How To Install TypeScript Plug-in In Visual Studio 2015

In this article, we will see the simple step by step process to install TypeScript plug-in in Visual Studio.

It is important to note that TypeScript is already included with the base installation of Visual Studio 2015 but using the TypeScript plugin, we can get the latest version of the TypeScript SDK to be used with Visual Studio. Though we will consider Visual Studio 2015 in this demo, however, the process remains same for Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2017.

We can download the TypeScript plugin from the following location.

http://www.typescriptlang.org/index.html#download-links

As highlighted, select the required version of Visual Studio that you want to install this plugin on to. We will choose Visual Studio 2015 for this demo.

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On clicking the link, it will take us to the plugin download page, as shown below. Click "Download" to start the download.

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You can run or save the file as required.

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On execution of the plugin executable, the installation wizard triggers and we can see the following screen.

Agree to the license terms and click Install.

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Monitor the progress and proceed.

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Close the setup once it is completed.

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Now, launch Visual Studio, create a new project, and we can see a project template under TypeScript Node as shown below.

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We can use this template to start with a TypeScript Project.

Hope you find it helpful.