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Typescript 0.8.2 how to replace compiler?

Topics: General, Language Specification
Jan 22, 2013 at 12:41 PM

the release notes look great:

How is the following feature implemented?

The compiler service can now be replaced in the TypeScript for Visual Studio 2012 plugin.  This makes it easier to leverage the Visual Studio TypeScript extension with newer compiler builds from CodePlex or from experimental forks....


Jan 22, 2013 at 3:38 PM


You guys should ask to have the TypeScript blog added to the "Developer Tools Blogs" section on MSDN. I never even knew about this TypeScript blog until today.

Jan 22, 2013 at 6:47 PM

You just need to overwrite the typescriptservices.js file found in the TypeScript extension folder (somewhere under Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0). That file gets built when you do a "jake local" build in the repo.

Jan 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM

There's a blog post up now that walks through how to do this:

Jan 30, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Fantastic. Note, I mentioned in the comments that it's in a slightly different folder for the web developer express version of VS. Thanks again...and I promise I won't come back w/ questions about how to hack it...I understand it's intended use is to try out manually built versions of TypeScript.