Build a Sample App

First create a new binary project:

cargo new --bin yew-app && cd yew-app

Add yew to your dependencies (refer here for the latest version)

name = "yew-app"
version = "0.1.0"
authors = ["Yew App Developer <[email protected]>"]
edition = "2018"
yew = { version = "0.13.0", features = ["std_web"] }

Copy the following template into your src/ file:

use yew::{html, Callback, ClickEvent, Component, ComponentLink, Html, ShouldRender};
struct App {
clicked: bool,
onclick: Callback<ClickEvent>,
enum Msg {
impl Component for App {
type Message = Msg;
type Properties = ();
fn create(_: Self::Properties, link: ComponentLink<Self>) -> Self {
App {
clicked: false,
onclick: link.callback(|_| Msg::Click),
fn update(&mut self, msg: Self::Message) -> ShouldRender {
match msg {
Msg::Click => {
self.clicked = true;
true // Indicate that the Component should re-render
fn view(&self) -> Html {
let button_text = if self.clicked { "Clicked!" } else { "Click me!" };
html! {
<button onclick=&self.onclick>{ button_text }</button>
fn main() {

This template sets up your root Component, called App which shows a button that updates itself when you click it. Take special note of yew::start_app::<App>() inside main() which starts your app and mounts it to the page's <body> tag. If you would like to start your application with any dynamic properties, you can instead use yew::start_app_with_props(..).

Run your App!

Using cargo-web is the quickest way to get up and running. If you haven't already, install the tool with cargo install cargo-web and then build and start a development server by running:

cargo web start

cargo-web will automatically add the wasm32-unknown-unknown target for you, build your app, and finally make it available at http://[::1]:8000 by default. Consult cargo web start --help for other options.