License: MIT

Language: JavaScript

A boilerplate for Scalable Cross-Platform Desktop Apps based on Electron, React, Redux, React Router, Webpack and React Hot Loader for rapid application development (HMR).

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  • If you have installation or compilation issues with this project, please see our debugging guide

First, clone the repo via git:

git clone --depth 1 --single-branch --branch master https://github.com/electron-react-boilerplate/electron-react-boilerplate.git your-project-name

And then install the dependencies with yarn.

$ cd your-project-name
$ yarn


Start the app in the dev environment. This starts the renderer process in hot-module-replacement mode and starts a webpack dev server that sends hot updates to the renderer process:

$ yarn dev

If you don't need autofocus when your files was changed, then run dev with env START_MINIMIZED=true:

$ START_MINIMIZED=true yarn dev


To package apps for the local platform:

$ yarn package

To package apps for all platforms:

First, refer to the Multi Platform Build docs for dependencies.


$ yarn package-all

To package apps with options:

$ yarn package --[option]

To run End-to-End Test

$ yarn build-e2e
$ yarn test-e2e

# Running e2e tests in a minimized window
$ START_MINIMIZED=true yarn build-e2e
$ yarn test-e2e

💡 You can debug your production build with devtools by simply setting the DEBUG_PROD env variable:

DEBUG_PROD=true yarn package

CSS Modules

This boilerplate is configured to use css-modules out of the box.

All .css file extensions will use css-modules unless it has .global.css.

If you need global styles, stylesheets with .global.css will not go through the css-modules loader. e.g. app.global.css

If you want to import global css libraries (like bootstrap), you can just write the following code in .global.css:

@import '~bootstrap/dist/css/bootstrap.css';

SASS support

If you want to use Sass in your app, you only need to import .sass files instead of .css once:

import './app.global.scss';

Static Type Checking

This project comes with Flow support out of the box! You can annotate your code with types, get Flow errors as ESLint errors, and get type errors during runtime during development. Types are completely optional.

Dispatching redux actions from main process

See #118 and #108

How to keep your project updated with the boilerplate

If your application is a fork from this repo, you can add this repo to another git remote:

git remote add upstream https://github.com/electron-react-boilerplate/electron-react-boilerplate.git

Then, use git to merge some latest commits:

git pull upstream master



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