Bootstrap and package your project with Angular 7 and Electron (Typescript + SASS + Hot Reload) for creating Desktop applications.
Currently runs with:
- Angular v7.2.0
- Electron v4.0.0
- Electron Builder v20.28.1
With this sample, you can :
- Run your app in a local development environment with Electron & Hot reload
- Run your app in a production environment
- Package your app into an executable file for Linux, Windows & Mac
Clone this repository locally :
git clone https://github.com/maximegris/angular-electron.git
Install dependencies with npm :
There is an issue with
node_modules that are only used in electron on the backend when the application is built by the packager. Please use
npm as dependencies manager.
If you want to generate Angular components with Angular-cli , you MUST install
@angular/cli in npm global context.
Please follow Angular-cli documentation if you had installed a previous version of
npm install -g @angular/cli
To build for development
- in a terminal window -> npm start
Voila! You can use your Angular + Electron app in a local development environment with hot reload !
The application code is managed by
main.ts. In this sample, the app runs with a simple Angular App (http://localhost:4200) and an Electron window.
The Angular component contains an example of Electron and NodeJS native lib import.
You can disable "Developer Tools" by commenting
||Execute the app in the browser|
||Build the app. Your built files are in the /dist folder.|
||Build the app with Angular aot. Your built files are in the /dist folder.|
||Builds your application and start electron|
||Builds your application and creates an app consumable on linux system|
||On a Windows OS, builds your application and creates an app consumable in windows 32/64 bit systems|
||On a MAC OS, builds your application and generates a
Your application is optimised. Only /dist folder and node dependencies are included in the executable.
You want to use a specific lib (like rxjs) in electron main thread ?
You can do this! Just by importing your library in npm dependencies (not devDependencies) with
npm install --save. It will be loaded by electron during build phase and added to the final package. Then use your library by importing it in
main.ts file. Easy no ?
Maybe you want to execute the application in the browser with hot reload ? You can do it with
npm run ng:serve:web.
Note that you can't use Electron or NodeJS native libraries in this case. Please check
providers/electron.service.ts to watch how conditional import of electron/Native libraries is done.