Electron vs. Electron.NET vs. Proton Native

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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.

What is Electron.NET?

Electron.NET is a wrapper around a "normal" Electron application with a embedded ASP.NET Core application. Via our Electron.NET IPC bridge we can invoke Electron APIs from .NET. The CLI extensions hosts our toolset to build and start Electron.NET applications.

What is Proton Native?

Create native desktop applications through a React syntax, on all platforms
Why do developers choose Electron?
Why do you like Electron?

Why do developers choose Electron.NET?
Why do you like Electron.NET?

Why do developers choose Proton Native?
Why do you like Proton Native?

What are the cons of using Electron?
Downsides of Electron?

What are the cons of using Electron.NET?
No Cons submitted yet for Electron.NET
Downsides of Electron.NET?

What are the cons of using Proton Native?
Downsides of Proton Native?

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

What companies use Electron?
272 companies on StackShare use Electron
What companies use Electron.NET?
0 companies on StackShare use Electron.NET
What companies use Proton Native?
2 companies on StackShare use Proton Native
What tools integrate with Electron?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Electron
What tools integrate with Electron.NET?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Electron.NET
What tools integrate with Proton Native?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Proton Native

What are some alternatives to Electron, Electron.NET, and Proton Native?

  • Photon - Framework for Electron apps
  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Element - A Vue 2.0-based desktop UI library for developers, designers and PMs
  • Nativefier - Wrap any web page natively without even thinking, across Windows, OSX and Linux

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