Auto Imports

Nuxt auto-imports helper functions, composables and Vue APIs to use across your application without explicitly importing them. Based on the directory structure, every Nuxt application can also use auto-imports for its own components, composables and plugins. Components, composables or plugins can use these functions.

Contrary to a classic global declaration, Nuxt preserves typings and IDEs completions and hints, and only includes what is actually used in your production code.

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In the documentation, every function that is not explicitly imported is auto-imported by Nuxt and can be used as-is in your code. You can find a reference for auto-imported composables and utilities in the API section.
Auto imports don't currently work within the server directory .

Nuxt Auto-imports

Nuxt auto-imports functions and composables to perform data fetching , get access to the app context and runtime config , manage state or define components and plugins.

<script setup>
  /* useAsyncData() and $fetch() are auto-imported */
  const { data, refresh, pending } = await useAsyncData('/api/hello', () => $fetch('/api/hello'))
</script>

Vue Auto-imports

Vue 3 exposes Reactivity APIs like ref or computed, as well as lifecycle hooks and helpers that are auto-imported by Nuxt.

<script setup>
  /* ref() and computed() are auto-imported */
  const count = ref(1)
  const double = computed(() => count.value * 2)
</script>

Directory-based Auto-imports

Nuxt directly auto-imports files created in defined directories:

Explicit Imports

Nuxt exposes every auto-import with the #imports alias that can be used to make the import explicit if needed:

<script setup>
  import { ref, computed } from '#imports'

  const count = ref(1)
  const double = computed(() => count.value * 2)
</script>

Disable Auto-imports

In case you want to disable auto-imports, you can set imports.autoImport to false.

nuxt.config.ts
export default defineNuxtConfig({
  imports: {
    autoImport: false
  }
})

This will disable implicit auto imports completely but it's still possible to use Explicit Imports .

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