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Vue Tip: When to Use v-if

Michael Hoffmann (Mokkapps) - Senior Frontend Developer (Freelancer)
Michael Hoffmann
Jul 20, 2022
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During toggles, v-if entirely creates and destroys the element, including event listeners and child components:

<template>  <MyComponent v-if="showComponent" /></template>

v-show creates the element and only toggles its visibility using CSS.

<template>  <MyComponent v-show="showComponent" /></template>
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Generally speaking, v-if has higher toggle costs while v-show has higher initial render costs. So prefer v-show if you need to toggle something very often and v-if if the condition is unlikely to change at runtime.


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