Auto Lint And Format Typescript Using VSCode With Eslint And Prettier

Updated september 2023, suitable with VSCode and ESLint VSCode Plugin as below informations

Version: 1.82.2
Commit: abd2f3db4bdb28f9e95536dfa84d8479f1eb312d
Date: 2023-09-14T05:51:20.981Z
Electron: 25.8.1
ElectronBuildId: 23779380
Chromium: 114.0.5735.289
Node.js: 18.15.0
OS: Linux x64 5.15.0-83-generic

Linter becomes 2 types:

  • TSLint is a linter that must be utilized for TypeScript.
  • ESLint is a linter supports both JavaScript and TypeScript.
    ESLint has a more performant architecture than TSLint and that they will only be focusing on ESLint when providing editor linting integration for TypeScript. Now how to automated these linter in vscode without prettier plugin


for project with esm "type": "module" in package.json you can using these configurations ESM Eslint Auto Format Typescript Project In VSCode

Install dependencies

install using npm:

npm i -D prettier eslint-config-prettier eslint-plugin-prettier eslint @typescript-eslint/parser @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin

install using yarn:

yarn add prettier eslint-config-prettier eslint-plugin-prettier eslint @typescript-eslint/parser @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin --dev

install and activate VSCode ESLint extension

these plugin needed for auto Linter And Formatter

Create .eslintrc.js

const prettier = require('./.prettierrc.json');
// or using prettier config javascript
// const prettier = require('./.prettierrc');

 * @type {import('eslint').ESLint.ConfigData}
const config = {
  // Specifies your current project has own eslint rules without extends parent folder eslint rules
  root: true,
  // Specifies the ESLint parser
  parser: '@typescript-eslint/parser',
  env: {
    // add support for browser js (window,document,location,etc)
    browser: true,
    // add amd support
    amd: true,
    // add node support (module.export,etc)
    node: true,
    // add jquery support
    jquery: true,
  globals: {
    adsbygoogle: true,
    gtag: true,
    $: true,
    safelink: true,
    google: 'readonly',
    gapi: 'readonly',
  parserOptions: {
    // Allows for the parsing of modern ECMAScript features
    ecmaVersion: 2020,
    // Allows for the use of imports
    sourceType: 'module',
    // strict nested project to be handled
    // project: ['./tsconfig.json'],
  extends: [
    // Uses eslint default recommended rules
    // Uses the recommended rules from the @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin
    // Uses the recommended rules from the @typescript-eslint/eslint-plugin
    // Enables eslint-plugin-prettier and eslint-config-prettier.
    // This will display prettier errors as ESLint errors.
    // Make sure this is always the last configuration in the extends array.
  // override rules for js files
  overrides: [
      files: ['*.js'],
      rules: {
        // disable require warning on js files
        '@typescript-eslint/no-var-requires': 'off',
        // disable include refenrences definition files on js
        '@typescript-eslint/triple-slash-reference': 'off',
  // specify your desired rules for eslint
  rules: {
    'prettier/prettier': ['error', prettier],
    // disable function without boundary return type
    '@typescript-eslint/explicit-function-return-type': 'off',
    // disable original eslint unused-vars
    'no-unused-vars': 'off',
    // enable typescript-eslint unused-vars
    // and allow unused vars start with underscore (_)
    '@typescript-eslint/no-unused-vars': [
        argsIgnorePattern: '^_',
        varsIgnorePattern: '^_',
        caughtErrorsIgnorePattern: '^_',
    // allow any types
    '@typescript-eslint/no-explicit-any': 'off',
    // enable this variable calls
    '@typescript-eslint/no-this-alias': [
        // Disallow `const { props, state } = this`; true by default
        allowDestructuring: false,
        // Allow `const self = this`; `[]` by default
        allowedNames: ['self'],
    // these ESLint core rules that can cause issues with
    // prettier/prettier plugin, so turn them off.
    'arrow-body-style': 'off',
    'prefer-arrow-callback': 'off',
    // ESLint performance issues fixes
    // fix eslint-plugin-import
    // * TypeScript provides the same checks as part of standard type checking
    'import/no-named-as-default-member': 'off',
    'import/named': 'off',
    'import/namespace': 'off',
    'import/default': 'off',
    // fix @typescript-eslint
    // * disable the base rule as it can report incorrect errors
    indent: 'off',
    '@typescript-eslint/indent': 'off',
    // fix default eslint rules
    // * disable the Enforce sorted import declarations within modules
    'sort-imports': 'off',

module.exports = config;

Create Prettier Config

specify your desired config for prettier

Using .prettierrc.js

module.exports = {
  semi: true,
  trailingComma: "all",
  singleQuote: true,
  printWidth: 120,
  tabWidth: 2

Using .prettierc.json

if you using json, change top of .eslintrc.js to const prettier = require('./.prettierrc.json');

  "$schema": "",
  "semi": true,
  "printWidth": 120,
  "singleQuote": true,
  "trailingComma": "none",
  "tabWidth": 2

Create .vscode/settings.json

this will automate lint and format your codes when saving.

  "files.autoSave": "onWindowChange",
  "editor.codeActionsOnSave": {
    "source.fixAll": true, // let ESLint take formating and linting
    "source.organizeImports": true // auto remove unused imports
  "editor.formatOnPaste": false, // disable default vscode formatter
  "editor.formatOnSave": false, // disable default vscode formatter
  "[json]": {
    "editor.formatOnSave": true // enable json formating with default vscode formatter
  "[jsonc]": {
    "editor.formatOnSave": true // enable jsonc formating with default vscode formatter

now your vscode auto format and lint every saved files

optional: create tsconfig.json (if not created yet)

for example tsconfig.json for node 12.


npm install --save-dev @tsconfig/node12


yarn add --dev @tsconfig/node12
  "$schema": "",
  "display": "Node 12",
  "extends": "@tsconfig/node12/tsconfig.json",
  "compilerOptions": {
    "preserveConstEnums": true,
    "allowJs": true,
    "outDir": "./dist"
  "include": [
  "exclude": [


now your vscode format and lint your codes automatically.