Static constructor in TypeScript

Last week I was training an Angular 2 course in Denmark when I came to the realisation that static constructors are missing in TypeScript (and therefore also in EcmaScript 6)

So, I decided to find a workaround and found a way to do it.

It might not be the best code, but I wanted to share it with you anyway.

The solution is to create a decorator as you can see below:

    //Decorator declaration
    function construct(target: any) {

    class MyClass {
        static Name: string;

        static construct() {
            this.Name = "Done";

    let test = MyClass.Name;

Ronald Harmsen

I'm a software developer. When I'm not developing software I'm training & coaching other developers, speaking on a conference or fiddling with some technical stuff.

Arnhem, The Netherlands

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