Chapter 6. Working with files

This chapter covers

  • Determining if the content has been edited and is unsaved
  • Modifying the window’s title based on the state of the currently active document
  • Using custom interactions available to windows in applications running on macOS
  • Implementing append documents to the operating system’s list of recent documents
  • Watching for changes to the current file from the operating system

Over the previous two chapters, we implemented the ability to read a file from the filesystem and display it in a browser window of our application. This exercise demonstrated how interprocess communication works in Electron, as well as Electron’s ability to bridge the gap between a traditional browser-based application and a Node.js ...

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