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Avalonia vs Electron: What are the differences?

What is Avalonia? A multi-platform .NET UI framework. Avalonia is a multi-platform windowing toolkit - somewhat like WPF - that is intended to be multi- platform. It supports XAML, lookless controls and a flexible styling system, and runs on Windows using Direct2D and other operating systems using Gtk & Cairo.

What is Electron? Build cross platform desktop apps with web technologies. Formerly known as Atom Shell, made by GitHub. With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.

Avalonia can be classified as a tool in the "Front-End Frameworks" category, while Electron is grouped under "Cross-Platform Desktop Development".

Avalonia and Electron are both open source tools. It seems that Electron with 74.9K GitHub stars and 9.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Avalonia with 6.75K GitHub stars and 617 GitHub forks.

What is Avalonia?

Avalonia is a multi-platform windowing toolkit - somewhat like WPF - that is intended to be multi- platform. It supports XAML, lookless controls and a flexible styling system, and runs on Windows using Direct2D and other operating systems using Gtk & Cairo.

What is Electron?

With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
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        What are some alternatives to Avalonia and Electron?
        Xamarin Forms
        A mobile application framework for building user interfaces.It easily create native user interface layouts that can be shared across Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.
        Xamarin
        Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
        Bootstrap
        Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
        Animate.css
        It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.
        Material Design for Angular
        Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.
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        Avatar of Chris Saylor
        Chris Saylor uses ElectronElectron

        Our application began as an HTML5 browser game, however we decided to leverage certain native parts of desktop applications by wrapping our client code into Electron. This also allowed us to not have to worry about compatibility across all the various browsers.

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        HyVive uses ElectronElectron

        Our Web Applications are served on our Desktops by Electron. This allows us to have native apps running on our Workstations without having too many Browser Tabs open at the same time.

        Avatar of PawByte
        PawByte uses ElectronElectron

        Electron is the current preferred method to convert games made in the Game Pencil Editor for desktop support.

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        Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG uses ElectronElectron

        Implement a web-service using your favorite tools but sell a desktop application for oblivious windows users.

        Avatar of Ralic Lo
        Ralic Lo uses ElectronElectron

        Used Electron to package single page web application as a desktop application.

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