GraphQL Code Generator is a tool that generates code out of your GraphQL schema. Whether you are developing a frontend or backend, you can utilize GraphQL Code Generator to generate output from your GraphQL Schema and GraphQL Documents (query/mutation/subscription/fragment).
By analyzing the schema and documents and parsing it, GraphQL Code Generator can output code at a wide variety of formats, based on pre-defined templates or based on custom user-defined ones. Regardless of the language that you're using, GraphQL Code Generator has you covered.
GraphQL Code Generator lets you choose the output that you need, based on plugins, which are very flexible and customizable. You can also write your plugins to generate custom outputs that match your needs.
You can try this tool live on your browser and see some useful examples. Check out GraphQL Code Generator Live Examples.
We currently support and maintain these plugins (TypeScript, Flow, React, Angular, MongoDB, Stencil, Reason, and some more), and there is an active community that writes and maintains custom plugins.
You can find the complete instructions in GraphQL Code Generator website.
Start by installing the basic deps of GraphQL Codegen:
yarn add graphql yarn add -D @graphql-codegen/cli
GraphQL Code Generator lets you setup everything by simply running the following command:
yarn graphql-codegen init
Question by question, it will guide you through the whole process of setting up a schema, selecting plugins, picking a destination of a generated file, and a lot more.
If you wish to manually setup codegen, follow these instructions.
Besides our docs page, feel free to go through our published Medium articles to get a better grasp of what GraphQL Code Generator is all about:
If this is your first time contributing to this project, please do read our Contributor Workflow Guide before you get started off.
Feel free to open issues and pull requests. We're always welcome support from the community.
For a contribution guide specific to this project, please refer to: http://the-guild.dev/graphql/codegen/docs/custom-codegen/contributing.
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