Vue / Nuxt
Which style would you like to use?  Default
Which color would you like to use as base color?  Slate
Where is your global CSS file?   src/index.css
Do you want to use CSS variables for colors?  no / yes
Where is your tailwind.config.js located?  tailwind.config.js
Configure the import alias for components:  @/components
Configure the import alias for utils:  @/lib/utils
Are you using React Server Components?  no / yes (no)

Import index.css file in main.ts

Remember you need to import index.css in main.ts.

// import './assets/main.css'
import './assets/index.css'

import { createApp } from 'vue'
import App from './App.vue'
import router from './router'

const app = createApp(App)



Now test shadcn-vue component.

npx shadcn-vue@latest add button


<script setup lang="ts">
import { Button } from '@/components/ui/button'

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Javed sheikh

Hello there! I’m Javed Sheikh, a frontend developer with a passion for crafting seamless user experiences. With expertise in JavaScript frameworks like Vue.js, Svelte, and React, I bring creativity and innovation to every project I undertake. From building dynamic web applications to optimizing user interfaces,

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