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    TypeScript ESLint Parser

    An ESLint custom parser which leverages TypeScript ESTree to allow for ESLint to lint TypeScript source code.

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    npm install @typescript-eslint/parser --save-dev


    In your ESLint configuration file, set the parser property:

      "parser": "@typescript-eslint/parser"

    There is sometimes an incorrect assumption that the parser itself is what does everything necessary to facilitate the use of ESLint with TypeScript. In actuality, it is the combination of the parser and one or more plugins which allow you to maximize your usage of ESLint with TypeScript.

    For example, once this parser successfully produces an AST for the TypeScript source code, it might well contain some information which simply does not exist in a standard JavaScript context, such as the data for a TypeScript-specific construct, like an interface.

    The core rules built into ESLint, such as indent have no knowledge of such constructs, so it is impossible to expect them to work out of the box with them.

    Instead, you also need to make use of one more plugins which will add or extend rules with TypeScript-specific features.

    By far the most common case will be installing the @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin plugin, but there are also other relevant options available such a @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin-tslint.


    The following additional configuration options are available by specifying them in parserOptions in your ESLint configuration file.

    • ecmaFeatures.jsx - default false. Enable parsing JSX when true. More details can be found here.

      NOTE: this setting does not effect known file types (.js, .jsx, .ts, .tsx, .json) because the typescript compiler has its own internal handling for known file extensions. The exact behaviour is as follows:

      • if parserOptions.project is not provided:
        • .js, .jsx, .tsx files are parsed as if this is true.
        • .ts files are parsed as if this is false.
        • unknown extensions (.md, .vue) will respect this setting.
      • if parserOptions.project is provided (i.e. you are using rules with type information):
        • .js, .jsx, .tsx files are parsed as if this is true.
        • .ts files are parsed as if this is false.
        • "unknown" extensions (.md, .vue) are parsed as if this is false.
    • useJSXTextNode - default true. Please set false if you use this parser on ESLint v4. If this is false, the parser creates the AST of JSX texts as the legacy style.

    • project - default undefined. This option allows you to provide a path to your project's tsconfig.json. This setting is required if you want to use rules which require type information. You may want to use this setting in tandem with the tsconfigRootDir option below.

      • Accepted values:

        // path
        project: './tsconfig.json';
        // glob pattern
        project: './packages/**/tsconfig.json';
        // array of paths and/or glob patterns
        project: [
      • If you use project references, TypeScript will not automatically use project references to resolve files. This means that you will have to add each referenced tsconfig to the project field either separately, or via a glob.

      • TypeScript will ignore files with duplicate filenames in the same folder (for example, src/file.ts and src/file.js). TypeScript purposely ignore all but one of the files, only keeping the one file with the highest priority extension (the extension priority order (from highest to lowest) is .ts, .tsx, .d.ts, .js, .jsx). For more info see #955.

      • Note that if this setting is specified and createDefaultProgram is not, you must only lint files that are included in the projects as defined by the provided tsconfig.json files. If your existing configuration does not include all of the files you would like to lint, you can create a separate tsconfig.eslint.json as follows:

          // extend your base config so you don't have to redefine your compilerOptions
          "extends": "./tsconfig.json",
          "include": [
            // etc
            // if you have a mixed JS/TS codebase, don't forget to include your JS files
    • tsconfigRootDir - default undefined. This option allows you to provide the root directory for relative tsconfig paths specified in the project option above.

    • extraFileExtensions - default undefined. This option allows you to provide one or more additional file extensions which should be considered in the TypeScript Program compilation. E.g. a .vue file

    • warnOnUnsupportedTypeScriptVersion - default true. This option allows you to toggle the warning that the parser will give you if you use a version of TypeScript which is not explicitly supported

    • createDefaultProgram - default false. This option allows you to request that when the project setting is specified, files will be allowed when not included in the projects defined by the provided tsconfig.json files. Using this option will incur significant performance costs. This option is primarily included for backwards-compatibility. See the project section above for more information.


      "parser": "@typescript-eslint/parser",
      "parserOptions": {
        "ecmaFeatures": {
          "jsx": true
        "useJSXTextNode": true,
        "project": "./tsconfig.json",
        "tsconfigRootDir": "../../",
        "extraFileExtensions": [".vue"]

    Supported TypeScript Version

    Please see for the supported TypeScript version.

    Please ensure that you are using a supported version before submitting any issues/bug reports.

    Reporting Issues

    Please use the @typescript-eslint/parser issue template when creating your issue and fill out the information requested as best you can. This will really help us when looking into your issue.


    TypeScript ESLint Parser is licensed under a permissive BSD 2-clause license.


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