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WXT uses the same tool as Nuxt for auto-imports, unimport.


To setup your test environment for auto-imports, see Testing.

WXT Auto-imports

Some WXT APIs can be used without importing them:

And more!

Project Auto-imports

In addition WXT APIs, default and named exports from inside the following directories can be used without listing them in imports.

  • <srcDir>/components/*
  • <srcDir>/composables/*
  • <srcDir>/hooks/*
  • <srcDir>/utils/*

To add auto-imports from subdirectories, like utils/api/some-file.ts, re-export them from the base directory:

// utils/index.ts
export * from './api/some-file.ts';

Alternatively, you could add the directory to the list of auto-import directories in your config file.


For TypeScript to work, you need to run the wxt prepare command. This will ensure types are generated for auto-imports.

This should be added to your postinstall script:

// package.json
  "scripts": {
    "postinstall": "wxt prepare"


You can override the default auto-import behavior in your wxt.config.ts file.

See unimport's documentation for a complete list of options.

import { defineConfig } from 'wxt';

export default defineConfig({
  imports: {
    // Add auto-imports for vue functions like createApp, ref, computed, watch, toRaw, etc...
    presets: ['vue'],

To disable auto-imports, set imports: false

export default defineConfig({
  imports: false,