Budgeting and Expense App in TypeScript


Creating a budgeting and expense app in TypeScript is a great way to learn about building web applications and managing financial data. In this guide, we'll introduce the concept and provide a basic example of a budgeting and expense app using HTML, CSS, and TypeScript.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites:

  • Node.js: You can download it from https://nodejs.org/
  • TypeScript: Install it globally with npm install -g typescript
  • Visual Studio Code (or your preferred code editor)

Getting Started with TypeScript for Budgeting and Expense App

Let's create a basic example of a budgeting and expense app using TypeScript, HTML, and CSS.

Step 1: Set Up Your Project

Create a new directory for your project and navigate to it in your terminal:

mkdir budget-app
cd budget-app

Step 2: Initialize a Node.js Project

Initialize a Node.js project and answer the prompts. You can use the default settings for most prompts:

npm init

Step 3: Install Dependencies

Install the required dependencies, including TypeScript:

npm install typescript --save

Step 4: Create TypeScript Configuration

Create a TypeScript configuration file (tsconfig.json) in your project directory:

"compilerOptions": {
"target": "ES6",
"outDir": "./dist",
"rootDir": "./src"

Step 5: Create HTML and TypeScript Code

Create an HTML file (index.html) and a TypeScript file (app.ts) for the budgeting and expense app:

<!-- index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
<title>Budgeting and Expense App</title>
<h2>Budgeting and Expense App</h2>
<div id="app">
<input type="text" id="expense-input" placeholder="Enter an expense">
<button id="add-expense-button">Add Expense</button>
<ul id="expense-list"></ul>
<script src="dist/app.js"></script>

// app.ts
const expenseInput = document.getElementById('expense-input') as HTMLInputElement;
const addExpenseButton = document.getElementById('add-expense-button') as HTMLButtonElement;
const expenseList = document.getElementById('expense-list') as HTMLUListElement;
addExpenseButton.addEventListener('click', () => {
const expense = expenseInput.value;
if (expense) {
const li = document.createElement('li');
li.textContent = expense;
expenseInput.value = '';

Step 6: Compile and Run Your TypeScript Code

Compile your TypeScript code using the TypeScript compiler, and then open your budgeting and expense app in a web browser:

open index.html


This basic example demonstrates how to use TypeScript, HTML, and CSS to create a simple budgeting and expense app. In a real budgeting and expense app, you can add features for categorizing expenses, setting budgets, and generating financial reports. TypeScript ensures that your code is maintainable and well-structured as your budgeting and expense app becomes more feature-rich.