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electron-serve v1.0.0

Static file serving for Electron apps

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Static file serving for Electron apps

Normally you would just use win.loadURL('file://…'), but that doesn't work when you're making a single-page web app, which most Electron apps are today, as history.pushState()'ed URLs don't exist on disk. It serves files if they exist, and falls back to index.html if not, which means you can use router modules like react-router, vue-router, etc.


$ npm install electron-serve

Requires Electron 8 or later.


const {app, BrowserWindow} = require('electron');
const serve = require('electron-serve');

const loadURL = serve({directory: 'renderer'});

let mainWindow;

(async () => {
    await app.whenReady();

    mainWindow = new BrowserWindow();

    await loadURL(mainWindow);

    // The above is equivalent to this:
    await mainWindow.loadURL('app://-');
    // The `-` is just the required hostname




Type: object


Type: string

The directory to serve, relative to the app root directory.


Type: string
Default: 'app'

Custom scheme. For example, foo results in your directory being available at foo://-.


Type: string
Default: electron.session.defaultSession

The partition the protocol should be installed to, if you're not using Electron's default partition.



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