dopatraman dopatraman - 25 days ago 35
Javascript Question

[Vue warn]: Cannot find element

I'm using Vuejs. This is my markup:

<body>
<div id="main">
<div id="mainActivity" v-component="{{currentActivity}}" class="activity"></div>
</div>
</body>


This is my code:

var main = new Vue({
el: '#main',
data: {
currentActivity: 'home'
}
})
;


When I load the page I get this warning:

[Vue warn]: Cannot find element: #main


What am I doing wrong?

Answer

I think the problem is your script is executed before the target dom element is loaded in the dom... one reason could be that you have placed your script in the head of the page or in a script tag that is placed before the div element #main. So when the script is executed it won't be able to find the target element thus the error.

One solution is to place your script in the load event handler like

window.onload = function () {
    var main = new Vue({
        el: '#main',
        data: {
            currentActivity: 'home'
        }
    });
}

Another syntax

window.addEventListener('load', function () {
    //your script
})