Writing Templates
How to write custom templates for Electron Forge.
Templates in Electron Forge implement the ForgeTemplate interface, namely:
  • requiredForgeVersion (required) - the semantic version range of Electron Forge versions that this template supports. For example, ^6.0.0-beta.1
  • dependencies (optional) - a list of package identifiers that you pass to a package manager (which may include a version range) to add to the dependencies field in package.json. For example, jquery or [email protected]^3.0.0
  • devDependencies (optional) - a list of package identifiers that you pass to a package manager (which may include a version range) to add to the devDependencies field in package.json. For example, eslint or [email protected]^7.0.0
  • initializeTemplate (optional) - an async function that allows the template to perform custom actions, for example copying files from a tmpl folder into the new app. The exact function signature is defined in the shared types package.
To use the custom template, run the init command and point the template at the file that contains the ForgeTemplate implementation.
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