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TypeDoc

Documentation generator for TypeScript projects.

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Documentation

For more detailed documentation, the changelog, and TypeDoc documentation rendered with TypeDoc, see https://typedoc.org.

Installation

TypeDoc runs on Node.js and is available as a NPM package.

npm install typedoc --save-dev

Usage

To generate documentation TypeDoc needs to know your project entry point, and TypeScript compiler options. It will automatically try to find your

tsconfig.json
file, so you can just specify the entry point of your library:
typedoc src/index.ts

If you have multiple entry points, specify each of them.

typedoc package1/index.ts package2/index.ts

If you specify a directory, TypeDoc will use the

entryPointStrategy
option to determine how to resolve it. By default, TypeDoc will search for a file called
index
under the directory.

Monorepos / Workspaces

If your codebase is comprised of one or more npm packages, you can pass the paths to these packages and TypeDoc will attempt to determine entry points based on

package.json
's
main
property (with default value
index.js
) and if it wasn't found, based on
types
property. If any of the packages given are the root of an npm Workspace or a Yarn Workspace TypeDoc will find all the
workspaces
defined in the
package.json
. In order to find your entry points, TypeDoc requires either that you turn on sourcemaps so that it can discover the original TS file, or that you specify
"typedocMain": "src/index.ts"
to explicitly state where the package entry point is. Supports wildcard paths in the same fashion as those found in npm or Yarn workspaces.

Single npm module

typedoc --entryPointStrategy packages .

Monorepo with npm/Yarn workspace at the root

typedoc --entryPointStrategy packages .

Monorepo with manually specified sub-packages to document

This can be useful if you do not want all your workspaces to be processed. Accepts the same paths as would go in the

package.json
's workspaces
# Note the single quotes prevent shell wildcard expansion, allowing typedoc to do the expansion
typedoc --entryPointStrategy packages a-package 'some-more-packages/*' 'some-other-packages/*'

Arguments

For a complete list of the command line arguments run

typedoc --help
or visit our website.
  • --out 

    Specifies the location the documentation should be written to. Defaults to
    ./docs
  • --json 

    Specifies the location and file name a json file describing the project is written to. When specified no documentation will be generated.
  • --options

    Specify a json option file that should be loaded. If not specified TypeDoc will look for 'typedoc.json' in the current directory.
  • --tsconfig 

    Specify a typescript config file that should be loaded. If not specified TypeDoc will look for 'tsconfig.json' in the current directory.

Source file handling

  • --exclude 

    Exclude files by the given pattern when a path is provided as source. Supports standard minimatch patterns.
  • --excludeNotDocumented

    Only document items which have a doc comment. This option is useful, if you want to document only small part of your symbols and do not show the remaining ones in the documentation.

Theming

  • --theme 

    Specify the path to the theme that should be used.
  • --name 

    Set the name of the project that will be used in the header of the template.
  • --readme 

    Path to the readme file that should be displayed on the index page. Pass
    none
    to disable the index page and start the documentation on the globals page.

Miscellaneous

  • --listInvalidSymbolLinks

    Display the list of links that don't point to actual code symbols.
  • --version

    Display the version number of TypeDoc.
  • --help

    Display all TypeDoc options.

Contributing

This project is maintained by a community of developers. Contributions are welcome and appreciated. You can find TypeDoc on GitHub; feel free to open an issue or create a pull request: https://github.com/TypeStrong/typedoc

For more information, read the contribution guide.

License

Copyright (c) 2015 Sebastian Lenz.
Copyright (c) 2016-2021 TypeDoc Contributors.
Licensed under the Apache License 2.0.

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