New build error of Typescript 1.8.4: & ldquo; Build: The 'result' property does not exist on the 'EventTarget' type. & rdquo;


I am New to typescript. In my Durandal application I migrated to VS-2012 to VS-2015 means typescript 0.9 to typescript 1.8.4. After migrated I got so many build errors. I resolved all those except one. I am getting below build error on types of Events.

ERROR: " Build: Property 'result' does not exist on type 'EventTarget' "

And the code was exactly like this below:

var reader:any,

reader= new FileReader();
reader.onload = function (imgsrc){
    var fileUrl =;

"Imgsrc" is taking type event.

It's working fine with typescript 0.9 but with 1.8.4 it's throwing error as 'result' does not exist on type 'EventTarget'. Can any one help on this to resolve.

Note: "target:EventTarget" is getting from lib.d.ts

While any is a medicine (almost for anything, but... where is the TypeScript benefit then)... there is a similar issue reported and nice (TypesScript-ish) workaround suggested

Request to change currentTarget in Event interface for lib.d.ts

let me cite:

I ran into this TS2339: Property 'result' does not exist on type 'EventTarget' in JS FileReader onload, and another warning for getSummary() on the event passed to FileReader's onerror.

My work-around, to suppress the horrid red squiggily lines;-) is the following:

interface FileReaderEventTarget extends EventTarget {

interface FileReaderEvent extends Event {
    target: FileReaderEventTarget;

Then in my app:

reader.onload = function(fre:FileReaderEvent) {
    var data = JSON.parse(;

And, until some change in lib.d.ts, we still do work with known interface