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Documentation generator for TypeScript projects.

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For more detailed documentation, the changelog, and TypeDoc documentation rendered with TypeDoc, see


TypeDoc runs on Node.js and is available as a NPM package.

npm install typedoc --save-dev


To generate documentation TypeDoc needs to know your project entry point, and TypeScript compiler options. It will automatically try to find your tsconfig.json file, so you can just specify the entry point of your library:

typedoc src/index.ts

If you have multiple entry points, specify each of them. If you specify a directory, TypeDoc will treat each file contained within it as an entry point.

typedoc package1/index.ts package2/index.ts


For a complete list of the command line arguments run typedoc --help or visit our website.

  • --out <path/to/documentation/>
    Specifies the location the documentation should be written to. Defaults to ./docs
  • --json <path/to/output.json>
    Specifies the location and file name a json file describing the project is written to. When specified no documentation will be generated.
  • --options
    Specify a json option file that should be loaded. If not specified TypeDoc will look for 'typedoc.json' in the current directory.
  • --tsconfig <path/to/tsconfig.json>
    Specify a typescript config file that should be loaded. If not specified TypeDoc will look for 'tsconfig.json' in the current directory.

Source file handling

  • --exclude <pattern>
    Exclude files by the given pattern when a path is provided as source. Supports standard minimatch patterns.
  • --excludeNotDocumented
    Only document items which have a doc comment. This option is useful, if you want to document only small part of your symbols and do not show the remaining ones in the documentation.


  • --theme <default|minimal|path/to/theme>
    Specify the path to the theme that should be used.
  • --name <Documentation title>
    Set the name of the project that will be used in the header of the template.
  • --readme <path/to/readme|none>
    Path to the readme file that should be displayed on the index page. Pass none to disable the index page and start the documentation on the globals page.


  • --listInvalidSymbolLinks
    Display the list of links that don't point to actual code symbols.
  • --version
    Display the version number of TypeDoc.
  • --help
    Display all TypeDoc options.


This project is maintained by a community of developers. Contributions are welcome and appreciated. You can find TypeDoc on GitHub; feel free to open an issue or create a pull request:

For more information, read the contribution guide.


Copyright (c) 2015 Sebastian Lenz.
Copyright (c) 2016-2020 TypeDoc Contributors.
Licensed under the Apache License 2.0.

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