How to build an React Electron app in TypeScript
October 27, 2023
Building a TypeScript Electron React app allows you to harness the power of React for UI development, TypeScript for type-safety, and Electron for cross-platform desktop applications.
Setting up your project
Start by initializing a new Node.js project and installing necessary dependencies.
tsconfig.json file in the root of your project to configure TypeScript.
Setting up Webpack
Webpack will bundle your TypeScript and React code. Create a
webpack.config.js in the root of your project.
Creating the app structure
Organize your project with this structure:
Setting up Electron
package.json, add the following scripts:
Running your app
First, compile and bundle your React code:
Then, run your Electron app:
You should now see an Electron window displaying the message "Hello Electron TypeScript React App!"
Integrating with databases and external services
While this guide focused on setting up a TypeScript Electron React app, you may also want to integrate with databases or external services. For a quick and efficient way to set up an admin panel for managing your database content, consider using Basedash. It helps you view and edit data, share access with your team, write SQL queries with AI assistance, and create data-driven charts and dashboards. Integrating such a tool can save you a significant amount of time and effort in application development.
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