Tutorial: Extend a v4 Bot (typescript)

Skill configuration

The ‘botbuilder-skills’ package provides a ISkillManifest interface that describes a Skill. Your bot should maintain a collection of registered Skills typically serialized into a JSON configuration file. The Virtual Assistant template uses a skills.json file for this purpose that can be found in the src directory.

That file must have the following structure:

  "skills": []

As part of your Configuration processing you should construct a collection of registered Skills by deserializing this file, for example:

import { skills as skillsRaw } from './skills.json';
const skills: ISkillManifest[] = skillsRaw;

NOTE: The botbuilder-skills package also provides a IBotSettings interface that can be used to storage the keys/secrets of the services that will be used to connect services to the bot.