Introduction to Nxext Vite

@nxext/viteopen in new window is a nx plugin to bring Solidopen in new window and Svelteopen in new window to Nxopen in new window.

We at Nxext believe the key to productivity is faster builds. Nrwl NXopen in new window has done an amazing job with the enterprise-level monorepo. However, the crocks are still tied in Angularopen in new window and as a result Webpackopen in new window. So we've turned to Viteopen in new window a build system that's bother quicker and smaller bundles.

Adding Vite builds

Adding the React plugin to a workspace can be done with the following:

yarn add -D @nxext/vite
npm install -D @nxext/vite

Proxying to a backend server

Use the proxying supportopen in new window in the Vite createServer development server to divert certain URLs to a backend server, by passing a file to the --proxy-config build option. For example, to divert all calls for http://localhost:4200/api to a server running on http://localhost:3000/api, take the following steps.

  1. Create a file proxy.conf.json in your project's <project>/src/ folder.

  2. Add the following content to the new proxy file:

      "/api": {
        "target": ""
  3. In the CLI configuration file, <project>/project.json or <root>/workspace.json, add the proxyConfig option to the serve target:

    "targets": {
      "serve": {
        "executor": "@nxext/vite:build",
        "options": {
          "outputPath": "dist/apps/t",
          "proxyConfig": "apps/my-react/src/proxy.conf.json",
  4. To run the development server with this proxy configuration, call nx serve.

Edit the proxy configuration file to add configuration options; following are some examples. For a description of all options, see Vite CreateServer documentationopen in new window.

Note that if you edit the proxy configuration file, you must relaunch the nx serve process to make your changes effective.

If you need to access a backend that is not on localhost, set the changeOrigin option as well. For example:

  "/api": {
    "target": "",
    "changeOrigin": true

Rewrite the URL path

Set the proxy configuration file to proxy.conf.js (instead of proxy.conf.json), and specify configuration files as in the following example.

The rewrite proxy configuration option lets you rewrite the URL path at run time. For example, specify the following rewrite value to the proxy configuration to remove "api" from the end of a path.

export default {
  '/api': {
    target: '',
    changeOrigin: true,
    rewrite: (path) => path.replace(/^\/api/, '')