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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

Packaging NW.js applications for Microsoft Windows


Before you start

If you are planning to add a shortcut to the application's screen, you should consider using gui.App.createShortcut() as described about the Web Notifications API at the end of Chapter 4, Data Persistence Solutions and Other Browser Web APIs .

Let's see all the steps necessary to package an NW.js application for Microsoft Windows:

  1. Create a copy of the downloaded NW.js folder and rename it to ToDO.

  2. Delete unnecessary files such as nwjc.exe and, only if you are not using media libraries, ffmpegsumo.dll.

  3. Zip the content of the ToDO project folder, the one containing the package.json file, in an file (only the content of the folder; if you'd try to zip the entire folder, it won't work).

  4. Rename the zip file to app.nw (if the file extension is hidden, navigate to View | Folder Options, and remove the flag from the Hide extensions for known file type option).

  5. Copy the app.nw file into the NW.js folder that was renamed to ToDO...