- Require graph to help you visualize your app's internal and external library dependencies in both the main and renderer processes.
- IPC monitor to track and inspect the messages sent and received between the renderer and main processes in your app.
- Event inspector that shows the events and listeners that are registered in your app on the core Electron APIs such as the window, the app, and the processes.
- App Linter that checks your apps for possible issues and missing functionality.
npm install --save-dev devtron
Then execute the following from the Console tab of your running Electron app's developer tools:
You should then see a
Devtron tab added.
Disabled Node Integration
If your application's
BrowserWindow was created with
false then you will need to expose some globals via a preload
script to allow Devtron access to Electron APIs:
window__devtron = require: require process: process
Then restart your application and Devtron should successfully load. You may
want to guard this assignment with a
if (process.env.NODE_ENV === 'development')
check to ensure these variables aren't exposed in production.
git clone https://github.com/electron/devtron cd devtron npm install npm start
This will start a process that watches and compiles the extension as files are modified.
Then open the Console tab of your Electron app and run the following with the path updated for the location that you've cloned devtron to:
Then a Devtron tab should appear and it will now be enabled for that application.
You can reload the extension by closing and reopening the dev tools.
Running in a browser
To make developing and debugging the extension easier, you can run it in a Chrome tab that will talk remotely to a running Electron app over HTTP.
DEVTRON_DEBUG_PATHenvironment variable to the path of the cloned devtron repository.
Start your Electron application.
Click the Devtron tab.
You should then see the following messages logged to the Console tab:
Devtron server listening on http://localhost:3948
Open file:///Users/me/devtron/static/index.html to view
The page there will talk remotely to the running Electron app so you'll be able to fully interact with each pane with real data.
Have an idea for something this extension could do to make debugging Electron apps easier? Please open an issue.
Pull requests are also welcome and appreciated. Run
npm test to run the