How to create a react project with TypeScript?

29 January 2023 338 Reading time: 1 minute

React is a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces and TypeScript is a statically-typed superset of JavaScript that adds features like type checking, interfaces and more. By combining these two technologies, you can build scalable and maintainable web applications with confidence.

Here are the steps to create a new React app using TypeScript:

  1. Install Create React App: To get started, you need to install Create React App globally on your machine. You can do this by running the following command in your terminal:

npm install -g create-react-app

      2. Create a new React app with TypeScript: To create a new React app with TypeScript, you need to run the following command:


npx create-react-app my-app --template typescript

      3. Navigate to the project directory: After creating the app, navigate to the project directory by running the following command:


cd my-app

     4. Start the development server: Once you are inside the project directory, you can start the development server by running the following command:


npm start

Start coding: You can start coding your application by opening the src directory in your favorite code editor. The src directory contains all the source code for your application, including the components, styles, and TypeScript files.

By following these steps, you have created a new React app with TypeScript. You can now start building your application, using the benefits of both React and TypeScript, to create scalable and maintainable web applications.

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