Use the Project named export from "ts-morph":

import { Project } from "ts-morph";

const project = new Project();

Compiler options

import { Project, ScriptTarget } from "ts-morph";

const project = new Project({
    compilerOptions: {
        target: ScriptTarget.ES3


If you would like to manually specify the path to a tsconfig.json file then specify that:

const project = new Project({
    tsConfigFilePath: "path/to/tsconfig.json"

Note: You can override any tsconfig.json options by also providing a compilerOptions object.

For your convenience, this will automatically add all the associated source files from the tsconfig.json. If you don't wish to do that, then you will need to explicitly set addFilesFromTsConfig to false:

const project = new Project({
    tsConfigFilePath: "path/to/tsconfig.json",
    addFilesFromTsConfig: false

Custom Module Resolution

Custom module resolution can be specified by providing a resolution host factory function. This also supports providing custom type reference directive resolution.

For example:

import { Project, ts } from "ts-morph";

// this is deno style module resolution (ex. `import { MyClass } from "./MyClass.ts"`)
const project = new Project({
    resolutionHost: (moduleResolutionHost, getCompilerOptions) => {
        return {
            resolveModuleNames: (moduleNames, containingFile) => {
                const compilerOptions = getCompilerOptions();
                const resolvedModules: ts.ResolvedModule[] = [];

                for (const moduleName of moduleNames.map(removeTsExtension)) {
                    const result = ts.resolveModuleName(moduleName, containingFile, compilerOptions, moduleResolutionHost);
                    if (result.resolvedModule)

                return resolvedModules;

        function removeTsExtension(moduleName: string) {
            if (moduleName.slice(-3).toLowerCase() === ".ts")
                return moduleName.slice(0, -3);
            return moduleName;