TypeScript Data Type - Any

TypeScript has type-checking and compile-time checks. However, we do not always have prior knowledge about the type of some variables, especially when there are user-entered values from third party libraries. In such cases, we need a provision that can deal with dynamic content. The Any type comes in handy here.

Example: Any
let something: any = "Hello World!"; 
something = 23;
something = true;

The above code will compile into the following JavaScript.

var something = "Hello World!";
something = 23;
something = true;

Similarly, you can create an array of type any[] if you are not sure about the types of values that can contain this array.

Example: Any type Array
let arr: any[] = ["John", 212, true]; 
arr.push("smith"); 
console.log(arr); //Output: [ 'John', 212, true, 'Ram' ] 

The above example will generate the following JavaScript code:

var arr = ["John", 212, true];
arr.push("Ram");
console.log(arr);