[SOLVED] Angular and Typescript: Can't find names – Error: cannot find name

Issue

I am using Angular (version 2) with TypeScript (version 1.6) and when I compile the code I get these errors:

Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/change_detection/parser/locals.d.ts(4,42): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(1,25): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'MapConstructor'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(2,25): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'SetConstructor'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(4,27): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(4,39): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(7,9): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(8,30): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(11,43): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(12,27): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(14,23): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(15,25): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(94,41): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Set'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(95,22): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Set'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/collection.d.ts(96,25): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Set'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/lang.d.ts(1,22): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'BrowserNodeGlobal'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/lang.d.ts(33,59): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/promise.d.ts(1,10): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Promise'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/promise.d.ts(3,14): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Promise'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/promise.d.ts(8,32): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Promise'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/promise.d.ts(9,38): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Promise'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/promise.d.ts(10,35): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Promise'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/promise.d.ts(10,93): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Promise'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/promise.d.ts(11,34): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Promise'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/promise.d.ts(12,32): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Promise'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/promise.d.ts(12,149): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Promise'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/facade/promise.d.ts(13,43): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Promise'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/element_injector.d.ts(72,32): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/element_injector.d.ts(74,17): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/element_injector.d.ts(78,184): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/element_injector.d.ts(83,182): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/element_injector.d.ts(107,37): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/proto_view_factory.d.ts(27,146): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/view.d.ts(52,144): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/view.d.ts(76,79): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/view.d.ts(77,73): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/view.d.ts(94,31): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/view.d.ts(97,18): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/view.d.ts(100,24): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/view.d.ts(103,142): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/linker/view.d.ts(104,160): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/render/api.d.ts(281,74): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Map'.
    node_modules/angular2/src/core/zone/ng_zone.d.ts(1,37): Error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Zone'.

This is the code:

import 'reflect-metadata';
import {bootstrap, Component, CORE_DIRECTIVES, FORM_DIRECTIVES} from 'angular2/core';
@Component({
  selector: 'my-app',
  template: '<input type="text" [(ng-model)]="title" /><h1>{{title}}</h1>',
  directives: [ CORE_DIRECTIVES ]
})
class AppComponent {
  title :string;

  constructor() {
    this.title = 'hello angular 2';
  }
}
bootstrap(AppComponent);

Solution

A known issue: https://github.com/angular/angular/issues/4902

Core reason: the .d.ts file implicitly included by TypeScript varies with the compile target, so one needs to have more ambient declarations when targeting es5 even if things are actually present in the runtimes (e.g. chrome). More on lib.d.ts

Answered By – basarat

Answer Checked By – Terry (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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