Ultra-fast bootstrapping with Angular and Electron (Typescript + SASS + Hot Reload) :speedboat:
Bootstrap and package your project with Angular 11 and Electron 12 (Typescript + SASS + Hot Reload) for creating Desktop applications.
Currently runs with:
With this sample, you can:
/!\ Hot reload only pertains to the renderer process. The main electron process is not able to be hot reloaded, only restarted.
/!\ Angular 11.x CLI needs Node 10.13 or later to work correctly.
Clone this repository locally:
git clone https://github.com/maximegris/angular-electron.git
Install dependencies with npm:
There is an issue with
node_moduleswhen the application is built by the packager. Please use
npmas dependencies manager.
If you want to generate Angular components with Angular-cli , you MUST install
@angular/cliin npm global context. Please follow Angular-cli documentation if you had installed a previous version of
npm install -g @angular/cli
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
This sample project runs in both modes (web and electron). To make this work, you have to import your dependencies the right way. Please check
providers/electron.service.tsto watch how conditional import of libraries has to be done when using electron / NodeJS / 3rd party libraries in renderer context (i.e. Angular).
3rd party librairies used in electron's renderer process (like angular) have to be added in
package.json. They are already added in your final package during webpack's compilation phase. Otherwise it will significantly increase the size of your final package... not so cool :(
Maybe you only want to execute the application in the browser with hot reload? Just run
npm run ng:serve:web.
|Command|Description| |--|--| |
npm run ng:serve| Execute the app in the browser | |
npm run build| Build the app. Your built files are in the /dist folder. | |
npm run build:prod| Build the app with Angular aot. Your built files are in the /dist folder. | |
npm run electron:local| Builds your application and start electron |
npm run electron:build| Builds your application and creates an app consumable based on your operating system |
Your application is optimised. Only /dist folder and node dependencies are included in the executable.
YES! You can do it! Just by importing your library in npm dependencies section (not devDependencies) with
npm install --save. It will be loaded by electron during build phase and added to your final package. Then use your library by importing it in
main.tsfile. Quite simple, isn't it?
Then set some breakpoints in your application's source code.
Finally from VsCode press Ctrl+Shift+D and select Application Debug and press F5.
Please note that Hot reload is only available in Renderer process.
E2E Test scripts can be found in
|Command|Description| |--|--| |
npm run e2e| Execute end to end tests |
Note: To make it work behind a proxy, you can add this proxy exception in your terminal