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This is not the latest version of Electron available.



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This package was approved as a trusted package on 1/8/2016.

Electron, formerly Atom Shell, 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.

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.



To install Electron, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install electron --version 0.36.3

To upgrade Electron, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade electron --version 0.36.3


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'electron'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '0894144b53bda24eb11c03b2894bcb27'
    $checksumType = 'md5'
    $url64 = ''
    $checksum64 = '55b534b15d3a79c124db17229d65ef8b'
    $checksumType64 = 'md5'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                 -Url "$url" `
                                 -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                                 -Url64bit "$url64" `
                                 -Checksum "$checksum" `
                                 -ChecksumType "$checksumType" `
                                 -Checksum64 "$checksum64" `
                                 -ChecksumType64 "$checksumType64"

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • GitHub Inc


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Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Electron 1.8.2 365 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 approved
Electron 1.7.11 275 Monday, January 22, 2018 approved
Electron 1.7.10 323 Monday, December 18, 2017 approved
Electron 1.7.5 622 Friday, August 11, 2017 approved
Electron 1.6.17 113 Wednesday, January 31, 2018 approved
Electron 1.6.16 133 Tuesday, January 23, 2018 approved
Electron 1.6.11 412 Sunday, June 18, 2017 approved
Electron 1.6.10 307 Thursday, May 25, 2017 approved
Electron 1.6.8 260 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 approved
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