Using TypeScript with SharePoint Script editor web parts

SharePoint Framework is suddenly not an option and you feel sad because you need to go back to writing plain JavaScript? You don’t have to and you really shouldn’t. Spend just a few minutes and you can use Typescript with SharePoint Script editor web parts instead!

Let me be super clear about this: you should always use SharePoint Framework whenever possible! This blog post is about an extremely simple alternative when SPFx is simply not an option. And by extremely simple, I really mean it. It doesn’t even include webpack (or similar tools), which would give a ton of other benefits. So before you use this configuration, ensure that it covers your requirements (note: you won’t be able to use TypeScript ‘imports’!).

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My session at SharePoint Saturday Madrid

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to speak at SharePoint Saturday Madrid. You can find here all the materials used for the presentation: the presentation slides and the video recording. On the slides, you can find links to the relevant resources and also a link to my GitHub repository that contains a working version of the demo, and also a guide in case you want to recreate the demo yourself.

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SharePoint Framework – new project checklist

Starting a new project generally requires some initial setup before you can jump into code. SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is no exception.

Unfortunately, we often forget to configure something that then needs to be added during the development phase, which may introduce some issues. I hope you find this article helpful the next time you create a new project.

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