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    This TypeDoc plugin can force inclusion of specific symbols (variables) that are not exported, by making them fake exports.


    (Assuming you have already installed TypeDoc (npm i -D typedoc) of version equal to or greater than v0.20.16 (released on 2021-01-17, this is the minimum required by this plugin. If you need to update the version, change TypeDoc's version number in package.json and rerun npm i / yarn))

    Install the plugin with npm:

    npm i -D typedoc-plugin-not-exported

    Or with yarn:

    yarn add -D typedoc-plugin-not-exported

    In your code, tag the symbols (i.e. variables / types / interfaces / classes / object properties / class members etc.) that are not exported but you still want to include in the generated documentation.

    The default tag is @notExported.

    Example 1:

     * My class
     * @notExported
    class MyClass {
      convert(str: string): string {
        return str
    export const me = new MyClass()

    Example 2:

     * @notExported
    type twoNumbers = [number, number]
     * @notExported
    type threeNumbers = [number, number, number]
    export type twoOrThreeNumbers = twoNumbers | threeNumbers
    export function sum(ns: twoOrThreeNumbers): number {
      return ns.reduce((a, b) => a + b)

    Then use the command as usual:

    typedoc src/index.ts

    Or, if you are using @internalDoNotUse tag instead of @notExported, run:

    typedoc --includeTag internalDoNotUse src/index.ts

    Links, Tips & Others

    Originally from here.


    TypeDoc converts comments in TypeScript source code into rendered HTML documentation. See Guides, API & repo.

    TypeDoc loads all plugins by default, if you want to specify plugins to load, use --plugin flag.

    Those non-exported symbols (variables) you want to include in the doc, are not public and the @public tag shouldn't be applied. TypeDoc's @internal tag and typedoc-plugin-internal-external's @internal and @external are not made to solve the problem in question.

    Nevertheless, if you want to include a symbol (variable) in the documentation, you should usually export it.

    Keywords: typedoc plugin force include non exported unexported variable symbol member fake export option flag tag mode file exclude inclusion internal external


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