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    .NET and Node.js in-process on Electron

    This is a fork of edge-js adapted to support Electron.

    Compatible with

    • Electron 2.x - Node.js v8.9.3.
    • Electron 3.x - Node.js v10.2.0.
    • Electron 4.0.4+ - Node.js v10.11.0.
    • Electron 5.x - Node.js v12.0.0.
    • Electron 6.x - Node.js v12.4.0.
    • Electron 7.x - Node.js v12.8.1
    • Electron 8.x - Node.js v12.13.0
    • Electron 9.x - Node.js v12.14.1
    • Electron 10.x - Node.js v12.16.3
    • Electron 11.x - Node.js v12.18.3
    • Electron 12.x - Node.js v14.16.0
    • Electron 13.x - Node.js v14.16.0
    • Electron 14.x - Node.js v14.17.0
    • Electron 15.x - Node.js v16.5.0
    • Electron 16.x - Node.js v16.9.1
    • Electron 17.x - Node.js v16.13.0

    Usage is the same as edge or edge-js, replace require('edge-js') with require('electron-edge-js'):

    npm install electron-edge-js
    -var edge = require('edge-js');
    +var edge = require('electron-edge-js');
    var helloWorld = edge.func(function () {/*
        async (input) => {
            return ".NET Welcomes " + input.ToString();

    Requirements (Windows)

    You must install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (x86)

    Why use electron-edge-js?

    Electron is built using specific version of Node.js. In order to use edge in Electron project you would need to recompile it using the same Node.js version and Electron headers.

    electron-edge-js comes precompiled with correct Node.js versions and headers.

    Quick start

    Simple app that shows how to work with .NET Core using compiled C# libraries.


    edge-js and electron-edge-js will fail to build on MacOS if Visual Studion for mac is installed. VS installs Mono runtimes that edge-js fails to access durring nmp install.

    Packaging Electron application

    Packaging example based on the app above.

    Related issues to use for troubleshooting:

    Async execution

    Underlying 'edge' component is written as synchronous C++ Node.js module and will cause Electron app to freeze when executing long running .NET code.
    For workaround refer to this issue:


    For full documentation please see see original edge-js repo.


    Build.bat supports only Electron major versions.


    npm i electron-edge-js

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