App


App.argv

Get the filtered command line arguments when starting the app. In NW.js, some command line arguments are used by NW.js, which should not be interested of your app. App.argv will filter out those arguments and return the ones left. You can get filtered patterns from App.filteredArgv and the full arguments from App.fullArgv.

App.fullArgv

Get all the command line arguments when starting the app. The return values contains the arguments used by NW.js, such as --nwapp, --remote-debugging-port etc.

App.filteredArgv

Get a list of patterns of filtered command line arguments used by App.argv. By default, following patterns are used to filter the arguments:

[
  /^--url=/,
  /^--remote-debugging-port=/,
  /^--renderer-cmd-prefix=/,
  /^--nwapp=/
]

App.dataPath

Get the application’s data path in user’s directory.

  • Windows: %LOCALAPPDATA%/<name>
  • Linux: ~/.config/<name>
  • OSX: ~/Library/Application Support/<name>

<name> is the field in the manifest.

App.manifest

Get the JSON object of the manifest file.

App.clearCache()

Clear the HTTP cache in memory and the one on disk. This method call is synchronized.

App.clearAppCache(manifest_url)

Mark the Application cache group specified by manifest_url obsolete. This method call is synchronized.

App.closeAllWindows()

Send the close event to all windows of current app, if no window is blocking the close event, then the app will quit after all windows have done shutdown. Use this method to quit an app will give windows a chance to save data.

App.crashBrowser()

App.crashRenderer()

These 2 functions crashes the browser process and the renderer process respectively, to test the Crash dump feature.

App.getProxyForURL(url)

  • url {String} the URL to query for proxy

Query the proxy to be used for loading url in DOM. The return value is in the same format used in PAC (e.g. “DIRECT”, “PROXY localhost:8080”).

App.setProxyConfig(config)

  • config {String} Proxy rules

Set the proxy config which the web engine will be used to request network resources.

Rule (copied from net/proxy/proxy_config.h)

    // Parses the rules from a string, indicating which proxies to use.
    //
    //   proxy-uri = [<proxy-scheme>"://"]<proxy-host>[":"<proxy-port>]
    //
    //   proxy-uri-list = <proxy-uri>[","<proxy-uri-list>]
    //
    //   url-scheme = "http" | "https" | "ftp" | "socks"
    //
    //   scheme-proxies = [<url-scheme>"="]<proxy-uri-list>
    //
    //   proxy-rules = scheme-proxies[";"<scheme-proxies>]
    //
    // Thus, the proxy-rules string should be a semicolon-separated list of
    // ordered proxies that apply to a particular URL scheme. Unless specified,
    // the proxy scheme for proxy-uris is assumed to be http.
    //
    // Some special cases:
    //  * If the scheme is omitted from the first proxy list, that list applies
    //    to all URL schemes and subsequent lists are ignored.
    //  * If a scheme is omitted from any proxy list after a list where a scheme
    //    has been provided, the list without a scheme is ignored.
    //  * If the url-scheme is set to 'socks', that sets a fallback list that
    //    to all otherwise unspecified url-schemes, however the default proxy-
    //    scheme for proxy urls in the 'socks' list is understood to be
    //    socks4:// if unspecified.
    //
    // For example:
    //   "http=foopy:80;ftp=foopy2"  -- use HTTP proxy "foopy:80" for http://
    //                                  URLs, and HTTP proxy "foopy2:80" for
    //                                  ftp:// URLs.
    //   "foopy:80"                  -- use HTTP proxy "foopy:80" for all URLs.
    //   "foopy:80,bar,direct://"    -- use HTTP proxy "foopy:80" for all URLs,
    //                                  failing over to "bar" if "foopy:80" is
    //                                  unavailable, and after that using no
    //                                  proxy.
    //   "socks4://foopy"            -- use SOCKS v4 proxy "foopy:1080" for all
    //                                  URLs.
    //   "http=foop,socks5://bar.com -- use HTTP proxy "foopy" for http URLs,
    //                                  and fail over to the SOCKS5 proxy
    //                                  "bar.com" if "foop" is unavailable.
    //   "http=foopy,direct://       -- use HTTP proxy "foopy" for http URLs,
    //                                  and use no proxy if "foopy" is
    //                                  unavailable.
    //   "http=foopy;socks=foopy2   --  use HTTP proxy "foopy" for http URLs,
    //                                  and use socks4://foopy2 for all other
    //                                  URLs.

App.quit()

Quit current app. This method will not send close event to windows and app will just quit quietly.

App.setCrashDumpDir(dir)

Deprecated

This API was deprecated since 0.11.0.

  • dir {String} path to generate the crash dump

Set the directory where the minidump file will be saved on crash. For more information, see Crash dump.

App.addOriginAccessWhitelistEntry(sourceOrigin, destinationProtocol, destinationHost, allowDestinationSubdomains)

  • sourceOrigin {String} The source origin. e.g. http://github.com/
  • destinationProtocol {String} The destination protocol where the sourceOrigin can access to. e.g. app
  • destinationHost {String} The destination host where the sourceOrigin can access to. e.g. myapp
  • allowDestinationSubdomains {Boolean} If set to true, the sourceOrigin is allowed to access subdomains of destinations.

Add an entry to the whitelist used for controlling cross-origin access. Suppose you want to allow HTTP redirecting from github.com to the page of your app, use something like this:

App.addOriginAccessWhitelistEntry('http://github.com/', 'chrome-extension', location.host, true);

Use App.removeOriginAccessWhitelistEntry with exactly the same arguments to do the contrary.

App.removeOriginAccessWhitelistEntry(sourceOrigin, destinationProtocol, destinationHost, allowDestinationSubdomains)

  • sourceOrigin {String} The source origin. e.g. http://github.com/
  • destinationProtocol {String} The destination protocol where the sourceOrigin can access to. e.g. app
  • destinationHost {String} The destination host where the sourceOrigin can access to. e.g. myapp
  • allowDestinationSubdomains {Boolean} If set to true, the sourceOrigin is allowed to access subdomains of destinations.

Remove an entry from the whitelist used for controlling cross-origin access. See addOriginAccessWhitelistEntry above.

App.registerGlobalHotKey(shortcut)

  • shortcut {Shortcut} the Shortcut object to register.

Register a global keyboard shortcut (also known as system-wide hot key) to the system.

See Shortcut for more information.

App.unregisterGlobalHotKey(shortcut)

  • shortcut {Shortcut} the Shortcut object to unregister.

Unregisters a global keyboard shortcut.

See Shortcut for more information.

Event: open(args)

  • args {String} the full command line of the program.

Emitted when users opened a file with your app.

Event: reopen

This is a Mac specific feature. This event is sent when the user clicks the dock icon for an already running application.