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Azure Functions Node.js Framework

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v4.x Build Status Test Status Preview 18 (preview)
v3.x (default) Build Status Test Status GA (Recommended) 18 (preview), 16, 14


npm install @azure/functions


Prior to version 3.5.0, this package only contained TypeScript type definitions. Starting with version 3.5.0 it also contains the underlying Azure Functions Framework for Node.js. This framework package is included by default in v4.x of the Azure Functions runtime, meaning you do not need to include the package in your app. However, there may be cases where you want a specific version of the package, so you can override the default shipped in Azure with the below steps.


For a full tutorial, see how to create your first TypeScript function.

  1. Specify a main entrypoint in your package.json
    "main": "dist/src/index.js"
  2. Add the following code to your entrypoint file (e.g. src/index.ts):
    import * as func from '@azure/functions';

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you only want this package for the TypeScript type definitions, you may list this package in the "devDependencies" section of your package.json. If you are overriding the default shipped in Azure as described above, the package must be listed in the production "dependencies" section of your package.json.

For more documentation, see the TypeScript developer guide.


For a full tutorial, see how to create your first JavaScript function.

  1. Specify a main entrypoint in your package.json
    "main": "src/index.js"
  2. Add the following code to your entrypoint file:
    const func = require('@azure/functions');

For more documentation, see the JavaScript developer guide.


  • Clone the repository locally and open in VS Code
  • Run "Extensions: Show Recommended Extensions" from the command palette and install all extensions listed under "Workspace Recommendations"
  • Run npm install
  • Run npm run build
  • Run npm link
  • Create or open a local function app to test with
  • In the local function app:
    • Make sure you are calling func.setup() somewhere in your app, as described above in the "Usage" section
    • Run npm link @azure/functions. This will point your app to the local repository for the framework package
    • Add the following settings to your "local.settings.json" file or configure them directly as environment variables
      • languageWorkers__node__arguments: --inspect

        💡 Tip: Set logging__logLevel__Worker to debug if you want to view worker-specific logs in the output of func start

    • Start the app (i.e. run func start or press F5)
  • Back in the framework repository, press F5 and select the process for your running function app
  • Before you submit a PR, run npm run lint and npm test and fix any issues. If you want to debug the tests, switch your launch profile in VS Code to "Launch Unit Tests" and press F5.

Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact opencode@microsoft.com with any additional questions or comments.

Contributing to type definitions

The type definitions are located in the types folder. Please make sure to update the tests in ./test/types/index.test.ts as well.

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