I am trying to setup SP2016 onprem with React, using Yoeman generator @microsoft/sharepoint.

I am getting errors when I run gulp serve.

Need Help on setting up this project using SPFX.

I have raised a github issue as well, kindly check it for more info : Link

Kindly, please share latest steps to be used for setting up SP2016 onprem with React.

* UPDATE * Error being generated :

Error - typescript - src\webparts\helloWorld\HelloWorldWebPart.ts(7,7): error TS2307: Cannot find module '@microsoft/sp-property-pane'. Error - 'typescript' sub task errored after 6.45 s "TypeScript error(s) occurred."

  • Looks like there is regression in the new release. Can you reinstall the generator using npm install -g @microsoft/[email protected] and then create a webpart for 2016 and check ? Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 10:48
  • I started with 1.7.1 version only. Even that was not working for me Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 11:27
  • Quite strange, can you try with npm install -g @microsoft/[email protected] and check ? Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 11:33
  • will try that one. Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 11:36
  • @GautamSheth , i tried with V1.6.0 generator. There were no errors, but the site was not loading with just gulp serve. But with following command, set NODE_NO_HTTP2=1 && gulp serve , I was able to load the site. Commented Mar 18, 2019 at 13:52

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Based on @Gautam Sheth 's comment,

I implemented following steps and was able to load SP2016 onprem using react Site without any errors, :

  • npm list -g --depth 0
  • npm uninstall -g @microsoft/generator-sharepoint
  • npm install -g @microsoft/[email protected]
  • yo @microsoft/sharepoint --skip-install
  • gave answers to the prompts for SP2016 onprem with react using spfx
  • npm i
  • made a change for following warning : Warning - tslint - src\webparts\helloWorld\components\HelloWorld.tsx(16,23): error quotemark: " should be '
  • set NODE_NO_HTTP2=1 && gulp serve

Works for V1.7.0 (@microsoft/generator-sharepoint) of the yoeman generator as well.

For V1.7.1 and V1.8.0, @microsoft/generator-sharepoint , were not generating error free SP2016 onprem with React solution. Support for this on the latest versions would be appreciated greatly.

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