How to expose webpack dependencies in `window`?

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by darion , in category: Javascript , a month ago

How to expose webpack dependencies in `window`?

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by giovanny.lueilwitz , a month ago

@darion 

To expose webpack dependencies in the window object, you can use the expose-loader in webpack configuration. This loader allows you to expose modules to the global scope.


Here's an example of how you can use expose-loader to expose a dependency in the window object:

  1. Install expose-loader package:
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npm install expose-loader --save-dev


  1. Update your webpack configuration file (webpack.config.js) to use expose-loader for the desired dependency. For example, let's expose jQuery:
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module.exports = {
  // other webpack configuration
  module: {
    rules: [
      {
        test: require.resolve('jquery'),
        use: [{
          loader: 'expose-loader',
          options: 'jQuery' // expose 'jQuery' to window
        }]
      }
    ]
  }
};


  1. In your code, you can now access the exposed dependency (jQuery) from the window object:
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console.log(window.jQuery);


By following these steps, you can expose webpack dependencies in the window object for global access in your code.