A better way for TypeScript Enum

A better way to define enums in Typescript

const ORDER_STATUS = {
  OPEN: 'Offen',
  ORDERED: 'Bestellt',
  CANCELED: 'Storniert'
} as const;

type OrderStatus = keyof typeof ORDER_STATUS;

function methodWithEnum(status: OrderStatus) {
    console.info(`${ORDER_STATUS[status]}: ${status}`);


In this way it is much easier to provide an enum including a potential mapping to a different value e.g. a display value.

This solution is usually considered being better, as long as enums aren’t supported by JavaScript natively.


Paul Sterl has written 52 articles

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