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Version: 0.18.0

Build a sample app

First, create a new cargo project:

cargo new yew-app

Open the newly created directory.

First, let's add yew as a dependencies in the Cargo.toml file:

[package]name = "yew-app"version = "0.1.0"edition = "2018"
[dependencies]# you can check the latest version here: = "0.18"

Copy the following template into your src/ file:

use yew::prelude::*;
enum Msg {    AddOne,}
struct Model {    // `ComponentLink` is like a reference to a component.    // It can be used to send messages to the component    link: ComponentLink<Self>,    value: i64,}
impl Component for Model {    type Message = Msg;    type Properties = ();
    fn create(_props: Self::Properties, link: ComponentLink<Self>) -> Self {        Self {            link,            value: 0,        }    }
    fn update(&mut self, msg: Self::Message) -> ShouldRender {        match msg {            Msg::AddOne => {                self.value += 1;                // the value has changed so we need to                // re-render for it to appear on the page                true            }        }    }
    fn change(&mut self, _props: Self::Properties) -> ShouldRender {        // Should only return "true" if new properties are different to        // previously received properties.        // This component has no properties so we will always return "false".        false    }
    fn view(&self) -> Html {        html! {            <div>                <button|_| Msg::AddOne)>{ "+1" }</button>                <p>{ self.value }</p>            </div>        }    }}
fn main() {    yew::start_app::<Model>();}

This template sets up your root Component, called Model which shows a button that updates itself when you click it. Take special note of yew::start_app::<Model>() 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::<Model>(..).

Finally, add an index.html file in the root directory of your app:

<!DOCTYPE html><html>  <head>    <meta charset="utf-8" />    <title>Yew App</title>  </head></html>

Run your app#

If you haven't already, install Trunk:

cargo install trunk wasm-bindgen-cli

If you haven't already installed it, you need to add the wasm32-unknown-unknown target. To install this with Rustup:

rustup target add wasm32-unknown-unknown

Now all you have to do is run the following:

trunk serve

This will start a development server which continually updates the app every time you change something.


  • Trunk's installation failed:

    Make sure you have the development packages of openssl installed. For example, libssl-dev on Ubuntu or openssl-devel on Fedora.