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    react-docgen-typescript-loader
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    Webpack loader to generate docgen information from TypeScript React components. The primary use case is to get the prop types table populated in the Storybook Info Addon.

    Example screenshot of Storybook with TypeScript props
    Example Storybook project
    Live Storybook

    Guide

    Changelog

    View Changelog.

    Migrating from V2 to V3

    Version 2 supported the options includes and excludes, which were arrays of regular expressions. If you made use of these options, remove them from and use the Webpack equivalents.

    includes would default to ["\\.tsx$"] which meant that only files ending in the extension .ts or .tsx would be processed. This default behavior is already covered by Webpack's test field.

    excludes would default to ["node_modules"]. This would prevent the processing of files in node_modules. This option was added to allow further filtering to hopefully speed up processing. When this loader is used in monorepo environments, this option would complicate configuration.

    In version 3, the loader no longer performs its own filtering. If you relied on the additional filtering behavior, you should be able to reimplement it using options in Webpack.

    This change shouldn't affect the majority of projects.

    Quick Start

    Requirements

    The source code generation relies on being able to insert // @ts-ignore in a few select places and as such requires TypeScript 2.3 or above.

    Package Installation

    $ npm install --save-dev react-docgen-typescript-loader
     
    or
     
    $ yarn add --dev react-docgen-typescript-loader

    Webpack Configuration

    IMPORTANT: Webpack loaders are executed right-to-left (or bottom-to-top). react-docgen-typescript-loader needs to be added under ts-loader.

    Example Storybook config /.storybook/webpack.config.js:

    Storybook 4

    const path = require("path");
     
    module.exports = (baseConfig, env, config) => {
      config.module.rules.push({
        test: /\.tsx?$/,
        include: path.resolve(__dirname, "../src"),
        use: [
          require.resolve("ts-loader"),
          {
            loader: require.resolve("react-docgen-typescript-loader"),
            options: {
              // Provide the path to your tsconfig.json so that your stories can
              // display types from outside each individual story.
              tsconfigPath: path.resolve(__dirname, "../tsconfig.json"),
            },
          },
        ],
      });
     
      config.resolve.extensions.push(".ts", ".tsx");
     
      return config;
    };

    Storybook 3

    const path = require("path");
    const genDefaultConfig = require("@storybook/react/dist/server/config/defaults/webpack.config.js");
     
    module.exports = (baseConfig, env) => {
      const config = genDefaultConfig(baseConfig);
     
      config.module.rules.push({
        test: /\.tsx?$/,
        include: path.resolve(__dirname, "../src"),
        use: [
          require.resolve("ts-loader"),
          {
            loader: require.resolve("react-docgen-typescript-loader"),
            options: {
              // Provide the path to your tsconfig.json so that your stories can
              // display types from outside each individual story.
              tsconfigPath: path.resolve(__dirname, "../tsconfig.json"),
            },
          },
        ],
      });
     
      config.resolve.extensions.push(".ts", ".tsx");
     
      return config;
    };

    Documenting Components with Storybook

    Include the withInfo decorator as normal. Reference the addon documentation for the latest usage instructions: https://github.com/storybooks/storybook/tree/master/addons/info

    Including Component Description

    The Storybook Info Addon is able to populate the component description from your component's documentation. It does this when your story name matches the display name of your component. The prop tables will populate in either case.

    Example image, how to include component description

    In the first example you are able to see above Story Source the component description. The second example shows a story with a name different from the component. In the second example the component description is missing.

    If you have a component named TicTacToeCell, then you would have to use something like: storiesOf("...", module).add("TicTacToeCell", ...) to have the story description come from the component description.

    In addition to the description from the component, you may still include story description text using the normal withInfo api.

    Exporting Components

    It is important to export your component using a named export for docgen information to be generated properly.


    TicTacToeCell.tsx:

    import React, { Component } from "react";
    import * as styles from "./TicTacToeCell.css";
     
    interface Props {
      /**
       * Value to display, either empty (" ") or "X" / "O".
       *
       * @default " "
       **/
      value?: " " | "X" | "O";
     
      /** Cell position on game board. */
      position: { x: number, y: number };
     
      /** Called when an empty cell is clicked. */
      onClick?: (x: number, y: number) => void;
    }
     
    /**
     * TicTacToe game cell. Displays a clickable button when the value is " ",
     * otherwise displays "X" or "O".
     */
    // Notice the named export here, this is required for docgen information
    // to be generated correctly.
    export class TicTacToeCell extends Component<Props> {
      handleClick = () => {
        const {
          position: { x, y },
          onClick,
        } = this.props;
        if (!onClick) return;
     
        onClick(x, y);
      };
     
      render() {
        const { value = " " } = this.props;
        const disabled = value !== " ";
        const classes = `${styles.button} ${disabled ? styles.disabled : ""}`;
     
        return (
          <button
            className={classes}
            disabled={disabled}
            onClick={this.handleClick}
          >
            {value}
          </button>
        );
      }
    }
     
    // Component can still be exported as default.
    export default TicTacToeCell;

    ColorButton.stories.tsx:

    import React from "react";
    import { storiesOf } from "@storybook/react";
    import { withInfo } from "@storybook/addon-info";
    import { action } from "@storybook/addon-actions";
    import TicTacToeCell from "./TicTacToeCell";
     
    const stories = storiesOf("Components", module);
     
    stories.add(
      "TicTacToeCell",
      withInfo({ inline: true })(() => (
        <TicTacToeCell
          value="X"
          position={{ x: 0, y: 0 }}
          onClick={action("onClick")}
        />
      )),
    );

    Loader Options

    Option Type Description
    skipPropsWithName string[] or string Avoid including docgen information for the prop or props specified.
    skipPropsWithoutDoc boolean Avoid including docgen information for props without documentation.
    componentNameResolver function If a string is returned, then the component will use that name. Else it will fallback to the default logic of parser. https://github.com/styleguidist/react-docgen-typescript#parseroptions
    propFilter function Filter props using a function. If skipPropsWithName or skipPropsWithoutDoc is defined the function will not be used. Function accepts two arguments: object with information about prop and an object with information about component. Return true to include prop in documentation. https://github.com/styleguidist/react-docgen-typescript#parseroptions
    tsconfigPath string Specify the location of the tsconfig.json to use. Can not be used with compilerOptions.
    compilerOptions typescript.CompilerOptions Specify TypeScript compiler options. Can not be used with tsconfigPath.
    docgenCollectionName string or null Specify the docgen collection name to use. All docgen information will be collected into this global object. Set to null to disable. Defaults to STORYBOOK_REACT_CLASSES for use with the Storybook Info Addon. https://github.com/gongreg/react-storybook-addon-docgen
    setDisplayName boolean Automatically set the components' display name. If you want to set display names yourself or are using another plugin to do this, you should disable this option. Defaults to true. This is used to preserve component display names during a production build of Storybook.
    shouldExtractLiteralValuesFromEnum boolean If set to true, string enums and unions will be converted to docgen enum format. Useful if you use Storybook and want to generate knobs automatically using addon-smart-knobs. https://github.com/styleguidist/react-docgen-typescript#parseroptions
    savePropValueAsString boolean If set to true, defaultValue to props will be string. https://github.com/styleguidist/react-docgen-typescript#parseroptions
    typePropName string Specify the name of the property for docgen info prop type.

    Performance

    There is a significant startup cost due to the initial type parsing. Once the project is running in watch mode, things should be smoother due to Webpack caching.

    Alternative Implementation

    This plugin uses a Webpack loader to inject the docgen information. There is also a version which works as a Webpack plugin. I will be supporting both versions. The loader version more accurately generates the injected code blocks and should work with all module types but at the cost of a longer initial startup. The plugin version may be faster.

    The Webpack plugin version is available here: https://github.com/strothj/react-docgen-typescript-loader/tree/plugin

    Limitations

    This plugin makes use of the project: https://github.com/styleguidist/react-docgen-typescript. It is subject to the same limitations.

    React Component Class Import

    When extending from React.Component as opposed to Component, docgens don't seem to be created. Ref issue #10 (thanks @StevenLangbroek for tracking down the cause).

    Doesn't work:

    import React from 'react';
    
    interface IProps {
      whatever?: string;
    };
    
    export default class MyComponent extends React.Component<IProps> {}
    

    Works:

    import React, { Component } from 'react';
    
    export default class MyComponent extends Component<IProps> {}
    

    Export Names

    Component docgen information can not be generated for components that are only exported as default. You can work around the issue by exporting the component using a named export.

    import * as React from "react";
     
    interface ColorButtonProps {
      /** Buttons background color */
      color: "blue" | "green";
    }
     
    /** A button with a configurable background color. */
    export const ColorButton: React.SFC<ColorButtonProps= props => (
      <button
        style={{
          padding: 40,
          color: "#eee",
          backgroundColor: props.color,
          fontSize: "2rem",
        }}
      >
        {props.children}
      </button>
    );
     
    export default ColorButton;

    Contributing

    Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.

    Please make sure to update tests as appropriate.

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