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This example demonstrates how to build a complex library with webpack. The library consist of multiple parts that are usable on its own and together.

When using this library with script tags it exports itself to the namespace MyLibrary and each part to a property in this namespace (MyLibrary.alpha and MyLibrary.beta). When consuming the library with CommonsJs or AMD it just export each part.

We are using multiple entry points (entry option) to build every part of the library as separate output file. The output.filename option contains [name] to give each output file a different name.

We are using the libraryTarget option to generate a UMD (Universal Module Definition) module that is consumable in CommonsJs, AMD and with script tags. The library option defines the namespace. We are using [name] in the library option to give every entry a different namespace.

You can see that webpack automatically wraps your module so that it is consumable in every environment. All you need is this simple config.

Note: You can also use the library and libraryTarget options without multiple entry points. Then you don't need [name].

Note: When your library has dependencies that should not be included in the compiled version, you can use the externals option. See externals example.

webpack.config.js

var path = require("path");
module.exports = {
	// mode: "development || "production",
	entry: {
		alpha: "./alpha",
		beta: "./beta"
	},
	output: {
		path: path.join(__dirname, "dist"),
		filename: "MyLibrary.[name].js",
		library: ["MyLibrary", "[name]"],
		libraryTarget: "umd"
	}
};

dist/MyLibrary.alpha.js

(function webpackUniversalModuleDefinition(root, factory) {
	if(typeof exports === 'object' && typeof module === 'object')
		module.exports = factory();
	else if(typeof define === 'function' && define.amd)
		define([], factory);
	else if(typeof exports === 'object')
		exports["alpha"] = factory();
	else
		root["MyLibrary"] = root["MyLibrary"] || {}, root["MyLibrary"]["alpha"] = factory();
})(window, function() {
return /******/ (function(modules) { /* webpackBootstrap */ })
return /******/ (function(modules) { // webpackBootstrap
/******/ 	// The module cache
/******/ 	var installedModules = {};
/******/
/******/ 	// The require function
/******/ 	function __webpack_require__(moduleId) {
/******/
/******/ 		// Check if module is in cache
/******/ 		if(installedModules[moduleId]) {
/******/ 			return installedModules[moduleId].exports;
/******/ 		}
/******/ 		// Create a new module (and put it into the cache)
/******/ 		var module = installedModules[moduleId] = {
/******/ 			i: moduleId,
/******/ 			l: false,
/******/ 			exports: {}
/******/ 		};
/******/
/******/ 		// Execute the module function
/******/ 		modules[moduleId].call(module.exports, module, module.exports, __webpack_require__);
/******/
/******/ 		// Flag the module as loaded
/******/ 		module.l = true;
/******/
/******/ 		// Return the exports of the module
/******/ 		return module.exports;
/******/ 	}
/******/
/******/
/******/ 	// expose the modules object (__webpack_modules__)
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.m = modules;
/******/
/******/ 	// expose the module cache
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.c = installedModules;
/******/
/******/ 	// define getter function for harmony exports
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.d = function(exports, name, getter) {
/******/ 		if(!__webpack_require__.o(exports, name)) {
/******/ 			Object.defineProperty(exports, name, {
/******/ 				configurable: false,
/******/ 				enumerable: true,
/******/ 				get: getter
/******/ 			});
/******/ 		}
/******/ 	};
/******/
/******/ 	// define __esModule on exports
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.r = function(exports) {
/******/ 		Object.defineProperty(exports, '__esModule', { value: true });
/******/ 	};
/******/
/******/ 	// getDefaultExport function for compatibility with non-harmony modules
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.n = function(module) {
/******/ 		var getter = module && module.__esModule ?
/******/ 			function getDefault() { return module['default']; } :
/******/ 			function getModuleExports() { return module; };
/******/ 		__webpack_require__.d(getter, 'a', getter);
/******/ 		return getter;
/******/ 	};
/******/
/******/ 	// Object.prototype.hasOwnProperty.call
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.o = function(object, property) { return Object.prototype.hasOwnProperty.call(object, property); };
/******/
/******/ 	// __webpack_public_path__
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.p = "dist/";
/******/
/******/
/******/ 	// Load entry module and return exports
/******/ 	return __webpack_require__(__webpack_require__.s = 0);
/******/ })
/************************************************************************/
/******/ ([
/* 0 */
/*!******************!*\
  !*** ./alpha.js ***!
  \******************/
/*! no static exports found */
/***/ (function(module, exports) {

module.exports = "alpha";

/***/ })
/******/ ]);
});

dist/MyLibrary.beta.js

(function webpackUniversalModuleDefinition(root, factory) {
	if(typeof exports === 'object' && typeof module === 'object')
		module.exports = factory();
	else if(typeof define === 'function' && define.amd)
		define([], factory);
	else if(typeof exports === 'object')
		exports["beta"] = factory();
	else
		root["MyLibrary"] = root["MyLibrary"] || {}, root["MyLibrary"]["beta"] = factory();
})(window, function() {
return /******/ (function(modules) { // webpackBootstrap
/******/ 	// The module cache
/******/ 	var installedModules = {};
/******/
/******/ 	// The require function
/******/ 	function __webpack_require__(moduleId) {
/******/
/******/ 		// Check if module is in cache
/******/ 		if(installedModules[moduleId]) {
/******/ 			return installedModules[moduleId].exports;
/******/ 		}
/******/ 		// Create a new module (and put it into the cache)
/******/ 		var module = installedModules[moduleId] = {
/******/ 			i: moduleId,
/******/ 			l: false,
/******/ 			exports: {}
/******/ 		};
/******/
/******/ 		// Execute the module function
/******/ 		modules[moduleId].call(module.exports, module, module.exports, __webpack_require__);
/******/
/******/ 		// Flag the module as loaded
/******/ 		module.l = true;
/******/
/******/ 		// Return the exports of the module
/******/ 		return module.exports;
/******/ 	}
/******/
/******/
/******/ 	// expose the modules object (__webpack_modules__)
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.m = modules;
/******/
/******/ 	// expose the module cache
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.c = installedModules;
/******/
/******/ 	// define getter function for harmony exports
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.d = function(exports, name, getter) {
/******/ 		if(!__webpack_require__.o(exports, name)) {
/******/ 			Object.defineProperty(exports, name, {
/******/ 				configurable: false,
/******/ 				enumerable: true,
/******/ 				get: getter
/******/ 			});
/******/ 		}
/******/ 	};
/******/
/******/ 	// define __esModule on exports
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.r = function(exports) {
/******/ 		Object.defineProperty(exports, '__esModule', { value: true });
/******/ 	};
/******/
/******/ 	// getDefaultExport function for compatibility with non-harmony modules
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.n = function(module) {
/******/ 		var getter = module && module.__esModule ?
/******/ 			function getDefault() { return module['default']; } :
/******/ 			function getModuleExports() { return module; };
/******/ 		__webpack_require__.d(getter, 'a', getter);
/******/ 		return getter;
/******/ 	};
/******/
/******/ 	// Object.prototype.hasOwnProperty.call
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.o = function(object, property) { return Object.prototype.hasOwnProperty.call(object, property); };
/******/
/******/ 	// __webpack_public_path__
/******/ 	__webpack_require__.p = "dist/";
/******/
/******/
/******/ 	// Load entry module and return exports
/******/ 	return __webpack_require__(__webpack_require__.s = 1);
/******/ })
/************************************************************************/
/******/ ([
/* 0 */,
/* 1 */
/*!*****************!*\
  !*** ./beta.js ***!
  \*****************/
/*! no static exports found */
/***/ (function(module, exports) {

module.exports = "beta";

/***/ })
/******/ ]);
});

Info

Unoptimized

Hash: 0a1b2c3d4e5f6a7b8c9d
Version: webpack 4.8.0
             Asset      Size  Chunks             Chunk Names
MyLibrary.alpha.js  3.16 KiB       0  [emitted]  alpha
 MyLibrary.beta.js  3.16 KiB       1  [emitted]  beta
Entrypoint alpha = MyLibrary.alpha.js
Entrypoint beta = MyLibrary.beta.js
chunk    {0} MyLibrary.alpha.js (alpha) 25 bytes [entry] [rendered]
    > ./alpha alpha
 [0] ./alpha.js 25 bytes {0} [built]
     single entry ./alpha  alpha
chunk    {1} MyLibrary.beta.js (beta) 24 bytes [entry] [rendered]
    > ./beta beta
 [1] ./beta.js 24 bytes {1} [built]
     single entry ./beta  beta

Production mode

Hash: 0a1b2c3d4e5f6a7b8c9d
Version: webpack 4.8.0
             Asset       Size  Chunks             Chunk Names
 MyLibrary.beta.js  828 bytes       0  [emitted]  beta
MyLibrary.alpha.js  832 bytes       1  [emitted]  alpha
Entrypoint alpha = MyLibrary.alpha.js
Entrypoint beta = MyLibrary.beta.js
chunk    {0} MyLibrary.beta.js (beta) 24 bytes [entry] [rendered]
    > ./beta beta
 [0] ./beta.js 24 bytes {0} [built]
     single entry ./beta  beta
chunk    {1} MyLibrary.alpha.js (alpha) 25 bytes [entry] [rendered]
    > ./alpha alpha
 [1] ./alpha.js 25 bytes {1} [built]
     single entry ./alpha  alpha