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.



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": [

    "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


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 = {}
let g:ycm_semantic_triggers['typescript'] = ['.']
set completeopt-=preview