This tutorial requires node and vs code installed. Yarn is optional

Let’s create a react app using create react app

npx create-react-app react-jsdoc-typescript

In order to acheive type safety for our react codebase we will use Vs Code. Open react-jsdoc-typescript in Vs Code.

In order to kick in TypeChecking for vs code let’s create a file at the root with the name jsconfig.json

And add the following content


  "exclude": ["node_modules", "**/node_modules/*"], // God Please exclude node_modules
  // options to explain how to compile js files
  "compilerOptions": {
    "allowSyntheticDefaultImports": true, // don't mark js files that does not contain export default as error
    "target": "es2015", // which library to use
    "checkJs": true, // report errors in js files    "jsx": "react", // if you are using react
    "module": "commonjs"

Did you see the highlighted line "checkJs": true that says vs code to check all JavaScript files in the project folder.

If you want to check whether it’s working or not comment out "jsx": react and open any file with react. you will see error saying cannot use jsx unless jsx flag is provided.