When targetting JavaScript, there are a lot of ways to build and run your code.

This section will only cover the basics of using Vite for more complex scenarios or if you want to use another bundler, please refer to their respective documentation.


  • Install Vite.

    npm i -D vite
  • Create vite.config.ts file, and add the following content:

    import { defineConfig } from 'vite'
    // https://vitejs.dev/config/
    export default defineConfig({
        clearScreen: false,
        server: {
            watch: {
                ignored: [
                    "**/*.fs" // Don't watch F# files

    This file is used to configure Vite.

  • Create index.html file, and add the following content:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html lang="en">
        <meta charset="UTF-8" />
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
        <div id="root"></div>
        <!-- Adapt the path to your entry file -->
        <script type="module" src="/Program.fs.js"></script>

    This file is the entry point of your application. It will load the generated JavaScript file.


Run Fable in watch mode and Vite in parallel.

dotnet fable watch --run npx vite

When changes are made to your F# code, Fable will recompile it and Vite will reload the page.

Build for production

The following command will build your application for production using Fable and then ask Vite to bundle it.

During the bundling process, Vite will minify your code and remove dead code.

dotnet fable --run npx vite build