Problems with using Lodash per method packages

I didn’t get how to import per method packages and how to include the types in my project.

Therefore I encountered one or another of the following error Messages:

ERROR in /path/to/project/src/app/my.component.ts (3,10): Module '"/path/to/project/node_modules/@types/lodash/index"' has no exported member 'lodash'.
ERROR in /path/to/project/src/app/my.component.ts (3,22): Module '"/path/to/project/node_modules/@types/lodash.drop/index"' resolves to a non-module entity and cannot be imported using this construct.
ERROR in /path/to/project/src/app/my.component.ts (71,24): Cannot find name 'dropRight'.
ERROR in Cannot read property 'getLineAndCharacterOfPosition' of undefined

It’ actually pretty much straight forward to fix these errors like described below.

Installing Lodash per method packages

In addition to the Lodash packages you have to install the type definitions:

npm install --save lodash.drop
npm install --save @types/lodash.drop

npm install --save lodash.dropright
npm install --save @types/lodash.dropright

Add type definitions to your project

Add just the one and only item to the types array in src/

  "compilerOptions": {
    "types": [

Note: No need to add each and every installed lodash method in here.

Import methods where you need them

Just act like you have installed the whole Lodash package:

import { drop, dropRight } from 'lodash';

// […]
visiblePages = dropRight(totalPages, PagesAboveVisible);

Looks easy, but I invested some time to get this straight. Hope this little tip can save you half an hour. :blush: