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This is a Webpack plugin to generate TypeScript typing declarations for a TypeScript + CSS Modules project. The plugin generates .css.d.ts file co-located with the corresponding .css file before compilation phase so all CSS imports in TypeScript source code type check.

This plugin is different from typings-for-css-modules-loader and dts-css-modules-loader in that it generates the typings before loaders process source files during the compilation. That means your TypeScript loader will type check the up-to-date typing definitions of your CSS modules.


yarn add --dev typed-css-modules-webpack-plugin
# Or if you use npm
npm install --save-dev typed-css-modules-webpack-plugin


A minimal TypeScript + CSS Modules Webpack configuration would look like this:

const path = require('path');
const {TypedCssModulesPlugin} = require('typed-css-modules-webpack-plugin');

module.exports = {
  entry: './src/index.ts',
  output: {
    path: path.resolve(__dirname, 'dist'),
    filename: 'bundle.js',
  module: {
    rules: [
        test: /\.tsx?$/,
        loader: 'ts-loader',
        test: /\.css$/,
        use: [
          // Use CSS Modules
            loader: 'css-loader',
            options: {
              modules: true,
  // Generate typing declarations for all CSS files under `src/` directory.
  plugins: [
    new TypedCssModulesPlugin({
      globPattern: 'src/**/*.css',

Other than emitting the JS bundle, the build would produce the side-effect of generating .css.d.ts files for all .css files in src/ directory.


The available options for the plugin are:

globPattern: string

This is the glob pattern used to match CSS Modules in the project. The plugin only generates .d.ts for the matching CSS files. See node-glob for the pattern syntax.

postCssPlugins?: Plugin[] | (defaults: Plugin[]) => Plugin[]

This field is optional. If specified, the plugin would use the specified PostCSS plugin to transform CSS files instead of the default css-modules-loader-core plugins.

If a function is supplied, it will be called with the default plugin list. This is useful if you chain a postcss-loader before css-loader for some custom transformations. For example:

// In CSS rules
  // ...
    loader: 'css-loader',
    options: {
      modules: true,
      importLoaders: 1,
  // Some PostCSS transformations applied before css-loader
    loader: 'postcss-loader',
    options: {
      plugins: () => [require('postcss-theme')({themePath: './theme'})],

Now to ensure CSS Modules recognize the custom syntax, we can inject the same transform in the plugin options:

new TypedCSSModulesPlugin({
  globPattern: '**/*.css',
  postCssPlugins: defaultPlugins => [
    require('postcss-theme')({themePath: './theme'}),

camelCase?: boolean

This field is optional. When set to true the CSS field definitions will be emitted using camel case naming conventions. When undefined or false the CSS field definitions will be emitted verbatim.

rootDir?: string

This field is optional. Project root directory (default: process.cwd()).

searchDir?: string

This field is optional. Directory which includes target *.css files (default: './').

outDir?: string

This field is optional. Output directory (default: option.searchDir).


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