Frank Cannon Frank Cannon - 1 month ago 20
TypeScript Question

Keep getting "tsc.exe" exited with code 1

As soon as I add a tsconfig.json file to my Visual Studio 2015 web solution I get the above error.

Also this stops the compiler from re-generating js files even when I set "compileOnSave": true.

When I double click the error it takes me into the Microsoft.Typescript.Targets file which contains a lot of issues such as Unknown Item Group "TypeScriptCompile". In the error list these appear as warnings but they are there whether I have a tsconfig.json file or not.

Is there any way of solving it or getting more information on what the problem is?

Answer

Install these 2 NuGet packages:

Microsoft.TypeScript.MSBuild and Microsoft.TypeScript.Compiler

It updates your project with MSBuild task definition and TS compiler and solves the compilation issue