Lint rules related to React & JSX for TSLint.


tslint-react has peer dependencies on TSLint and TypeScript.

To use these lint rules with the default preset, use configuration inheritance via the extends keyword.
Here's a sample configuration where tslint.json lives adjacent to your node_modules folder:

  "extends": ["tslint:latest", "tslint-react"],
  "rules": {
    // override tslint-react rules here
    "jsx-wrap-multiline": false

To lint your .ts and .tsx files you can simply run tslint -c tslint.json 'src/**/*.{ts,tsx}'.

Semantic versioning

The built-in configuration preset you get with "extends": "tslint-react" is semantically versioned in a manner similar to TSLint's built-in presets and the TypeScript language itself. As new rules are added to tslint-react across minor versions, stricter checks may be enabled here. Your code is not guaranteed to continue passing checks across these version bumps. If you wish to ensure that npm upgrade or yarn upgrade never breaks your build, declare a tilde dependency on this package (e.g. "~1.0.0").


  • jsx-alignment
    • Enforces a consistent style for multiline JSX elements which promotes ease of editing via line-wise manipulations
      as well as maintainability via small diffs when changes are made.
    // Good:
    const element = <div
    // Also Good:
        label="Click Me"
  • jsx-ban-elements (since v3.4.0)
    • Allows blacklisting of JSX elements with an optional explanatory message in the reported failure.
  • jsx-ban-props (since v2.3.0)
    • Allows blacklisting of props in JSX with an optional explanatory message in the reported failure.
  • jsx-boolean-value (since v2.5.0)
    • When using a boolean attribute in JSX, you can set the attribute value to true or omit the value. This rule will enforce one or the other to keep consistency in your code.
    • Rule options: ["always", "never"]
    • Default is set to always.
  • jsx-curly-spacing (since v1.1.0)
    • Requires or bans spaces between curly brace characters in JSX.
    • Rule options: ["always", "never"]
    • Includes automatic code fix
  • jsx-equals-spacing (since v3.2.0)
    • Requires or bans spaces before and after the = token in JSX element attributes.
    • Rule options: ["always", "never"]
    • Includes automatic code fix
  • jsx-key (since v3.2.0)
    • Warns for missing key props in JSX element array literals and inside return statements of Array.prototype.map callbacks.
      • N.B. This rule only does a simple check for .map(...) syntax and does not inspect computed types of expressions. As such, it may produce false positives if you use APIs that look similar to .map().
    • Rule options: none
  • jsx-no-bind (since v2.6.0)
    • Forbids function binding in JSX attributes. This has the same intent as jsx-no-lambda in helping you avoid excessive re-renders.
    • Note that this currently only does a simple syntactic check, not a semantic one (it doesn't use the type checker). So it may have some
      rare false positives if you define your own .bind function and supply this as a parameter.
    • Rule options: none
  • jsx-no-lambda
    • Creating new anonymous functions (with either the function syntax or ES2015 arrow syntax) inside the render call stack works against pure component rendering. When doing an equality check between two lambdas, React will always consider them unequal values and force the component to re-render more often than necessary.
    • Rule options: none
  • jsx-no-multiline-js
    • Disallows multiline JS expressions inside JSX blocks to promote readability
    • Rule options: none
  • jsx-no-string-ref
    • Passing strings to the ref prop of React elements is considered a legacy feature and will soon be deprecated.
      Instead, use a callback.
    • Rule options: none
  • jsx-use-translation-function (since v2.4.0)
    • Enforces use of a translation function. Plain string literals are disallowed in JSX when enabled.
    • Rule options: ["allow-punctuation", "allow-htmlentities"]
    • Off by default
  • jsx-self-close (since v0.4.0)
    • Enforces that JSX elements with no children are self-closing.
    • Includes automatic code fix
    // bad
    <div className="foo"></div>
    // good
    <div className="foo" />
    • Rule options: none
  • jsx-space-before-trailing-slash
    • Checks that self-closing JSX elements have a space before the '/>' part.
    • Rule options: none
    • Includes automatic code fix
  • jsx-wrap-multiline (since v2.1)
    • Enforces that multiline JSX expressions are wrapped with parentheses.
    • Opening parenthesis must be followed by a newline.
    • Closing parenthesis must be preceded by a newline.
    // bad
    const button = <button type="submit">
    // good
    const button = (
        <button type="submit">


We track rule suggestions on Github issues -- here's a useful link
to view all the current suggestions. Tickets are roughly triaged by priority (P1, P2, P3).

We're happy to accept PRs for new rules, especially those marked as Status: Accepting PRs.
If submitting a PR, try to follow the same style conventions as the core TSLint project.

Quick Start (requires Node v6+, yarn v0.22+):

  1. yarn
  2. yarn verify
  3. yarn lint