Category Archives: TypeScript

Missing .tsconfig when converting existing ReactJS project

Hi everyone,

I’ve finally decided to start learning typescript while working on a side project. The plan was to convert the existing project over using the following command:

npm install --save typescript @types/node @types/react @types/react-dom @types/jest

After restarting the web server I had expected to see a tsconfig.json file that would allow me to setup my preferred configuration. Unfortunately, mine was missing.

A bit of Googling revealed that the tsconfig file isn’t actually generated until you add a .ts or .tsx file to the project. In my case, I simply renamed an existing component and the configuration file was generated during the next startup. Note that you will also have to remove your jsconfig.json file (if you haven’t already).

Thanks to this blog for the detailed info: https://blog.bitsrc.io/why-and-how-use-typescript-in-your-react-app-60e8987be8de