Chapter 4. Using native file dialog boxes and facilitating interprocess communication

This chapter covers

  • Implementing a native open file dialog box using Electron’s dialog module
  • Facilitating communication between the main process and a renderer process
  • Exposing functionality from the main process to renderer processes
  • Importing functionality from the main process into the renderer process using Electron’s remote module
  • Sending information from the main process to a renderer process using the webContents module and setting up a listener for messages from the main process using the ipcRenderer module

In the previous chapter, we laid the foundation for our first Electron project, a notes application that takes Markdown from the left pane ...

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