This is the unpublished documentation of wasm-bindgen, the published documentation is available on the main Rust and WebAssembly documentation site . Features documented here may not be available in released versions of wasm-bindgen.


When added to a const &'static str, it will append the contents of the string to the .d.ts file exported by wasm-bindgen-cli (when the --typescript flag is enabled).

# #![allow(unused_variables)]
#fn main() {
const TS_APPEND_CONTENT: &'static str = r#"

export type Coords = { "latitude": number, "longitude": number, }; 


The primary target for this feature is for code generation. For example, you can author a macro that allows you to export a TypeScript definition alongside the definition of a struct or Rust type.

# #![allow(unused_variables)]
#fn main() {
struct Coords {
    latitude: u32,
    longitude: u32,

The proc_derive_macro "MyTypescriptExport" can export its own #[wasm_bindgen(typescript_custom_section)] section, which would then be picked up by wasm-bindgen-cli. This would be equivalent to the contents of the TS_APPEND_CONTENT string in the first example.

This feature allows plain data objects to be typechecked in Rust and in TypeScript by outputing a type definition generated at compile time.