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raphael10-collab • Edited

I loaded everything on here:

In your app I just modified these two things:

  • webPreferences:

    nodeIntegration: true

  • webpack.react.config.js :


If you revert back target: "web" to "electron-renderer" (the correct setting), you should get the error: "Uncaught ReferenceError: require is not defined at Object.url"
And if you set nodeIntegration:true the problem disappears. But if we want to keep our app more secure, we ought to keep nodeIntegration:false

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raphael10-collab • Edited

Removing the devServer part of webpack.react.config.js :
while keeping target: "electron-renderer" make it work also with nodeIntegration: false

webpack.react.config.js :

const path = require("path");
//const HtmlWebpackPlugin = require("html-webpack-plugin");

module.exports = {
  resolve: {
    extensions: [".tsx", ".ts", ".js"],
    mainFields: ["main", "module", "browser"],
  entry: "./src/app.tsx",
  devtool: "inline-source-map",
  module: {
    rules: [
        test: /\.(js|ts|tsx)$/,
        exclude: /node_modules/,
        use: {
          loader: "babel-loader",
  //devServer: {
    //contentBase: path.join(__dirname, "../dist/renderer"),
    //historyApiFallback: true,
    //compress: true,
    //hot: true,
    //port: 4000,
    //publicPath: "/",
  output: {
    path: path.resolve(__dirname, "dist"),
    filename: "js/[name].js",
  //plugins: [new HtmlWebpackPlugin()],

This is the new repo:
git cloning it, and then executing yarn electron .
I get the app without any errors

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