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The easiest way to get started with Electron

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Electron Fiddle lets you create and play with small Electron experiments. It greets you with a runnable quick start template — change a few things, choose the version of Electron you want to run it with, and play around. Then, save your fiddle locally or as a GitHub Gist. Once uploaded to GitHub, anyone can try your fiddle out by just entering the Gist URL in the address bar.

Explore Electron

Try Electron without installing any dependencies: Fiddle includes everything you'll need to explore the platform. It also includes examples for every API available in Electron, so if you want to quickly see what a BrowserView is or how the desktopCapturer works, Fiddle has got you covered.

Use npm packages

If your experiment depends on third-party modules, you can search for any package available in the npm registry, with autocomplete and version selection powered by Algolia.

Code with types

Fiddle is built on Microsoft's excellent Monaco Editor, the same editor powering VS Code. It also installs the type definitions for the currently selected version of Electron automatically, ensuring that you always have all Electron APIs only a few keystrokes away.

Compile and package

Fiddle can automatically turn your experiment into binaries you can share with your friends, coworkers, or grandparents. It does so thanks to Electron Forge, allowing you to package your fiddle as an app for Windows, macOS, or Linux.

Start with Fiddle, continue wherever

Fiddle is not an IDE. However, it is an excellent starting point. Once your fiddle has grown up, export it as a project with or without Electron Forge. Then, use your favorite editor and take on the world!



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Available on Linux