Null Pointer Null Pointer - 2 years ago 200
HTML Question

electron quick start application not working

I'm new to

and trying to follow different tutorials. Currently I'm following this link to Write my First Electron App

is structured like this

├── package.json
├── main.js
└── index.html

The format of

"name" : "your-app",
"version" : "0.1.0",
"main" : "main.js"

this is my

'use strict';

const electron = require('electron');
const app =; // Module to control application life.
const BrowserWindow = electron.BrowserWindow; // Module to create native browser window.

// Keep a global reference of the window object, if you don't, the window will
// be closed automatically when the JavaScript object is garbage collected.
var mainWindow = null;

// Quit when all windows are closed.
app.on('window-all-closed', function() {
// On OS X it is common for applications and their menu bar
// to stay active until the user quits explicitly with Cmd + Q
if (process.platform != 'darwin') {

// This method will be called when Electron has finished
// initialization and is ready to create browser windows.
app.on('ready', function() {
// Create the browser window.
mainWindow = new BrowserWindow({width: 800, height: 600});

// and load the index.html of the app.
mainWindow.loadURL('file://' + __dirname + '/index.html');

// Open the DevTools.

// Emitted when the window is closed.
mainWindow.on('closed', function() {
// Dereference the window object, usually you would store windows
// in an array if your app supports multi windows, this is the time
// when you should delete the corresponding element.
mainWindow = null;

is the web page I want to show:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title>Hello World!</title>
<h1>Hello World!</h1>
We are using node <script>document.write(process.versions.node)</script>,
Chrome <script>document.write(</script>,
and Electron <script>document.write(process.versions.electron)</script>.

Now when I run
command in my app's source directory, it shows this


instead of this result


Every time I've to drag my
to the empty space of first image to get the result like second image.

I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Please help me out where am I wrong in this simple application. Any kind of help will be appreciated.

Answer Source

I have to run electron index.html to resolve this issue.

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