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DefinitelyTyped TypeScript definitions now on NuGet

I recently started playing with TypeScript on an asp.net MVC web application.

We're leveraging some third party js libraries and found the type definition files over at DefinitelyTyped a huge help when dealing with libraries not originally written in TypeScript.

The first thing I tried to do was add them via NuGet and when I didn’t see them up there, I strolled to the DefinitelyTyped issues list and saw an open GitHub issue requesting the functionality.

So I took on the task. Created a PowerShell script to automate publishing and synchronize changes to the DefinitelyTyped repo up to NuGet.

This morning I pulled the trigger and published 127 different NuGet packages for each DefinitelyTyped TypeScript definitions.

As an example:

If you ran this in visual studio NuGet Package Manager console

Install-Package angularjs.TypeScript.DefinitelyTyped

You would get the following installed into your project

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Note how we didn’t ask it to install jQuery? The powershell script leverages the reference path:

/// <reference path="../jquery/jquery.d.ts" />

in each TypeScript definition to help determine dependencies. We then configure the NuGet package with a dependency on the jquery DefinitelyTyped TypeScript definition package.

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Happy TypeScripting!

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