How to import types from npm package using vite?

by cali_green , in category: Javascript , a month ago

How to import types from npm package using vite?

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by tressie.damore , a month ago

@cali_green 

To import types from an npm package in Vite, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install the npm package that contains the types you want to import. For example, if you want to import types from the axios package, you can install it using the following command:
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npm install axios --save-dev


  1. In your project, create a .d.ts file to declare the types you want to import. For example, if you want to import types from the axios package, you can create a file named axios.d.ts and declare the types like this:
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declare module 'axios' {
  export default any;
}


  1. Import the types in your code using the ///
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/// <reference types="axios" />

import axios from 'axios';


  1. Make sure that Vite is configured to handle .d.ts files by adding the following line to your vite.config.js:
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export default {
  ...
  resolve: {
    alias: {
      types: path.resolve(__dirname, 'src/types')
    },
    extensions: ['.js', '.ts', '.d.ts']
  }
}


With these steps, you should be able to import types from npm packages in your Vite project.