Der Alex Der Alex - 1 year ago 254
TypeScript Question

Typescript 2.0.3 with @types definitions, Webpack, Foundation, jQuery is not defined

I'm trying to build an application with TypeScript 2.0.3 with @types definitions and want to use foundation-sites and bundle everything with webpack.
As soon as I try to import foundation, I get the console error message that jQuery is not defined.
When I don't import foundation, jQuery works fine!

If anyone could explain, what I'm doing wrong and how to load e.g. Foundation Tooltip from a .ts file, that would be really awesome.

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What I am doing is kind of basic:
I've got an ./app folder. Inside there is an app.ts, main.scss and index.html.

I installed the following npm packages:

"dependencies": {
"@types/foundation-sites": "^6.1.28",
"@types/jquery": "^2.0.33",
"css-loader": "^0.25.0",
"foundation-sites": "^6.2.3",
"jquery": "^2.1.0",
"node-sass": "^3.10.1",
"sass-loader": "^4.0.2",
"style-loader": "^0.13.1",
"ts-loader": "^0.9.1",
"typescript": "^2.0.3",
"webpack": "^1.13.2"
"devDependencies": {
"webpack-dev-server": "^1.16.2"

My webpack.config.js:

module.exports = {
entry: './app/app.ts',
output: {
filename: './app/bundle.js'
resolve: {
extensions: ['', '.ts', '.js']
module: {
loaders: [
test: /\.ts$/, loader: 'ts-loader'
test: /\.scss/, loaders: ['style', 'css', 'sass']

my ./app/app.ts:

import './main.scss';
import * as $ from 'jquery';
import 'foundation-sites';

$(() => {

There are no transpile / compile errors. When I run webpack-dev-server and check the result in the browser, the styles are loaded but I get this error message 'jQuery is not defined'. The browser understands $ but for example not $(...).on(...);
So what am I doing wrong?

Answer Source

I think in this case problem is caused by the fact that if jQuery is imported using webpack (CommonJS style by default) it doesn't create global jQuery variable that foundation-sites is relying on. You could try to expose it in your code and see if it fixes the problem:

import * as $ from 'jquery'; window.jQuery = $; import 'foundation-sites';

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