Ugly imports in TypeScript (Solved)

Tim Mouskhelichvili
Tim Mouskhelichvili
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I hope you are doing well.

When I review code from TypeScript projects, I often see ugly and long imports, like so:

typescriptimport LoadingButton from "../../../../../components/LoadingButton"

Depending on how deep your folder structure is, those kinds of imports can quickly get out of hand.

There must be a better way to import in TypeScript.

Of course, there is, using alias paths.

Using alias paths, you can map an alias to a path, resulting in short and convenient import statements.

Here is how to make it work:

  1. Set the baseUrl option to "." in your tsconfig.json file.
  2. Add your aliases to your tsconfig.json file.
typescript alias paths

That's it! You can now import using aliases from anywhere in your project tree!

Here is how the import looks now:

typescriptimport LoadingButton from "@components/LoadingButton"

Cool right?


Here is the latest article on the blog:

Thank you for reading.

See you next week!

Tim M.

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