typescript-loader

TypeScript Webpack Loader

TypeScript Webpack Loader

TypeScript loader for Webpack.

webpack.config.js

module.exports = {
 
  // Currently we need to add '.ts' to resolve.extensions array. 
  resolve: {
    extensions: ['', '.webpack.js', '.web.js', '.ts', '.js']
  },
 
  // Source maps support (or 'inline-source-map' also works) 
  devtool: 'source-map',
 
  // Add loader for .ts files. 
  module: {
    loaders: [
      {
        test: /\.ts$/,
        loader: 'typescript-loader'
      }
    ]
  }
};

After that, you would be able to write JSX in TypeScript!

You can use typescript-loader together with jsx-typscript compiler which has support for JSX syntax (used in React.js).

For that you need to install jsx-typescript:

% npm install jsx-typescript

And specify typescriptCompiler loader option:

module.exports = {
 
  module: {
    loaders: [
      {
        test: /\.ts$/,
        loader: 'typescript-loader?typescriptCompiler=jsx-typescript'
      }
    ]
  }
};

The most natural way to structure your code with TypeScript and webpack is to use external modules, and these work as you would expect.

npm install --save react
import React = require('react');

TypeScript Loader will work with internal modules too, however acquiring a reference to modules declared this way requires some work using the exports-loader. This is required because webpack wraps every file in a closure and internal modules are meant to run in a global context.

foo.ts

module Foo {
  export var bar = 42;
}

main.ts

/// <reference path="foo.ts" />
var foo: typeof Foo = require('exports?Foo!./foo');
console.log(foo.bar) // 42