1.6.2 • Public • Published

'About This App' Window for Electron Apps

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This package provides 'About This App' window for Electron applications.

  • Create 'About This App' window from given parameters
    • Icon path
    • Copy right
    • App name and Versions
    • Description
  • Gather package information from package.json
  • Automatically detect package.json
  • Adjust window size to its contents automatically
  • CSS customizability

You can install this module via npm.

$ npm install about-window

Only one function is exported as default. Please see TypeScript type definition.

export default function openAboutWindow(info: {
    icon_path: string;
    package_json_dir?: string;
    bug_report_url?: string;
    copyright?: string;
    homepage?: string;
    description?: string;
    license?: string;
    css_path?: string;
    adjust_window_size?: boolean;
    win_options?: BrowserWindowOptions;
}): BrowserWindow

Only icon_path property is required, others are optional. I recommend to specify as below to extract information from package.json as much as possible. Path to package.json is also automatically detected if possible.

    icon_path: 'path/to/icon.png'

You can check example app to know how to use this package.

$ git clone https://github.com/rhysd/about-window.git
cd about-window/example
$ npm install
$ npm start

Parameter's properties of openAboutWindow()

Name Description Type
icon_path Path to icon file of the application. Required string
package_json_dir Path to directory which contains package.json. If not specified, it will try to detect a path to package.json. If also failed, it gives up and show less information in 'About This App' window. Optional string
bug_report_url URL to bug report page. If not specified, 'bugs' entry in package.json is used. Optional string
copyright Copyright notice shown in window. If not specified, it is replaced with license description generated by 'license' entry of package.json. Optional string
homepage URL of application's web page. If not specified, 'homepage' entry of package.json is used instead. Optional string
description Description of the application. If not specified, 'description' entry of package.json is used instead. Optional string
license License of the application. If not specified, 'license' entry of package.json is used instead. This property is used when copyright is not specified. Optional string
win_options Options of 'About This App' window. It is merged into default options. Optional BrowserWindow options object
css_path Path to user-defined CSS file. It will be inserted to DOM of the window. Optional string
adjust_window_size Adjust the window size to its content not to show scroll bar. Optional boolean
open_devtools For debug purpose, Chrome DevTools will start when the window is opened Optional boolean
use_inner_html If true, set the value with .innerHTML on copyright, license and description Default is false Optional boolean

Note: If you set use_inner_html to true, please ensure that they don't contain any untrusted external input in order to avoid XSS. Be careful.

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