Cannot find module 'react/jsx-runtime' or its corresponding type declarations

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Borislav Hadzhiev

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Cannot find module 'react/jsx-runtime' or its corresponding type declarations #

To solve the error "Cannot find module 'react/jsx-runtime' or its corresponding type declarations", make sure to install the typings for react running the command npm install --save-dev @types/react@latest @types/react-dom@latest and restart your dev server.

cannot find module react jsx runtime

Open your terminal in your project's root directory (where your package.json file is located) and run the following command:

shell
# 👇️ with NPM npm install --save-dev @types/react@latest @types/react-dom@latest # 👇️ if you also want to update react and react-dom npm install react@latest react-dom@latest # ------------------------------ # 👇️ with YARN yarn add @types/react@latest @types/react-dom@latest --dev # 👇️ if you also want to update react and react-dom yarn add react@latest react-dom@latest

The command will update the versions of your react typings.

Make sure that the jsx option in your tsconfig.json file is set to react-jsx.
tsconfig.json
{ "compilerOptions": { // 👇️ make sure it's set to react-jsx "jsx": "react-jsx" // ... rest }, // ... rest }

When the jsx option is set to react-jsx, it causes the compiler to emit .js files with the JSX changed to _jsx calls.

Make sure to restart your development server and your IDE if necessary. Your dev server won't pick up the changes until you stop it and re-run the npm start command.

If the error is not resolved, try to delete your node_modules and package-lock.json (not package.json) files, re-run npm install and restart your IDE.

shell
# 👇️ delete node_modules and package-lock.json rm -rf node_modules rm -f package-lock.json rm -f yarn.lock # 👇️ clean npm cache npm cache clean --force npm install
Make sure to restart your IDE and dev server if the error still persists. VSCode often glitches and a reboot solves things sometimes.

If you're still getting the "Cannot find module 'react/jsx-runtime' or its corresponding type declarations" error, open your package.json file and make sure it contains the @types/react package in the devDependencies object.

package.json
{ // ... rest "dependencies": { "react": "^18.0.0", "react-dom": "^18.0.0", }, "devDependencies": { "@types/react": "^18.0.5", "@types/react-dom": "^18.0.1", } }

You can try to manually add the lines and re-run npm install.

shell
npm install

Or install the latest version of the package:

shell
# 👇️ with NPM npm install --save-dev @types/react@latest @types/react-dom@latest # 👇️ if you also want to update react and react-dom npm install react@latest react-dom@latest # ------------------------------ # 👇️ with YARN yarn add @types/react@latest @types/react-dom@latest --dev # 👇️ if you also want to update react and react-dom yarn add react@latest react-dom@latest
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