29 Jun 2015

You want to code in TypeScript. You want to code with Sublime Text. Today, that is really really easy to do, thanks to Package Control and Microsoft, who is now providing a first class plug-in for Sublime Text to enable & light up TypeScript.

Step 1: Install Package Control

The installation instructions for it can be found here, but in summary you press Ctrl+` and then paste the following code (for Sublime Text 2, for 3 see their website) into the text box and press enter

import urllib2,os,hashlib; h = 'eb2297e1a458f27d836c04bb0cbaf282' + 'd0e7a3098092775ccb37ca9d6b2e4b7d'; pf = 'Package Control.sublime-package'; ipp = sublime.installed_packages_path(); os.makedirs( ipp ) if not os.path.exists(ipp) else None; urllib2.install_opener( urllib2.build_opener( urllib2.ProxyHandler()) ); by = urllib2.urlopen( 'http://packagecontrol.io/' + pf.replace(' ', '%20')).read(); dh = hashlib.sha256(by).hexdigest(); open( os.path.join( ipp, pf), 'wb' ).write(by) if dh == h else None; print('Error validating download (got %s instead of %s), please try manual install' % (dh, h) if dh != h else 'Please restart Sublime Text to finish installation')

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It takes a few seconds where nothing happens and then, without much fanfare, the message window will say “Please restart Sublime Text to finish installation” – so do that.

Step 2: Add the TypeScript package

Press Ctrl+Shift+P to bring up the command palette and type in Package Control: Install Package and press enter.

You can use the arrow keys to navigate the list quicker and press enter on the right item rather than typing everything.

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In the next command palette window type TypeScript and hit enter.

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In the status bar it will start to download and install TypeScript: image

Once that is done, it is done and you will get glorious TypeScript in Sublime!

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