Building an Electron File Explorer with Quasar

(and Vue)

Jeff Galbraith
Nov 21, 2018 · 15 min read
Electron File Explorer


What is Electron?

What is Quasar?

What is a File Explorer

Why a tutorial?

About the Tutorial

Design Decisions

End Goal

Existing File Explorers

Windows Explorer — List Mode
Windows Explorer — Grid Mode
Ubuntu Files — List Mode
Ubuntu Files — Grid Mode


Security Concerns


Quasar Project Initialization
Quasar Folder Scaffolding
quasar new

Task #1: Modifications to Scaffolding

run scripts in package.json

Task #2: Files and Folders

Task #3: QTree

Task #4: Get Windows Drives

Task #5: Spoofing QTree Selected and Lazy Load

Task #6: Displaying Images from Files

Task #7: Watching Files and Folders


Quasar Framework

Build high-performance cross-device VueJS user interfaces…

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