TypeScript completion in Vim

One of the main advantages of using static types is that you get much better support from your tools. I recently got TypeScript auto-completion working in vim and I’m documenting how to do it here.

Demo:

demo

1. Install TSS

git clone https://github.com/clausreinke/typescript-tools.git
cd typescript-tools
git checkout testing_ts1.4
sudo npm install -g

2. Install Vim Plugin

I’m using Vundle to manage my plugins.

Bundle "icholy/typescript-tools.git"
au BufRead,BufNewFile *.ts  setlocal filetype=typescript

3. Install TSD

sudo npm install tsd@next -g

4. Create Project

mkdir project
cd project
tsd init

tsd install jquery --save
tsd install angularjs --save

5. Create tsconfig.json

{
  "compilerOptions": {
    "target": "es5",
    "noImplicitAny": false,
  },
  "files": [
    "typings/tsd.d.ts",

    "all.ts", "your.ts",
    "other.ts", "files.ts"
  ]
}

6. Start TSS in vim

Make sure you’re cwd is somewhere in the directory containing tsconfig.json

:TSSstart

You might get some errors, but it should still work.

7. (Optional) Making it work with YouCompleteMe

if !exists("g:ycm_semantic_triggers")
   let g:ycm_semantic_triggers = {}
endif
let g:ycm_semantic_triggers['typescript'] = ['.']
set completeopt-=preview

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