| Node interpreter || In this field, specify the location of the Node.js executable file. In most cases, WebStorm detects the Node.js executable and fills in the field automatically. |
| TypeScript version || In this area, specify the version of the compiler to use (WebStorm displays the currently chosen version): |
- Click Edit.
- In the Configure TypeScript Compiler dialog box that opens, choose one of the following options:
- Detect: if you choose this option, WebStorm searches for a
typescript package in the current project. If a
typescript package is found, WebStorm uses it. Otherwise the default bundled package is used. This option is chosen by default.
- Bundled: if you choose this option, WebStorm uses it without attempting to find another
- Custom directory: choose this option to use a custom version of the compiler. In the text box, specify the location of the
lib.es6.d.ts files downloaded from https://github.com/Microsoft/TypeScript/.
| Use TypeScript Service || Select this check box to get native support from the TypeScript Language Service according to the up-to-date specifications. As a result: |
- Syntax and error highlighting is based on the annotations from the TypeScript Language Service.
- Completion lists contain both suggestions from the TypeScript Language Service and suggestions calculated by WebStorm. To get only suggestions from WebStorm, click Configure and clear the Code completion checkbox in the Service Options dialog that opens.
WebStorm supports integration with the Angular language service developed by the Angular team to improve code analysis and completion for Angular-TypeScript projects. Note that the Angular language service works only with the projects that use Angular 2.3.1 or higher and TypeScript version compatible with it. The Angular language service is activated by default so WebStorm starts it automatically together with the TypeScript service and shows all the errors and warnings in your TypeScript and HTML files both in the editor and in the TypeScript Compiler Tool Window. However if you still need to activate the service, select the Angular Language Service checkbox.
In the Default options field, specify the command line options to be passed to the compiler when the
tsconfig.json file is not found. See the list of acceptable options at TSC arguments. Note that the
--watch (Watch input files) option is irrelevant.
By default, the Use TypeScript Service check box is selected.
| Enable TypeScript Compiler || Select this check box to activate the built-in compiler. When the checkbox is selected, syntax highlighting and code completion are provided based only on the data from the built-in TypeScript compiler. After you select this checkbox, the fields below in the area become active and you can configure the behaviour of the compiler. By default, the checkbox is cleared. |
| Track changes || |
| Scope || From this drop-down list, choose the scope to apply the compiler in. The available options are: |
- Project Files: all the files within the project content roots (see Content Root and Configuring Content Roots).
- Project Production Files: all the files within the project content roots excluding test sources.
- Project Test Files: all the files within the project test source roots.
- Open Files: all the files that are currently opened in the editor.
VCS Scopes: these scopes are only available if your project is under version control.
Alternatively, click the Browse button and configure a custom scope in the Scopes dialog box that opens. For more details on scopes, see the pages Scopes and Scopes dialog.
- Changed Files: all changed files, that is, all files associated with all existing changelists.
- Default: all the files associated with the changelist
| Use tsconfig.json || Choose this option to have the built-in compiler analyze the code according to the settings specified in the |
tsconfig.json file. When you open a project, WebStorm starts searching for a
tsconfig.json file in it. If a
tsconfig.json file is found, the compiler uses the options specified in it. Otherwise an error is reported.
| Set options manually || Choose this option to configure the behaviour of the built-in compiler manually: |
- Select the Compile main file only check box to have WebStorm compile only a specific file and the files that are referenced from it and ignore all the other files in the project. This may be helpful if you have a dedicated
main.ts file which only references other files.
$<macros_name>$. The available macros are:
FileDir: the path to the folder where the file is stored.
FileRelativeDir: the path to the file directory relative to the project root.
FileDirRelativeToProjectRoot: the path to the file directory relative to the project root.
ModuleFileDir: the path to the project root folder.
SourcePath: the path to the project root folder.
FileDirRelativeToSourcePath: the path to the file relative to the project root.