Electron allows you to build desktop applications that can access native APIs and features, such as the file system, system notifications, and hardware devices, and run smoothly on different operating systems. It also provides a rich set of APIs and tools for building interactive and responsive user interfaces, and for integrating with other services and technologies.
Electron is popular for building a wide range of desktop applications, such as text editors, note-taking apps, task managers, music players, and more. It is also used by many popular software companies to build their desktop applications, such as Slack, Skype, Visual Studio Code, and Discord.
Here are the basics of Electron that you need to know:
- In the main file, you can use the Electron APIs to create windows, load web pages, and interact with the operating system.
- To create a window, you can use the
BrowserWindowclass from the
electronmodule. You can specify the size and position of the window, and load a web page inside it.
- To load a web page, you can use the
loadURLmethod from the
webContentsmodule. You can pass a URL or a file path to this method to load the page in the window.
- To interact with the operating system, you can use the Electron APIs for accessing native features, such as the file system, system notifications, and hardware devices.
You can learn more about Electron and how to use it to build desktop applications on the Electron website.