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NW.js Essentials

By : Alessandro Benoit, Roger Weng
Book Image

NW.js Essentials

By: Alessandro Benoit, Roger Weng

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
NW.js Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

The Window API – working with windows on NW.js

On NW.js, the Window API is nothing more than a wrapper of the DOM's window object giving an additional layer of functionality to play with the application windows. Many of the window methods described are inherited by the DOM window object. As we stated earlier, window is also an instance of Node.js EventEmitter giving you the ability to listen and respond to window events such as move or resize.

Instantiating a new window object

There are many ways to instantiate a window object. When you need to refer to the current window, all you have to do is to call the Window.get([window_object]) method leaving the attribute empty, as follows:

var gui = require('nw.gui');
var currentWindow = gui.Window.get();

In order to instantiate a different window object, you can proceed with passing the DOM window object to it through the get method:

var gui = require('nw.gui');
var extraWindow = gui.Window.get('window.html');

Otherwise, use the Window...