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The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on Node.js and Chromium and is used by the Atom editor and many other apps.

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To install prebuilt Electron binaries, use npm. The preferred method is to install Electron as a development dependency in your app:

npm install electron --save-dev --save-exact

The --save-exact flag is recommended as Electron does not follow semantic versioning. For info on how to manage Electron versions in your apps, see Electron versioning.

For more installation options and troubleshooting tips, see installation.

Quick start

Clone and run the electron/electron-quick-start repository to see a minimal Electron app in action:

git clone
cd electron-quick-start
npm install
npm start

Resources for learning Electron

Programmatic usage

Most people use Electron from the command line, but if you require electron inside your Node app (not your Electron app) it will return the file path to the binary. Use this to spawn Electron from Node scripts:

const electron = require('electron')
const proc = require('child_process')

// will print something similar to /Users/maf/.../Electron

// spawn Electron
const child = proc.spawn(electron)


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Find documentation translations in electron/electron-i18n.


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