Nathan Cooper Nathan Cooper - 1 month ago 28
TypeScript Question

Enable "Experimental support for decorators" with "tsify" in karma

I'm using tsify, a plugin for browserify, to transpile my code during karma unit tests.

I get this sort of erro when I run my tests:


TypeScript error: src/app/emailLogin/emailLogin.component.ts(14,14): Error TS1219: Experimental support for decorators is a feature that is subject to change in a future release. Set the 'experimentalDecorators' option to remove this warning.


How do enable experimentalDecorators in browserify/tsify, which are specified in my karma.config.js

Here is my karma.config.js:

module.exports = function(config) {
config.set({
browsers: ['Chrome'],
frameworks: ['jasmine', 'browserify', 'es6-shim'],
files: [
'src/**/*.spec.ts'
],
preprocessors: {
'**/*.ts': ['browserify']
},
browserify: {
debug: true,
plugin: ['tsify'],
transform: ['browserify-shim']
}
});
};


Here is my gulp file (I think this doesn't matter)

var gulp = require('gulp');
var Server = require('karma').Server;

/**
* Run test once and exit
*/
gulp.task('test', function (done) {
new Server({
configFile: __dirname + '/karma.conf.js',
singleRun: true
}, done).start();
});

/**
* Watch for file changes and re-run tests on each change
*/
gulp.task('tdd', function (done) {
new Server({
configFile: __dirname + '/karma.conf.js'
}, done).start();
});

gulp.task('default', ['tdd']);

Answer

There are two compiler options that relate to decorators:

--emitDecoratorMetadata
--experimentalDecorators

Typically, they would be enabled in your project's tsconfig.json file (tsify will search for and load the tsconfig.json):

{
    "compilerOptions": {
        "emitDecoratorMetadata": true,
        "experimentalDecorators": true,
        "target": "es5"
    },
    "files": []
}

If, for some reason, you are not using a tsconfig.json file, they can be enabled in the browserify plugin's configuration in Karma (note the array within the array):

browserify: {
    debug: true,
    plugin: [['tsify', {
        emitDecoratorMetadata: true,
        experimentalDecorators: true
    }]],
    transform: ['browserify-shim']
}

And they can be enabled via the command line, too:

browserify -p [tsify --emitDecoratorMetadata --experimentalDecorators] main.ts > bundle.js
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