How to use node_modules within electron (formerly atom-shell

Question!

Using electron in combination with Angular2, Typescript and Electron I am try to find out how to use a node module package installed via npm. The current problem is that I have to specify the location of the module like var module = require('./node_modules/xyz/lib/xyz.js'). But then electron does not find the dependencies of xyz, which are located within ./node_modules/xyz/node_modules/yyy and complains ./yyy.js can not be found.

The electron app structure

dist  
??? angular2.dev.js   
??? config.js  
??? index.html  
??? main.js  
??? node_modules  
??? package.json  
??? app.js  
By : Karl2011


Answers
UPDATE:

A similar question has been asked and my answer would most probably help you here:

If you don't append the path to your app node_modules directory under your app root to the NODE_PATH variable it is not going to work. So you need to do something like this:

export NODE_PATH=/PATH/TO/APP/node_modules
electron /PATH/TO/APP

When exporting NODE_PATH make sure that you provide an absolute path.


If electron cannot find modules when you require them normally, it's a sign that your package.json doesn't contain the modules as dependency even if the module is already available under your dist directory.

So make sure that you are inside dist directory and use

npm install --save xyz

note the --save flag!

By : Yan Foto


The current problem is that I have to specify the location of the module like var module = require('./node_modules/xyz/lib/xyz.js')

You should be able to do var module = require('xyz'); If you have it locates in the relative path ./node_modules/ .... that you mentioned.

By : basarat


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By: admin