Apollo Composable with Vue Storybook Stories

When you first add Apollo to your Vue app using composition API you probably end up with code similar to this one:

const apolloClient = new ApolloClient({
  uri: 'https://example.com/graphql'
})

const app = new Vue({
  setup() {
    provide(DefaultApolloClient, apolloClient);
  },
  render: h => h(App)
})

One day you might decide your app became so large that it would be great to develop smaller chunks of it in isolation, storybook seems a perfect fit, but when you try running it you get this beauty:

Apollo Client with id default not found

This happens because your app configuration is ignored by storybook.

Let's create a wrapper that will provide the Apollo Client for our story:

<template>
  <div><slot/></div>
</template>

<script>

import {defineComponent, provide} from "@vue/composition-api";
import {DefaultApolloClient} from "@vue/apollo-composable";
import ApolloClient from "apollo-boost";

const apolloClient = new ApolloClient({
  uri: 'http://localhost:4000/graphql'
})

export default defineComponent({
  setup() {
    provide(DefaultApolloClient, apolloClient);
  }}
)

</script>

ApolloWrapper.vue

Now you can make a story that looks like this:

import Page from "./Page";
import ApolloWrapper from "./ApolloWrapper";

export default {
  title: 'Example/Page',
  component: Page,
};

const Template = (args, { argTypes }) => ({
  props: Object.keys(argTypes),
  components: { ApolloWrapper, Page },
  template: '<ApolloWrapper><Page /></ApolloWrapper>',
});

export const Primary = Template.bind({});
Page.stories.js

Take a look at a working example here:

xolvio/apollo-composable-with-vue-stories-demo
Apollo Composable with Vue Storybook Stories example - xolvio/apollo-composable-with-vue-stories-demo

Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts in the comments below.


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