Expose members loader module for webpack

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import exposeMembersLoader from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/expose-members-loader';


Expose Members loader for webpack


I was using the Expose loader for webpack, because I simply needed to expose some of the variables of legacy code (now served with Webpack and adapted to an ES6 approach) to the window scope.

Rapidly I realized that needed to use the Exports loader together with the Expose loader for webpack, until I reached the point where by exporting several members of a module, I needed to declared all of them individually to the global scope.


import 'expose-members?mySpace.functionA,mySpace.functionB,objectA!exports?functionA,functionB,objectA!imports?Something=>window.something!legacy/javascript/app';

Of course I could have done twice or more the same import using only one default exports together with an expose, like:

import 'expose-members?mySpace.functionA!exports?functionA!legacy/javascript/app';
import 'expose-members?mySpace.functionB!exports?functionB!legacy/javascript/app';
import 'expose-members?objectA!exports?objectA!legacy/javascript/app';

But that's not exactly the proper way to solve it. So decided to extend the original Expose loader for webpack.

Feel free to give feedback.


// Exposes the export members for file.js to the global context on properties "memberA" and "memberB".
// In web browsers, window.memberA and window.memberB is then available.

This line works to expose React.PropTypes to the web browser:


Thus, window.PropTypes is then available to any extension that wants to use it.

Alternately, you can set this in your config file:

module: {
  loaders: [
    { test: require.resolve("react"), loader: "expose-members?PropTypes" }

Also for multiple expose you can use ! in loader string:

module: {
  loaders: [
    { test: require.resolve("myModule"), loader: "expose-members?memberA2,memberB2!expose-members?memberA1,memberB1" },

You could also namespace the exposers you want like follows:

module: {
  loaders: [
    { test: require.resolve("react"), loader: "expose-members?myNamespace.memberA,myNamespace.memberB" }

The require.resolve is a node.js call (unrelated to require.resolve in webpack processing -- check the node.js docs instead). require.resolve gives you the absolute path to the module ("/.../app/node_modules/react/react.js"). So the expose only applies to the react module. And it's only exposed when used in the bundle.

Documentation: Imports in ES6

Documentation: Using loaders


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