How do import other TypeScript files? example

import other TypeScript files using import and export examples

Sometimes, We have a code or class in typescript declared in a typescript, Want to import it to another file. It is a concept of reusing code.

Typescript provides the modules and export and import keywords to reuse and expose the files to outside.

modules are reusable code introduced in javascript, The same is introduced in typescript.

export and import keywords in typescript used to reuse class, interfaces, functions, Enum, and properties from another module

Let’s see different ways of reusable code.

Single class export and import

declare class and interfaces in Employee.Module.ts

export keyword declares classes or functions that are ready to reuse in another file.


export class Employee {

    id: number;
    name: string;
    constructor(id: number, name: string ) {
            this.id = id;
            this.name = name;
      printEmployeeInfo():void {
        console.log("Id = " + this.id +  ", name = " + this.name);

In the TestEmployee.ts file, Import the class into it using the import keyword Included single class which can reuse all classes and functions of the class


import { Employee } from "./Employee.Module";
let employee = new Employee(11,"John");

All classes and interfaces using import * as a keyword

In the file, Declared

  • class
  • function
  • interface

All these are exported using the export keyword in a separate file. Employee.Module.ts


export class Lion {

      printLion():void {
        console.log("animal class");
export interface Animal {

      printAnimal():void ;
export function printCat(){
        console.log("cat class");

Next, Let’s import Employee.Module.ts into another file using import * as syntax as seen below


import * as Employee from "./Employee.module.ts";
let empObject = new Employee();
console.log(empObject.printLion()); //access class
console.log(Employee.printCat()); // use function

Single function export and import using a keyword

let’s declare a function in an Employee.module.ts and export using the export keyword. Employee.module.ts:

export function print() {
    return "print an object";

Import this single function using import as wrapped in braces syntax.


import { print as display } from "./Employee.module";


Learned how to import another typescript file and reuse modules classes, functions, interfaces, and properties in other typescript files.

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