Nightly Builds

A nightly build from the TypeScript’s main branch is published by midnight PST to npm. Here is how you can get it and use it with your tools.

Using npm

npm install -D typescript@next

Updating your IDE to use the nightly builds

You can also update your editor/IDE to use the nightly drop. You will typically need to install the package through npm. The rest of this section mostly assumes typescript@next is already installed.

Visual Studio Code

The VS Code website has documentation on selecting a workspace version of TypeScript. After installing a nightly version of TypeScript in your workspace, you can follow directions there, or simply update your workspace settings in the JSON view. A direct way to do this is to open or create your workspace’s .vscode/settings.json and add the following property:

"typescript.tsdk": "<path to your folder>/node_modules/typescript/lib"

Alternatively, if you simply want to run the nightly editing experience for JavaScript and TypeScript in Visual Studio Code without changing your workspace version, you can run the JavaScript and TypeScript Nightly Extension

Sublime Text

Update the Settings - User file with the following:

"typescript_tsdk": "<path to your folder>/node_modules/typescript/lib"

More information is available at the TypeScript Plugin for Sublime Text installation documentation.

Visual Studio 2013 and 2015

Note: Most changes do not require you to install a new version of the VS TypeScript plugin.

The nightly build currently does not include the full plugin setup, but we are working on publishing an installer on a nightly basis as well.

  1. Download the VSDevMode.ps1 script.

    Also see our wiki page on using a custom language service file.

  2. From a PowerShell command window, run:

For VS 2015:

VSDevMode.ps1 14 -tsScript <path to your folder>/node_modules/typescript/lib

For VS 2013:

VSDevMode.ps1 12 -tsScript <path to your folder>/node_modules/typescript/lib

IntelliJ IDEA (Mac)

Go to Preferences > Languages & Frameworks > TypeScript:

TypeScript Version: If you installed with npm: /usr/local/lib/node_modules/typescript/lib

IntelliJ IDEA (Windows)

Go to File > Settings > Languages & Frameworks > TypeScript:

TypeScript Version: If you installed with npm: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\typescript\lib

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