Quick Desktop Application Development Using Electron
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Quick Desktop Application Development Using Electron

Develop Desktop Application Using HTML CSS and JavaScript

About the Book

Electron framework is built on 2 different processes named as browser and renderer process.Each of these process has a list of modules which handles specific area on desktop application development.Some of the modules are common to both of these processes.This book has focused some of the importnat module and explained it with coded examples.Some of the important topics are listed as follows:-

  • Introduction to Electron
  • Electron with AngularJS Integration
  • Working with Browser Window
  • Working with Menu
  • Working with Tray Icon Menu
  • Working with Remote Object
  • Inter Process Communication
  • Electron Dialog Window
  • Working with Shell and Screen
  • Electron Global Shortcut Registration
  • Electron Node Notification
  • Implementing Persistence Using Loki Database
  • Working with Power Monitor
  • Working with Clipboard

About the Author

Sandeep Kumar Patel
Sandeep Kumar Patel

Sandeep Kumar Patel is a senior web developer and founder of


, a widely- read programming blog since 2012. He has more than six years of experience in object-oriented JavaScript and JSON-based web applications development. He is GATE-2005 Information Technology (IT) qualified and has a Masters degree from VIT University, Vellore

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Table of Contents

 chapter 1

Introduction to Electron

Desktop Application

Available Frameworks

What is Electron

Electron Building blocks

Electron Processes

Electron Installation

Developing First Electron Application


chapter 2

Electron with AngularJS Integration


AngularJS Installation

Working with AngularJS

Working with Angular Router


chapter 3

Working with Browser Window


BrowserWindow Properties

BrowserWindow Methods


WebContents Methods



chapter 4

Working with Menu

Electron Default Menu

Custom Menu

Developing a Custom Menu


chapter 5

Working with Tray Icon Menu

Tray Icon

Tray Methods

Developing a Custom Tray Icon Menu


chapter 6

Working with Remote Object

Remote Object

Remote Property and Methods

Integrating Bootstrap3

Example of Remote Object


chapter 7

IPC: Inter Process Communication

Renderer Process IPC

Main Process IPC

Example of IPC


chapter 8

Electron Dialog Window

Dialog Window

Open Dialog Window

Save Dialog Window

Message Dialog Window

Error Dialog Window

Example of Dialog Window


chapter 9

Working with Shell and Screen


Screen Example


Shell Example


chapter 10

Electron Global Shortcut Registration

Global Shortcuts

Global Shortcut Methods

Global Shortcut Example


chapter 11

Electron Node Notification

Desktop Notification

Node Notifier Module

Desktop Notification Example


chapter 12

Implementing Persistence Using Loki Database

LokiJS Database

Installing LokiJS

Implementing LokiJS with Electron


chapter 13

Working with Power Monitor

Power Monitor

Power Monitor Events

Power Monitor Example


chapter 14

Working with Clipboard


Clipboard Methods

Clipboard Example


About The Author

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