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Advanced typescript tutorial - return based on args

December 12, 2018 by Artur

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Hello This is third article of advanced typescript tutorial series. Today I’ll cover basic usage of generic functions

type Point = {
  x?: number
  y?: number
  z?: number
const myFunc = <T extends Point>(args: T): T => {
  return args

As arguments I’ll provide object containing Point properties. This function will only return Partial of Point based on provided paramaters in args argument;

const result = myFunc({
  x: 1,
  y: 1,

And the intellisense for such function is Typescript return correct args

As you see there is no z property here. Typescript aleready knows we provided these 2 args and it should return only them!

This part is super short as I can provide infinite number of generic functions usages. Thank you for your support on `/r/typescript/ reddit ! It gives me power to write blog-post-a-day!

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Artur Czemiel
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