Visual Studio Typescript project support

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26 Sep, 2015 04:37 PM


I have a Visual Studio Typescript project (, on build (in visual studio), the typescript files are transformed / compiled as expected and the resulting .js files appear. However when building using appveyor the only output message I see for the typescript project is "CSC : warning CS2008: No source files specified." I see no output regarding the build of the typescript files themselves, perhaps they are being built.

What is the correct means of building a VS Typescript project and collecting the files into an archive?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 26 Sep, 2015 07:41 PM

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    Hi Huw,

    Maybe it's msbuild-specific thing. You can try RDP-ing to build worker machine, run IDE and check if you get the same results while building in IDE:

  2. 2 Posted by huwsimpson on 28 Sep, 2015 05:55 PM

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    So the files do indeed build, though nothing is written to the build log when the TypeScript build is successful.

    I am publishing the nuget package using the following .nuspec file:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <package xmlns="">
        <authors>Huw Simpson</authors>
        <owners>Huw Simpson</owners>
        <description>Code defensively, strengthen your design</description>
        <summary>Code defensively, strengthen your design</summary>
        <copyright>MIT License</copyright>
        <tags>Fortis TypeScript Defensive Functional</tags>
        <file src="src\fortis.js" target="lib" />
        <file src="src\" target="lib" />
        <file src="src\fortis.d.ts" target="lib" />

    Thank you.

    PS: You can close this.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 28 Sep, 2015 06:12 PM

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    OK, thanks for the update!

  4. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 02:00 AM.

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