Context API

context.environment

Includes the following properties:

  • appPath: Path to running Local by Flywheel.app

  • userHome: Path to current user home directory

  • phpVersion: Available PHP versions in Local

  • version: Local version

  • dockerPath: Path to Docker binary in Local by Flywheel.app

  • userDataPath: Path to Local's user data folder. On macOS this defaults to ~/Library/Application Support/Local by Flywheel

context.hooks

Use context.hooks to run actions at certain times. Hooks are especially useful when adding in element with context.React.

context.electron

Exposes Electron API. The available methods and classes will differ based on whether or not this is ran from the main process or renderer process.

With the Electron API you can create dialogs, open new windows, and more.

context.request

request npm package, which makes it very easy to send HTTP/HTTPS requests.

context.fileSystem

fs-extra npm package, which extends the native fs API in Node.js.

context.fileSystemJetpack

fs-jetpack npm package. Some may prefer it over the native fs API in Node.js.

context.notifier

node-notifier npm package. The main method in this class is notify.

Example

context.notifier.notify({
title: 'Notification Title',
message: 'This is an example notification message.',
});

context.process

Node.js process object.

context.React

Renderer Only

context.React to required to use JSX in your renderer entry point. You can also use context.React to access React's Top-Level API.

context.docker

Use context.docker to run Docker commands.

Example

context.docker(`start ${container}`).then(stdout => {
//Success
}).catch(({stdout, stderr}) => {
//Something bad happened
});