There has been a plethora of options for accomplishing this over the decades. The only thing that we could do to prevent it from further inflating is to exclude all the files that we do not need. This will allow you to run npm run compile to compile the app and npm start to run it. We also learned that we chose to use Electron because it is cross platform and is easier to use than the likes of C or Java. Open up your command line client and run npm init from that very folder.
All these steps are same for other platforms but paths and files used here is different for other platforms. You Need a Hero In this example I am going to create a simple application that connects to the , pulls in 25 super heroes and displays their name and thumbnail image. An end-user will not be aware of how the application was created or be able to view the source code. To do so, run the following command from your app's directory: npm install --save-dev electron Other means for installing Electron exist. The script specified by the main field is the startup script of your app, which will run the main process.
To package the app we need to install electron-packager: npm install electron-packager -g Once installed, you can go one level up from the root of your project and execute the following command: electron-packager. So whenever you need to install npm dependencies to be used in your application directly, you should install it against this package. If you want to make use of new features as they come in you should upgrade to a newer version. The build script will first build the Vue. You can toggle dev tools at any time using either the Electron-Boilerplate Dev Helper menu, or Ctrl+Alt+I.
You can read up on the other available command line arguments in. But I like to leave empty spaces in my code to keep it organized. This will serve as the wrapper for the Track component created above. You have successfully joined the Scotchy super duper web dev awesome mailing list. This script is responsible for creating the main window and handling the system events. Our application should be structured as follows: There are two package.
Many of them can only be used from the main process, some of them only from a renderer process, some from both. The main process manages all web pages and their corresponding renderer processes. So thank you for posting this. It can generate large binaries, for desktop apps this may not be an issue, but if it is, other options are here. If the window is closed, dereference the window object.
At this point, we put in three listeners to listen the activate, ready and windows-all-closed events. You need to configure the tasks in tasks. The two were open sourced in the Spring of 2014. When we call it, we ask electron to run the main. At this point, we have our app running as seen below: To distribute to various platforms, you can follow the official guide on Electron's Github page on how to package for various distributions At this point, we have seen how to build a desktop application using Electron and Vue. Finally, add the scripts for compiling and starting the app.
Clone and run the code in this tutorial by using the repository. Here is an example: Node. Install dependencies required to build the electron as following: npm install --save q asar fs-jetpack recedit. To do this edit the task. This is where the package will get created. Remove the reference to http.
Notice that jQuery is included in a weird way. Conclusion You just saw how to create a web application with , build it with Webpack, and package it for deployment with so that it can be used on platforms such as Mac, Windows, and Linux. You can check out of the various frameworks for building hybrid mobile apps. This contains a search field for entering the song name or artist and a button for submitting the search. This script is intended to be used on Windows.